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GeneralRe: Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years Pin
Nelek17-Feb-20 18:59
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GeneralRe: Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years Pin
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GeneralRe: Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years Pin
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GeneralRe: Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years Pin
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NewsComputers can be understood Pin
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GeneralRe: Computers can be understood Pin
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GeneralRe: Computers can be understood Pin
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GeneralRe: Computers can be understood Pin
Dar Brett19-Feb-20 0:10
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I don't think that's what he was trying to say in the article.

Understanding the next layer down isn't akin to building it from scratch. Consider if a circuit breaker in your house wouldn't stay on - you'd systematically unplug stuff until you had power back, you probably know enough to unplug appliances that typically draw a lot of power first as well. There's a big difference between learning enough to do that, and wiring your house from scratch.

Learning a little bit about the stuff you don't need to know about is great, otherwise how would you be able to judge between whether or not something like drain cleaner, or a frontend JavaScript framework was an unnecessary and unhelpful?
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NewsMicrosoft updates its roadmap for the new Edge; extension syncing coming this month Pin
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NewsDon’t use the word ‘did’ or a dumb anti-piracy company will delete you from Google Pin
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NewsMicrosoft gives up on Visual Studio App Center MBaaS, riling developers Pin
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NewsScientists need help looking for aliens in massive new trove of SETI data Pin
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