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  1. May 2019
    1. new

      I don't want to read too much into this word, but it could be read to suggest existing Pixel phones wont get this feature.

  2. Apr 2019
    1. In Estonia, for example, it takes about a minute to file a tax return.

      It is the second time I've seen Estonia mentioned this morning. Sounds like they are trying some really interesting things in government. Curious to see how it all goes.

      https://www.zdnet.com/article/e-estonia-what-is-all-the-fuss-about/

    2. the legislation all but ensures that paying taxes remains a giant, expensive pain in the ass for most workers and insulates Intuit, which runs TurboTax, and H&R Block from the potential harmful effects of competent governance to their bottom line.

      Not sure how accurate this characterization is, but it does seem that Intuit has been lobbying to keep things less than straightforward for taxpayers for some time. Unfortunate. https://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-these-taxprep-companies-lobby-hard-to-keep-tax-day-a-torture-for-you-20150414-column.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboTax (see controversies)

    1. but to lay traps for producers, for a patentee can sue for infringement even if it doesn't make the product that it holds a patent on.

      Not always a "bad guy" story. Let's say a brilliant but poor woman dreams up a wildly effective design for a rocket engine after years of research. She wisely patents it and tries to get the attention of someone in the space industry. Until she finds a partner (which generally means negotiating a mutually acceptable price for the fruits of her labor), she is a "troll."

    1. We often think about AI “replacing us” with a vision of robots literally doing our jobs, but it’s not going to shake out in quite that way. Look at radiology, for example: with the advances in computer vision, people sometimes talk about AI replacing radiologists. We probably won’t ever get to the point where there’s zero human radiologists. But a very possible future is one where, out of 100 radiologists now, AI lets the top 5 or 10 of them do the job of all the rest. If such a scenario plays out, where does that leave the other 90 or so doctors?
  3. Mar 2019
    1. Many of the links from the Pages RSS feed are valid according to the server.

    1. We

      Does this organization have any formal relationship to outline.com? I just discovered them both (actually discovered hypothes.is through outline) and wasn't sure.

    1. In a perfect world, the author would sell you a license to the book and you'd just read it on whatever platform suited you. For now, the leading ebook providers are not making this easy so I end up with some titles (and associated annotations) on one platform and other titles on another, which is far more complicated than it needs to be.

    1. But now there's a woman named Gloria Mark at UC Irvine who has done research showing you can actually get people's big five personality traits just by their click patterns alone, with 80 percent accuracy.
    1. Nest Secure is easy to live with

      Yes it is. One downside, however, is that the system does not provide very good integration with other smart devices/services. This seems to be a trend in Google services of late. IFTTT, for example is not available at all for Nest Secure as today.