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statistics  textbook  example 
november 2016 by tsuomela
[1103.6038] Searching for comets on the World Wide Web: The orbit of 17P/Holmes from the behavior of photographers
"We performed an image search on Yahoo for "Comet Holmes" on 2010 April 1. Thousands of images were returned. We astrometrically calibrated---and therefore vetted---the images using the Astrometry.net system. The calibrated image pointings form a set of data points to which we can fit a test-particle orbit in the Solar System, marginalizing out image dates and catching outliers. The approach is Bayesian and the model is, in essence, a model of how comet astrophotographers point their instruments. We find very strong probabilistic constraints on the orbit, although slightly off the JPL ephemeris, probably because of limitations of the astronomer model. Hyper-parameters of the model constrain the reliability of date meta-data and where in the image astrophotographers place the comet
science  astronomy  astrophotography  crowdsourcing  data-mining  online  photography  comets  example 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Astronomers Calculate Comet's Orbit Using Amateur Images From The Web - Technology Review
"This sudden brightening triggered a huge wave of interest from astrophotographers all over the world, many of whom posted their images on the web. To find out how many, Dustin Lang from Princeton University in New Jersey and David Hogg at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie in Heidelberg, Germany, searched the web. They found 2476 different shots of Holmes.

That's a significant astronomical database that represents a huge amount of work. But is it any use?

Today, Lang and Hogg use these images to work out an accurate orbit of Comet 17P/Holmes, a significant achievement given that the data is taken from an ordinary web search and its provenance is entirely unknown."
astronomy  astrophotography  crowdsourcing  data-mining  online  photography  comets  example 
april 2011 by tsuomela
How to Build a Progressive Tea Party | The Nation
American citizens should ask themselves: I work hard and pay my taxes, so why don’t the richest people and the corporations? Why should I pick up the entire tab for keeping the nation running? Why should the people who can afford the most pay the least? If you’re happy with that situation, you can stay at home and leave the protesting to the Tea Party. For the rest, there’s an alternative. For too long, progressive Americans have been lulled into inactivity by Obama’s soaring promises, which come to little. As writer Rebecca Solnit says, “Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky…. Hope is an ax you break down doors with in an emergency.” UK Uncut has just shown Americans how to express real hope—and build a left-wing Tea Party.
politics  progressive  movement  activism  country(GreatBritain)  example 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Let's Get This Straight: There Is No Progressive Equivalent to the Right's Violent Rhetoric | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet
"he shooting in Tucson was not an anomaly. It was an inevitability, and as long as we play this foolish game of "both sides are just as bad," it will be inevitable again. "
violence  rhetoric  republican  example  list 
february 2011 by tsuomela
5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism | Cracked.com
mentions - H.G. Wells, Martin Luther King, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Ambrose, Richard Owen
plagiarism  history  example 
april 2009 by tsuomela
Research papers/Functional pearls - HaskellWiki
Functional pearls are elegant, instructive examples of functional programming. They are supposed to be fun, and they teach important programming techniques and fundamental design principles.
programming  functional  learning  example  tips  lisp  haskell 
may 2007 by tsuomela
The Wolfram Demonstrations Project
The Wolfram Demonstrations Project is an open-code resource that uses dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields.
math  education  demonstration  example 
may 2007 by tsuomela

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