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Links for 2021-02-01
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Links for 2021-02-01

  1. The mathematical case against blaming people for their misfortune. "Rather, insights from complexity science – specifically, computational complexity theory – show mathematically that there are hard limits on our capacity to make accurate and precise calculations of risk. Since it’s often impossible to get a reasonable sense of what will happen in the future, it’s unfair to blame people with good intentions who end up worse off as a result of unforeseen circumstances. This leads to the conclusion that compassion, not blame, is the appropriate attitude towards those who act in good faith but whose bets in life don’t pay off." [David Kenney / Psyche]
  2. The article about paper sizes you didn’t know you needed. Indeed. [Leon Wu / Modus]
  3. The 5 lessons everyone should learn from Einstein’s most famous equation [Ethan Siegel / Starts With A Bang]
  4. The inside story of how the lowly PDF played the longest game in tech [Rob Walker / Marker]
  5. Send this to anyone who wants to know WTF is up with GameStop's stock. The story’s a bit old at this point, but if you’re still trying to figure out what’s going on, this is as good a place to start as any. [Jason Koebler / MOTHERBOARD]
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