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Specialist Knowledge Is Useless and Unhelpful

Slate – Peter Aldhous – Dec 8, 2012, 4:45 AM – Jeremy Howard: It's a website that hosts competitions for data prediction. We've run a whole bunch of amazing competitions. One asked competitors to develop algorithms to mark students' essays. One that finished recently challenged competitors to…
Marc Andreessen RT @amcafee: .@jeremyphoward: "Your decades of specialist knowledge are not only useless, they're actually unhelpful" t.co/kmlpcqotHg #2MA
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A Dozen Things I've Learned from Startup L. Jackson About Venture Capital Investing and Startups

25iq – trengriffin – Mar 28, 3:50 AM – There has been a lot of speculation about the identity of Startup L. Jackson. One theory is that “he” is actually composed of machine learning algorithms and a database of the insight of a few well-known venture capitalists. Evidence…
Aileen Gemma Smith RT @davemcclure: 25iq: A Dozen Things I've Learned from @StartupLJackson About Venture Capital Investing and Startups t.co/OSUmqWAWmK cc @500startups
Tren Griffin A post on @EpicureanDeal in the style of my StartupLJackson post today t.co/CbFCRHWG7m is possible. Controversy certain to result.
Jeff Garzik RT @trengriffin: My new post "A Dozen Things I've Learned from Startup L. Jackson About Venture Capital Investing and Startups" is up t.co/CbFCRHF5fO
Sten Tamkivi RT @cdixon: 'Most successful startups are overnight success. That night is usually somewhere between day 1000 and day 3500.' t.co/qc2EjtwTml
priya joseph RT @mukund: Worth a read: from @trengriffin A Dozen Things I've Learned from @StartupLJackson About Venture Capital Investing t.co/MerVER9Mlt
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Stanford offers admission to 2,144 students, expands financial aid program

news.stanford.edu – Mar 27 – Stanford has extended undergraduate admission offers to the Class of 2019 and announced an increase in financial aid. Now, parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 and typical assets will be expected to pay no Stanford tuition. Stanford…
sulemanali @Stanford now free for families with annual income less than $125,000. 16% of admits are 1st gen to go to college . t.co/h8SHNybiND
Thomas J. Loverro RT @newsycombinator: Parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 will pay no tuition t.co/axfOwnFc8b
Rob Reich RT @Stanford: Under a new policy, parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 and typical assets will pay no tuition: t.co/2PENe07UQh
Maggie Haberman RT @nycsouthpaw: "Currently, 77 percent of Stanford undergraduates leave the university at graduation with no student debt." t.co/Kmon0sJTEE
Heidi N Moore RT @Stanford: Under a new policy, parents with annual family incomes below $125,000 and typical assets will pay no tuition: t.co/2PENe07UQh
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Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data

nytimes.com John Markoff (@markoff) – May 29, 2014 – Scientists in the Netherlands have moved a step closer to overriding one of Albert Einstein's most famous objections to the implications of quantum mechanics, which he described as “ spooky action at a distance.” In a paper published…
Lorcan Roche Kelly RT @cdixon: Whoa. "Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data" t.co/sswiDwGoky via @mgsiegler t.co/zwAdNVkFfe
Ming RT @cdixon: Whoa. "Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data" t.co/sswiDwGoky via @mgsiegler t.co/zwAdNVkFfe
John McCrea Experimental evidence of "spooky action at a distance" t.co/XqWNWgdzOF
Peter W. Singer RT @cdixon: Whoa. "Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data" t.co/sswiDwGoky via @mgsiegler t.co/zwAdNVkFfe
William Gibson RT @cdixon: Whoa. "Scientists Report Finding Reliable Way to Teleport Data" t.co/sswiDwGoky via @mgsiegler t.co/zwAdNVkFfe
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Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes

qz.com – Anne Quito – Watching advancements in 3D printing technology can seem like watching science fiction—impressive, but ultimately out of reach and arguably bearing little relevance in daily life. But with the announcement of a breakthrough technology that…
Robert Graboyes GOOD NEWS FOR ALFRED E NEUMAN/ @qz: Soon: #3Dprinted replacement tooth in minutes. t.co/NoKSdaFJ2z t.co/1Nq2QlPzNG HT @pmarca
Rosepcountry RT @qz: Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes t.co/MPuQ1qrm1G t.co/7SGkuGWUQ4
Raju Narisetti RT @qz: Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes t.co/MPuQ1qrm1G t.co/7SGkuGWUQ4
Calestous Juma #Dentists will soon be able to #3Dprint you a new tooth in minutes t.co/npNfEFBIrO t.co/98p31qP11s via @qz @QEPrize
Farooq Butt RT @qz: Dentists will soon be able to 3D print you a new tooth in minutes t.co/MPuQ1qrm1G t.co/7SGkuGWUQ4
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Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne

telegraph.co.uk – Ahmed Vahdat – Mar 28 – A close media aide to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, has sought political asylum in Switzerland after travelling to Lausanne to cover the nuclear talks between Tehran and the West. Amir Hossein Motaghi, who managed public relations for Mr…
M. Caruso-Cabrera RT @Levitt_Matt: Pro-Hassan Rouhani Iranian editor defects while covering nuclear talks in Lausanne t.co/Keb1C0zi3e
Daniel Rubin RT @Yair_Rosenberg: Wow. RT @michaeldweiss: Iranian journalist who defects while covering talks says this: t.co/VBR0I3EQ6o t.co/2Oe3gqz2Jh
Benn Steil Former Rouhani PR manager: "US negotiating team mainly there to speak on Iran's behalf with other members of the 5+1" t.co/tjW8wozxfe
Adrian Monck 'The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran's behalf with other members of the 5+1 countries...' t.co/hq3ZA85eOb
Daniel Nisman RT @mdubowitz: Iranian defector: US negotiating team there to speak on Iran's behalf with 5+1 countries & convince them of a deal. t.co/xnlZvAaC8m
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Tech Executives Pressure Indiana After Passage of Controversial Law

bits.blogs.nytimes.com Quentin Hardy (@qhardy) – Mar 27 – The tech industry is applying its economic muscle well outside of Silicon Valley. On Thursday, Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce.com, announced he would cancel all company events in Indiana, following passage of law that many in the…
amber mac RT @nytimes: Tech executives pressure Indiana after passage of controversial law t.co/q6LWt8ePlC
Marc Benioff RT @nytimes: Tech executives pressure Indiana after passage of controversial law t.co/q6LWt8ePlC
Kelsey Falter Have such a terrible taste in my mouth re: Indiana bill. Such a terribly slippery slope. t.co/keYHkTT1AL
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A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

nytimes.com – Natasha Singer – Mar 28 – Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children — and, let's face it, some of their parents — have spent hours chatting up the virtual assistant, curious about the details of her humanoid back…
Kashmir Hill Society "not ready for kids' illusory relationships w/intelligent devices even if they're just mimicking parents" t.co/GRQeBWudZn
Ryan Spoon A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri t.co/2t6m7CaHVQ via @nuzzel
Jeff Macke .@SiriouslySusan: Mattel wants to jam your soul into a Barbie. Is that even legal? t.co/yhHgPjRzJl via @nytimes
John McCrea RT @orenjacob: A "Wi-Fi Barbie w/ the Soul of Siri" that could usher in a new era of interactive play akin to Minecraft .. t.co/sZ6hDCNw22
Om Malik RT @orenjacob: A "Wi-Fi Barbie w/ the Soul of Siri" that could usher in a new era of interactive play akin to Minecraft .. t.co/sZ6hDCNw22
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The breathtaking beauty of Yemen, a war-torn land

Mashable – Mar 27, 10:43 AM – Yemen, the poorest country in the Middle East, came even closer to an all-out-war this week in a particularly complex conflict. There are lots of complicated Yemeni rivalries at the heart of this conflict. But, essentially, local rebels, known as…
Jason Hirschhorn The breathtaking beauty of Yemen, a war-torn land t.co/i5SZK6jEfR via @mashable
Sam Glover RT @pourmecoffee: Just look at these pictures of how beautiful Yemen is (via @mashable) t.co/d4pJt7HWyQ t.co/URMxv7obAB
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G.O.P. Hawks Upset With Bush After Baker Speech on Israel

nytimes.com Nicholas Confessore (@nickconfessore) – Mar 27 – The warnings trickled in soon after an announcement began circulating last month that James A. Baker III, the former diplomat who is now a foreign policy adviser to Jeb Bush, would be a featured speaker at a conference hosted by J Street, the…
Dr. David Romei G.O.P. Hawks Upset With Bush After Baker Speech on Israel t.co/c8OGhHjdak via @NYTPolitics
Maggie Haberman Jeb team sees expectation he would yield to demands from anyone as unrealistic in terms of how he is running t.co/Umguzl9DjB
Maggie Haberman Bush Team, asked to intercede with Baker, didn't see him as someone they could pressure. t.co/Umguzl9DjB
Heidi N Moore RT @mikiebarb: Jeb Bush world was afraid of confronting Jim Baker over J Street despite warnings. Dishy @nickconfessore, @maggieNYT t.co/8v9NeguuMn
Andrew Kaczynski The fear of upsetting Sheldon Adelson among presidential candidates is just amazing. t.co/BWTY1zmCwy
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What's up?

Economist – Mar 25 – Add this article to your reading list by clicking this button MESSENGERS are arguably the most successful smartphone apps. The ten biggest collectively boast more than 3 billion accounts. WhatsApp, the leader, has 700m. The number of WhatsApp…
Bill Seitz RT @EconMEastAfrica: The number of WhatsApp messages sent now exceeds the number of standard texts t.co/2jT8eFHEC5 t.co/hNqBefuuEI
Moisés Naím RT @TheEconomist: The number of WhatsApp messages sent now exceeds the number of standard texts t.co/JmriECeV9R t.co/moU9ArSOZj
Linda Yueh Fast RT @TheEconomist: The number of WhatsApp messages sent now exceeds standard texts t.co/QCSFl0q2kU t.co/dm4sNlfbOp
Amit Paranjape The number of #WhatsApp messages sent now exceeds the number of standard texts t.co/f7XDfk2sx2 t.co/HWXEKTEBzK
Tim Crawford .@WhatsApp now exceeds standard SMS in messages sent per day. t.co/m1YaDQdAan t.co/cBnjKFnT3D
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