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Comment author: Dan_Moore 23 December 2015 02:47:28PM 0 points [-]

Society is completely different and technologically advanced. The only employment offered to mom and popsicles is as a historical icon from your approximate youth era, tasked with wandering the streets and acting your part, analogous to a Disney character at Disneyland. Your role choices are Elvis Presley, Albert Einstein, and someone else you've never heard of.

Comment author: Dan_Moore 13 October 2015 01:23:23PM 0 points [-]

Most underwear has a label that should be on your back facing in. Thus, there are 4 possibilities: (label in) front, back, facing in, facing out. Hope this helps.

Comment author: Manfred 26 February 2015 06:07:28AM *  0 points [-]

As they explain, at the link, they are realio trulio banning null hypothesis significance testing. This is neat!

Comment author: Dan_Moore 26 February 2015 02:37:08PM 1 point [-]

Neat in what sense? (i.e., in a popcorn-worthy or a methodological progress sense?)

Also, does this ban make sense for the entire field of psychology, or perhaps just for 'feelings' parameters that range from icky to awesome?

Comment author: Dan_Moore 26 February 2015 02:42:30AM 0 points [-]

What about p = 0.001?

Comment author: Dan_Moore 07 January 2015 02:34:33AM 4 points [-]

Visit a Toastmasters club - for free. If you decide to join, the annual cost will be < $100. The meetings are fairly organized, with people talking in turn. Prepared and short impromptu speeches are delivered. Usually a friendly and supportive environment. I look forward to our weekly meeting.

Comment author: Dan_Moore 21 December 2014 02:42:47AM 0 points [-]

I asked and answered a question on Math StackExchange- the first of three related questions. The third question will characterize all faces of the Tridiagonal Birkhoff polytope. The first question is about vertices of certain Tridiagonal Birkhoff faces, and the second will be about the combinatorial type of the facets of these certain faces.

Comment author: ChristianKl 16 October 2014 10:51:27AM 4 points [-]

The least important audience. An interesting title may draw casual browsers in, but those likely aren't very valuable readers. Most people encountering an academic article will either be looking for it, or will have had it referred to them from some source.

I'm not sure whether that's true. Quite often when doing literature searches I end up with more papers than I have time to read. Going through the citation list of a paper often gives you quickly more papers than you can look at.

Comment author: Dan_Moore 16 October 2014 01:36:28PM 1 point [-]

I have seen at least one math paper where the title was suggestive of a more general result than actually delivered in the paper. I wish the title of the paper was given as much thought as the abstract. In the case I'm thinking of, a well placed 'some' or 'certain' in the title would have fixed it.

Comment author: Dan_Moore 14 October 2014 08:17:40PM 7 points [-]

My greatest inspiration is a low bank balance.

Ludwig Bemelmens

Comment author: Dan_Moore 14 October 2014 08:16:35PM 0 points [-]

Thankfully, they have ways of verifying historical facts so this [getting facts wrong] doesn't happen too much. One of them is Bayes' Theorem, which uses mathematical formulas to determine the probability that an event actually occurred. Ironically, the method is even useful in the case of Bayes' Theorem itself. While most people attribute it to Thomas Bayes (1701 - 1761), there are a significant number who claim it was discovered independently of Bayes - and some time before him - by a Nicholas Saunderson. This gives researchers the unique opportunity to use Bayes' Theorem to determine who came up with Bayes' Theorem. I love science.

John Cadley, Funny You Should Say That - Toastmaster magazine

Comment author: Dan_Moore 07 August 2014 07:12:39PM 2 points [-]

It seems clear that the first existing name was Mattaponi, and since the 4 feeder rivers are close together, the syllable names were chosen for the 4 streams, south to north. The Matta (and especially Poni) Rivers look pretty short on the map.

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