Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers So Good They Can’t Ignore You

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This is a summary of a good 🌿 branch book. You may read this summary in lieu of reading the actual book. Read more about book classifications here. Cal Newport’s 2012 book So Good They Can’t Ignore You is a career strategy book designed around four ideas. The first idea is that ‘follow your passion’…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired If Germany Can’t Quit Coal, Can Anyone Else?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired If Germany Can’t Quit Coal, Can Anyone Else?

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Germany’s switch from black to brown (lignite) coal is making it tougher to meet carbon reduction goals.Dusan Bartolovic/Getty ImagesGermany’s switch from black to brown (lignite) coal is making it tougher to meet carbon reduction goals.Dusan Bartolovic/Getty ImagesSometime next month, underground miners will dig Germany’s last ton of black coal, load it onto a conveyor belt,…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Robots Can’t Hold Stuff Very Well. But You Can Help

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Robots Can’t Hold Stuff Very Well. But You Can Help

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Imagine, for a moment, the simple act of picking up a playing card from a table. You have a couple of options: Maybe you jam your fingernail under it for leverage, or drag it over the edge of the table. Now imagine a robot trying to do the same thing. Tricky: Most robots don’t have…

You Can’t Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They’ve Never Been Seen—at Night

You Can’t Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They’ve Never Been Seen—at Night

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In 2010, photographer Adam Katseff, a lifelong East Coaster, moved to California to begin an MFA at Stanford. Inspired by the great 19th-century landscape photographer Carleton Watkins, he began exploring the American West with his boxy 8 x 10 camera, trying to capture large-format images of iconic locations like Yosemite National Park. After a while,…