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I’m long overdue to finish up my post series on orthogons as promised. First, a quick recap: An orthogon is a polygon with only right angles. Two orthogons are considered the same if you can turn one into the other … Continue reading →...
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And so but I’ve been re-reading Infinite Jest in this strange, almost purely subconscious way, where I take on just a few pages (seriously, like 2-3 pages) every night right before sleeping. I’ve done the calculations, and so you don’t have to tell me it will literally take years to finish it this way. I’m … Continue reading Maybe Infinite Jest is About Addiction...
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 A long long time ago  a HS student, Justin Kruskal (Clyde's  son)  was working with me on upper bounds on some Poly VDW numbers (see here for a statement of PVDW). His school required that he have an application.  Here is what he ended up doing: rather than argue that PVDW had an application he argued that Ramsey Theory itself had applications, and since this was part of ...
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Slope-intercept form is written in a very mathy way: y = mx + b. Let's turn this into plain English....
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The Rush Hour puzzle game was invented by Nob Yoshigahara in the 1970s…Tags: game, Rush Hour...
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Earlier this year, The New York Times investigated fake followers on Twitter showing…Tags: fake, New York Times, Twitter...
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Using OpenStreetMap data, Geoff Boeing charted the orientation distributions of major cities: Each…Tags: directions, streets...
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How hard is it to prove certain theorems? Maruti Ram Murty is a famous number theorist at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. He is a prolific author of books. His webpage has thumbnails of over a dozen. He has an Erdős number of 1 from two papers—very impressive. Today Ken and I want to talk […]...
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Shravan Vasishth sends this along: Yup. Not always, though. Even though the above behavior is rewarded. The post The course of science appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science. ...
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In response to our recent post on retractions, Josh Krieger sends along two papers he worked on with Pierre Azoulay, Jeff Furman, Fiona Murray, and Alessandro Bonatti. Krieger writes, “Both papers are about the spillover effects of retractions on other work. Turns out retractions are great for identification!” Paper #1: “The career effects of scandal: […] The post What happ...
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