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Peer Review and the Turing Test

A dear old friend and I were talking about whether we'd pass a Turing Test (or a reverse-Turing, for that matter!) and finding this post in my stream made me laugh out loud.

Thank you +Laura Gibbs 
 
This is hilarious, but also makes a serious point...

quote it would be good if you can also talk about the importance of establishing some good shared benchmarks...
Computer-generated gobbledygook can pass for the real thing with many faculty members, study finds.
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Life is the ultimate Turing test ha ha.
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I love math :-)

and I am a Hoosier by birth

and so I chuckled when this came my way (via an old friend)
http://mentalfloss.com/article/30214/new-math-time-indiana-tried-change-pi-32
Any high school geometry student worth his or her protractor knows that pi is an irrational number, but if you’ve got to approximate the famed ratio, 3.14 will work in a pinch. That wasn’t so much the case in late-19th-century Indiana, though.
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LoL!!!! Today such a bill just might pass... :)
As our professors used to say: "First let's assume a spherical cow..."
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My kiddo practices inside with the doors and windows shut (as Ford intended), but this cracked me up.
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This is great!

thanks to +Isaac Kuo  for sharing!
 
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the uber-nerdy A Capella Science series on YouTube. And now it’s back with another super-clever geeky video, parodying the hip-hop opening number of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton.
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A thoughtful construction worker named Jason Haney thought it would be nice to do something to cheer up the children in the hospital next door. His idea was absolutely brilliant.
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Give that man a raise. 
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Do What Makes You Happy

I'm a huge fan of The Oatmeal   (What a talented artist and Philosopher!)
 
And so I share this with all of my students who ever were, are, or will be.  This is for when someone tells you to do what makes you happy 

Additional note: Follow the advice at the end and click on the suggested readings
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This was great!

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for those of us who teach writing

(probably NOT suitable for work, though)

via +Laura Gibbs 
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I Never understood the obsession of people for saying "the f-word".
The word if fuck.
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Beware the essential (snake) oil...

an interesting read:
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/08/zika-products-that-dont-work/494363/

For those of you who teach classes in critical thinking, this would pair nicely with the other promised cures preying on fears (e.g. of dementia, disease, asd, etc.)
Consumers are being advised to avoid mosquito repellants that replace effective ingredients with botanicals and B vitamins.
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Background Noise May Hinder Toddlers' Ability to Learn Words

The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that's relevant to what they're learning and ignoring what isn't. A new study has found that the presence of background noise in the home or at school makes it more difficult for toddlers to learn new words. The study also found that providing additional language cues may help young children overcome the effects of noisy environments.

The research is in Child Development. (full open access)
Summary: According to a new study, the presence of background noise may make it more difficult for young children to learn new words.Source: Society for Research in Child Development.The envir
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Thanks for the heads up.
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Yup, this made me laugh way too loudly
 
Oh man, I laughed waaay too hard at this. 
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