Last week I attended Interface 2008, which was the 40th symposium of a conference celebrating the interface between computing science and statistics. It was held at the Durham Marriott, in Durham, North Carolina. The Interface series of conferences is sponsored by the Interface Foundation, and this year’s conference was hosted by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences.
I particularly enjoyed the sessions on data analysis and knowledge extraction – finding patterns . . . → Read More: Statistics Talk at Interface 2008
I’ve “known” Michael Yon for years now. And I put “known” in quotes because, though I’ve not yet had the privilege of meeting him in person, I’ve talked to him by phone and we’ve traded emails over the years—mostly him sending me pictures and details of his latest adventures. (It’s a bit one-sided, because, whereas he’s been off to foreign countries, getting shot at, have dinner with cannibals, etc., I’ve just been driving around . . . → Read More: Moment of Truth in Iraq
With the summer travel season nigh, here are a few travel tips, especially for those who are more technologically inclined and security conscious.
For general technology travel tips, from wired.com:
Pick up some CD-Rs for backing up your images. If you don’t have a laptop with you, make your backups at an internet cafe. Not only do CD backups let you clear out your memory card, they also aren’t affected by x-rays . . . → Read More: Technology and Security Travel Tips
Actually, a terrapin. Undertook a massive relocation effort to save this little guy from a subdivision of cars, lawn mowers, and dogs. He seemed to like his new country digs.
So, there was this turtle, going the wrong way on a busy street. Naturally, having swerved to miss him, I pulled off the road, ran through traffic, and rescued him.
I put him in the floorboard of the car and drove home. We have a small pond, so he was quite happy to get out of the car and into the water!
living, virginia . . . → Read More: Save a Turtle