Archive for: February, 2011

Mainova suck

Feb 27 2011 Published by under Cultural Observation, German Life

Some of you might have noticed that Grrl and I were offline for much of last week. This, urrm, wasn't panned. But the lights went out.
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Guest Blogging at Scientopia

Feb 13 2011 Published by under Blogosphere

Here at Scientopia we have a new plan to create lots of unwitting minions to help us take over the blogosphere. We now have a guest blog where every couple of weeks a new guest will be given the keys and be implanted with a control chipallowed to blog about what takes their fancy.

Paolo Viscardi, as he is in real life
First up is Paolo Viscardi, who usually blogs at Zygoma. Paolo is a curator at the Horniman museum in London, which is a bit out of the way (Grrl and I visited there last summer), but is fascinating once you get there: a mixture of natural history, cultural anthropology and musical instruments. Paolo's main blogging activity is to put up a Friday Mystery object, usually from the museum (and usually a skull) for people to identify.

Paolo's first post is already up, so go along, say hello, and join in the conversation.

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Some Important and Weighty Stuff in Statistics

Feb 08 2011 Published by under Education, Statistics

(note: to create maximal puzzlement I have cross-posted this at my other blog)

Right, now let's talk about methods for stochastic numerical integration, in particular calculating importance weights. This is a technique that is probably underused, largely because...

Why are you staring at the screen like that?

OK, OK. I'm sorry for putting up such a technical post,but I was going to write this up for a colleague, and then thought that there might be 3 other people in this world that would also find it interesting.
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