Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt. It's sad, sorry, terrible -- and really funny.
And I fancy how you can't tell whether I'm being sarcastic or serious.
Thomas Edison was really freaking good at making money and keeping the IP for himself, so obviously he’s going to promulgate the view that it was a single genius, a loner working super hard in a room, who owns everything that came from it. Of course that’s going to be his mission. That's the #startup founder.
> Perceptrons, which I believe are the simplest neural networks, go back to the 1950s. What's changed is the hardware we can run them on has gotten so much faster and so much more efficient and so much more powerful, and the data sizes that we can work with have gotten so much bigger. So now we can solve these problems, and it's kind of awesome what we can do. #AI #machinelearning
> it’s like Whole Foods and 7-Eleven had a baby.
"Part of the fun is escaping the drudgery of real life." -- Mark Hamill
For a #startup, a #venture check is only the beginning. Even though venture capital rounds are often celebrated as major milestones, they are really just entry tickets. When a company accepts venture funding, it commits itself to steep expectations for future growth. 2X a year is considered good, 3X is great, and 4X or more a year is amazing.
Two things annoy me about market fundamentalists calling themselves 'classical liberals'.
The first is that they don't actually seem to be aware of the positions of many of the 'classical liberals'. Like the amount of time Adam Smith spent warning against trusts, collusive price fixing, and monopolies.
Second, the classical liberals were radicals in their day and looked for causes of misery and inefficiency to challenge. Drawing a line under history and going “That's done!” is the opposite.
There is an old technique from Japan on how to triple-sear meat with a deep rich flavor.
> a character arc bordering on cliché: Ivy League college, investment banking, 9/11-induced crisis of conscience, and much heedless pursuit of youthful passion projects before finally resolving to devote their lives to solving world crises.
The #Equifax breach was worse than they thought:
> The company originally said 143 million customers were affected; now, after reviewing all the affected data, Equifax says that it was 146.6 million people who had their name and date of birth exposed, and 145.5 million of those who had their Social Security numbers exposed.
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