Quantitative blog

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Below You will find reviews of what I believe to be valuable content from quantitative disciplines
such as math, physics and programming complemented with a bit of philosophy and futurology.
Hope you will find interesting stuff here.


Harrison Kinsley

"Programming is a superpower"

And Harrison is a python superhero. Energetic and empowering he produces python code and youtube videos like a machine gun. Self-taught python programmer encouraging you to join him. Covering broad range of python usage from basics, through web development to machine learning, robotics and AI. Takes great fun from programming using artificial intelligence for things such as self-driving car in popular GTA game.

Mirosław Zelent
Pasja Informatyki

"Don't compare yourself to others - the only person you should compare yourself to is yourself yesterday"

For those of you lucky enough to speak Polish, Mirosław covers basics of programming in C++ as well as web programming (HTML, JS, CSS, PHP, SQL). Mirosław is an experienced programming teacher of exceptional emotional maturity. He follows slight edge philosophy of constant self improvement, and invites you to come along.
Worth learning Polish for.

Open Courseware

“The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.”

Massachusets Institute of Technology needs no introduction. They stand out from other top educational institutions by their commitment to open knowledge. Among multiple courses you can find several related to computer science, notably course on artificial intelligence.
Highest quality of education
for free, for everybody.


Yuval Noah Harari

“War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are more at risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out but immortality is in. What does the future hold?”

Yuval is a professor of history and probably one of the most popular contemporary phiilosophers. He offers entirely new perspective on what point humanity is in and what are the challenges facing us in the future. In Homo Deus he explores how thanks to science humans are becoming god-like creatures working on immortality and self-engineering.

Stanisław Lem

"Humanity is in a situation of a man who jumped from 50th storey and right now is falling on the level of 30th." Someone leans out of a window and asks: How does it look like? Falling man says: So far so good"

Stanisław was a Polish scince-fiction author, philosopher and futurologist, his work was translated into many languages. Sceptical about human ability to communicate, let alone not harm each other. Many of his past predictions about future are coming to realisation, but in a twisted form corrupted by human lust. In Summa Technologiae he predicts transition from biological to technological evolution, without missing humans too much.

Astronomy and physics

- In A Nutshell

"We create beautiful videos to share our passion for knowledge. We value quality over quantity, always. Nothing in the universe is boring if you tell a good story."

Kurzgesagt is a Munich based group which together with different groups of scientists produces animations explaining anything from astronomy, physics, biology to social science. Videos are simple to understand yet of high merit. Cute birds dying spectacularly while attempting to do scientific experiments are just lovely.

Carl Sagan

 “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”

An absolute classic for someone who is passionate about astronomy and science in general. Carl Sagan was an astronomer and deeply inspiring science educator. In the Cosmos series he not only engagingly explains the basics of how universe works but also throws at you important philosophical questions. The series has its modern follow-up with yet another great astronomer and educator Niel deGrasse Tyson.

Matt O'Dowd
PBS Spacetime

"What"s at the edge of the universe? And what happens if we try to get there?"

A somewhat more ambitious piece of online education, focusing entirely on physics and astronomy. Scientific oriented, up-to-date with latest discoveries and reasearch in the field. Rich content covering space exploration, black holes, theory of relativity, dark energy, quantum mechanics and much more. I don't understand much of it but it does sound interesting anyway.


Sam Harris
The Waking Up Podcast

"No society in human history has ever suffered because its people became too reasonable."

Sam is a neuroscientist who seeks truth through debate and meditation. One of his goals is always to achieve dialogue no matter how different points of view are. This approach results in many thought provoking conversations. The topics range from science, politics, philosophy, meditation to AI.
Sam takes podcasts to a different level.

Allain de Botton
School of Life

"It"s clear to me that there is no good reason for many philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do."

Allain is a writer, philosopher and educator. He has immense knowledge of philosophy, literature, history and other humanistic disciplines and is happy to share it. He believes that philosophic ideas can be comunicated in a simple way and does just that using videos animated with classic art in engaging pythonesque way.


Kelsey Houston-Edwards
PBS Infinite Series

"Did humans just make up mathematics? As in are prime numbers just a figment of our collective imagination? Or do they really exist separate from our human mind?

Great collection of mathematical problems and concepts explained in accessible manner with graphical support. Unfortunately the series turned out to be finite.

Grant Sanderson

"The goal here is to make calculus feel like something that you yourself could have discovered."

I have no idea how Grant manages to do such beautiful animations, but it's a good reason to learn python. The basic concenpts of calculus, algebra, topology and others become so much easier to undertand. Pie-like students are cute.