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A Pre-Socratic Saturday: Xenophanes and Friends on Thinking, Waking, Being and Lust

The collection of luminaries known as the Presocratics are great to quote because their words have already been quoted and excerpted for over 2000 years.  This makes our job easy. 273 more words


Small Gains, Big Profits

OK, Friday morning, you’re all fit and alert, let’s do some maths…

Your total receipts in the year are £100,000. Your expenses are £50,000. Leaving you a nice, round £50,000 of profit. 605 more words


Dynamic Aggregation in Stretchr

Today I’d like to take you through a new feature we’ve just released in Stretchr. It allows you to do powerful aggregation using a simple function-like, fluent syntax. 945 more words

Are Books Boring?

Ha!  I got you there with that title, didn’t I?  No, I would never condescend to hit-generating titles – after all, this particular title is actually an accurate reflection of the post’s content.   903 more words

Averages deceive: birth control is better than the NYT credits

Update (16 Sep): This piece has become unexpectedly popular, which is a great but in retrospect I should have been more careful in my explanation. The point, and my numerical reasoning, stand, but to be clear: the problem is aggregation – the NYT’s implicit assumption of 100 couples each of which faces the group-average single-year effectiveness – and not dependence. 1,330 more words

Reddit's /r/UpliftingNews Bans Huffington Post For Stealing Article Ideas

Reddit has a complicated relationship with the media. On one hand, Reddit is a place for organizing content — besides the typical viral stock that’s already trending on Imgur, news sites provide much of Reddit’s diet. 390 more words

Aggregation & Composition

1. What is Association?

Association is a relationship between two objects. In other words, association defines the multiplicity between objects. You may be aware of one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-one, many-to-many all these words define an association between objects. 645 more words

Java Interview Questions For Experienced