Weekly Reading Roundup – 09/22/17

I missed last week’s email, but not it’s content:

Computer uses wind to mine cryptocurrency and then fund climate research – Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2017/09/18/art-piece-uses-wind-energy-to-mine-cryptocurrency-and-then-fund-climate-research/

Hiring a data scientist – Wikimedia Blog: https://blog.wikimedia.org/2017/02/02/hiring-data-scientist/?imm_mid=0f60a1&cmp=em-data-na-na-newsltr_20170913

The Unintended Consequences of Innovation – A Wealth of Common Sense: http://awealthofcommonsense.com/2017/09/the-unintended-consequences-of-innovation/

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-09-12/why-american-workers-pay-twice-as-much-in-taxes-as-wealthy-investors

The Lessons and Questions of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-lessons-and-questions-of-the-iphone-x-and-the-iphone-8/

My fascination with resilience starts with 9/11 – Penelope Trunk: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2017/09/11/my-fascination-with-resilience-starts-with-911/

The voting commission is a fraud itself. Shut it down. – Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/wp/2017/09/13/the-voting-commission-is-a-fraud-itself-shut-it-down/?utm_term=.c94adfcad414

There’s Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley – Buzzfeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/theres-blood-in-the-water-in-silicon-valley?utm_term=.nqy6oKlR3#.gnw1xelrw

What the Rich Won’t Tell You – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/opinion/sunday/what-the-rich-wont-tell-you.html

Engineering Uber’s Self-Driving Car Vizualization Platform for the Web – Uber Engineering Blog: https://eng.uber.com/atg-dataviz/

The Super Aggregators and the Russians – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-super-aggregators-and-the-russians/

Nike is still the king of the sneaker industry, but even great empires can fall – GZ: https://qz.com/1067801/nikes-iron-grip-on-the-sneaker-market-is-slipping/

How to cope with the need for external validation – Penelope Trunk: http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2017/09/20/how-to-cope-with-the-need-for-external-validation/

Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Have Him Smiling – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/11/us/selfie-monkey-lawsuit-settlement.html

Weekly Reading Roundup – 09/08/17

Stop Faking Service Dogs – Outside Online: https://www.outsideonline.com/2236871/stop-faking-service-dogs – Note: I completely agree with this and have been discussing this issue with friends for a couple years now, ever since airlines allowed dogs on the plane. Another reason that they should not be allowed is that there are lots of people with allergies, and in many cases they are not given accommodations in the event that a dog is next to them on a plane. This has happened in personal experiences and it is such an easily preventable issue that I’m amazed dogs are still allowed freely.

Everything is Changing, So Should Antitrust – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/everything-is-changing-so-should-antitrust/

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies Then and Now – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/upshot/to-understand-rising-inequality-consider-the-janitors-at-two-top-companies-then-and-now.html

The Question Isn’t Why Wage Growth is so Low, It’s Why It’s so High – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/upshot/the-question-isnt-why-wage-growth-is-so-low-its-why-its-so-high.html

Quitting Your Job Means Wage Growth, Say the Economist Leaving the BOE – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-30/-i-quit-means-wage-growth-says-the-economist-leaving-the-boe

The End of the Working Class – American Interest: https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/08/30/end-working-class/

Mortgage Magnitude: How Many Years of Life Does That House Cost? The Relative Dreaminess of the American Dream… – John Nelson: https://nation.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=de7f932e3a1d494f9c9d9a67fb0de646

Weekly Reading Roundup – 09/01/17

I’m going to come out and say it: This week’s reading list is incredibly interesting (like all weeks) but notable for simply how great they all are. Read them all! Please!

Ubers New CEO – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/ubers-new-ceo/

Uber Gets Deal-Maker, Trump Agitator in Expedia’s CEO – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/uber-is-said-to-get-deal-maker-trump-agitator-in-expedia-s-ceo

Can You Reverse the Long-Term Effects of Drugs by Being Healthy? – Vice: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/exkvdk/drugs-exercise-clean-eating-recovery

Elon Musk Just Shared Footage of a Hyperloop Accelerating to 200 Mph And Holy Crap – Science Alert: https://www.sciencealert.com/elon-musk-just-shared-footage-of-a-hyperloop-accelerating-to-200mph-and-holy-crap

Neuralink and the Brain’s Magical Future – Wait But Why: https://waitbutwhy.com/2017/04/neuralink.html

Spotify Wants Listeners to Break Down Barriers – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/technology/personaltech/spotify-sees-a-future-where-music-genres-dont-really-matter.html

Bizarre Gyroscopic Transport Could Become the Future of Public Transportation, Video Shows How it Works – Tech Blog: http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/bizarre-gyroscopic-transport-could-become-the-future-of-public-transportation-video-shows-how-it-works

Lulu Hashimoto Takes Cosplay to the Next Level, is a Real-Life Anime Doll – Tech Blog: http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/lulu-hashimoto-takes-cosplay-to-the-next-level-is-a-real-life-anime-doll

PDF Global Cryptocurrency Bencmarking Study – IBS: https://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/research/centres/alternative-finance/downloads/2017-global-cryptocurrency-benchmarking-study.pdf

What Does it Cost to Start a New Farm? – Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/40458330/what-does-it-cost-to-start-a-new-farm

Weekly Reading Roundup – 08/25/17

A Judge Just Ordered LinkedIn to Allow Scraping – Here’s Why – Webhose: http://blog.webhose.io/2017/08/17/a-judge-just-ordered-linkedin-to-allow-scraping-heres-why

These UFOs were spotted during the rare Total Solar Eclipse! – IBTimes: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/these-ufos-were-spotted-during-rare-total-solar-eclipse-video-739401

Bizarre Toothless Dwarf Dolphins Once Sucked Squid Off the Ancient Seafloor – Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/bizarre-toothless-dwarf-dolphins-once-sucked-squid-off-1798313881 NOTE: Points for a ‘creative’ title. Goodness!

Blockchain for the Rest of Us – Tradecraft: https://medium.com/tradecraft-traction/blockchain-for-the-rest-of-us-c3fc5e42254f

A DATA-DRIVEN APPROACH TO CRYPTOCURRENCY SPECULATION – Patrick Triest: https://blog.patricktriest.com/analyzing-cryptocurrencies-python/?utm_source=datatau

Galloway & Damodaran: A Primer on Cryptocurrency – Ritholtz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/08/primer-on-cryptocurrency/

Investors pump a record $10 billion into on demand…. with more than 80% going to four companies – Pando Daily: https://pando.com/2017/08/23/investors-pump-record-10-billion-demand-more-80-going-four-companies/

Disney’s Choice – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/disneys-choice/

Elon Musk reveals first official photo of SpaceX space suit – The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/23/16188658/elon-musk-reveals-first-official-photo-spacex-spacesuit

3 Lessons on Innovation from Jeff Bezos – Hype Innovation Blog: http://blog.hypeinnovation.com/3-lessons-on-innovation-from-jeff-bezos

Inside Waymo’s Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/08/inside-waymos-secret-testing-and-simulation-facilities/537648/

NASA Unveils Its First Spaceplane Since The Shuttle – Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/nasa-unveils-its-first-spaceplane-since-the-shuttle_uk_59a01123e4b0821444c29987

Secret lifestyle of the dodo revealed for the first time – New Scientist: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2145245-secret-lifestyle-of-the-dodo-revealed-for-the-first-time/

Its Time to Think Beyond Cloud Computing – Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/its-time-to-think-beyond-cloud-computing/

3 Ways Companies Are Building a Business Around AI – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/08/3-ways-companies-are-building-a-business-around-ai

Always Go to the Funeral – Epsilon Theory: http://epsilontheory.com/notes-from-the-field/always-go-to-the-funeral/

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:14 PM, Chris Martin <cmcgmartin> wrote:

A Judge Just Ordered LinkedIn to Allow Scraping – Here’s Why – Webhose: http://blog.webhose.io/2017/08/17/a-judge-just-ordered-linkedin-to-allow-scraping-heres-why

These UFOs were spotted during the rare Total Solar Eclipse! – IBTimes: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/these-ufos-were-spotted-during-rare-total-solar-eclipse-video-739401

Bizarre Toothless Dwarf Dolphins Once Sucked Squid Off the Ancient Seafloor – Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/bizarre-toothless-dwarf-dolphins-once-sucked-squid-off-1798313881

Weekly Reading Roundup – 08/25/17

A Judge Just Ordered LinkedIn to Allow Scraping – Here’s Why – Webhose: http://blog.webhose.io/2017/08/17/a-judge-just-ordered-linkedin-to-allow-scraping-heres-why

These UFOs were spotted during the rare Total Solar Eclipse! – IBTimes: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/these-ufos-were-spotted-during-rare-total-solar-eclipse-video-739401

Bizarre Toothless Dwarf Dolphins Once Sucked Squid Off the Ancient Seafloor – Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/bizarre-toothless-dwarf-dolphins-once-sucked-squid-off-1798313881

Weekly Reading Roundup – 08/18/17

You’ve Never Heard of HNA Group. Here’s Why You Will – Fortune: http://fortune.com/2017/07/24/fortune-global-500-hna-group-china/

The Uber Dilemma – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/the-uber-dilemma/

Inside the world of Silicon Valley’s ‘coasters’ — the millionaire engineers who get paid gobs of money and barely work – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/rest-and-vest-millionaire-engineers-who-barely-work-silicon-valley-2017-7

Data Science Is Not Taught At Universities – And Here Is Why – LinkedIn Pulse: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/data-science-taught-universities-here-why-maciej-wasiak

The 4 Essential Skills To Hire For A Data-Driven Business – Fast Company: https://www.fastcompany.com/3029204/without-these-4-traits-your-people-will-never-support-your-data-driven-business

BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What We Found. – BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/hidden-spy-planes

Inside the Wild World of Sneaker-Buying Bots – Motherboard / Vice: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/d33vpq/inside-the-wild-world-of-sneaker-buying-bots

How the Premier League has evolved in 25 years to become what it is today – ESPN FC: http://www.espnfc.co.uk/english-premier-league/23/blog/post/3180115/how-the-premier-league-has-evolved-in-25-years-to-become-what-it-is-today

Inside the Lab That’s Quantifying Happiness – Outside Online: https://www.outsideonline.com/2230891/inside-lab-thats-quantifying-happiness

Weekly Reading Roundup – 08/11/17

Amazing images of San Francisco before it was a city – Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/amazing-images-san-francisco-history-2017-8

Does Basic Income Solve Anything? Grasp the Arguments for and Against – Futureism: https://futurism.com/does-basic-income-solve-anything-grasp-the-arguments-for-and-against/

The best parts of the internet are terrible at making money – Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/07/29/the-best-things-on-the-internet-suck-at-making-money/

Is Amazon getting too big? – The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/is-amazon-getting-too-big/2017/07/28/ff38b9ca-722e-11e7-9eac-d56bd5568db8_story.html

THE 3 STAGES OF DATA SCIENCE – Data Science 101: http://101.datascience.community/2017/08/09/the-3-stages-of-data-science

What’s New In Our 2017-18 Club Soccer Predictions – FiveThirtyEight: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/whats-new-in-our-2017-18-club-soccer-predictions/

HOW TO KILL A DINOSAUR IN 10 MINUTES – 3 Quarks Daily: http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2017/08/ten-minutes-difference-that-doomed-the-dinosaurs.html

How Air Conditioning Conquered America (Even the Pacific Northwest) – NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/upshot/the-all-conquering-air-conditioner.html

12 Shocking THings I learned by Working as a Butler at the Plaza Hotel – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-08/12-shocking-things-i-learned-by-working-as-a-butler-at-the-plaza-hotel

BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What We Found. – BuzzFeed: https://www.buzzfeed.com/peteraldhous/hidden-spy-planes

A perfectly-timed photo of the space station and the moon puts human achievements in perspective – Quartz: https://qz.com/1041126/the-iss-and-the-moon-a-perfectly-timed-photo-of-the-moon-puts-humanitys-achievements-in-perspective/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 08/04/17

Why the Germans Blew It at Dunkirk – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-07-24/why-the-germans-blew-it-at-dunkirk

Apple and the Oak Tree – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/apple-and-the-oak-tree/

Americans Keep Crushing it With Their 401K’s – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-03/americans-keep-crushing-it-with-their-401-k-s

The Rise of the Tech Model May Soon Make You Obsolete – Institutional Investor: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3439375/banking-and-capital-markets-trading-and-technology/the-rise-of-the-tech-model-may-soon-make-you-obsolete.html

The 4 Keys to Learning Anything – Zen Habits: https://zenhabits.net/larning/

Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/08/winners-of-the-2017-national-geographic-travel-photographer-of-the-year-contest/535572/

OUR MINDS HAVE BEEN HIJACKED BY OUR PHONES. TRISTAN HARRIS WANTS TO RESCUE THEM – Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/our-minds-have-been-hijacked-by-our-phones-tristan-harris-wants-to-rescue-them/

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? – The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

Student’s simple washing machine idea could save thousands of tonnes in carbon emissions – Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/08/04/students-simple-washing-machine-idea-could-save-thousands-tonnes/

Weekly Reading Roundup – 07/21/17

This is a weekly reading to celebrate! As a gift to myself on my birthday, here’s some readings just like usual!

Snapchat Spectacles for Sale on Amazon – Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/07/18/snapchat-spectacles-for-sale-on-amazon/

Stop what you’re doing, there’s a video of a dog riding a horse like a boss – IB Times: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/stop-what-youre-doing-theres-video-dog-riding-horse-like-boss-1630862

The Economics of Subsidizing Sports Stadiums – Ritholz: http://ritholtz.com/2017/07/economics-subsidizing-sports-stadiums/

How Tottenham Hotspur is Building the Intelligent Stadium of the Future – ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-tottenham-hotspur-is-building-the-intelligent-stadium-of-the-future/

How Working at an Olive Garden Can Make You a Great Chef One Day – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-17/worst-summer-job-stories-from-top-chefs-around-america

Student Debt Is a Major Reason Millennials Aren’t Buying Homes – Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-17/student-debt-is-hurting-millennial-homeownership

Weekly Reading Roundup – 07/14/17

Most Popular Words Used in Conjunction with Football Teams – BootifulGame: https://twitter.com/bootifulgame/status/884315139700404224

Capitalism the Apple Way vs Capitalism the Google Way – the Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/apple-google-capitalism/532995/

Wanna Get Rich? Think Fractally – Of Dollars and Data: https://ofdollarsanddata.com/wanna-get-rich-think-fractally-707be74f1439

Chiropractors are Bullshit – the Outline: https://theoutline.com/post/1617/chiropractors-are-bullshit

When America was the Most Innovative and Why – Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2017/03/when-america-was-most-innovative-and-why

Publishers and the Pursuit of the Past – Stratechery: https://stratechery.com/2017/publishers-seek-antitrust-exemption-news-versus-advertising-a-better-solution-for-publishers/

KFC is now selling clothes and jewellery – and they’re weirdly cool – Digital Spy: http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/news/a833016/kfc-sells-clothes-jewellery/

22,000 people accidentally signed up to clean toilets because people don’t read Wi-Fi terms – Mashable: http://mashable.com/2017/07/13/wifi-terms-conditions-toilets/

Money, Blockchains, and Social Scalability – Unenumerated: http://unenumerated.blogspot.com/2017/02/money-blockchains-and-social-scalability.html

Why Can’t Americans Get a Raise? – Slate: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2017/07/why_can_t_americans_get_a_raise.html