Monthly Archives: January 2013

The History of Rome Podcast

According to iTunes, the History of Rome podcast contains three days worth of audio. After completing the astronomy podcasts, I spent the last few months listening to the History of Rome. Since I spend about two hours per day commuting, … Continue reading

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The TSA and the Case of the Missing Boundary Condition

Agent A: “But it isn’t shorter than 4 inches, so we have to confiscate it.” Agent B: “No, it is only prohibited if it is longer than 4 inches.” Agent C: “Maybe you measured it wrong.”  Takes ruler and meticulously … Continue reading

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Citing Older Empirical Literature

When working on a problem, I like to read some of the older literature commonly cited in more recent articles.  Often I am underwhelmed by the evidence presented in these older papers.  This is not an attack on the quality … Continue reading

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Reviewing Another Subfield

The peer review process can be a frustrating enigmatic process, but it can also help you produce a high quality paper and provide you with an outside perspective to your own work. I have reviewed enough papers lately and have … Continue reading

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