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TO THE THINGS.
1. THE ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS
Related to last week, a reader sent in this profile of The Rock.
2. HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN IPHONE
This is great. This guy went to the markets in Shenzen, China, to see if he could build his own iPhone 6S from spare parts.
[watch the 24min videoÂ – yes it’s long but it’s great]
There are a few things of note here:
- It’s super interesting!
- The one thing the guy doesn’t tell you is how much all the parts cost (it’s $300 (not including duff parts)).
- The proliferation of We Chat asÂ theÂ payment mechanism throughout the market is phenomenal.
A couple of trends presentations ago (specificallyÂ slide 25, here), Marshall Manson and I said that, when it comes to the future of messaging apps, we should look east to see where the tech is going.
Worth a watch.
3. A HIGHER LOYALTY
Ahh… the James Comey book is nearly here.
The New York Times review is worth a readÂ as is I am sure the book itself (out on Thursday).
4. ABOUT THE BOYS
Tim Winton onÂ how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny.
Christ, this is so well written.
5. ACTUAL MACHINE LEARNING
Research scientist,Â Janelle Shane, has been pulling out the more interesting findings from a paper on algorithmic creativity.
You can readÂ the Twitter threadÂ orÂ Shane’s blog postÂ on the topic.
Both are insane.
Turns out if you ask an algorithm to learn how to jump a certain height, it’ll teach itself to can-can.
(thanks, Olly, for the tip)