Read — 2015/01/08

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. ‘Charlie Hebdo’, a magazine of satire, mocks politics, religion“, by Krishnadev Calamur (NPR). The magazine’s office was the site of an attack that left 12 dead.
  2. CES: security risks from the smart home“, by Molly Wood (NY Times). As we connect more and more devices to the Internet, we must be deliberate about our networks, passwords, and use of encryption.
  3. It’s never too late to learn new skills“, by Elizabeth Holmes (Wall Street Journal). Set aside the time, don’t expect to be a pro on Day One, be resiliently willing to make mistakes.
  4. Eugenics…not totally evil“, by Laura Secorun Palet (OZY). A case for pre-birth genetic intervention.
  5. Meet the market shapers” (The Economist). Machine learning and type elicitation lure economics out of the ivory tower.
  6. Here’s the question every man is asking after the amazing Jimmy Fallon interview with Nicole Kidman“, by Taylor Antrim (Vogue). The author is spot-on to call the interview a “truly human exchange”, modulo small intrusions of machismo and viewer-targeted asides (they are on a TV show in front of a crowd, I suppose). Two acquaintances reminisce about a shared and mutually awkward past experience, dabbing their toes on the shore of another world line.