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It don’t mean a thing if the brain ain’t got that swing | Berkeley News

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New study paves way for treating brain disorders
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The top 10 mathematical achievements of the last 5ish years, maybe.

I have redesigned my website. And here's a new post to kick it off again: 

http://richardelwes.co.uk/2015/06/18/the-top-10-mathematical-achievements-of-the-last-5ish-years-maybe/
I have recently been going through my book Maths 1001 making updates for a forthcoming foreign edition (of which more in future). So I have been looking over mathematical developments since approxi...
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Love it. Read and learn.
You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.
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When my son got the Gran Turismo game for his new Playstation, I picked up the manual and started reading so I could understand the controls well enough to play with him. That part of the manual occupied maybe 7-8 pages. The rest of the book, which was quite thick for a game, was a manual on how to drive a racing car. This so fascinated me that I researched the topic, and came across this excellent series by physicist Brian Beckman.
Brian Beckman's. The Physics of Racing. Acrobat Reader The how's, why's and wherefore's of punting a car around a track... the entire Physics of Racing Series (PhoRS) by Brian Beckman, PhD, reproduced here with permission. The articles are available in both Adobe® Acrobat® (PDF) form, ...
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+Chris Powell those thrustmaster wheels are really nice! To be honest though steering wheel would not have been my first guess if someone told me about their thrustmaster.
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Also applies to men who harass pretty much anyone online.
 
It appears we (us males) may be an insecure lot....
Researchers watched how men treated women during 163 plays of the video game Halo 3.
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But but but it's about ethics in gaming!! Lol
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Awesome response to overt racism.
In which reactions to an advertisement provoke a reaction from us
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A lot of people simply love being offended.
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"Should be as simple of a game as you can imagine, and if you play on the “Super Easy” difficulty, that’s the case. But when you take the jump to normal difficulty, you lose the infinite number of platform modifiers, and the game suddenly goes from casual thinker to strategic minefield." 
The Architect is the long challenging puzzler you've been waiting for.
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I need a Stat'n'Stuff collection.
 
Using math to make Guinness: "Let me tell you a story about William Sealy Gosset."  http://blogs.plos.org/publichealth/2015/07/28/using-math-to-make-guinness/
If you ever read public health research, you’ve probably encountered the term “Student’s t-test,” or just “t-test.” The experimenters will do this magical test, and suddenly conclude that everything is awesome. But even when you’re familiar with the t-test and … Continue reading »
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Oh, this is the new collection feature you are trying to populate. I am a stat and stuff enthusiast too. I have a collection some where. I will contribute in due course. 
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It would be really cool to have a game campaign built around a functional economy. 
 
In time for Gencon, we look at the Economics of Piracy.  The King hired the Murder Hobos to clear the pirates from his waters.  He gave them Letters of Marque so they can freely attack pirates at whim. But...why?

Why does the King have a pirate problem?  
What are the pirates getting out of pirating?  
What risks and rewards do pirates face?
What are the pirates stealing?
And what happens when the oceans flood with Too Many Pirates?

So many questions!  Are you sure you want to be a pirate when you grow up?  Also, the only thing worse than a Bard is a Warlock Economist.
Piracy is simply another form of market speculation, albeit an extremely violent one. When making the choice to raid a ship, or even become pirates at all, the would-be pirates make a conscious ri...
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This looks promising:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/minsky/
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The sudden realization that is doesn't matter how much I chew on my wife's shoes, the dog will always get blamed for it.

#DeepThought  
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Yes, the piranha
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Everything is wrong. Some things are considerably less wrong than others.

"So, although the flat-earth theory is only slightly wrong and is a credit to its inventors, all things considered, it is wrong enough to be discarded in favor of the spherical-earth theory."
The Skeptical Inquirer, Fall 1989, Vol. 14, No. 1, Pp. 35-44. The Relativity of Wrong By Isaac Asimov. I RECEIVED a letter the other day. It was handwritten in crabbed penmanship so that it was very difficult to read. Nevertheless, I tried to make it out just in case it might prove to be ...
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Dan thank you for posting this essay from the Hon. Mr. Asimov. 
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Bad news: you didn't pay attention in flight training.
 
Assalamualaikum and good day to all my friends, family and the rest of humanity. For our reflection today...
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Worse news: You either know where you are, but have no idea how fast and in what direction you're going OR you know how fast and what direction you're going, but have no idea where you are. 
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A Wyoming kid transplanted to America's Dairyland. I miss the mountains. I love real winter and snow; it's so clean, clear, and everything I'm allergic to is dead. By day I crunch numbers for research, by night I write or paint or play games or other fun stuff as time allows. 
My G+ goal: to share a few really good things every day --> Low volume but high signal. I tend to follow those who do the same.

In my spare time (ha!) I write blogs about the mathematics of games (Giant Battling Robots) and (sometimes) funny sciency-politicsy-stuff (Dread Tomato Addiction). I am Righteously Agnostic and a Skeptical Humanist.

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Husband, father, games hobbyist, gardener, bicyclist, skier, blogger, miniature painter, omelette-chef, Monty Python pundit, protist partisan, nonphilatelist. My Dad co-invented MULTICS scripts. My Erdős-Eastwood number is 4+2i*Pi
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    Biostatistician, 1999 - present
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Asimov - The Relativity of Wrong
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The Skeptical Inquirer, Fall 1989, Vol. 14, No. 1, Pp. 35-44. The Relativity of Wrong By Isaac Asimov. I RECEIVED a letter the other day. It

Acronym Creator - find a name for your company, project, algorithm
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Zack Kopplin gets nice write-up in Mother Jones - The Panda's Thumb
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“I mean, who knows? I could be totally wrong, and maybe Jindal believes this [creationism] with his whole heart. Which is more why I go back

Things That Sometimes Work If You Have Anxiety
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Anxiety disorders are the most common class of psychiatric disorders. Their US prevalence is about 20%. They're also among the least recogni

Don't Believe In Evolution? Try Thinking Harder
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Psychologist Tania Lombrozo looks at a new paper that finds an association between cognitive style — intuitive or analytic — and beliefs abo

NewsDiffs | Tracking Online News Articles Over Time
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NewsDiffs tracks changes in online news articles over time

Tiny sponge fossil upsets evolutionary model
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Researchers have unearthed a fossil of a sponge, no bigger than a grain of sand, that existed 60 million years earlier than many expected.

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Here are ten facts about the Statue of Liberty that you might, or might not, know. The statue stands 151'1 from the top of the pedestal base

Creationists Targeting Teachers | Richard Dawkins Foundation
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Wonderful! We had the fresh fruit crepes and veg out omelette, and they were fantastic.
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Passing through town and stopped here for lunch. Great food, friendly service, and very reasonable prices. If I lived here, I'd come here every week. :-)
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"NOW is when you make progress", is something Jeremy often says to encourage us to push ourselves harder as we approach the end of a workout, but it's pretty good advice in general. I used to be in great shape, and I thought I knew what I was doing, but after rather half-heartedly trying to get back in shape for years I just wasn't having any success. My wife asked me to come along to visit her exercise boot camp for a charity workout, and I just joined up right away. This has really been the boost I needed to get moving again. I've relearned exercises and routines more appropriate to my age, gotten in with a high-energy group that I really enjoy, and I'm making the progress that I could not do by myself. So give it a try; NOW is always a good time. :-) A word about costs. If I wanted to do workouts like Jeremy's all on my own, I would probably need a gym membership, some regular time with a personal trainer, maybe a dietitian, and 3-4 hours of time out of my busy week. That adds up to quite a bit. Also, by getting fit I am saving myself a lot of potential health troubles (and bills!) down the road, and enjoying life more while I'm at it. Jeremy is a professional and very serious about helping people get fit, and I don't mind paying for his service. The way I see it, I'm getting a bargain.
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We ate at the West Bay Diner twice while on vacation recently, and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, and the food was excellent. The salad bar, though small, was well stocked, and it was a one of the reasons we went back a second time. Today I found myself wishing I could have another of their fresh baked cookies, and actually pondering the 7-hour drive to get some. Maybe next year!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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