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You and Your Research

You and Your Research
Transcription of the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Seminar 7 March 1986 J. F. Kaiser Bell Communications Research 445 South Street Morristown, NJ 07962-1910 jfk@bellcore.com At a seminar in the Bell Communications Research Colloquia Series, Dr. In order to make the information in the talk more widely available, the tape recording that was made of that talk was carefully transcribed. As a speaker in the Bell Communications Research Colloquium Series, Dr. Alan G. Dick is one of the all time greats in the mathematics and computer science arenas, as I'm sure the audience here does not need reminding. While our professional paths have not been very close over the years, nevertheless I've always recognized Dick in the halls of Bell Labs and have always had tremendous admiration for what he was doing. I think I last met him - it must have been about ten years ago - at a rather curious little conference in Dublin, Ireland where we were both speakers. It's a pleasure to be here. Related:  educ

How To Keep Track Of What You’ve Learnt – Freestyle Mind Most people forget what they’ve just learnt within 12 and 24 hours. If you are reading this post now, chances are that tomorrow you’ll not even remember it. Our brain works like a big search engine, when you insert a new piece of information, it goes on a big stack called short term memory. When you want to remember that information, your brain will try to search inside that stack for the information you requested. This process happens asynchrony, that’s why you often remember a title of a song after many hours from your first attempt. If you are trying to recall something after a long time (it can be even 1 hour for useless information), your brain will have an hard time finding it, as it’s more likely you have forget it. Knowing this, we can try to understand why we forget what we’ve learnt just a few hours ago. But what happens when you try to recall something you’ve previously learnt? What does this mean in practice? How do you keep track of new stuff? Enter the learning log

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Salary Guide For Web Designers & Web Developers [Comparisons] So I think it is worth a comparison between annual salaries over different countries. Here’s how we’re doing this. I have put together salary information on Jr. You may be surprised to learn just how much money some creative professionals are making! Recommended Reading: Cheatsheets Wallpapers for Web Designers and Developers Methodology By reading the PayScale data methodology you can learn how their company operates to manage and organize user content. The detailed PayScale charts will display only newer data which has been submitted since 2013. Deviations For a small number of countries there was absolutely no data inside PayScale particularly related to some higher positions. These alternate sources consist of job offers and Coroflot design statistics which are also submitted by freelancers and paid employees. Skip the queue and head to your desired sections here: Web Developers Summary for position – web developer: Web Developers (Senior) Summary for position – senior web developer:

50 illusioni ottiche da capogiro Ecco una trafila di trucchi che ingannano il cervello al primo sguardo Pubblicato Eppur si muove Ovunque tu guardi, fermare l'immagine è davvero impossibile, nonostante sia in realtà statica (via Buzzfeed) Dischi rotanti, spirali che sprofondano nello schermo e pallini che ammiccano. Alcune manipolano il modo i cui il nostro cervello interpreta le immagini, altre sfruttano la fisiologia del nostro occhio e i meccanismi con cui queste vengono proiettate e permangono sulla retina. Ma le illusioni ottiche sono anche un intrigante intrattenimento, ed è proprio questo lo spirito con cui ve ne proponiamo una sfilza. 10 WAYS TO BECOME MORE CHARISMATIC by John Leonard In the foreword to his book Top Performance , Zig Ziglar cites research done by the Stanford Research Institute, Harvard University, and the Carnegie Foundation which finds that 85 percent of the reason you get a job, keep that job, and move ahead in that job has to do with people skills and people knowledge, not technical skills and technical knowledge. On a less scholarly level, Lou Holtz, head football coach at the University of Notre Dame, has said that when someone meets you, that person wants to know three things: Can I trust you? Are you committed to excellence? and Do you care about me as a person? Some believe that only after that third question is answered, do the first two take on any significance. It is an intangible quality that makes people admire you, follow you, and just want to be around you. What is it that causes people to respond warmly to some, while recoiling from others? When people think of charisma, they think of John F. Don't interrupt. Listen!

Nature Publishing Group : science journals, jobs, and informatio Structured Procrastination Dot Physics - Wired Science 21 Easy Hacks to Simplify Your Life | Zen Habits “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” – Henry David Thoreau By Leo Babauta If you’re trying to simplify your life, it’s best to follow the four simple steps I’ve outlined before — it’s just the simplest method. But sometimes life gets in the way, and you need a workaround, some way to get past your usual obstacles and to trick yourself into keeping things simple. I use these “hacks” myself (in this case, “hacks” refers to workarounds or tricks to reach your goal), and I’ve found them to be effective in many cases. Also, don’t try to implement all of them — that would be far from simple. Simple tricks to simplify your life: Three-box decluttering. “Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.” – Edwin Way Teale

Accuracy and precision Accuracy is the proximity of measurement results to the true value; precision, the repeatability, or reproducibility of the measurement A measurement system can be accurate but not precise, precise but not accurate, neither, or both. For example, if an experiment contains a systematic error, then increasing the sample size generally increases precision but does not improve accuracy. The result would be a consistent yet inaccurate string of results from the flawed experiment. A measurement system is considered valid if it is both accurate and precise. The terminology is also applied to indirect measurements—that is, values obtained by a computational procedure from observed data. In addition to accuracy and precision, measurements may also have a measurement resolution, which is the smallest change in the underlying physical quantity that produces a response in the measurement. Quantification[edit] With regard to accuracy we can distinguish: Precision is sometimes stratified into:

Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves' 15 August 2013Last updated at 09:11 ET The study found people spent more time on Facebook when they were feeling lonely Using Facebook can reduce young adults' sense of well-being and satisfaction with life, a study has found. Checking Facebook made people feel worse about both issues, and the more they browsed, the worse they felt, the University of Michigan research said. The study, which tracked participants for two weeks, adds to a growing body of research saying Facebook can have negative psychological consequences. Facebook has more than a billion members and half log in daily. "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Internet psychologist Graham Jones, a member of the British Psychological Society who was not involved with the study, said: "It confirms what some other studies have found - there is a growing depth of research that suggests Facebook has negative consequences." Loneliness link Learning the rules

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