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  1. On (artificial) intelligence

    Consider this armchair philosophising on the possibility of artificial intelligences.

    My stance on the existence of our biological intelligence is that it’s a matter of accident, in the sense that all evolved traits are basically accidents: random mutations which get selected for over a large time span. It was ...

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  2. Story: The Sin

    It looks like "the writing bug" comes with the territory of being a nerd with an abundance of ideas and a complete lack of time to do them in. I have been writing mostly technical articles for almost 10 years now. In this time I’ve written literally hundreds of ...

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  3. What Django caching can do

    Nothing special here, just wanted to make a note about how simply turning on Django caching can bring a site’s performance up from this:

    Server Software:        nginx/1.2.1
    Server Hostname:        vo.ivoras.net
    Server Port:            80
    
    Document Path:          /api/location/1
    Document Length:        530 bytes
    
    Concurrency Level ...
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  4. Can UBI be tested with Digital Currency?

    This article on the discrepancy between consumers’ lifestyle and deteriorating workers’ rights has sparked a prodigiously long discussion on the Futurology subreddit (where the usual median length of the discussion is somewhere around 10 comments). Such topics now regularly venture into discussing the merits of Universal basic income (UBI), which ...

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