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Reality is Nested Simulations

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We simulate Earth for several reasons. Economists to model the economy, meteorologists for weather, climate scientists for climate change, quants for financial models etc. The simulations within each class compete for greater and greater fidelity. By necessity, these models grow Read more ›

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Renewing my US Visa

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I hurriedly tear open the packet, eager to see my new US visa. Nothing warms an immigrant’s heart like unfurling to the world a spanking-new H1-B. What is this what is this! A green slip. Oh. No. My beautiful passport Read more ›

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Best Boston Cheap Eats

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Boston’s best restaurants for cheap eats are: Butter Chicken at Man-O-Salwa, Somerville – Best on list. Eat with Butter Naan. Closed on Mon/Tue. Maach Jhol at Royal Bengal, Somerville – Bengali food which means good fish (mind the bones!) Falafel Read more ›

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JS Essentials They Don’t Tell You

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I initially struggled learning JavaScript. This catalogues why. Coming from a C++/MATLAB background, it’s not intuitive. Corrections welcome. First off, learning JavaScript is hard! For your first language, learn Python. Then consider Java or Go. Then maybe look around. Avoid Read more ›

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Actionable Life Advice

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Actionable life advice. Criticism/suggestions are welcome. In General To be effective, being capable isn’t enough. You must also have strong emotional drives. Because emotions are what motivate you. Only once motivated can you use your abilities to fulfill those motivations. Read more ›

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World State at Trump Inauguration

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A description of world geopolitics at Trump’s inauguration since it’s an interesting point in history where the world was finally becoming multipolar again, when several old alliances and balances of power were being tested, and where geopolitics has become considerably Read more ›

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