• 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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  • DRM and rights in a digital world

    Published August 14, 2013 | 2 responses so far
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    A couple of days ago I was listening to an older edition of Science Weekly, particularly a lecture by Cory Doctorow. I found the lecture to be a truly thought-provoking look at digitization of the world and its implications. Doctorow’s focus was on DRM (Digital Rights Management) in the narrow scope, but broadly dealt with
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    Fishermen in the Information Marketplace

    Published May 12, 2013 | One response so far
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    Fishermen in the Information Marketplace Behavioral, Economic and Social Changes Associated with Introduction of Mobile Phones in Fishing Communities of Kerala, India By Marzieh Ghiasi (April 2012) Give a man a fish, and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime. But give
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    Drug-resistant Tuberculosis

    Published March 25, 2013 | No responses yet
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    http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2013/03/drug-resistant-tuberculosis/ Image source: Stop TB Parnetship Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Very much an issue, and it’s spreading like wildfire By Marzieh Ghiasi March 25, 2013 New strains of tuberculosis (TB) threaten efforts to eradicate one of the world’s deadliest diseases. An alarming study published in the March edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s
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    Marzieh Ghiasi

    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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    Ivar Mendez: Closing the distance

    Published November 03, 2011 | One response so far
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    Closing the distance A neurosurgeon uses technology to reduce disparities in medical care and education in remote areas By Marzieh Ghiasi Published on November 3, 2011 http://www.mcgilldaily.com/2011/11/closing-the-distance/ Image by Afra Saskia Tucker “Two worlds, One spirit,” a collection of photography and sculpture by Ivar Mendez, the chairman of the Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University,
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    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
  • Don’t Panic… You Have a Towel!

    Published May 25, 2010 | No responses yet
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    Today is international Towel Day, a day of tribute to the late Douglas Adams, the brilliant author of, among many works, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979). Despite passing away quite young, Douglas Adams has had an undeniable influence on popular culture. When I first read Hitchhiker’s Guide in my late teens, I felt
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    Marzieh Ghiasi