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On Google’s origin
🤔🤔🤔 🍕🍕🍕 (as told by Sergey Brin) Not many people know that the founding of Google depended on the failure of a fax. Back in college, I wanted to use the web to order a pizza, back before took orders. So I wrote a fax script to order pizza on the web. It was much … Continue reading On Google’s origin
Otto Warburg: A badass scientist
Trying to get back to penning posts a bit more regularly, will see how long it lasts.... Around 1921, Otto Warburg (scientist, medical doctor, and Nobel laureate), applied for grant money for his research. His letter to the Association of German Science is one of a kind, to say the least. It simply stated: 'I require 10,000 … Continue reading Otto Warburg: A badass scientist
You and Your Research – Dr. Richard W. Hamming
From his talk at Bell Communications in 1986 (also in his book "The Art of Doing Science and Engineering: Learning to Learn"): If you believe too much you'll never notice the flaws; if you doubt too much you won't get started. It requires a lovely balance. -You and your research - Dr. Richard W. Hamming, video
In Search of Life (on other planets)
Finally got around to starting/finishing a book I had bought ~5 yrs ago. I think I was way too afraid to even go over its first few pages at the time or I could have been slacking away, just as much. (Link: "Deep Simplicity: Bringing Order To Chaos And Complexity" by John R. Gribbin). It … Continue reading In Search of Life (on other planets)
Charlie Munger: Less Wrong > More Right
Charlie Munger, when asked how he deals with upsets and failures better than other people: I have so many fewer, its very simple. Its a classic Munger quip - simple & clever, however, his thought process is anything but. Logic here is that the way to get to the right answer (decision) is to "Invert, always invert." (which he borrowed … Continue reading Charlie Munger: Less Wrong > More Right
Steve Jobs at the American Academy of Achievement (1982)
Stumbled on this just yesterday, so had to word-press it, naturally. Steve Jobs talks to a group of students in New Orleans. Its a short clip (~8 min), but probably one of the best ones I have came across. He must have been ~26 old at the time and I suspect most of the things he … Continue reading Steve Jobs at the American Academy of Achievement (1982)
A New Yorker cartoon – clearly, I don’t know what it means, but its provocative!
Cartoon taken from a New Yorker article. Its a long read, but an interesting one - & something to do with neuroscience and mind. These days, there are tons of (bad/poorly written) coverage on neuroscience, but this (from 2007) stood out to me. TL;DR, or my inference w.r.t mind-body: Neuroscience (scientific, just not far enough along yet) > Philosophy (abstract) > … Continue reading A New Yorker cartoon – clearly, I don’t know what it means, but its provocative!
Dali – There’s nothing this man does not do!
A glimpse into 1950s game show and its special guest: Salvador Dali, pretty funny!
source: internets... little fella (Simba?) looks a bit cozy....should be practicing hunting instead.