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By: Angelo Eno http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1014&cpage=1#comment-9433 Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:13:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1014#comment-9433 I wrote my first blog post which argues that the path to true happiness
lies in simulated annealing. I also include an explanation of simulated
annealing and how it can be applied to achieving happiness. Would be
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By: Mattisong http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1014&cpage=1#comment-9372 Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:08:00 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1014#comment-9372 I wonder if there is an applicable lesson in trying to shift to renewable energy sources. We seem pretty firmly planted in a local minima of fossil fuel. Does the science reveal any sociological schema that assist in facilitating these technological leaps that transcend our acquiescence?

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By: Carter http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1014&cpage=1#comment-8786 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:19:38 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1014#comment-8786 Hang, this is weird. It seems like our blog posts overlapped again. This is an awesome post. But what's interesting is that about a month ago I wrote my first blog post which argues that the path to true happiness lies in simulated annealing. I also include an explanation of simulated annealing and how it can be applied to achieving happiness. Would be interested to hear your thoughts.

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By: Hang http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1014&cpage=1#comment-8732 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 02:06:11 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1014#comment-8732 Hi Joe,

Thanks for the compliment, I was always dissatisfied with descriptions of Simulated Annealing as they made so complicated what was, to me, a blindingly simple concept. I'm glad I managed to convey that simplicity across.

I don't know if I spoke specifically to you about this but, at CHI last year, I made two specific predictions:

1. in 10 years time, 90%+ of all phones in use in the developed world would look recognizably like an iPhone (in the same way 90%+ of all desktop computers look recognizably like an Alto)
2. Apple was too smart to be working on a tablet.

For the last year, I'd been itching to put down on paper what I had been saying out loud but I hadn't been able to find the exact right framing that would make such an argument clear to a mass audience.

This post is laying the foundation for what is to become my argument for why the iPad could be the largest mistake that Apple ever made.

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By: Joe McCarthy http://blog.figuringshitout.com/?p=1014&cpage=1#comment-8729 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 01:15:22 +0000 http://blog.bumblebeelabs.com/?p=1014#comment-8729 This is one of the most evocative and approachable visualizations and descriptions of simulated annealing I've encountered.

Your discussion of the costs of [in]vested interests reminded me of an article by John Gourville in the June 2006 issue of HBR, Eager Sellers and Stony Buyers: Understanding the Psychology of New-Product Adoption, in which he describes how “loss aversion”, the “endowment effect” and “status-quo bias” all contribute to our reticence to try (or buy) new things. The upshot: most people have to perceive a potential improvement factor of 3:1 before they are willing to abandon the old for the new.

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