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Maker builds a remote-controlled Mini Strandbeest: http://bit.ly/1S3HPq8

#Atmel #Makers #Arduino #Strandbeest 
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Memory techniques of Holmes.
 
Not so elementary, my dear Watson

If you've ever wondered how some folk remember vast Amazonian swathes of stuff, read on. +Smithsonian Magazine does a good job of describing the  mnemonic device from ancient Greece, the #mindpalace , as used by the Holmes of Sherlock, the BBC/Masterpiece series, as played by +Benedict Cumberbatch. But, beware: spoilers abound! 
The BBC/Masterpiece sleuth employs a memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks
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A new subreddit for discussing statistical #decisiontheory (oriented towards more applied and #Bayesian   contexts than just more repetition of Newcomb's dilemma).

"Statistical decision theory is concerned with making optimal decisions under statistical uncertainty, often maximizing expected utility. It can be applied to many areas such as economics, medicine, finance, and business, and draws heavily on Bayesian statistics, meta-analysis, optimization, reinforcement learning, causal modeling, and game theory. Goals include cost-benefit analyses (calculating expected utility of specific choices), defining relevant loss functions, the value of perfect data and the optimal amount of data to gather, balancing taking (estimated) optimal actions with learning about other suboptimal actions, inferring causal mechanisms in an environment, eliciting expert beliefs for priors, and examining sensitivity of conclusions about decisions to the data or modeling choices."
Statistical decision theory and utility theory.
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Before doing anything, know your power. 
power needs are often counterintuitive and underestimated. This has deleterious consequences for a number of scientific fields. Most science practitioners
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Dr Eugenia Cheng is a category theorist.
 
Eugenia Cheng on BBC Radio 4:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06w53b8

starts at 1:10:50, as far as I can tell, and goes for about 10 minutes.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is on a mission to make maths accessible. She does online maths tutorials, teaches maths to arts students and advises primary school teachers and she's even written a book about it in relation to baking: How to Bake Pi. She'll be talking about her passion for maths, music and infinity.
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Psst : the 49th Mersenne prime was discovered 12 days ago. 
GIMPS has discovered a new Mersenne prime number: 2^74207281-1 is prime! Discovered: 2016 Jan 07
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The Canadian pharmacologist and physician, Frances Kelsey, whose determination to obtain safety data before releasing the drug in the face of a concerted effort by the US manufacturer of Thalidomide to discredit her and get her fired from the US FDA, has died, age 101. 
 
Thalidomide the Movie

If you don't often see people with missing or severely shortened limbs and deformed hands or feet in the US you can thank a Canadian pharmacologist and physician, Frances Kelsey, whose determination to obtain safety data before releasing the drug in the face of a concerted effort by the US manufacturer of Thalidomide to discredit her and get her fired from the US FDA. The FDA's role in this regard was strengthened only afterwards as a result of these efforts.

Dr. Kelsey, a physician and pharmacologist later lauded as a heroine of the federal workforce, died Aug. 7 at her daughter’s home in London, Ontario. She was 101. Her daughter, Christine Kelsey, confirmed her death but did not cite a specific cause.

More here: https://goo.gl/bqOkNN

In Europe and the rest of the world, ironically including Canada, there are tens of thousands of people who were born to mothers who were prescribed the drug during pregnancy to counter a range of symptoms from anxiety to morning sickness.

In the UK it took the persistent efforts of an investigative journalist, Harry Evans, and the Sunday Times newspaper over many years to break through the resistance and defiance of the local drug's manufacturer Distillers (now Diageo) and their politicians including Enoch Powell.  

Now a film about his efforts is scheduled for general release in the UK in January 2016.

I’ve seen many excellent feature films based on real cases of investigative journalism, such as All The President’s Men, Kill The Messenger and Spotlight, but Attacking the Devil, by sticking strictly to the facts and making a virtue of having witnesses speak directly to the camera, outshines them all.

In so doing, the film-makers, brother and sister David and Jacqui Morris, managed to tell a complicated story that unfolded over the best part of 50 years in such a way that it was both easy to understand and shocking to contemplate.

Evans was the star turn. It illustrated his initial commitment, while editor of the Darlington-based Northern Echo, to campaigning journalism.

Once he got to the Sunday Times, in 1967, he found himself with a large and skilled editorial staff who, provided with a target, took aim at Distillers.

He and his team, who included Phillip Knightley, Elaine Potter, Bruce Page, Godfrey Hodgson and Marjorie Wallace, dared to tread where other editors had feared to go.

More here (article): http://goo.gl/K6u1xD

Frances Kelsey (Wikip): https://goo.gl/uga35A

Thalidomide (Wikip): https://goo.gl/UNxMeE

Enoch Powell (Wikip): https://goo.gl/v82SoC

Image: Niko von Glasow https://goo.gl/ubyWnI
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Get a log of your Google+ activities.
 
Google+ Activity Log
Google+ now features a list of all your actions including posts, comments, +1s, votes, blocks, and much more. You can access your Activity Log on Android, iOS, and the Web from the Settings menu.

Filter the list to find recent comments or other actions you've made (I personally find this very useful when I want to re-find conversations I've participated in) or easily remove any action you've taken on Google+ using the X on each list item.

As usual, you can tell us what you think about this new feature using the Send Feedback menu item. Thanks~
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