Lynx Roundup, January 31st 2020

Lynx Roundup, January 31st 2020

Concurrency in Python! Universal patterns behind innovation! Voting machines hacked!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Facing complexity means befriending uncertainty and ambiguity
Our dominant way of thinking in dualistic opposites makes us blind to the underlying unity. Nature is hardly ever that black or white; mostly we are dealing with shades of grey. The way we tend to…
Mathematicians have discovered how the universal patterns behind innovation arise
The work could lead to a new approach to the study of what is possible, and how it follows from what already exists.
Researchers Assembled over 100 Voting Machines. Hackers Broke Into Every Single One.
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system
An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing black hole system at a level of detail never seen before. In the process they uncovered new clues to understanding the immediate surroundings …
Sending Amazon workers a unionizing message is as easy as changing a book cover
I haven’t read Mike Monteiro’s new book Ruined by Design, so I can’t say whether it’s any good. But let’s judge a book by its cover for a moment — because this cover cleverly encourages Amazon workers to form a labor union, and Amazon says it won’t stop such messages from going out.

https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5092170

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Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.