"Components on the CPU circuit board were melting, but still it didn't crash. So that's how I debugged code with an oven."
If that's not a closing line that gets you to click through, I don't know what is.
Why didn't this exist five years ago? I would have had *so* much fun. But no, it can't get invented until I'm up to my ears in dissertation and have already adopted half a dozen new hobbies in the last two years. (Via the Lab49 Blog)
More generally, if the voter competences levels are then the cognitively most efficient voting scheme gives each voter a weight of the result is remarkable for a being such a simple formula of the voter’s own competence level.
There are a ton of links between voting, structured finance, and machine learning ensembles. For example, the logit equation Tabarrok gives is also used to weight members of Bayesian Model Combination ensembles, and is closely related to the weighting scheme used in AdaBoost.
I have every intention of writing about the overlaps between these topics one day, but until that day...
Leonard's critique is brilliant in its simplicity. RTWT.
Very briefly: if it is in fact so simple to "nudge" people between sets of preferences, how can you even claim they have real preferences? If people's preferences for apples or cookies is all an artifact of which comes first in the cafeteria line then central planners aren't allowing people to act on their low discount rate preferences instead of their high discount rate preferences, they're creating those preferences. David Henderson has a more in depth summary, but do read the original.
Now that I've got a Raspberry Pi up and running I need to dive into Arduino.
I'm going to build one of these to cut my teeth, then before you know it I'll be giving Leo Villareal a run for his money 😉