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The camera on the slightly creepy arm takes a picture of the pages…Tags: machine learning, robot, vision, Waldo...
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In my previous post I explained the Fermat primality test: Input: Repeat times: Randomly choose . If , stop and output COMPOSITE. Output PROBABLY PRIME. In future posts I’ll discuss how well this works, things to worry about, and so … Continue reading →...
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We’re closing in on September, and since my brain still thinks of Sept-Sept as “the proper year” from all that time in academia, I got to thinking about my plans for this upcoming year. I decided it no longer made sense to have my internet presence so spread out. I originally created “matthewwardbooks.com” as the … Continue reading New Site and Future Plans...
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Wherever more attention or the appearance of it equates to more money, there…Tags: fake, New York Times, YouTube...
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Sometimes the visualization takes care of itself. Photographer Tim Whittaker filmed sheepdogs herding…Tags: drone, flow, herd, sheep...
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A couple people pointed me to this article, “How to Beat Science and Influence People: Policy Makers and Propaganda in Epistemic Networks,” by James Weatherall, Cailin O’Connor, and Justin Bruner, also featured in this news article. Their paper begins: In their recent book Merchants of Doubt [New York:Bloomsbury 2010], Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway describe […] The post Discuss...
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Feminism is not a branch of science. It is not a set of testable propositions about the observable world, nor is it any single research method. From my own perspective, feminism is a political movement associated with successes such as votes for women, setbacks such as the failed Equal Rights Amendment, and continuing struggles in […] The post How feminism has made me a better scientist appe...
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Dean Eckles writes: I like this Wired piece on the challenges of learning about how technologies are affecting us and children. The journalist introducing a nice analogy (that he had in mind before talking with me — I’m briefly quoted) between the challenges in nutrition (and observational epidemiology more generally) and in studying “addictive” technologies. […] The post...
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There haven’t been a lot of movies I’ve seen in the past year or so that I thought were great. Last month I saw Mother!, and it was awesome. Now, I’m not going to spoil the more disturbing things in this movie, so I don’t think I need a “trigger warning” for this post. In … Continue reading Mother! is Awesome...
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Kaiser Fung (Principal Analytics Prep, Numbersense) notes the blatant manipulation of test scores at a Japanese medical school to favor the politically connected, and discriminate against women....
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