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Doris Kearns Goodwin Explains Trump's Credibility Gap. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Uganda and Pepe Julian Onziema Pt. 1 (HBO) Emily Willingham: Academic science is sexist: We do have a problem here. The New York Times has featured an op-ed in the Sunday Review with the provocative title, "Academic science isn't sexist. " For the limited percentage of US readers who give a shit, that title probably set all sorts of antennae aflutter. After all, how could anyone with any actual experience in academic science say something like that with a straight face? I can't speak to the symmetry of the faces of those who penned the op-ed, but I can certainly highlight their inability to align their own words with their own data, or even their own words with their other own words. Their editorial and their paper are riddled with self-contradictory observations and internal inconsistencies. They seem to be arguing that the problems with gender imbalance in science aren't the fault of sexism in the academy but instead trace to kindergarten and grade school and to the 'choices' that women (actually, girls) make.

In their op-ed and their paper that they tout therein, Wendy M. Williams and Stephen J. Ergodic hypothesis. The ergodic hypothesis is often assumed in the statistical analysis of computational physics. The analyst would assume that the average of a process parameter over time and the average over the statistical ensemble are the same. This assumption that it is as good to simulate a system over a long time as it is to make many independent realizations of the same system is not always correct. (See, for example, the Fermi–Pasta–Ulam experiment of 1953.) Phenomenology[edit] In macroscopic systems, the timescales over which a system can truly explore the entirety of its own phase space can be sufficiently large that the thermodynamic equilibrium state exhibits some form of ergodicity breaking.

However, complex disordered systems such as a spin glass show an even more complicated form of ergodicity breaking where the properties of the thermodynamic equilibrium state seen in practice are much more difficult to predict purely by symmetry arguments. Mathematics[edit] See also[edit] References[edit] Conway's Game of Life. "Conway game" redirects here. For Conway's surreal number game theory, see surreal number. The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.[1] The "game" is a zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input.

One interacts with the Game of Life by creating an initial configuration and observing how it evolves or, for advanced players, by creating patterns with particular properties. Rules[edit] The universe of the Game of Life is an infinite two-dimensional orthogonal grid of square cells, each of which is in one of two possible states, alive or dead. The initial pattern constitutes the seed of the system. Origins[edit] The game made Conway instantly famous, but it also opened up a whole new field of mathematical research, the field of cellular automata ... Conway chose his rules carefully, after considerable experimentation, to meet these criteria:

“The sign-up sheets didn’t have a column for students”: Mark Yudof and the UC Regents = Sacramento. One of the myths about the UC system crisis is the idea that “Sacramento” is the real villain, and that protesting the UC administration is a waste of time. The legislature is the actual problem, people say, because they‘re the ones who have allocated less money to the University system.

Instead of occupying the Office of the President of the UC system, such people argue, students should really be protesting politicians in Sacramento. This seems to me to be both wrongheaded and misinformed. The president (and the regents who appoint him) are Sacramento, while the university community itself has not only had very little role in the massive top-down restructuring of the university that got under way in July, but they have been quite actively shut out of it, by the Regents and by President Mark Yudof, who are doing the job Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed them to do.

But who is Mark Yudof? And that’s what at stake here. This is also what is known as “privatization.” Like this: Islamic Climate of Intimidation: Are the lights going out? Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass encompasses eleven chapters that recount Douglass' life as a slave and his ambition to become a free man. Chapters 1–4[edit] Douglass begins by explaining that he does not know the date of his birth (February 3, 1818), and that his mother died when he was 7 years old.

He has very few memories of her (children were commonly separated from their mothers), only of the rare nighttime visit. Chapters 5–7[edit] Chapters 8–9[edit] Chapters 10–11[edit] While under the control of Mr. Women and people of low birth. | The DV8. “Women and people of low birth are very hard to deal with,” said Confucius. “If you are friendly with them, they get out of hand, and if you keep your distance, they resent it.” Confucius knew what was up. The funny thing about oppressing people is, the smart ones don’t like it. They don’t like it, and they don’t like the rules and the power structure you’ve set up to keep them in their place and you in yours.

They’re very hard to deal with. They resent your assumption of superiority. They get out of hand. There was a black Baptist preacher named Earl Little who had a habit of preaching pride and self-reliance to his congregation, and the white folks didn’t tend to like it. When George Washington was President of the United States, there was a man in New York State named James Baumfree. There was a slave baby born in Maryland when James Monroe was President.

Frederick Douglass was a prophet for his time. I don’t think we’ll see the like of Frederick Douglass again. Or do you? Like this: The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections. History tells us that midterm elections are bad — sometimes very bad — for the party that controls the White House. President Obama and the Democrats are pushing for voter turnout in the final days before next Tuesday's midterm election. But they are also bracing for what could be a rough night of ballot counting. The worry for any president during the midterm is that the past may be prologue. It's a trend that began as early as the Civil War and is firmly established in the era of the modern presidency. Here are some notable presidential midterm setbacks and disasters: President Franklin D.Roosevelt identifies himself to the election board in Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1938. Itoggle caption AP President Franklin D.Roosevelt identifies himself to the election board in Hyde Park, N.Y., in 1938.

Big losses for FDR in the U.S. On the eve of that year's midterm elections, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt urged the nation to pull together, as war loomed in Europe. But it was advice voters ignored. Dembski’s “Being as Communion” — a review | The Heretical Philosopher. I’ve had a copy of Dembski’s new book for a little more than a week. That has been enough time for me to read it in preparation for this review. The title itself is strange, at least to me. It is a title that suggests that this is a book on religion. It isn’t, though it does not completely avoid religious ideas. The more complete title is “Being as Communion; A Metaphysics of Information.” Dembski begins this book with: What does the world look like if the fundamental stuff of reality is not matter but information? The book is oriented toward presenting that position, where information is fundamental.

Information One of the problems with the word “information”, is that there are many different meanings in common use. Alas! Suppose Alice tells Bob, “It’s raining outside or it’s not raining outside.” Here, Dembski seems to be using a semantic conception of information. Later, in chapter 11, Dembski writes: Is this Berkeley’s idealism? Intelligence and teleology Summary Like this: Like Loading... What happens after a mistrial. What is HDTV-LOL format? - Software Discussion & Support - Neowin Forums. What is HDTV-LOL Last week I had posted for help on if Xvid format will work on VCD format. I got the answer I needed. Such as how Nero will convert it to Mpeg1 format, and then burn it as a VCD. Well last night, I missed recording this week`s episode of the Practice, so I went to find it to download via Bit Torrent. There are 2 versions offered to download. Once being in Xvid format, which I know will work.

But I try to avoid download Xvid if I can, since it does take 30 mins or so for Nero to convert. But the second format that this show was being offered as, to download, is HDTV-LOL. Now I know the obvious comment will be, well HDTV is for people who have HDTV tv`s. Essentially more then anything, I want to know if it will first of all work, and if so, then if Nero needs to convert it etc. 5 Natural Ways to Prevent & Get Rid of Fleas on Cats.

Independent as they may seem, our fabulous feline companions can’t do everything on their own-and this includes fighting off fleas. Being too sensitive to essential oils, and the fact they lick themselves so much, makes natural flea repellents for cats trickier than it is for dogs. Many natural methods deal with prevention (vacuuming, regularly washing bedding, and so on) but there are a few that you can take immediate action with. 1. Flea Comb This is very similar to the flea comb for dogs, and while some cats may find the scent of citrus unappealing, the way this is prepared can lessen the intensity of the smell to their sensitive noses (but not to the fleas) because you don’t use straight lemon juice. Fleas hate the overwhelming smell of lemon, and it seems to help deter them. Combining the lemon with a flea comb-it can be either a regular comb, although the super fine toothed ones sold in stores are optimum-does twice as good a job.

Click Here to Download Now You will need… Directions. Policing The Trolls: The Ins and Outs of Comment Moderation : NPR Ombudsman. Internet comment sections seem by nature to breed both insightful musings and the foulest bile. Many readers and comment writers complain to us about their frustrations in trying to understand what rules, if any, lie behind how the comments are moderated. NPR, like many news organizations, constantly walks a tight-rope in trying to encourage both lively discussion and respect. Scott Montgomery, NPR's managing editor of digital news, says there's no optimal comment moderation system out there: When it comes to online user comments, our goal at NPR is to cultivate a forum for open and useful conversation about news and the issues raised in the news.

In July and August, NPR.org fielded nearly 200,000 comments per month. How are comments moderated? All comments go through at least three filters. The majority of NPR comment sections are not moderated by NPR staff. Why are my comments being deleted? Well, it's hard to say. Why isn't [insert troll's name here] being blocked? Yes and no. Synchronicity. Synchronicity is the occurrence of two or more events that appear to be meaningfully related but not causally related. Synchronicity holds that such events are "meaningful coincidences".

The concept of synchronicity was first defined by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, in the 1920s.[1] During his career, Jung furnished several slightly different definitions of it.[2] Jung variously defined synchronicity as an "acausal connecting (togetherness) principle," "meaningful coincidence," and "acausal parallelism. " He introduced the concept as early as the 1920s but gave a full statement of it only in 1951 in an Eranos lecture.[3] In 1952, he published a paper "Synchronizität als ein Prinzip akausaler Zusammenhänge" (Synchronicity – An Acausal Connecting Principle)[4] in a volume which also contained a related study by the physicist and Nobel laureate Wolfgang Pauli.[5] In his book Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle, Jung wrote:[6] Description[edit] Examples[edit] Criticisms[edit]

Ann Romney on 2016: 'Done. Done. Done.' Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced in 2013 that he would not be seeking re-election, leading to speculation he might mount a second White House bid. Mitt Romney probably won't be running for president again in 2016. He has suggested the chances of a third run are close to a million to one. But that hasn't kept some Republicans from encouraging him to enter the race if another legitimate candidate doesn't step up. Ann Romney, for her part, is not excited at the prospect.

She told the LA Times Oct. 14th that she and her husband are "done done done" with running for office. Hillary Clinton continues to have an overwhelming lead over other possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidates. Vice President Joe Biden has twice before made unsuccessful bids for the Oval Office -- in 1988 and 2008. Sen. New Jersey Gov. Rep. Sen. Texas Sen. Maryland Democratic Gov. Louisiana Gov. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Political observers expect New York Gov. Gov. Former Florida Gov. "Done. 8 Myths and Atrocities About Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day. On the second Monday of October each year, Native Americans cringe at the thought of honoring a man who committed atrocities against Indigenous Peoples. Columbus Day was conceived by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic Fraternal organization, in the 1930s because they wanted a Catholic hero.

After President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the day into law as a federal holiday in 1937, the rest has been history. In an attempt to further thwart the celebration of this “holiday,” we at ICTMN have outlined eight misnomers and bloody, greedy, sexually perverse and horrendous atrocities committed by Columbus and his men. On the Way—Columbus Stole a Sailor’s Reward After obtaining funding for his explorations to reach Asia from the seizure and sale of properties from Spanish Jews and Muslims by order of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, Columbus headed out to explore a new world with money and ships. Replicas of the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria in the North River, New York. Ebola Was Not the Only Factor That Killed Duncan. Article by WN.com Correspondent Dallas Darling The family of the first person to die of Ebola in the U.S. has a right to be upset. Especially since Ebola was just one of several factors which caused his death.

Along with "unfair" treatment, Thomas Duncan was killed by nativism, classism, racism, and corporatism. Although three U.S. health workers contracted Ebola and were cured through experimental drugs and vaccines, what made Duncan receive a substandard treatment was his foreign citizenship, or being from Liberia. Bias against foreigners has always been a persistent theme in American history-an ironic reality, given the popular image of the United States as a haven for the world's poor and oppressed. Duncan was not only a Liberian citizen but also economically disadvantaged, having little money and no insurance.

Being from Africa, Duncan had another strike against him: corporatism. Fortunately, some deadly diseases have been eliminated. Dallas Darling (darling@wn.com) Quibids will take your $ and ship whenever they feel like it.Been a month and still not shipped Review 246368 Jan 04, Virginia Beach, Virginia, Apple Ipad2 16Gb @ Pissed Consumer. Honor Mass Murder: Muslim Tortures/Hangs Wife and Murders Two Daughters in Pakistan. Jennifer Lawrence's Outraged Response to Nude Photo Leak Marks End to the Era of the 'Shamed Starlet' America Keeps Honoring One of Its Worst Mass Murderers: Henry Kissinger. Five scary Christopher Columbus quotes that let you celebrate the holiday the right way. Christopher Columbus was awful (but this other guy was not) Working on Columbus Day? Here’s where you probably wouldn’t be.

Lily-White Movement. Not Just The Largest Economy – Here Are 26 Other Ways China Has Surpassed America. Messages to America: The Letters of Ho Chi Minh. Why did the USA betray Ho Chi Minh by siding with the Colonialist French during the 1st Indochina war? 61 Hilarious Yiddish Insults You Need To Know. Thành ngữ thường được sử dụng trong văn nói - Tiếng Anh Thông dụng. Hebrew insults. The worst Irish insults and racial slurs - from Cat-lick to Mackerel Snapper. 17 Shakespearean Insults We Should Start Using Again. Watch Spike Lee’s Mo’Ne Davis Documentary, ‘I Throw Like a Girl’ Read a Lawyer’s Amazingly Detailed Analysis of Bilbo’s Contract in The Hobbit | Underwire. One scholar thinks online harassment of women is a civil rights issue. Sovereign Military Order of Malta.

The Speech that Got Robert Spencer Banned From the UK. A word to left-wing students | Godless Comedy. Apologists for Islam: Who are they? - Islamic Threat Simplified - Coming to Grips with the Islamic Challenge. The Story of Umm Qirfa. My New Life in Asia: Living in Taiwan: Seven Reasons Why It's Good to Be Here. Why "Seinfeld" Is The Most Villainous Sitcom In Human History. Moneymaking Ideas - Ten Ways to Make Cash in College. Waterproof vs Water-Resistant, explained.