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Actors who hung out there gossiping about other actors discovered that Broadway shows that lasted, say one hundred days, had a future life expectancy of a hundred more. For those that lasted two hundred days, two hundred more. The heuristic became known as the Lindy Effect. Let me warn the reader: while the Lindy effect is one of the most useful, robust, and universal heuristics I know
07/25/17
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Other Talking Points What to say to Parents about our Curriculum: RSM approach to teaching math is based on a Russian Methodology that is focused on understanding , not memorization. Our goal is to develop logical and reasoning skills and to deepen understanding and appreciation of math. You came on time, because the first teacher will develop the methods of how the child will learn the math and the appreciation for math (facts to memorize or data to analyze ) The human mind is not designed to hold unconnected pieces of information. Math is about reasoning. We teach students how to think logically, and how to derive their conclusions from previous knowledge, rather than how to memorize a number of unrelated math facts. Our students acquire the ability to think theoretically, which then enables one to attain an understanding of mathematical concepts at their most abstract and generalized level. If mathematics is to be understood at its deepest structural level, children must learn to think theoretically. Educators in the US, influenced by Piagetian “levels of development,” have assumed that students were not capable of abstract thinking until their adolescent years. However, Russian psychologists working in the Vygotskian tradition, assert that from the age of about seven, children are capable of developing the ability to think theoretically. Elementary School Our elementary school curriculum is critical for developing a proper understanding and appreciation of mathematics. This first impression sets the the framework on how a student will view math. Our teachers instill in the student a high level of comfort with math. Math is easy when one starts early. Our goal is to develop logical and reasoning skills and to deepen understanding and appreciation of math. Grades K-1 (Needs to be reviewed with Irina Khavinson for more clarification _ Relationship between Quantities, Equations and Symbolic Expressions Grade 1 curriculum begins with an exploration of quantitative properties of real objects. Length, width, volume, area and weight, are examples of "quantities". The students learn to compare objects and to determine whether they are equal to respect to some quantitative property, and to use a line segment model. However, the use of letters is also designed to move children forward in their level of abstract thinking. Children learn that in some cases, by using information about the equality relationships between quantities, they can logically deduce new relationships without having to measure or build the quantities. This rather quick movement from working with concrete objects to sometimes applying abstract ideas to something that cannot be confirmed empirically is part of the curriculum approach. In summary, the first portion of grade 1 develops children's understanding of an equality and inequality relationship and actions with literal symbolism, and the relationship between the literal formulas A=B-C and A+C = B. Children also learn to interpret a number as expression of relationship between two quantities, and interpretation that will extend to fractional numbers and eventually irrational numbers. Part-Whole Relationship The next topic involving quantitative relationship is part-whole relationship. Grade 2 and Grade 3 Attached Grade 2 - lesson 1 use all problems, explain to parents that exercise 1,2 going toward equations = equal and part and whole
06/22/17
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The name LISP derives from "LISt Processor".[8] Linked lists are one of Lisp's major data structures, and Lisp source code is made of lists. Thus, Lisp programs can manipulate source code as a data structure, giving rise to the macro systems that allow programmers to create new syntax or new domain-specific languages embedded in Lisp.
08/15/17
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My reference, of course, is to Franz Kafka’s “The Trial”, in which the protagonist Josef K. is accused of crimes the nature of which are never actually specified, and enmeshed in a process designed to degrade, humiliate, and destroy him whether or not he has in fact committed any crime at all. The only way out of the trap is for him to acquiesce in his own destruction
06/25/17
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I’ve tried to read a number of AI texts and tutorials. I understand the concepts intuitively. They make perfect sense to me. It’s just that when I see a string of symbols my brain glazes over and I have no idea what I’m reading.
07/12/17
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it will allow them to merge their wetware mind and their software mind
07/09/17
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counting votes requires a scarce resource because only then do you have 'skin in the game'.
07/08/17
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Inflammation is often characterized by redness, swelling, warmth, and sometimes pain and some immobility. When you stub your toe, for example, biochemical processes release proteins called cytokines as "emergency signals" that bring in your body's immune cells, hormones and nutrients to fix the problem
08/09/17
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instead of distorting Sarsour's meaning we should be criticizing the illiberal ideas she actually advocates.
07/07/17
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We predicted that inspectors, who generally have a moderate salary and means, would experience empathy toward customers similar to them in income (i.e., those driving standard cars) and envy toward customers who are clearly wealthier than them (i.e., those driving luxury cars). In turn, we expected these emotions to lead to illicit helping and hurting behavior, respectively. And, indeed, we found that for a significant number of inspectors, fraud levels were much higher in support of customers with more affordable vehicles.
07/06/17
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bitcoin makes libertarianism possible
07/07/17
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truth is a necessary but insufficient dependency of justice.
08/10/17
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Can you draw any analogies between the old domains and new domain?
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But stripping away the irrelevancies gives you a little conceptual nugget; then you just step to the next one, which is closely related. It turns out that the next nugget you've stepped to takes you to some other domain - after you put back all the irrelevancies.
07/12/17
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artificial intelligence and robot manufacturing will cause millions of jobs to disappear.
06/26/17