Interesting Reads for the Week Ending August 20th

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It’s Friday and it’s the twentieth. Here’s what I read that I found interesting over the past week.

The Rules

Here are the rules for what articles I choose to include in this weekly roundup:

  1. It can’t be anything I wrote.
  2. It has to be something I actually read. Nothing that simply had an interesting headline.
  3. I have to have read it since the previous post. It does not have to be something that was written in the past week.
  4. It has to be something I read online. In other words, it has to be a webpage with a URL.

The Reads

If the chip on your card ever fails and you’re forced to swipe it - then you’ll be out of luck in a few years because MasterCard To Discontinue Magnetic Stripes By 2024-2033. The reasoning, of course, is for better security. And it will result in better security. I just hope the chips get more resilient by then.

I’ve recently been reading up on GANs - Generative Adversarial Networks. 12 Colab Notebooks that matter is a list of a dozen GAN Google Collab notebooks that seem interesting.

This spoke to me - Our Kindergartener’s Teacher Told Us to Limit Her Reading So She Won’t “Get Too Far Ahead”. While I never had a teacher tell my parents to limit my reading, I do remember always reading ahead whenever we were reading a book out loud in class. I just couldn’t not read ahead when my classmates read s_o s_l_o_w.

People have more than the five classical senses. That’s the point of the article How many senses do you have? A lot more than 5, says science. I’ve known this a while - we also have the sense of time, the sense of temperature, the sense of balance - so I call the five senses - smell, sight, touch, taste, and hearing - the five “classical” senses because these were the senses identified in antiquity by none other than Aristotle.

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