weekly reel December 11, 2022

Hi geeks, and music with new Zeal and Ardor.

Firewake by Zeal and Ardor (bandcamp.com)


[fr] Homo Fabulus - Quel concept scientifique mérite d’être mieux connu ? 200 intellectuell·e·s répondent.


Scott Alexander: Why I’m less than infinitely hostile to cryptocurrency. Good points that make me reconsider my admitted own infinite hostility to it. One point that Scott doesn’t mention, though, is the ecological disaster that Proof-Of-Work coins imply, but one might hope this will improve (or be fully solved with PoS?!). This is one particular axis of the problem, for which “In 2010, it was probably 100x worse than the regular financial system; now it’s maybe only 10x worse. Might there come a day when it’s no worse at all, or even better?” HN blah.

CNBC: Apple will use “Made in America” chips built at Arizona 3nm TSMC fab + TSMC to up Arizona investment to $40 billion with 2nd chip plant (HN). To put it in perspective, Asianometry: Is America stealing TSMC?

“I need privacy, not because my actions are questionable, but because your judgement and intentions are”, good way to frame the question in our days of surveillance internet! Thx Heinz.

Asianometry: AI’s hardware problem.

Making the blue robot: Some faces behind the Godot engine. Good software and good people. Via r/Godot.

Evan Martin: Chrome, 10 years later.

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