Things I read last week… (WB 18 Jul 2022)
“The fact that the markets are bad doesn’t mean founders get to hide. The opposite is likely true—when markets are bad, the best founders will find ways to raise the capital they need to exit the turmoil in a dominant position. And if history is any guide, it is precisely during this downturn that we’ll see the emergence of a new class of tech powerhouses.”
– Arron Harris: VCs are scared when they should be greedy.
Google launched Quantum Virtual Machines.
Three computer scientists proved the NLTS conjecture in quantum computational complexity.
Strange new phase of matter created in quantum computer acts like it has two time dimensions.
“We provide novel evidence that poor individuals born in countries with high consumption of meat are more likely to show soccer prowess.”
– Meat consumption and success in soccer.
The history of Fritz Haber (of the Haber process). [YouTube]