Saturday, December 12, 2015
1. Mark Fickett's automated method for testing the fairness of polyhedral dice, with statistical analysis.
2. Excerpt from Cal Newport's new book on how to cultivate "deep work" to maximize productivity (and life satisfaction, or so it would seem).
3. In the campus news: "The final act of Young Americans for Liberty with Woodrow Johnston as president, if they have their way, will be to burn an ISIS flag on campus on the last day of school."
4. The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death.
5. Quantum entanglement may help explain space-time itself.
6. What it's like to be black at Princeton: one woman's account.
7. Replication studies face numerous hurdles--professional, logistical, intellectual.
8. On our culture's irrational stigma of fast food work: "At McDonald's, there were people with disabilities, overweight people, people who weren't conventionally attractive, people who couldn't speak much English, young teenagers and a lot of racial diversity. These people made up the backbone of the store. They were respected as some of our best workers."
9. Jury duty: one man's account.
10. On the "Horror Victorianorum."
11. Banana monoculture fact of the day.
12. Finland will perform a trial run with a basic income guarantee plan.