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Facebook and social “grooming”

The Economist had a fascinating post on how the Dunbar number appies to social networks.  For those who may not know, the Dunbar number is a “theoretical cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships ” – … Continue reading

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Yelp

Let me begin this by saying that Yelp has been extremely useful in my transition to the west coast over the past 3.5 years.  When I first moved out here, I knew nothing, and although I had friends and family, … Continue reading

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Let’s start

So I think I need to start regularly blogging here again (actually, more like for the first time).  It’s been awhile, but changing jobs (especially given the current market) and a new nephew, among other things, have kept me extremely … Continue reading

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“Paper towel” for oil?

Reminds me of that Seinfeld episode where Kramer comes up with the idea to put oil in a rubber bouncy ball: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/oil-paper-0530.html

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Merging statistics and sports…

It’s been done in baseball, and now it’s coming to basketball.  Interesting link if you’re into basketball, especially if you (like me) are a Celtics fan.  Saw this awhile ago, but even more interesting if you noticed how Rondo and … Continue reading

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Large Hadron Collider

As you’ve probably heard, CERN is about to fire up their Large Hadron Collider (find out more here, and pictures here). There’s an interesting debate, however, about how ethical it is. Interesting NY Times article on the subject. People have … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Thanks for visiting- I’ve spent the past couple days working on changing my hosting company, installing and customizing WordPress, linking to my Netvibes activity, etc. but I’m finally ready to post. As time goes on, the blog will take on … Continue reading

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