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The best films of 2014: Foxcatcher.

I first started to watch movies obsessively in second grade. I loved nearly every movie I saw, sans Doogal. Though I had no idea what directing or even screenwriting entailed, I knew what made a good/bad performance. 624 more words

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Book Review: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Baseball is an unfair game. If you want to compete, you have to spend money. If you do not have money, then you will not compete. 511 more words

Sports

Marco Polo: The Risk Netflix Takes by Solely Relying on Big Data

Anyone who saw the movie or read the book Moneyball could see the rift caused by the sole use of quantitative analysis.  The new school baseball executives led by Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt in the movie) championed new statistics and quantitative analysis to measure player performance.  209 more words

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Unprecedented Picture Clarity Has Arrived on Amazon Instant Video with Ultra HD Movies and TV Shows Now Available

Today, December 9, 2014, Amazon.com announced that Prime members and all customers can now instantly enjoy blockbuster movies, hit TV shows and Amazon Original Series, in Ultra HD picture quality—a premium resolution that has four times the number of pixels as standard full HD. 651 more words

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New Community Rights Paper: Firing Big Green

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The last paper explored the history of the term NIMBY (“Not In My Back Yard”) as a creation of corporate chemical companies to demean and marginalize local opposition to industrialization, and it moves beyond that phrase to the declaration of “Not in… 243 more words

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Demystifying the Math - The Rise of Statistics in Baseball

By Conway West 11.26.14

It has been impossible to be a baseball fan and not witness (or take part) in the holy war that is statistical analysis of the sport. 1,180 more words

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