Chasing utopian energy: How I wasted 20 years of my life

    I wasted 20 years of my life chasing utopian energy. Utopian energy is an imagined form of energy that’s abundant, reliable, inexpensive, and also clean, renewable, and life-sustaining. But utopian energy is as much a fantasy as a utopian society.

    Don’t Mock What You Don’t Own in 5 Minutes

    A common issue programmers have when they try to test real-world software is how to deal with third-party dependencies. Let’s examine an old, but counter-intuitive principle.

    Software Engineering - The Soft Parts

    Today I will share some of the software engineering soft skills I have learned from my first 10 years on Google Chrome, where I am a Senior Staff Engineering...

    The Cult Leader of Staten Island

    At the age of 19, Jeff Gross fell under the sway of a much older, charismatic Svengali. Decades later, his life is unrecognizable. What the hell happened?

    Man v horse: Powys race won by runner Ricky Lightfoot

    Ricky Lightfoot reveals he had been awake for 29 hours before the event after flying from Tenerife.

    Direct Instruction Produces Large Gains in Learning, Kenya Edition - Marginal REVOLUTION

    In an important new paper, Can Education be Standardized? Evidence from Kenya, Guthrie Gray-Lobe, Anthony Keats, Michael Kremer, Isaac Mbiti and Owen Ozier evaluate Bridge International schools using a large randomized experiment. Twenty five thousand Kenyan students applied for 10,000 scholarships to Bridge International and the scholarships were given out by lottery. Kenyan pupils who won […]

    The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life

    The chorus of technologists who believe AI models may not be far off from achieving consciousness is getting bolder.