My mom told me this BS “fact” how due to bumblebee’s weight in comparison with their wingspan, they shouldn’t be able to fly. “But the bumblebee doesn’t know that” so it flies anyways
What a load of shit. But what causes people to believe this?
Example: You will be able to throw a Football at an ant over two miles away with precision accuracy just by yelling "Kobe" while throwing the before-mentioned Football.
Edit: Yes, you can throw yourself. Have fun :)
Edit 2: It only works on things you are able to physically lift. If you can lift it, you can throw it.
They didn't have to do that, but you can slide through it and leave a trail, and leave footprints. Most games would've just had a snow asset that you couldn't interact with, since it's only for looks. It's the small things.
Edit: lots of people apparently have drawn penises in the snow. Never change, Guardians.
The bad economics:
> Peters, O. The ergodicity problem in economics. Nat. Phys. 15, 1216–1221 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0732-0
This will not really be an RI. There's a good one-page response given by Doctor et al. here (with supplementary material here). I'm making this text post to give some context to this paper, and repost Ben Golub's twitter thread.
Peters' presents a decision-making theory that is meant to overcome the flaws of expected utility theory. His main, illustrative example is a coinflip game which he describes here. The game consists of multiple periods where wealth either goes up 50% or down by 40% depending on a coinflip. Basically, this is a gentler version of double or nothing. The key question is: how should we play this game? Peters first applies expected utility theory to address this question. Maximizing EU implies that we should invest a positive amount into the game (with log utility, you should invest like 25% into the coin game I think). He believes that this result is nonsensical because the coinflip game has a negative "growth rate." That is, (log(1.5)+log(0.6))/2 < 0, which means that repeatedly playing the coin game will eventually cause your wealth to go to zero. From this, he argues that modern economics has failed. In response, he develops an alternative algorithm for decision-making that maximizes growth rates. This alternative algorithm and its goal of maximizing the growth-rate of wealth are entirely teleological and not based on psychological factors, which he argues is a positive quality.
Ben Golub's RI
Golub summarizes his and Doctor et al.'s response here.
> This thread gives my own gloss and expansion of some points Doctor et al. raise. Peters and co think there is a hidden assumption of economic theory: specifically, they think expected utility theory secretly assumes a mathematical property called ergodicity. This is false. > > Expected utility theory makes 4 assumptions, which are stated precisely and concisely in every... keep reading on reddit ➡
when I started highschool I was under the impression that to get anywhere in the world I would need to be at the top of the class to get a well paying job and that would make me happy. By the 2nd year I was completely burned out and ended up dropping out and working a couple of smaller jobs.
Last December I decided that I wanted to try to go to pilot school in 2020 but then everything happened and the year just became a whole load of nothing. At the end of the summer I ended up inheriting some money and I started thinking about what I wanted to do with them and something that had been in the back of my head for years started to come back. ever since I started to learn to drive a car I have loved being out on the road and several times I have wished I could do it for a living. Not being stuck in a office all day or having to deal with customers yelling at me when we were out of their favorite brand of vegan cheese. So after a couple of days of calling around to driving schools I was set up for driving and theory lesions.
As of Thursday last week I only have my written and practical test left and I am having more fun than I have had in a long time. Learning how a truck works, how to safely secure loads and not least learning how to drive has been far more engaging and fulfilling than any physics class ever was.