Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Light links

Not quite Christmassy, but a little end-of-termy.

1. How Pixar screwed up cartoon cars for a generation of kids. Good point, well made.

2. A few of those maths-problems-that-break-the-internet all in one place. The one about coins is not hard at all.

3. Is this a circle? Your answer correlates with your political beliefs. (It works on me, anyway.)

4. Malcolm Gladwell on how to cure cancer. It's quite tricky and relies on being a brilliant maverick. Or a rule-bound automaton. More Gladwellian than end of termian.

5. Chatting to North Koreans. More interesting than end of termian.

5 comments:

  1. The professor is wrong about his two- or six-point bonus on the second link. It's not about tragedy of the commons, but game theory. If you're doing very well then choosing 6 dominates, as you don't want some to get a 6 and close the gap to you with you taking only a 2 (presuming they're ranked on a curve).
    Interesting arguments to be made if you're below average in a class. I might make a blog post about that.
    Also, I thought it was a circle, liberal deviant that I am.
    M

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    1. I just showed it to Kate. She doesn't think it's a circle.

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  2. The professor is wrong about his two- or six-point bonus on the second link. It's not about tragedy of the commons, but game theory. If you're doing very well then choosing 6 dominates, as you don't want some to get a 6 and close the gap to you with you taking only a 2 (presuming they're ranked on a curve).
    Interesting arguments to be made if you're below average in a class. I might make a blog post about that.
    Also, I thought it was a circle, liberal deviant that I am.
    M

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