Over the past 5 years I have had the privilege of being a judge at both regional and national finals. I have also held regional classes to train teams on PTC Creo and PTC Mathcad. I have held these in the Finger Lakes region (the greatest US FIRST Region!!). The cherry on top of the sundae is I judged my ...
From 1994. I don’t have much to say about this one. The paper I was discussing (by Samuel Merrill) had already been accepted by the journal—I might even have been a referee, in which case the associate editor had decided to accept the paper over my objections—and the editor gave me the opportunity to publish […]
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A pair of Cornell researchers have analyzed the works of fraudster Diederik Stapel and found linguistic tics that stand out in his fabricated articles. David Markowitz and Jeffrey Hancock looked at 49 of the Dutch social psychologist’s papers — 24 of which included falsified data. (Stapel has lost 54 papers so far.) According to the […]
I heard at one time in my life that town web sites were geared towards "open" government and keeping people informed.Someone should convey that message to the town of Kinderhook, NY.As of this morning, August 27, 2014, the page entitled "Town Board Meeting Minutes" looks like this:Special Meeting 3-4-2014Wed, Apr 2, 2014 2:56 PM15KMarch 19, 2014Wed, Apr 2, 2014 2:56 PM23KFebruary 10, 2014Wed, Apr 2, 2014 2:55 PM27KJanuary 13, 2014Wed, Apr 2, 2014 2:55 PM34KDecember 30, 2013Wed, Apr 2, 2014 2:54
Here is another installment in my series reviewing the NY State Regents exams in mathematics. June, 2014 saw the administration of the first official Common Core Regents exam in New York state, Algebra I (Common Core). Roughly speaking, this exam replaces the Integrated Algebra Regents exam, which is the first of the three high school level math […]