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I’ve long been a fan of the mechanical puppetry coming from Nantes. Here’s a look at their newest effort with a large photo gallery.
Security Economics (Business)
Though the update to this article reveals the title false (there’s no more money to claim), the article itself looks at the economics of data breaches and how the consumer has to act to make the costs high enough to warrant devoting more attention and resources to security.
History (Defensive Arts)
This article has an amusing tone that drew me in as it conveys the history of the first mixed martial arts in the Western world, along with a video demonstration.
Tips (Graduate School)
A former graduate student looks back at what hindered or helped the graduate process. These lessons might have come from a science graduate program, but many apply in a greater context to project management and interactions, especially in writing.
An author details his writing process not as a command but to give an example of how he makes the muse work for him rather than giving in to the chaos that is an undisciplined muse (bunnies, anyone?).
The author of Grad School don’t missed the major don’t: Don’t do anything truly original, but always write up a new conglomerate of the work of your PhD panel, with generous cites of your Advisor. If your work is truly new, it is hard for your panel to understand it; if it is a new way of repeating their work, they feel it is clearly superior work.
Now, now, it was about being supportive of grad programs not cynical about them :p. Though there’s probably truth to what you say even in the sciences that are supposed to be about exploration and discovery rather than examination of the known.