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My unscientific take on this is it's about micro adjustments and just in time feedback. By focusing on where you ARE going, you will make that happen subconsciously through your motor skills. If you are going the wrong way (in micro amounts), you will self-correct.

Do you have more information about this approach? I've never heard about it until now.

I tried to dig out the references from my mess of bibliography (I worked on this topic long before Mendeley and alike appeared), unsuccessfully.

I remember that I ran into this technique independently first (in a context of encoding expression trees) and then found a number of other examples in the literature (e.g., encoding the neural network topology, etc.).

This story is like the poster child of success with genetic algorithms.

Chances are the CEO doesn't know about such a group.

To play devil's advocate, there's certainly a limit to computer-based searches. If the computer's model (which was made by a person or persons) is under-specified, then it will produce suboptimal results. At least with a person, there is always the possibility of integrating new facts on the fly.

This would eventually backfire if ad networks look for click fraud.

It's like a security mechanism for spicy material. What stays in Vegas (defined as a group of individuals) does a better job of staying in Vegas if collocation is a requirement.


Another angle is a groupon type service. Do something fun together, get a coupon for food/drink/another fun activity that unlocks when all members on the group reunite in a month. Create mechanism for 'chaining' to encourage stickiness. People get slight push to maintain friendships they might let otherwise let slip away.


Sure, I see what you're saying ionforce, and thanks for the clarification.

I still don't see the point...Hangover only works when you 1. go to the same place with 2. the same people, and 3.you want to lock content with those people

I ask how often does this use case occur?

What do you think ionforce?


Man, using Perl professionally (as have I). What kind of job was it?

Scala (my current language), world's apart! I was truly blind to a much higher, cleaner level of thinking/programming until I learned Scala.


Haha, testing automation framework. Test engineers took our framework and wrote tests with it. Yes Perl professionally is not much fun but I fell in love with Larry Wall after reading the Perl book. Though Perl isn't the best language, a lot of his philosophy shines through and makes it much more than just another programming language.


> Man, using Perl professionally (as have I). What kind of job was it?

Ten years ago I was using Perl to write web applications with HTML::Mason, in a consulting firm. I can't say I miss that :-).


Does anyone know how it works? Like does it make requests to a service or is it running in the browser, JS style?


There's a section called A Tour of Go [0] which has a series of code samples with explanations. The last part of the introduction to the tour says a little about what they call the Go playground [1]:

"This tour is built atop the Go Playground, a web service that runs on golang.org's servers.

The service receives a Go program, compiles, links, and runs the program inside a sandbox, then returns the output."

[0] - https://tour.golang.org/welcome/1 [1] - https://tour.golang.org/welcome/4


It's the same stuff that powers the playground: http://play.golang.org/

More info here: http://blog.golang.org/playground


It makes requests to a backend service. You can read more about the implementation of the Go Playground on the blog[0].

[0]: https://blog.golang.org/playground


> It is an unbelievably stressful game

This is why I don't play. So much stress.



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