September 2016

September 30, 2016

  • NYT Magazine: The Agency. “From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.”

September 25, 2016

You are in a startup. All around is a burning runway. There are exits to the North and East…

Stef Lewandowski DM’s a text-based adventure game of startup on Twitter. Hilarious!


September 18, 2016

Evolutionary advantages of loneliness

WaPo: Loneliness can be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive.

The oxytocin receptor gene comes in several variants… For our ancestors, safety was in numbers, so evolution favored those who craved the bond with others �” and hence the GG genotype may have survived. On the other hand, the group also needed people less upset by being alone �” those who might venture far away, explore the environment �” such as the carriers of the AA genotype.