Review of 'Accidental Superpower' by Peter Zeihan

The Accidental Superpower (2014) attempts to explain why the United States has been the global superpower, and will continue to be for at least the next 30 years. The three elements he identified that

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Calibrated probability estimates for estimating task time

There is a popular idea in software engineering, that is that it is not possible to estimate how long a project will take. Articles like this and this are this argue this compellingly. However, this i

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The Algebra of Data

This book introduces an algebraic model of data. If you are familiar with relational algebra, then you can think of data algebra as a generalization. If you are not familiar with relational algebra, t

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Homer's Iliad

The Iliad is a story of the Trojan War, specifically the Greek Hero Achilles and King Agammemnon, and how their conflict over a concubine delays them winning the war. The story takes place around 1260

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Timothy Snyder’s cogent essay “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century” draws on his careful study of 20th Century European history. It gives a list of 20 rules, or &ls

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How to Read a Book by Adler and Van Doren

Mortimer Adler and Charles Van Doren’s book “How to Read a Book” sounds unneccessary at first. If you can’t read a book, then a book about reading books won’t help. And i

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