weekly reel April 2, 2017
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NÉRIJA EP by NÉRIJA (bandcamp.com)
Around the world, around the wo-orld,
- Michael Young: Down with meritocracy (2001), via kottke.
- Kurzgesagt: The facts, fears, and safety of GMO foods.
- [fr] Radio-Canada / entrevue de Dalil Boubakeur par Michel Désautels : La place de l'islam en France, et la Proclamation de l'islam en France par Dalil Boubakeur.
- Robert Putnam - The prosperous community: social capital and public life. Eye-opening 1993 essay, via kottke. Starts with this quote:
"Your corn is ripe today; mine will be so tomorrow. 'Tis profitable for us both, that I should labour with you today, and that you should aid me tomorrow. I have no kindness for you, and know you have as little for me. I will not, therefore, take any pains upon your account; and should I labour with you upon my own account, in expectation of a return, I know I should be disappointed, and that I should in vain depend upon your gratitude. Here then I leave you to labour alone; You treat me in the same manner. The seasons change; and both of us lose our harvests for want of mutual confidence and security." — David Hume
- Julia Evans: No feigning surprise, who appropriately links to xkcd #1053 - Ten thousands.
- Stuart Russell - Q&A: The future of artificial intelligence.