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Survey ‘proving’ less support for campus free speech funded by notorious oligarchs

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The attacks on colleges and universities for being too politically correct, perpetuating snowflakism and preventing free speech is a calculated move by the right wing and even progressives like Bill Maher are falling for it. A new survey published by the Brookings Institute alleges that students...

How To Calculate The ROI Of Influencers’ Posts

yesterdayInternet / SEO : SEO Scoop

Influencers have taken the marketing industry by storm. And by now, most marketers are familiar with planning and executing influencer marketing campaigns. But even if they can successfully execute their campaigns, they still face the challenge of measuring their campaign ROI. In fact, Econsultancy found that this is the second biggest challenge faced by [...]Show More Summary

"The new research... seems to potentially empower a critique of climate science that has often been leveled by skeptics, doubters and 'lukewarmers' who argue that warming is shaping up to be less than climate models have predicted."

WaPo concedes in "New climate change calculations could buy the Earth some time — if they’re right."Some experts have recalculated and say we have 20 years instead of 3 in the "carbon budget" (that is, how long it will take, at the current rate of emissions, to warm the earth to 2.7°F beyond what it was in the late 19th century — the "pre-industrial" time).

Trump and Democrats gambling on each other, hoping their core supporters will trust them to cut deals

President Trump, by his second deal in as many weeks with Democratic leaders, has upended the political calculations of both of their parties: Many Republicans are left fuming of his betrayal, while some Democrats have begun warning party leaders against getting too cozy with a president they vow...

Synopsis: Quantum Annealers Limited by Temperature

Calculations show that quantum annealing—the quantum computing method used in a commercially available device—is hampered by thermal effects. [Physics] Published Thu Sep 14, 2017

Irma's heavy rainfall measured by NASA's IMERG

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA calculated the rainfall left in the wake of now post-tropical cyclone Irma as it moved through the Caribbean Sea to landfall in Florida and then captured a night-time look at the storm as it moved over Georgia.

Why Can't I Stop Watching This Nipple-Stabilised Topless Ski Footage?

Video. The clever software that stabilises bumpy video and turns it into smooth as silk footage works by tracking various targets in a clip so it can calculate the camera's erratic movements. Here's what happens when you instead tell it to stabilise footage by tracking just a single male nipple. More »      

Assessing the gender pay gap

The gender pay gap may not close for more than 100 years. Experts look at how it's calculated and interpreted for women in the workforce. Video provided by Newsy        

The Height of Mathematics

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Damn Interesting

Radhanath Sikdar postage stamp The height of Mount Everest was not calculated by George Everest, but by a brilliant mathematician who has since been all but forgotten. Everest himself (who pronounced his name ‘ee-vrist’) had become the...Show More Summary

Trump's voters won him the election, and they want an end to amnesty for immigrants in the U.S. illegally

To the editor: The Times Editorial Board asks about immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, “By what calculation is it in the best interest of the country to eliminate their deferments and make them eligible for deportation?” (“Ending DACA would upend the dreams of a generation...

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: Circa $140k starting price likely

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Although we’re in the US this week to drive the maniacal new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, the company has yet to reveal Australian pricing. By our calculations, though, the big beast will likely start with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $140,000. What we do know for sure is that the Trackhawk will […]

Armageddon: scientists calculate how stars can nudge comets to strike Earth

Plotting how often stars stray into the Oort cloud allows astronomers to asses the risk of all life being wiped out by a cosmic cataclysm The collision of a giant comet with the Earth is one of the most violent and cataclysmic events that could befall our planet. Show More Summary

Two distinct brain regions have independent influence on decision-making

Often when we make a decision, we calculate its "expected value," by multiplying the value of something (how much we want or need it) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it, a concept first introduced by 17th-century...Show More Summary

When making decisions, monkeys use different brain areas to weigh value and availability

There are many calculations at play in our minds when we make a decision, whether we are aware of them or not. Seventeenth-century mathematician Blaise Pascal first introduced the idea of expected value, which is reached by multiplying the value of something (how much it's wanted or needed) with the probability that we might be able to obtain it. Show More Summary

Home basis, not market value, key amount in calculating disaster loss tax claim

Some folks have been asking for clarification on disaster loss claims, specifically with regard to the value of a damaged or destroyed home. A Rockport, Texas, home severely damaged by Hurricane Harvey, which made its first landfall on Aug. Show More Summary

Up to 40,000 houses affected by Harvey in Houston

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Early calculations on how many houses could have been affected by flooding due to Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston point to between 30,000 and 40,000 homes, the chief administrator of Harris County said on Wednesday. “It could be more, we just don’t know for sure until we get into these...

Scientists developing innovative techniques for high-resolution analysis of hybrid materials

By combining advanced X-ray spectroscopy measurements with calculations based on fundamental "first principles" theory, researchers obtained an atomic-scale view of organo-lead halide perovskites not easily achieved with current technology.

Filled Negro's Black Progressive Philadelphia: The "RACE MARKET" In The Heart Of The Black Community - Is Owned By Dominican Immigrants


Saturday Morning Open Thread: Going Strong

BY HAND. SHE CALCULATED ROCKET TRAJECTORIES BY HAND. BUZZ ALDRIN TRUSTED NO-ONE ELSE, NOT EVEN THEIR COMPUTERS. — Oli Young (@oliyoung) August 25, 2017 Happy 99th birthday Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician...Show More Summary

Australian Scientists Worked Out This Ancient Clay Tablet Is Actually The World's Oldest Trigonometric Table

Australian scientists have discovered the purpose of a famous 3700-year old Babylonian clay tablet, revealing it is the world's oldest and most accurate trigonometric table, possibly used by ancient mathematical scribes to calculateShow More Summary

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