Daily Dish 011019

Daily Dish Thursday 10th January, MMXIX
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Volatility: how ‘algos’ changed the rhythm of the market. [FT] “I think your next guest ought to be somebody from the SEC to explain why they have sat back calmly, quietly, without saying anything and allowing these algorithmic, trend-following models to wreak havoc with what has, up to now, been the best capital market in the world,”

Can man ever build a mind? [FT Even our profound knowledge of physics and chemistry doesn’t begin to explain how this electro-chemical activity generates conscious experience — the feeling of pain and the redness of the colour red, or the mysterious way that these seemingly identical electro-chemical processes produce sensations such as sound and vision that feel so different. And then there is “the binding problem”: how does all this disparate neuronal activity, spread out in both space and time, produce coherent experience?

Beware the 5G Hype: Wireless Rivals Fuel Confusion [WSJ] “I saw headlines that Verizon and T-Mobile were mocking them,” Mr. Ropars said, adding that news coverage of the technology shows that  That to me says [it’s] a long time coming.”

Using Web Technologies To Print A Book I recently finished the second draft of my first novel and needed a way to prepare a decent-looking PDF to print and send to people so they could write all over it with red pens. Web technologies and a few Linux tools made this a fairly painless process.

After the Quake, Dana Schutz Gets Back to Work  [NYT] Thirteen paintings, along with five bronzes that represent her first foray into sculpture, are in Ms. Schutz’s show, “Imagine Me and You,” which opens today at Petzel Gallery in Chelsea.

Journal Book – a private, offline-first personal journal. Your notes are only stored on your device, they’re never even sent to a server. You don’t even need to sign-in to use it! It works offline, so you can reflect upon your day on the slow train journey home. (pointing this out as more and more decentralized offline applications continue to become services -ed)


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