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Jason Cole
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Let’s get pedagogical. Often when analysing a system, it is useful to break a component down into pieces, and figure out which are the important ones (if any). There are many techniques for this, here I’ll look at one called ‘singular value decomposition’…
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Now that we’ve entered the knockout rounds, I thought I’d see how my predictions stacked up against reality, and how this new data changes the prediction of the winner.
World Cup Update
World Cup Update
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The world cup is almost once more amongst us, which means interminable weeks of breathless coverage, punditry, and heartfelt professions that each match will be played at 110%. In an effort to inject some more quantitative rigour to a field which,…
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I was in Rome airport not long ago, and noticed that the reflection of the striped ceiling looked warped and bent due to the non-flatness of the reflecting surface: As I’m sure will be familiar to any traveller, the excruciating boredom of an airport…
Warped ideas
Warped ideas
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I recently tried my hand at throwing axes at a wall, courtesy of Whistle Punks in London. While this was a fun and satisfyingly macho activity, I noticed that the attendants were careful to position people at various distances from the target to increase…
Axes of rotation
Axes of rotation
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Since Christmas, at my house we’ve been cooking with 5 ingredients or fewer thanks to the acquisition of Jamie Oliver’s new book, the contents of which are mostly available online here. The recipes are unanimously very tasty, but that’s besides the point.…
Cooking the books
Cooking the books
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Those who know me know that I am a fierce proponent of the digital-native lifestyle. Online shopping, cashless payments, the fewer physical components the better in my book. Except for my books.
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Intriguing title, no? These are the first eleven words of Neal Stephenson’s novel Seveneves, which set up the remaining 600 pages as an extended treatise on the future of humanity as it copes with certain annihilation. I thoroughly recommend it, as long…
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A break from physics to show something which might be actually useful to some people. Normal service will resume shortly.
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I wrote this blog post because I saw a woman throw a banana at Russell Brand. Bear with me on this one.
Swype right
Swype right
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