Hello Reddit! Science has a diversity problem. From 2002 to 2017, around 50,000 people earned Ph.D.s each year, but the percentage of Black PhDs graduating increased from just 5.1% to 5.4%. This is concerning for a number of reasons. A large body of research shows that diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) improves the outcomes of the scientific enterprise. Further, the lack of diversity is damaging to the public when it comes to trust in science, willingness to listen to expert scientific suggestions, and patient health. For example, research shows that African American patients receive better care and are more likely to agree to invasive interventions if they have a doctor that looks like them. However, since... keep reading on reddit ➡
My wife and I FIREd last year with about $1M invested, and 1-1.5 years of cash on hand.
The original plan was to completely stop working, and follow the standard 4% rule to live off approximately $40k/year. We thought we could do this because we had spent the past 8 years diligently saving, being frugal, and finding ways to maximize investment value.
What actually happened was the following:
The result of these two things was that we recently had a moment of clarity. For our situation, we can work... keep reading on reddit ➡
Being a neonate, I often find that professional spaces tend to greatly discriminate against me - often times, I attend interviews, only to be vigorously patronized and coddled.
Last week, I attended a virtual interview for a developer position at Goldman Sachs. For the upcoming months, I poured over "Cracking the Coding Interview" by Gayle Laakmann McDowell and completed MIT's 6.006 course. I wore my best slacks, but despite this, my interviewer dismissed me the moment I came onto the call. I have difficulty enunciating, as I have no teeth, and due to this lacking of mine, my interviewer began to coo at me, saying "Who's a smart boy? Who's the cutest boy in the world?". He then turned to someone off camera and said, "I think someone just... left their kid at the computer and didn't show up for the interview...?" Fools! How insulting.. my parents are gainfully employed. And I knew the answer to his query, "who's the cutest boy" was me, of course - my mother tells me as such daily, but... keep reading on reddit ➡
#A case study of the win rate depression phenomenon across every role: using statistics to win more just by taking the right runes
Written patch 10.16
There are three generalized categories of decisions that a player can optimize: (1) macro, which includes rotations, vision control, and wave management, (2) micro, which includes reaction speed, matchup knowledge, and mechanics, and (3) meta, which includes more theory-related skills such as runes, skill order, and itemization. Meta decisions are generally the easiest to optimize and improve because they don't require the nuances learned from playing hundreds of games. In this post, we justify and discuss the optimization of both keystone and minor runes using recent data from patch 10.16, sourced from Lolalytics.
League of Legends' lead gameplay designer Riot Scruffy recently tweeted that initi... keep reading on reddit ➡
When the pandemic started, most of the attention was on "asymptomatic" infectees, but I've seen more people saying many of them may have instead been pre-symptomatic. What is the number of asymptomatic people that never get symptoms, and is there any differences between pre- and a- symptomatic people?
Can we reopen schools and ditch the masks now?!?!?!
New study tracked 3410 close contacts of 391 index cases and grouped them by #COVID19 symptoms.
305 showed NO symptoms... & infected only 1 person