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Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry

14-16 May 2018; Auditorium Enric Casassas, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain<p>One of the most frequently used scientific …

Physics

Subjectivity and Correlation in Randomized Strategies by Robert J. Aumann

(.pdf download) Subjectivity and correlation, though formally related, are conceptually distinct and independent issues. We start by discussing …

Mathematics

👓 In Game Theory, No Clear Path to Equilibrium

John Nash’s notion of equilibrium is ubiquitous in economic theory, but a new study shows that it is often impossible to reach efficiently.<p>There’s a …

Mathematics

👓 Why Are Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business? | Hack Education

Within the past week, two well-known and well-established coding bootcamps have announced they’ll be closing their doors: Dev Bootcamp, owned by …

Education

I'd love to have a Johns Hopkins hat just like this with "Math" instead of "Lacrosse". Surely the department has them made occasionally?

Cotton twill hat features a full color embroidered Johns Hopkins lacrosse design showcasing our shielded blue jay. Unstructured low profile fit. Just …

Mathematics

👓 See Just How Much Of A City's Land Is Used For Parking Spaces

article<p>http://boffosocko.com/2017/07/20/see-just-how-much-of-a-citys-land-is-used-for-parking-spaces/<p>Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko<p>A great piece on urban …

Urban Design

👓 When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code | NPR

School administrators' and, in general, other peoples', inability to be inclusive, understanding, and generally human really bothers me. It's these …

Dress Codes

WPCampus 2017 Conference

A two-day event filled with sessions, networking, and social events covering a variety of topics, all dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in …

Education

Webmention demo for WordPress meetup

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Web Design

An Information Theory Playlist on Spotify

In honor of tomorrow’s release of Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman’s book <i>A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age</i>, I’ve created an …

Mathematics

👓 Creating an archive of my online writing, from 2002-2017 | Richard MacManus

I’ve just spent an inordinate amount of time creating an archive of all my past online writing work, in particular of the tech blog I founded …

Learning

Ivanka Inc. | Washington Post

The first daughter talks about improving the lives of working women. Her father urges companies to “buy American.” But her fashion line’s practices …

Donald Trump

👓 Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

Mr. Landau, who gained notoriety in the 1960s TV series “Mission: Impossible,” but then struggled to find work, enjoyed a career revival in film …

Entertainment

This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition for July 8th - 14th, 2017 | Marty McGuire

Audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for July 8th - 14th, 2017. This week features a brief interview with Scott Jenson recorded at IndieWeb …

Podcasting

Reply to What the New Webmention and Annotation W3C Standards Mean for WordPress | WPMUDEV

Commenting on blog posts and other website articles is a divisive topic in web circles. WPMU DEV has as many articles about dispensing with comments …

Web Design

Global Political Expert and Author Dr. Brian Klaas on Tavis Smiley (PBS)

The political expert and author discusses his latest book, The Despot’s Accomplice: How the West is Aiding & Abetting the Decline of Democracy. Dr. …

Democracy

The blog looks like it's off to a good start!

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Books

#1 on Hacker News

My article <i>The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem</i> hit #1 on Hacker News this morning (a first for me)!<p>Sadly, due to some quirky bugs last week, I’d turned …

Security

The Facebook Algorithm Mom Problem

POSSE<p>For quite a while now, I’ve been publishing most of my content to my personal website first and syndicating copies of it to social media silos …

Social Media

Dodging the Memory Hole 2017 Conference at the Internet Archive

Please join us at Dodging the Memory Hole 2017: Saving Online News on Nov. 15-16 at the Internet Archive headquarters in San Francisco. Speakers, …

Journalism

Indieweb for Journalism

I’ve been meaning to do it for quite a while, but I’ve finally started a stub in the Indieweb wiki for the topic <i>Indieweb for Journalism</i>.<p>There is a …

Journalism

Lost in Translation

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

Blogrolls are coming back

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

A relatively comprehensive list of Indieweb sites

Indie Map is a complete crawl of 2300 of the most active IndieWeb sites, sliced and diced and rolled up in a few useful ways: Social graph API and …

An awesome Indieweb Summit for WordPress

You know it was an awesome Indieweb Summit for WordPress, when you log in and see all these awesome updates!<p>Congratulations and Thank You to Matthias …

I'm apparently the king of the microformat rel="me"

Today, at the IndieWeb Summit 2017, Ryan Barrett, while giving a presentation on some data research he’s been doing on the larger Indieweb community, …

Valerie Alexander on How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace (Despite Having “Female Brains”)

This morning, at the Friday morning coffee meetup of Innovate Pasadena held at Cross Campus, I saw one of the singularly best and most valuable talks …

Bioinformatics beta on Stack Exchange

Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal …

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington | New Yorker

The former Marine Corps general spent four decades on the front lines. How will he lead the Department of Defense?<p>Author: Chris Aldrich<p>I'm a …