Forget social politics! Algorithms can deal with flaky friends

Not matter what you do in life you will have consider backing off and cutting losses. In society, we use very simplistic rules. I’ve seen the method, three strikes and you’re out used in sports, employment and social relationships. This works well with the simplistic situations in sport. However, although this may save time it seems … Continue reading Forget social politics! Algorithms can deal with flaky friends

The negative effects of overthinking can be computationally demonstrated

If you’re anything like me, you would have over thought something in life. Overthinking rarely ends well. I come up with spurious correlations, irrational tangents, and my ability to make any meaningful predictions becomes clouded. Come to think of it, we fill our days with predictions to such an extent; I’d question the honesty of … Continue reading The negative effects of overthinking can be computationally demonstrated