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Nicolas Robidoux
Works at Phase One A/S
Attended University of New Mexico
Lives in Frederiksberg DK
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The surest path to failure is to tell people what they want to hear.
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The shortest path to success is to tell people what they want to hear.
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Women in their 30s and 40s exhibit a mix of wishful thinking and woeful ignorance when it comes to their fertility. Why?
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Ban trolls. Research shows that groups of people who are good at reading signals from others are collectively smarter. Even online.
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In the 1920s, auto groups redefined who owned the city street.
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The shift from "Je suis Charlie" to "We are Charlie" added a normative subtext to what was originally a personal statement: "I" to "We" is a step toward us and them.
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"There seems to be a notion in the public consciousness that the DNA of one species should not mix with the DNA of another. This belief becomes especially clear in the ongoing debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Opponents frequently argue that the kind of gene transfers scientists make between different species would never happen outside the lab. Putting a wheat gene into a chestnut tree, or a bacterial gene into corn, or a fish gene into a tomato? Surely that’s unnatural. The ostensible perversion of mixing genes is struck like a gong, again and again. The supermarket chain Whole Foods, for example – which counsels its customers on how to avoid genetically modified foods – defines GMOs as ‘organisms whose genetic make-up (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.’
But it does. Genetic promiscuity is far more prevalent in nature than we realised. This fact alone is not an argument in favour of GMOs; simply because something occurs in nature without assistance from humans does not mean it is inherently good or bad."
Genes that leap from one species to another are more common than we thought. Does this shake up the tree of life?
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We seek meaning in most any action, so we sometimes mislead ourselves. Even when shown circles, triangles and other geometric objects randomly moving about on a screen, we tend to give them human attributes. We instinctively determine what their behavior means. Such quick conclusions were sometimes lifesaving to our ancient ancestors. “It was safer to mistake a twig for a snake than vice versa,” suggest psychologists Fritz Heider and Marianne Sim...
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What happens if you decide that falling in love is not something that happens to you, but something that you do?
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The pen is not mightier than the sword.
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Work
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Algorithmist
Skills
Pretty good card punch
Employment
  • Phase One A/S
    Senior Research Scientist, present
  • Self
    Image processing and applied mathematics consultant, 2010 - 2013
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Frederiksberg DK
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Sudbury ON - Vancouver BC - Montreal QC - Albuquerque NM - Palmerston North NZ - Los Alamos NM - Madison WI - Cambridge UK - Sherbrooke QC - Copenhagen DK
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More applied than mathematician
Introduction
Oldest Nicolas/Nicholas Robidoux still kicking.
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Four wonderful children. Five major software programs. Six good scholarly articles. And counting.
Education
  • University of New Mexico
    Applied Mathematics
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Mathematics
  • University of Cambridge
    Pure Mathematics
  • Université de Montréal
    Physique mathématique
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Male
Other names
Nicolas Joseph Paul Robidoux, Joseph Paul Nicolas Robidoux
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Dunham was paid millions to write this memoir, and her writing talent shines clearly through, but there are limitations to 'clit lit' and re

Never Use “4” When Emailing a Japanese Person: Top Cultural Business Mis...
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I could tell our Japanese exchange student was uncomfortable as my Turkish family hugged her and kissed her on each cheek, welcoming her to

Salary Negotiation and Self Worth | LinkedIn
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"I just feel bad asking for more, you know?" My student's voice trailed off as we discussed the difference between her job offer and the dat

Employee Satisfaction Doesn’t Matter | LinkedIn
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The employee engagement movement started in the late 1990s and then went full steam ahead in 2000. Organizations everywhere began systematic

Ten reasons you’ll probably hire a dud
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Even smart interviewers make dumb hiring mistakes, a recruiting consultant advises

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Video of a smart octopus removing a jar lid from the inside. (MetinSeven.com)

Canadian libricide: Tories torch and dump centuries of priceless, irrepl...
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Back in 2012, when Canada's Harper government announced that it would close down national archive sites around the country, they promised th

Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem
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In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.

Kierkegaard on Anxiety & Creativity
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"Because it is possible to create -- creating one's self, willing to be one's self... -- one has anxiety. One would have no anxiety if there

Assume Good Intentions in Others
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Recently I participated in a two-day workshop with a few dozen managers and executives at a company trying to re-align its culture as part o

Language of Jesus still spoken in Syrian village, but at risk
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Continuing violence in Syria could mean if refugees do not return to Maaloula, Syria, Aramaic will feel significant blow

Breaking up is hard to do … for girls
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Risk of severe depression and suicidal thoughts higher in young women when a relationship doesn’t develop as expected

The Secret of Life = the Authenticity Condition
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The most attractive people are those who are comfortable in their own skin. They can be old or young, graceful or clumsy, thin or wide... it

Government panel finds no need to change exposure limits for radio waves
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Independent review finds no credence to studies which suggest additional health risks with long periods of exposure to low-level waves from

Meet the man that created the bug that almost broke the Internet
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The Heartbleed bug was creatyed in 2011 when Robin Seggelmann, a German graduate student at the University of Muenster posted a new version

Your ancestry may be your destiny
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Nobody wants to hear it, but economic historian Gregory Clark’s work on social mobility comes to alarming conclusions

Do Tiger Moms raise perfect children or messed-up kids? New research wei...
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New study suggests kids raised by extreme parenting method have worse grades and are more depressed and alienated from their parents