08 December 2014
20 November 2014
Have you heard yet that in 2010 Barbie was an incompetent "computer engineer" in a kid's book by Mattel? Before you think to yourself, "Come on, any book about Barbie being a computer engineer must be good!" -- please, go look at the pictures of the book. (and actually it seems, she was a graphic designer.)
That excellent critique went viral this week, and Mattel has pulled that book from amazon.com. That's awesome.
Even more awesome is this wherein you can remake Barbie into a real computer programmer making an awesome game.
* Hopefully we can think of this as "throwback Thursday."
27 October 2014
OK Go has been amazing me with their music and videos for 12 years, and now they've done it again! Truly awesome. And simply the feat of how many people it took to make that video is one thing that makes it so fabulous.
22 October 2014
"[If] people use data and inferences they can make with the data without any concern about error bars, about heterogeneity, about noisy data, about the sampling pattern, about all the kinds of things that you have to be serious about if you’re an engineer and a statistician—then you will make lots of predictions, and there’s a good chance that you will occasionally solve some real interesting problems. But you will occasionally have some disastrously bad decisions. And you won’t know the difference a priori."
12 October 2014
"In response to the lackluster high school math performance, some influential voices in American education policy have suggested simply teaching less math -- ... The subtext, of course, is that large numbers of American kids are simply not born with the ability to solve for x."
Thanks to Betsy Blake for sharing this with me!