• Oct. 18th, 2013 · Hofstadter’s Law
    I learn this at the end of every project, and forget it starting the next project. Hofstadters Law
    Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
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  • FiveThirtyEight: Predictive analysis in the Social Sciences

    Published November 07, 2012 | No responses yet
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    In discussing the US presidential elections with American friends over the years, I’ve heard frequent complaints, and I quote “the entire thing is treated like a horse race surrounded by a media circus“. I have to confess that despite my sensibilities, when it comes to this particular horse race I find myself an entertained spectator
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    The new battleground

    Published February 17, 2011 | No responses yet
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    http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2011/02/the-new-battleground/ The new battleground How the internet shapes social movement in the face of regulation By Marzieh Ghiasi February 17, 2011 Image by Olivia Messer / The McGill Daily It has become commonplace to describe the web as the Wild West – a place where there are no rules, no regulations, and not much protection.
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    Marzieh Ghiasi
  • Jan. 23rd, 2011 · My Milk Toof
    If you were ever wondering where milk teeth go after falling out: My Milk Toof by Inhae Lee (interview) is about the adventures and discoveries of two sweet little milk teeth — ickle and Lardee. This site is one of the most adorable and beautifully crafted webcomic/photo blogs I have ever seen and if it doesn’t melt your heart, you may be suffering from acardia. # # #
  • Jan. 3rd, 2011 · Bermuda triangle of productivity
  • Hummingbirds against fires

    Published April 05, 2010 | No responses yet
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    The animation above is based on illustrations from the Flight of the Hummingbird by Haida Canadian artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. The story, which is from the parables of the Quechuan people of Ecuador, is about a small yet persistant hummingbird who is determined to save his forest from a fire drop by drop, while other
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    Google vs. China: Cyberwarfare in a Brave New World

    Published January 13, 2010 | 9 responses so far
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    Things just got a little more interesting in the world of cyberpolitics. Google revealed today that they’ve detected a sophisticated attack on their infrastructure originating from China back in December, an attack which they say impacted more than twenty other large companies in various sectors. Specifically, the attackers attempted to access Gmail accounts of Chinese
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    10 Great Sites for Reviewing Brain Anatomy

    Published May 13, 2009 | 6 responses so far
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    I’ve been absolutely immersed in brain anatomy (which I now heart) for the past eight months. In the process I’ve amassed a rather large collection of links. I’ve listed some of the better resources below, hopefully others will find this helpful. Image Source: the Morbid Anatomy Collection 1. The Brain from Top to Bottom (McGill
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    Best buy, pharma, ticks, and web-based diagnosis

    Published December 02, 2008 | No responses yet
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    As posted in Neglected Tropical Diseases Society Josh Ruxin, an assistant clinical professor of public health at Columbia, describes “The Best Buy in Public Health” or the strong potential to make real change with modest investments in the NTDs. Thomas Pogge, Professor of Philosophy & International Affairs at Yale University, and Philip Hedger, executive managing director
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    Wikileaks web site gives whistleblowers a voice

    Published April 07, 2008 | One response so far
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    http://www.mcgilldaily.com/article/3171-wikileaks-web-site-gives-whistleblowers Wikileaks web site gives whistleblowers a voice By Marzieh Ghiasi Monday, April 7th, 2008 Sasha Plotnikova / The McGill Daily Unjust organizations around the world face a new threat: anonymity. A new web site called Wikileaks­ makes whistleblowers untraceable, so that they can leak documents without fear of being caught. The site follows the
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    Marzieh Ghiasi