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Recent posts

Zipf’s Law of Feedback

Zipf’s Law says that frequency is inversely proportional to rank, i.e., the second most common word in a large body of text will occur half as many times as ...
April 17, 2006

Summer of Code 2006

Yes, it’s back: Google’s Summer of Code is going to give students grants to work full-time on open source projects this summer. You can start applying on Ma...
April 17, 2006

DrProject Screencast

Our first screencast of DrProject is now available for viewing. Thanks to Igor Foox, Pat Smith, and Greg Lapouchnian for putting it together, and to Wink’s ...
April 16, 2006

Bobet on Tushingham

Leah Bobet (a Toronto-area writer) has posted a lengthy summary of the Mark Tushingham case. For non-Canadian readers, he's a scientist with Environment Can...
April 16, 2006

Brian Hayes is Blogging

Brian Hayes' column in American Scientist is almost always my favorite part of the magazine. He now has a blog at http://bit-player.org/, which I recommend ...
April 15, 2006