Five things on Friday #255

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1. THE ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Related to last week, a reader sent in this profile of The Rock.

And it is worth your time.

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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 video – yes it’s long but it’s great]

There are a few things of note here:

  1. It’s super interesting!
  2. The one thing the guy doesn’t tell you is how much all the parts cost (it’s $300 (not including duff parts)).
  3. The proliferation of We Chat as the payment mechanism throughout the market is phenomenal.

A couple of trends presentations ago (specifically 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.

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3. A HIGHER LOYALTY

Ahh… the James Comey book is nearly here.

The New York Times review is worth a read as is I am sure the book itself (out on Thursday).

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4. ABOUT THE BOYS

Tim Winton on how toxic masculinity is shackling men to misogyny.

Christ, this is so well written.

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5. ACTUAL MACHINE LEARNING

Research scientist, Janelle Shane, has been pulling out the more interesting findings from a paper on algorithmic creativity.

You can read the Twitter thread or Shane’s blog post 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)

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THE ESSENTIALS: 

Three this week: 

BEHOLD! THE BONUS SECTION FOR YOUR EYES!  

B/O/N/U/S.

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