Here are a few links for your weekend reading:
- “I speak in particular tonight about the moral menace posed by the concept of fast zombies. Frankly, zombies do not run. Zombies are lumbering; they are eternal; they are blind and brainless. They rise from the grave, but they do not run.” [Link] HT Paul Rubin.
- Why ending malaria may be more about critical infrastructure than bed nets. An interesting story about how malaria was eradicated from the United States in the 1930s.
- A humorous take on the New York Times dialect quiz that was popular. Satire at its best.
- Earlier in the week I blogged about whether the Fourth Down Bot would change football with its simple and effective use of expected values. It turns out that Deep Blue really changed chess.
- Two excellent blog posts on delegating: one by John D. Cook and one by Daniel Lemire.
- I found two articles on the gender pay gap via economists. One is from Marginal Revolution [Link] and another is a WSJ article via Justin Wolfers [Link].“The key to narrowing the gender wage gap is restructuring jobs and making hours more flexible.”
- A man went to the Grace Hopper Conference (a computing conference for women) and wrote about his impression: “Is this what it’s like for women at every conference?“
- Make these Star Wars paper snow flakes, I will.
- Sorting algorithms visualized is a 6 minute video that illustrates 15 sorting algorithms. HT David Levinson (@trnsprttnst)