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The CEO of $3 billion Tinder explains how his approach to personal growth is like learning calculus

  • Tinder CEO Elie Seidman says would-be tech entrepreneurs need to "take it upon themselves" to learn and remain intellectually curious if they want to succeed.
  • Seidman was chief executive of the listed dating giant Match Group for two years before taking the helm at Tinder in 2018.
  • And Tinder's founders bought a lawsuit against Match Group and parent firm IAC over allegations that the two artificially lowered the app's valuation.
  • On the product side, Tinder has introduced a number of new features, most recently something called 'Swipe Night' – a choose-your-own adventure game launched last week which Seidman says is aimed at facilitating conversation between users.
  • Seidman says the role of chance in entrepreneurial success is underrated.
  • Given the inherent role luck plays in the very idea of Tinder, Seidman's acknowledgement of luck as a factor in business success – not always common among CEOs – is perhaps unsurprising.

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Prince William carves his own path as monarch in waiting

  • Prince Charles has spoken up more, expressing himself on a wide range of big issues from climate change to religious tolerance.
  • Prince William is now carving out his own path and we're getting a real sense of the direction he's taking.
  • During the duke's tour of Pakistan this week, he caught British and Pakistani media off-guard when he arrived for a red carpet event on Tuesday at the national monument in Islamabad in a rickshaw with his wife, Catherine.
  • A particularly poignant moment during the Africa visit came when the Duke of Sussex retraced his mother's footsteps through what was an Angolan minefield.
  • William too has committed to keeping his mother's legacy alive which is why he will visit the Shaukat Khanum Hospital in Lahore on Thursday where she was famously pictured cradling a young cancer patient.

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A royal obsession with black magic started Europe's most brutal witch hunts

  • Nearly three decades passed before the first major witchcraft panic arose in 1590, when King James came to believe that he and his Danish bride, Anne, had been personally targeted by witches who conjured dangerous storms to try to kill the royals during their voyages across the North Sea. One of the first accused in this panic was a woman named Geillis Duncan, from Tranent in East Lothian.
  • After hearing these confessions, even though they had been extorted by torture, King James and his advisers came to believe a witchcraft conspiracy threatened his reign.
  • Most offenses that kirk sessions dealt with concerned extramarital sex, which may explain why so many Scottish female witches were accused of sex with the devil.
  • Scottish witch-hunting was partly about local quarrels and partly about the elite’s fear of the devil, but some of it was also about magical fantasy.

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Artificial Inhumanity

  • The problem with this approach is that if we cannot distinguish between human and machine intelligence, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the same kind of intelligence.
  • The researchers discovered that according to the data, patients who suffered from pneumonia and were asthmatic had a higher recovery rate than the others.
  • It goes to prove two things; first of all, that human intuition is essential since the doctors immediately flagged this issue when confronted with the results of the automated system.
  • Even though automation is inevitable, we have to take into consideration the human element and create AI systems which are sensitive to our needs.
  • In fact, according to media reports, it seems like over 12 million people were affected with travel bans, as punishment for their behaviour so far.

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Interview with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard

  • FC: About eight months ago, you wrote a new mission statement for the company: “Patagonia is in business to save our home planet.” What impact has that had so far?
  • We’re invested in companies that are working on growing synthetic fibers, stuff made from plants rather than petroleum.
  • Then we’re continuing to work on saving large areas of the planet that capture a lot of carbon.
  • FC: Ten years ago, you started getting into the food space, launching Patagonia Provisions and working on regenerative agriculture.
  • Next year, we’ve got 580 small farmers who will grow cotton this way.
  • YC: Yes. It’s not like we’re sitting here all depressed.
  • The day they announced it to me, I hung my head and said, “Oh God, I knew it would come to this.” I’m trying to figure out how to make Patagonia act like a small company again.

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Artificial Inhumanity

  • The problem with this approach is that if we cannot distinguish between human and machine intelligence, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the same kind of intelligence.
  • The researchers discovered that according to the data, patients who suffered from pneumonia and were asthmatic had a higher recovery rate than the others.
  • It goes to prove two things; first of all, that human intuition is essential since the doctors immediately flagged this issue when confronted with the results of the automated system.
  • Even though automation is inevitable, we have to take into consideration the human element and create AI systems which are sensitive to our needs.
  • In fact, according to media reports, it seems like over 12 million people were affected with travel bans, as punishment for their behaviour so far.

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Effective Codes of Conduct

  • Within a couple of weeks of its creation, some members drafted a Code of Conduct based on the flurry of discussions around the topic, and what to do about conflict in this new community.
  • Ongoing conflicts over community management in lgbtq.technology's #meta channel eventually reached a point where it became clear us admins needed to try something else.
  • I wrote a new Code of Conduct for it, as well as a custom Slack bot which added the concept of a "private channel listing" where members could request invites into the channel but not see their contents right off the bat.
  • Following my report on my experiences over in WeAllJS, lgbtq.technology ended up adopting a similar enforcement process in its Code of Conduct.

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The Big Die-Up (2017)

  • Officially called the Great Cattle Extinction, it would come down in Western history as the Big Die-Up. When it ended, most of the large ranching operations on the Northern Range died up, as well.
  • With an estimated 5.7 million head of cattle driven to market or the Northern grasslands in the two decades leading up to 1886, the proverbial golden goose was alive and honking on the Northern Range.
  • The winter of 1886–87 finished the majority of the stock growers outright, and forever changed the role of the cowboy.
  • Driven from the only work they knew, some cowboys took to making their way with a long rope and a running iron, rustling the cattle they had once been paid to herd.
  • The cowboy’s Old West would always live on in myth, but the reality lay buried along with millions of head of cattle, beneath one brutal winter’s snow and ice.

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Artificial Inhumanity

  • The problem with this approach is that if we cannot distinguish between human and machine intelligence, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they are the same kind of intelligence.
  • The researchers discovered that according to the data, patients who suffered from pneumonia and were asthmatic had a higher recovery rate than the others.
  • It goes to prove two things; first of all, that human intuition is essential since the doctors immediately flagged this issue when confronted with the results of the automated system.
  • Even though automation is inevitable, we have to take into consideration the human element and create AI systems which are sensitive to our needs.
  • In fact, according to media reports, it seems like over 12 million people were affected with travel bans, as punishment for their behaviour so far.

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The best way for Democrats to beat Trump

  • According to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, half of the benefits from Trump's tax cuts will go to the richest 5% of Americans next year.
  • It's time for the American people to write the rules so that we can reverse the historic levels of inequality in our country and make good on progressive policies that can grow an economy that works for everyone.
  • Over the course of the next decade, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, this tax would generate over $1 trillion, which we could then invest right back into the American people.
  • If I'm elected president, I vow to offer a new path forward — one that doesn't just right our moral wrongs, but fundamentally reforms our economy, with incentives that will always put the American people first.

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