Why public policy doesn’t always work the way you want it to. An extended analogy between design specs and public policy specs and why there are often differences between the spec and implementation. Why we should be spending more time discussing fundamental value differences that matter instead of getting lost in technocratic weeds.
Why are there so many representations for colour? Why are some of the cylinders? Why is RGB and YMC both legit? Nat blows your mind into a billion colours.
When you want to see the distribution of a bunch of data-points, like grades, you usually make a histogram. But how do you choose the right bin size? Well, with Kernel Density Estimation, you don’t need to. Throw that histogram out the window!
Not the Mongol empire, the Mogul Empire. It’s the most epic empire you’ve never heard of, a tale full of romantic figures and it’s incredibly foundational to modern Indian/Pakistani/Bangledeshi culture.
You can model without being a super-model and Ashton Hong tells you how. Basically, it involves building a portfolio and a lot of human networking.
Chefs create recipes from the first principles. One of the ways they do this is by looking at the end product they want and combining the ingredients at hand. This is reminiscent of the Theory of Change put forth by Aaron Schwartz. Here we cover both of these while trying to make an awesome bowl of ramen!
The “mono” in the word “monogamy” means having one romantic partner. Similarly, “poly” in the word “polyamory” means multiple romantic partners. It’s a VERY personal choice that many people make that basically boils down to eschewing cultural norms (with all the challenges that implies) in exchange for greater relationship freedom and versatility.