July 2012
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Rant: A breed of well-informed idiot

I’m not liking the peer review system right now. Since I’ve started grad school, I’ve had every one of my papers rejected. This leads me to the following theory: reviewers are some breed of well-informed idiot. They may be smart in the field, but I think they don’t read closely. I know that I’m biased […]

Financial Networks

According to The Great Revealing post at Divine Cosmos it seems that Vitali, Glattfelder and Battiston at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich have released a paper [The network of global corporate control] which executes a version of the financial network graph idea that I envisioned in my post concerning Financial Cascade Failure.


Bayesian Anthropic Law

This one has been on my plate for a long time. There is a popular argument for the existence of God/Creator known as the “Fine-Tuning Argument”. When looking at the universe, we notice that it has a specific construction which supports carbon-based life-forms such as ourselves. For example, physicist Paul Davies [1993. The Accidental Universe, […]

Notes: CSTA CS+IT Conference

Today I attended the 2012 ACM Computer Science and Information Technology Conference. It was focused heavily on the advocacy of teaching Computer Science material in the K-12 system.

I most liked the fact that every session I attended have some kind of interactive portion. Including trial activities, and Think-Pair-Share.

Think positively. Have your students relate […]

Notes: Tiger Parenting

First, notes from an article, Why Chinese Mothers are Superior: Short and to the point, Mother gets to say what the child can and cannot do. With ruthless efficiency, the child’s life is managed so that they can get top marks in school. They aren’t allowed to attend a sleepover, choose their own extracurricular activities, […]