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Orders of Magnitude. http://www.tomvansant.com/id17.html. In 1980, artist Tom Van Sant arranged 90 mirrors in the Mojave Desert at angles precisely calculated to overexpose the sensors on NASA's Landsat II satellite 600 miles overhead and produce the image of a human eye 2.5 kilometers wide.
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Interesting post that seems to resonate well with statisticians
10/1/09 update — well, it's been nearly a year, and I should say not everything in this rant is totally true, and I certainly believe much less of it now. Current take: Statistics, not machine lea...
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"I got the feeling that our clients were simply trying to mimic successful businesses, and that as consultants, our earnings came from having the luck of being included in an elaborate cargo-cult ritual."
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An Accidental Statistician. George E.P. Box, 3 June 2010. I want to tell you how I got to be a statistician. I was, of course, born in England and in 1939, I was 19 years old. I had been shooting my m...
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When think of a design, we typically imagine marks on paper (or a screen) specifying what the object is. Instead, imagine we use a set of rules, or a process (i.e. an algorithm) to ge...
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Hear, hear!
Summary. The ability to summarize observations using explanatory and predictive theories is the greatest strength of modern science. A theoretical framework is perceived as particularly successful if ...
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Sara Hillenmeyer originally shared:
 
+Luke Miratrix showed me an awesome program yesterday.

LaTeXiT is a super lightweight LaTeX renderer that allows you to render an equation (or any tex) into an image for pasting into presentations/documents/etc. I know some of you nerds do everything in tex, and don't need this, but for the rest of us who just wish that we could drop our equations and tables into our favorite non-tex presentation software, it's perfect.

He also says that you can copy and paste the result back into LaTeXiT to recover the markup and fix any mistakes. I haven't tried this feature yet because I don't make mistakes. ;-)

http://www.chachatelier.fr/latexit/latexit-home.php?lang=en
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Coolest thing I've seen lately.
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