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Things I read last week… (WB 19 July 2021)
How DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 works.
The Grayness of the Origin of Life: Why distinguishing the living from the non-living is non-trivial.
AVC on the ‘bad marriage problem’ for early stage investing.
David Sacks explains staffing requirements for fast-growing SaaS businesses.
Zuck on how Facebook will become the ‘metaverse’ company.
Bank of England develops a microstructural contagion model for systemic risk in the Euro-area banking system.
The $28B market for ultrafast grocery delivery.
Using Benford’s law to detect Bitcoin manipulation.
“Seeing the past through clearer eyes can help to avoid what I call a ‘golden age nostalgia,’ a mistaken belief that the information ecosystem worked seamlessly before the internet.”
Disinformation, it’s history.
Where Canadians live. [YouTube]
Why French sounds so unlike other Romance languages. [YouTube]