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Oracle of Baseball

http://www.baseball-reference.com/oracle/ I have linked to the Oracle of Baseball application from Baseball-Reference.com (linked above). The application forms the shortest chain between any two players in Major League Baseball history by virtue of common teammates. Thus, you select any two players, like Babe Ruth and Derek Jeter for example, and the Oracle of Baseball lists the […]

Lateral Inhibition: Our Senses Making Use of an Unbalanced Network

Our bodies are fine-tuned to detect edges tactilely. The millions of sensory neurons in our fingertips seem to work together to give us the ability to tell exactly where the edge of the table is, differentiate the thickness of a dime from that of a quarter, and even read braille. As it turns out, though, […]

ISIS’s blunder

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) has recently provoked many within the United States to call for intervention in Iraq and Syria. ISIS jihadists in Syria beheaded two American journalists and expressed aggression against the United States in the hope to deter the United States from getting further involved in the Middle Eastern conflict. […]

Tinder. The Modern Speed Dating.

Although there are many people, myself included, that are not on Tinder, it has certainly taken over. Whether it’s just a casual fling you’re look for or if it’s for a real relationship people look toward sites like tinder to help them find what they’re looking for. Tinder is a simpler version on eharmony and match.com but still […]

< 6 Degrees of Seperation

For those who are unfamiliar, “Degrees of Separation” is a term that refers to how distant a person is away from someone else (in terms of number of acquaintances). For example, if Person A has a friend (Person B) whose lawyer (Person C) knew Bill Gates, then there would be three degrees of separation between […]

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