Monday, December 28, 2020

Thinking Outside the Box...

 A new round of always-fun lateral thinking puzzles from Futility Closet today:

...and here's an hour-plus of science-writer John Horgan talking to science-writer Amanda Gefter:

Friday, December 25, 2020

25th Amendment....

 No math today, just a Sunday deadline:

(...while wondering if Nashville is an isolated tragedy or a presage of the next 4 weeks in America)

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

"Torturing Data".... and, the price of tea in China

 Once again on the all-too-common practice of 'torturing the data':

"This is one reason why artificial intelligence (AI) is often brittle. AI algorithms can torture data faster than any human and can find an essentially unlimited number of idiosyncrasies that humans might overlook. Computers don’t get tired and they never say no."


Friday, December 18, 2020

Friday ASMR

 Taking you into the weekend with some stairway cleaning/brushing: