Parte del log de 2019


  • Quining Qualia, a classic on eliminative materialism. I tried to read it a few years ago and I gave up, but rereading it now I think it is a must-read in philosophy of consciousness.
  • Hard Problems in Cryptocurrency: Five Years Later. I’m not a big fan of cryptocurrencies although I think some of the technologies have some potential for being used to solve coordination problems. The underlying issues are very interesting though, and this article summarizes some of them.
  • T E X T F I L E S, a collection of text files from the 90s.
  • Donkey vote, a surprising phenomena of compulsory preferential voting systems.
  • Partition the HTTP Cache, major browsers are splitting the HTTP cache per origin. This apparently does not have a statistically significant hit on performance (maybe because most people use only a handful of websites most of the time?), and the kinds of attacks it prevents are very interesting.

  • Why you might be counting in the wrong language, the Sappir-Whorf hypothesis applied to numbers. It’s interesting, but I am skeptical about it and the results are probably overblown.

  • The SQL Murder Mistery, a cute puzzle to learn SQL.



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