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Natural Nuclear Fission Reactor
Natural Nuclear Fission Reactor

Geological situation in Gabon leading to natural nuclear fission reactors Nuclear reactor zonesSandstoneUranium ore layerGranite A fossil natural nuclear fission reactor is a uranium deposit where self-sustaining nuclear chain reactions have occurred. This can be examined by analysis of isotope ratios. The conditions under which a natural nuclear reactor could exist had been predicted in…

The shadow funding wars of Alibaba and Tencent
The shadow funding wars of Alibaba and Tencent

Welcome to all the new subscribers! I write a longform analysis about tech in China from the perspective of a 🐢 VC, sent out every Wednesday. If you like the content, please subscribe!This past week was a national holiday in China; my days were spent in various states of eating and food coma rather than…

Down the ergonomic keyboard rabbit gap
Down the ergonomic keyboard rabbit gap

For best results, listen to me read you this post instead! Just play the audio and the page will automatically scroll in sync. Your browser does not support the audio element. This post is all about my recent obsession with ergonomic keyboards. There are technical elements to it, but mostly I’m just gonna tell you…

Object Detection from 9 FPS to 650 FPS
Object Detection from 9 FPS to 650 FPS

September 30, 2020 Intro # Making code run fast on GPUs requires a very different approach to making code run fast on CPUs because the hardware architecture is fundamentally different. If you come from a background of efficient coding on CPU then you’ll have to adjust some assumptions about what patterns are best. Machine learning…

Cloud Native Computing Basis Publicizes Rook Graduation
Cloud Native Computing Basis Publicizes Rook Gradu...

Cloud native storage tool has grown its contributor base by 260% since joining CNCF  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – October 7, 2020 – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the graduation of Rook. To move from the maturity level of incubation to graduation Rook has demonstrated…

Cameras and secret trackers most modern where Amazon returns cease up
Cameras and secret trackers most modern where Amaz...

It’s safe to say that online shoppers like the promise of easy — and even better, free — returns. But it may surprise consumers to learn what can actually happen to all those unwanted items. To find out where online returns are ending up, Marketplace producers hid trackers inside a dozen Amazon items and then returned…

The common minimal salaries in finance and tech for H1B visas
The common minimal salaries in finance and tech fo...

Changes are afoot in H1B Visa land. On Tuesday this week, the Trump administration announced new and higher pay boundaries for H1B Visa eligibility. Under the new rule, which is due to be published later this week and which will take effect immediately, H1B applicants will need to be earning a salary equivalent to the 45th percentile…

We Lost Our Capacity on Human Rights
We Lost Our Capacity on Human Rights

Sir Roger Scruton died on January 12th. He was a philosopher, public intellectual, provocateur, novelist, composer, lawyer, organist, and Fellow of The British Academy. Scruton wrote more than 50 books, as well as countless literary articles and journalistic columns. His work attracted opprobrium—but also much admiration. In 2017, I joined a small gaggle of admirers…

You Weren’t Supposed to Bear a Boss (2008)
You Weren’t Supposed to Bear a Boss (2008)

March 2008, rev. June 2008Technology tends to separate normal from natural. Our bodies weren't designed to eat the foods that people in rich countries eat, or to get so little exercise. There may be a similar problem with the way we work: a normal job may be as bad for us intellectually as white flour…

Collapsing Phases of Perception Are Devastating The US
Collapsing Phases of Perception Are Devastating Th...

American history is driven by periodic moments of moral convulsion. The late Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington noticed that these convulsions seem to hit the United States every 60 years or so: the Revolutionary period of the 1760s and ’70s; the Jacksonian uprising of the 1820s and ’30s; the Progressive Era, which began in…

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