General Reading for 04/14/2016

Attracting Hummingbirds “One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes – called traplining –…

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General Reading for 11/16/2015

Californium: A game about the many (sur)realities of Philip K. Dick | Ars Technica UK “Reality is mutable, vulnerable to interpretation and interference. It’s an idea that permeates through Philip K. Dick’s writing, one of the most influential forces in pop culture. Even if you don’t recognise his work by…

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General Reading for 10/27/2015

With ‘The Martian,’ Virtual Reality Has Liftoff From Fox Innovation Lab – The New York Times “In a major step toward the integration of blockbuster films with virtual reality techniques, 20th Century Fox and its internal Fox Innovation Lab are preparing for the commercial release of a so-called VR experience,…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/25/2015

John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject and Nobel Winner, Dies at 86 – NYTimes.com “John F. Nash Jr., a mathematician who shared a Nobel Prize in 1994 for work that greatly extended the reach and power of modern economic theory and whose decades-long descent into severe mental illness and eventual…

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