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Loren Cobb
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Applied mathematician with an interest in models of peace and war
Applied mathematician with an interest in models of peace and war

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Interesting analysis...

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This retrospective article in the New York Times is a fascinating look at the difference between what we thought we knew and what, in hindsight, was really the case.

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The best Shakespeare in the world: Oregon Shakespeare Festival. And, along with Shakespeare, OSF commissions and produces world-class modern theatre every year. We went to see the Shakespeare, we stayed for the modern and experimental works, and we return every year.
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Climate-change conspiracy theories come under the microscope in this article. It's dense, but very interesting. I hope this line of research into internet-enhanced conspiracy theories will continue to improve.

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Takes me back to those days of paper tape and wire wrap. And then there was that real-time OS I wrote for the PDP-8/L data-logging. It ran in 12k of RAM, with room to spare. My masterpiece.

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The linked YouTube video gives a superb visual representation of the decline in arctic sea ice volume, 1979-2012. It also has an interesting synthesized musical score.

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For all Mac users out there, here is a year-end column with links to the best advice of 2012 from Mac 911. Perhaps most valuable is an article on how to locate your Home folder on an external drive rather than the internal startup drive. This is a must-read column for all serious Mac folks!
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