It turns out the storyline surrounding Alum mining in the series on Netflix is related to actual historical events:

reason.com/archives/2019/03/23

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ASCII a stupid question, get a stupid ANSI.

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#2121 "Light Pollution" Show more

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Methods for studying coincidences
Book by Diaconis, P and Mosteller, Frederick
In collections: Easily explained, Probability and statistics
This article illustrates basic statistical techniques for studying coincidences. These include data-gathering methods (informal anecdotes, case studies, observational studies, and experiments) and methods of analysis...
URL: link.springer.com/chapter/10.1
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

A project to resurrect and promote English words unfairly consigned to the historical dustbin:

wordwarriors.wayne.edu/

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Looking Glass Universe does nice hand-drawn animations for physics and maths bits. And today she shares what it feels like to have no apparent talent, but then nevertheless decide to get serious with #maths! This is so cool!

From being terrible at math to a quantum physicist (my journey)
youtube.com/watch?v=nEhhQtq9gp

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Designing a 4-hour introduction to LaTeX course for work. Finding it quite difficult to succinctly communicate a body of knowledge I built up over years by just using it and looking things up as I needed them.
I've never taught software before; any tips?

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#2118 "Normal Distribution" Show more

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#2117 "Differentiation and Integration" Show more

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reading Latin like, "superbum? more like super bum amirite"

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Spent some time playing with OpenAI's GPT-2 neural net, which, delightfully, writes fan fiction and generates very suspect science facts.
aiweirdness.com/post/182824715

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