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Oct
23
Randy Pausch: The Dying Professor who Showed us How to Live

Randy Pausch: The Dying Professor who Showed us How to Live

When Randy Pausch found out he has terminal cancer, he gave one last lecture about achieving childhood dreams and enabling the dreams of others. It became a tribute to a life well-lived even if it didn’t include graying with his wife and watching his kids grow up.
9 min read
Jul
15
The Rosie Project and the Science Behind Long Lasting Relationships

The Rosie Project and the Science Behind Long Lasting Relationships

Can opposites attract? Or is such a romantic arrangement confined to authors’ fantasies? In this article, we investigate this question a little deeper by weaving modern research on long-lasting marriage with the story of a fictional couple, Don and Rosie.
8 min read
Mar
27
Wittgenstein’s Practical Philosophy: Fulfilling Conversations

Wittgenstein’s Practical Philosophy: Fulfilling Conversations

Wittgenstein is considered the most influential philosopher in the 1900s. In this article, we study some of his theories about language and reveal secrets for more fulfilling conversations.
5 min read
Jan
28
500 Days of Summer and Attachment Theory

500 Days of Summer and Attachment Theory

“500 Days of Summer” featured a whirly non-love story between the protagonist Tom and Summer. In this article, we try to explain emotional compatibility using Attachment Theory projecting on 500 Days of Summer.
8 min read
Jan
08
A Primer to Big Complex Distributed Systems

A Primer to Big Complex Distributed Systems

Building complex systems is an exciting endeavor. There are many aspects to designing such systems, like availability, reliability, scalability, and the tradeoffs that go into them. Scalability itself has many interesting elements worth discussing, like partitioning, replication, and consensus.
12 min read
Oct
12
Aliens, The Fermi Paradox, And The Dark Forest Theory

Aliens, The Fermi Paradox, And The Dark Forest Theory

Why haven't we found aliens?
9 min read
May
12
A Brief History Of Reinforcement Learning In Game Play

A Brief History Of Reinforcement Learning In Game Play

We discuss humanity’s obsession with gameplay problems (be it video games or board games) and why such problems have been unflagging for so long. We describe the niche algorithms, like RL and NNs, which have helped to overcome a decades-long impasse.
12 min read
Mar
12
The Only Game in Town: Beyond Central Banks' New Playbook

The Only Game in Town: Beyond Central Banks' New Playbook

For over a decade, central banks have kept the markets bullish. This had us mistake economic value for financial growth. Amid policy failure and rising inequality, how much longer can the status quo last?
8 min read
Feb
20
The Great Gatsby and the Demise of the American Dream

The Great Gatsby and the Demise of the American Dream

America had long promised the ideals of liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the equality of opportunity. In this article, we discuss whether she has kept her promises.
5 min read
Feb
03
What is Project Nash?

What is Project Nash?

But really, what is Project Nash?
6 min read