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Awesome, I'll be checking this out for sure. I recently began studying computer security; do you have any more recommendations?

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I appreciate the initiative to send meta-sources rather than single pieces.

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Added to my reading list, thanks!

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Thanks Gunnar. Luke may not have linked his thread, because I did so in the OP.

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Thanks, Luke. I'll be checking your physics recommendations out soon.

Items to Have In Case of Emergency...Maybe.

If you are often travelling over bridge by car, having a car-knife could be handy in case you go over. The device generally comes equipped with a seat belt cutter, pressurized hammer, and flashlight.

Some Tools For Optimizing Our Media Use

Some policy issues affected by media in democratic countries: Daniel Komo argues that people hear about trade policy (I imagine this is extensible to other kinds of policy) largely because oppositions have incentive to attack government trade initiatives. But because propagating information is expensive, often opponents will focus attacks on simpler, easier to explain policy decisions, rather then ones that are more complex, since efficient use of space is cheap. He concludes that democratic political competition may lead to what I might call a kind of "reverse" conjunction fallacy: simpler policy decision tend to get more prime-time, coverage, and critism than more complex decisions.

Open Thread for February 11 - 17

Awesome, thanks so much! If you were to recommend one of these resources to begin with, which would it be?

Open Thread for February 11 - 17

I'm not. The reason I picked it up was because it happens to be the book recommended in MIRI's course suggestions, but I am not particularly attached to it. Looking again, it seems they do actually recommend SICP on lesswrong, and Learnyouahaskell on intelligence.org.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Open Thread for February 11 - 17

I am not sure if this deserves it's own post. I figured I would post here and then add it to discussion if there is sufficient interest.

I recently started reading Learn You A Haskell For Great Good. This is the first time I have attempted to learn a functional language, and I am only a beginner in Imperative languages (Java). I am looking for some exercises that could go along with the e-book. Ideally, the exercises would encourage learning new material in a similar order to how the book is presented. I am happy to substitute/compliment with a different resource as well, if it contains problems that allow one to practice structurally. If you know of any such exercises, I would appreciate a link to them. I am aware that Project Euler is often advised; does it effectively teach programming skills, or just problem solving? (Then again, I am not entirely sure if there is a difference at this point in my education).

Thanks for the help!

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