10 Weekend Reads

My longer form 3 day weekend reading! Pull up a cup of coffee and get ready to have your mind expanded:

Slaves to the algorithm: Our age elevates the precision-tooled power of the algorithm over flawed human judgment. This may not be such a good thing (aeon)
Facebook, One Year Later: What Really Happened in the Biggest IPO Flop Ever (Atlantic)
• The Pseudo-Business of the NCAA (priceonomics)
• Mandelbrot Conceived the Mathematics of Roughness (New York Review of Books) see also Unknown Mathematician Proves Elusive Property of Prime Numbers (Wired)
• Left Behind: No break for the wounded  America does a terrible job of caring for its war veterans (The Gazette)
Philosopher Daniel Dennett: Seven Tools For Critical Thinking (Open Culture)
Bret, Unbroken: His brain and body shattered in a horrible accident as a young boy, Bret Dunlap was mess. Then he discovered running. (Runner’s World)
• The Gut-Wrenching Science Behind the World’s Hottest Peppers (Smithsonian)
End it like Beckham: England legend calls time on glittering career and retires (Daily Mail)
• Welcome to Google Island (Wired)

Whats up for your holiday weekend?

 

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