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A team tried to reproduce 100 different recent psychology findings that were published in three leading journals. Even with the aid of the original authors, the large majority of findings were not reproducible.
Only 35 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself.
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Pretty hazy in the San Francisco Bay Area today. It's probably due to the large forest fire west of Redding, and possibly also the fires to the east of Fresno and to the north of Santa Rosa.
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There are so many different ways that "ough" can be pronounced: bough, cough, dough, enough, thorough, thought, through, hiccough, hough, lough.

(Although the last three forms are archaic or rare.)
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A doughty young poet from Slough
had rhymes that were exceedingly rough.
   He said, "You can see
   that the letters agree,
and if that's not enough then I'm through."
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A list of words that are a combination of Latin and Greek. "dysfunction" and "hypercorrection" have a hint of self-reference :)
 
automobile – αὐτός (autos) "self", and mobilis "moveable"
dysfunction – δυσ- (dys-) "bad", and functio
hexadecimal – ἕξ (hex) "six", and decimus "tenth"
hypercorrection – ὑπέρ (hyper) meaning "over", and correctio
meritocracy – meritus "deserved", and -κρατία (-kratia), "government"
metadata – μετά (meta), and data
neuroscience – νεῦρον (neuron) "sinew", and scientia "having knowledge"
television – τῆλε (tēle) "far", and visio "seeing"
[...]
see more on the Wikipedia page.
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The Sunday Times is reporting that Russia and China have cracked the encryption of the [Snowden] computer files.

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China can read files stolen by a US whistleblower, a senior government source has told the BBC.
UK agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a government source says.
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Pronunciation of "homage": It seems that for a long time Americans pronounced the "h" in the word "homage". Then in the 1960s the trend quickly changed and by the 1980s Americans were more likely than not to drop the "h". I wonder if anything notable caused the shift, or whether it was just due to the random modification and evolution of language.
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A great clip on getting out of a parking ticket by using officious logic and the phrase: "doth butter no parsnips".
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Table showing the news channels that Republicans and Democrats trust.
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Correct causal reasoning from data is often deceptively hard.
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Fun to see an Amiga still put to good use. 1MB RAM, 7.16Mhz Motorola 68000 CPU, 1200 baud modem. It has been running 19 schools HVAC system for the past few decades.
Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using
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Someone should replace that computer with a Linux PC. That'll save them the costs.
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Unlike most other universities, Oxford and Cambridge allows the purchase of an MA without needing to take any additional courses or exams. To qualify you need:

1) A BA from either university
2) To live 6 or 7 years beyond the date of enrollment in the BA

It is then just a matter of paying the nominal (~$20) administration fee to receive the Masters of Arts title.
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You are also required not to be sent to prison in the intervening period.
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