ajross comments on “Concerns about Bitcoin’s energy use are overblown”

ajross comments on “Concerns about Bitcoin’s energy use are overblown”


How about: “It’s eating all the world’s electricity so everyone banned it” as a reason for the crash?

Look, I can’t tell you the future. I don’t know when or how any better than people knew when the dot com crash or real estate crisis would hit. But people in the late 90’s and mid 00’s absolutely could see that the relevant markets were inflating in unsustainable ways, and absolutely did predict a “crash”.

This is no different. Bitcoin is growing in an unsustainable way (c.f. literally eating all the world’s electricity if it continues). That never ends well.


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By:ajross
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15873812

irrational comments on “Writing a Christmas Song Using Data Science”

irrational comments on “Writing a Christmas Song Using Data Science”


I thought for sure this article was going to be in reference to the work of Dr Joe Bennett, a Boston Conservatory musicologist, who supposedly created the perfect Christmas song after analyzing the 200 most popular Christmas songs. I was surprised, but it’s actually quite good.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5143323/Scien…


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By:irrational
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15873811

bdamm comments on “Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models into This Year’s Holiday Parties”

bdamm comments on “Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models into This Year’s Holiday Parties”


Oddly, the company party at my place of work has been employee-only for the last half dozen years, which has consequently meant I have left the party not long after opening and saying hello to a few folks, playing darts or something, grabbing a drink, and getting the heck outta there since I want to head home to my +1 and not expose my +1 to the feeling of abandonment.


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By:bdamm
Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15873809