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Mad Cow

In honor of today’s snow day here in the nation’s capital, let’s take a stroll down a snowy memory lane.

As you recall, I lived in Tennessee for a few years. 649 more words


The Fall of The Beef Industry.

Agriculture, for most people they think of tractors and combines in the field for the yearly harvest. Agriculture has been around in some form since the beginning of our race. 862 more words


Deriving a Fuzzy-Set Measure of Democracy from Several Dichotomous Data Sets

In a recent post, I described an ongoing project in which Shahryar Minhas, Mike Ward, and I are using text mining and machine learning to produce… 1,536 more words


Mining Texts to Generate Fuzzy Measures of Political Regime Type at Low Cost

Political scientists use the term “regime type” to refer to the formal and informal structure of a country’s government. Of course, “government” entails a lot of things, so discussions of regime type focus more specifically on how rulers are selected and how their authority is organized and exercised. 1,551 more words


Notes From a First Foray into Text Mining

This post was written by Jay Ulfelder and originally appeared on Dart-Throwing Chimp. The work it describes is part of the NSF-funded MADCOW project to automate the coding of common political science datasets. 792 more words

Lab Projects

What is the Beef

I feel really good after having switched to Carnivor beef protein. I want to make it clear that I’m not claiming that there is anything great about it. 417 more words

Workout Log

System Upgrades

Madcow (I’m still gonna call him this) has switched his program to 5/3/1. He’s doing some slightly modified version where he squats 3x a week and does front squats. 348 more words

Workout Log