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There were some things I had expected from a brief half-term visit to Porto. They largely involved wine (fortified), Portuguese tarts (custard), and very little mathematics.Large barrel. Nothing to do with infinite series.On wandering past the Universidade do Porto, however, my gaze was drawn to a rather sorry looking glass box labelled, "Hyperbolic Slit". It is forlornly tucked behind a colonnade...
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Scott Jaschik interviews Joli Jensen (link from Tyler Cowen), a professor of communication who wrote a new book called “Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics.” Her advice might well be reasonable—it’s hard for me to judge; as someone who blogs a few hundred times a year, I’m not really part of Jensen’s target audience. […] The post “Write No Mat...
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, hosts an open house on February 20, 2018 to talk about data science and analytics careers and training....
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses the expose of the fake follower factory that underlies much of the social-media economy....
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Permanent link - Posted 9 days ago (via blog.computationalcomplexity.org)
First of all read the #metoo testimonial going around the TCS blogosphere. Our field is not immune. Last Sunday Frank Bruni wrote an op-ed column Corporations will Inherit the Earth, an article on how corporations have taken on what governments used to do. Quite a bit is focused on education. The nimbleness of corporations gives them an edge over hoary, complacent institutions, including thos...
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I had a fun 30-min chat with Nasos Papadopoulos on the MetaLearn podcast. This episode is a special one on Isaac Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity. Discover Newton’s backstory and how it influenced his work, the mechanics of the equation in a way that you can understand and the implications of the equation for our […]...
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One of my least favorite electrical engineering courses in college was on signals…Tags: Fourier Transform...
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When you have input to send Congress, you have a number of communication…Tags: feedback, flowchart, government...
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Permanent link - Posted 9 days ago (via rjlipton.wordpress.com)
Tid-bit: delicacy, dainty, snack, nibble, appetizer, hors d’oeuvre, goody, dipper, finger food Adam Engst is the publisher of the site TidBITS. This is a site dedicated to technical insights about all aspects of Apple machines: from nano to servers. Today I want to talk about mathematical tidbits not Apple devices, but look at the above […]...
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John Snow writes: I came across this blog by Milan Shen recently and thought you might find it interesting. A couple of things jumped out at me. It seemed like the so-called ‘Winner’s Curse’ is just another way of describing the statistical significance filter. It also doesn’t look like their correction method is very effective. […] The post Use multilevel modeling to...
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