What can Camus teach us about facing the pandemic?

Note: No spoilers are below!

Reposted this one from my journal-style Substack to Medium because I think it meets the quality bar.

The Plague, set in the 1940s, is the (fictitious) story of the city of Oran during an outbreak of bubonic plague. The story is stitched together by a…

Including a step-by-step tutorial

Encryption is tricky, even when you’re using managed services, like AWS.

In my last post, I went over what you need to know about IAM, the identity and access management service offered by AWS. In this post, I want to be a little more concrete, by covering a common scenario…

Leveraging computer science for answers to a classic philosophical question

“God grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change,

Courage to change things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.”

— Reinhold Niebuhr

Everyone at least acts as though they have the power to make their own decisions. Yet, when we reflect upon what we know about…

An overview of simple algorithms that generate complex, life-like results.

If you’re interested in the philosophical implications of cellular automata, check out my post here.

Cellular Automata (CA) are simultaneously one of the simplest and most fascinating ideas I’ve ever encountered. In this post I’ll go over some famous CAs and their properties, focusing on the “elementary” cellular automata, and…

Recently Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astrophysicist, has garnered a lot of criticism for a tweet he posted regarding the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

The most charitable interpretation of Tyson’s tweet is that he wants people to look past their instinctive reactions to the mass shootings…

Systematizing one of our most common forms of argument

I recently came across one of the best Twitter accounts I’ve ever seen.

The account, @justsaysinmice, does one thing: Points out where journalist’s reports fail to mention a study has only been performed on mice. …

Thoughts on one of the most contentious problems in philosophy of mind today

A couple of months back I finished a book by Daniel Dennett written in 1991 titled Consciousness Explained that sped me down a multi-month rabbit hole where I tried to learn as much about anything consciousness-related as I could. I poured over the latest in philosophy, computer science, neuroscience, and…

Evan Kozliner

I write about technology, philosophy, and their intersections. Subscribe at thinkoutloudnews.substack.com! My articles are also on evankozliner.com.

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