Gregory T. Corrigan

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Do commas still matter?

My favorite bumper sticker I’ve never seen: Commas matter.<p>So I’ve always thought, and do still believe with the passion of one whose knuckles were rapped for grammatical errors. I mean this only metaphorically — no bloody fingers — but using incorrect grammar was the eighth deadly sin in my …

This 10-Year-Old Kid's Math Homework Is Baffling The Internet

This question was part of some mathematics homework given to a 10-year-old kid in the UK, which asks to “calculate the perimeter of the composite …

Why intelligence, talent and charisma are vastly overrated

Once upon a time, talent and drive were all that were needed to succeed.<p>But the latest psychological research has discovered a third element of …

Google's TensorFlow is now available for iOS

On Monday, Google released a new version of TensorFlow that supports iOS for the first time. TensorFlow is Google's machine learning software, which the company open-sourced last November and used to power AlphaGo. Engineers at Google have been actively working on a version of TensorFlow at least …

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The Coddling of the American Mind

In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.<p><b>S</b>omething strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and …

Higher Education

The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt on the personal experiences behind their September cover story for The Atlantic<p><b>Greg Lukianoff’s Story</b><p>In the winter of 2007–08, I slipped into a deep depression. I had struggled with bouts of depression my entire life, many of them quite severe, but this was in a …

New York University

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

Choose Boring Technology

Probably the single best thing to happen to me in my career was having had Kellan placed in charge of me. I stuck around long enough to see Kellan's …

Sublime Text for PHP

Matt Stauffer has a new post out with instructions for setting up Sublime Text for PHP developement. He sets the stage by showing all the features he …

Do You Have A Mellow Music Brain Or An Intense One?

Cognitive style linked to preference in pop music<p>You truly believe that Kanye is the best musician on the planet. Is it simply a matter of taste, or is something else going on?<p>Although there’s no doubt that music preferences change over time and are shaped by social factors like what our friends …

An '80s-era Amiga controls the heating for an entire school district

Think the Windows XP workstation you use at the office is ancient? It doesn't hold a candle next to what the Grand Rapids Public School district is using to control its climate systems. All 19 schools covered by the authority depend on a nearly 30-year-old Commodore Amiga 2000 to automate their air …

Grand Rapids