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Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy

Module pushes out false story about Fox’s Megyn Kelly, offensive Ann Coulter headline and a story link about a man masturbating with a McDonald’s sandwich<p>Just months after the discovery that Facebook’s “trending” news module was curated and tweaked by human beings, the company has eliminated its …

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A Math Nerd Wants to Stop the Big Data Monster

The decision to leave her job as a tenure-track math professor at Barnard College and join hedge fund D.E. Shaw in 2007 seemed like a no-brainer. …

Making fast, good decisions with the FFTrees R package

(This article was first published on <b>R – Nathaniel D. Phillips, PhD</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>“…[W]e are suspicious of rapid cognition. We …

Gay People Tell Us the Questions They Absolutely Hate Being Asked

From former NBA player Jason Collins to porn star Tayte Hanson, gay men and women tell us the funniest, dumbest, and least enlightened questions they've gotten.<p>"I have a weird question."<p>My straight female friend had FaceTimed me to settle a debate: "Do gay guys get turned on when they look at …

Scientists say smart people are more likely to stay up late and do drugs as adults

There's one group of people you should definitely include on your guest list: The geniuses.<p>When the rest of your friends start nodding off around midnight and declining another glass of wine (how rude), your super intelligent invitees will just be getting started.<p>According to a growing body of …

The One Thing You Need to Remember When Assigning Tasks to Your Team

There are only two ways to create value: through projects and processes. Leaders need to understand the difference and make sure they put “project …