George Soros, FULL TEXT: Here’s The Already Famous George Soros Speech That’s Been Taken Down From His Website, here. So there are three possibilities: 1. The website is run like Wonker Weiners, 2. Soros writes the speech, delivers it at the Festival of Economics, then has second thoughts to either suppress or enhance the text’s distribution, 3. Soros is asked to take the text down. I wonder who asked him to take it down? The text lays down a pretty compelling narrative v.v. the Euro bubble. It is worth a read; you have three months.
Project Syndicate, The Euro at Bay, here. via DeLong
Laura D’Andrea Tyson, NYT, Confusion About the Deficit, here.
Is a decrease in the federal budget deficit good or bad for jobs and growth in the American economy? This deceptively simple question confuses thousands of students who enroll in introductory economics every year, and it will undoubtedly confuse millions of voters this year.
The supply of information to which we are exposed under modernity is transforming humans from the equable second fellow to the neurotic first. For the purpose of our discussion, the second fellow only reacts to real information, the first largely to noise. The difference between the two fellows will show us the difference between noise and signal. Noise is what you are supposed to ignore; signal what you need to heed.
Gawker, This Is How You Make Something Go Viral: An Impractical Guide, here.
(A word of caution: When the internet is particularly starved for content, it tends to reach for low-hanging fruit. And that fruit is low-hanging for a reason: It’s ripe to the point of being rotten. Insipid, pointless, patently unintesting and unfunny items are brought to the fore when they would otherwise remain unmissed in obscurity. Be on alert: Just as in other areas of life, obnoxious elements can, occasionally, gain undeserved attention when there is nothing good on.)
So we scrape the internet to provide top tier sites like BoingBoing, Reddit, and BuzzFeed with fodder for dialog, really? Set the bar lower.
Just try to make portions of the internet not suck too much on some days.
E. L. Wisty
Peng and Sohi, Minds@UW, Cache Memory Design Considerations to Support Languages with Dynamic Heap Allocation. here.
In this report, we consider the design of cache memories to support the execution of languages that make extensive use of a dynamic heap. To get insight into the cache memory design, we define several characteristics of dynamic heap references and measure these characteristics for several benchmark programs using Lisp as our model heap-intensive language. We make several observations about the heap referencing characteristics and study the implications of the referencing characteristics on cache memory design. From our observations, we conclude that conventional cache memories are likely to be inadequate in supporting dynamic heap references.