- coells/100days: 100 days of algorithms –
- Build Yourself a Redux | Hacker News –
- The great British Brexit robbery | Hacker News – y
- The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked | Technology | The Guardian –
- When Medieval Monks Couldn’t Cure the Plague, They Launched a Luxe Skincare Line | Collectors Weekly –
- cdgriffith/Box: Python dictionaries with recursive dot notation access –
- Finance is Not the Economy – The Unz Review –
- Show HN: Pocket Stream Archive – A personal Way-Back Machine | Hacker News –
- Considerations on Cost Disease | Hacker News – The question I'd ask in response to this post is "So where did the money actually go?"
I suspect inequality and wealth transfer explains much more of the observed trends than the author acknowledges at the end. In each of the verticals discussed, there have been strong (albeit sometimes less obvious) trends for consolidation among institutions and organizations. This includes companies, government contractors, and even vendors in ecosystems we tend to think of as decentralized like local schools, where significant consolidation might be occurring over time at the level of food suppliers like Aramark, utility companies, or diesel fuel suppliers for school buses.
These organizations' compensation and capital structures, in turn, likely grew increasingly unequal over time. Stockholders, stakeholders like executives, and intermediaries like insurance companies in those organizations likely extracted more and more capital relative to traditional stakeholders like the college students, physicians, and teachers addressed in the post.
Wealth transfer from traditional stakeholders (college students, physicians, teachers) to organizational stakeholders (execs, stockholders, suppliers in consolidating markets) seems like both a cause and a consequence of the 'cost disease' discussed in the post.
- wal-e/wal-e: Continuous Archiving for Postgres – WAL-E is a program designed to perform continuous archiving of PostgreSQL WAL files and base backups.
- Against Willpower | Hacker News –
- Photo Class 2015 –
- Shooting Daghestan –
- A new way to organize programs –
- “Worrying about licensing is what PG would call a sitcom idea” | Hacker News –
- Welcome, ACLU | Hacker News –
- Toasted Walnut Potato Salad – You Suck at Cooking (episode 56) : videos –
- Ask HN: What is the most exciting development in your field right now? | Hacker News –
- From dependency injection to dependency rejection | Hacker News –
- Homebrew Amiga Graphics Card (FPGA, Open Source) Finished | Hacker News –
- Kodi | Open Source Home Theater Software –
- Getting Started with Functional Programming in F# | Hacker News –
- Functional ASP.NET Core – Dusted Codes –
- Structured Procrastination: Do Less and Deceive Yourself | Hacker News –
- Poem About Distance In Marriage, These 13 Years –
- Is your programming language unreasonable? | F# for fun and profit –
- This Is What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike | Outside Online –
- What Happens to Your Body on a Thru-Hike | Hacker News –
- Tour of F# | Hacker News –
- Tour of F# | Microsoft Docs – The best way to learn about F# is to read and write F# code. This article will act as a tour through some of the key features of the F# language and give you some code snippets that you can execute on your machine. To learn about setting up a development environment, check out Getting Started.+
There are two primary concepts in F#: functions and types. This tour will emphasize features of the language which fall into these two concepts.
- APIs, robustness, and idempotency | Hacker News –
- Review of “Adults in the Room” by Yanis Varoufakis | Hacker News –