Data coder needed Research assistant job for 15 USD/hour. I need to estimate the percentage of English speakers per country for use in a study as a control variable. I want to use Wikitravel information. We find phrases discussing the English ability of ~230 countries/territories, such as: “English is spoken by almost no one, even […]

So, some smart people say melatonin is useful for sleep deprivation. I submit that it doesn’t do much of anything. Take a random meta-analysis cited in favor: Brzezinski, A., Vangel, M. G., Wurtman, R. J., Norrie, G., Zhdanova, I., Ben-Shushan, A., & Ford, I. (2005). Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep: a meta-analysis. Sleep medicine […]

As a follow-up to my prior guide on how to use Sci-hub to download academic papers for free, here’s a simple guide to use Library Gensis aka. Libgen. Library Genesis is another guerilla open access project, also run by people from the Russia-sphere. It’s relatively easy to use. 1. Go to the Libgen website There’s […]

This is beyond even normal levels of stupidity seen in politics and smear attacks. felixonline.co.uk/news/6705/kings-lecturer-sparks-racism-row/ Image form for easier reposting Here’s the data from the DST report: www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/Publikationer/VisPub?cid=20704 Any journalist with even 5% of a brain could have easily verified this. The Norwegian and Finnish data are from Skardhamar et al 2014.

What happens if you take a bunch of socially inept, above average intelligence, and mentally ill people and have them try to do stuff together? Sounds like a disaster. Well… lesswrong.com/lw/p23/dragon_army_theory_charter_30min_read/ One comment, which I repost here because some are advocating for censorship, is very telling: Comment author: 18239018038528017428 26 May 2017 08:43:41PM *  22 […]

One can find quite a lot of popular articles on the topic: newrepublic.com/article/139700/democrats-party-science-not-really reason.com/reasontv/2016/07/15/are-republicans-or-democrats-more-anti-s www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/apr/28/can-the-republican-party-solve-its-science-denial-problem www.pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/the-politics-of-climate/ www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/why-republicans-still-reject-the-science-of-global-warming-w448023 www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/democrats-have-a-problem-with-science-too-107270 www.city-journal.org/html/real-war-science-14782.html www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/left-science-gmo-vaccines with wildly diverging conclusions. So what is true? It at these times that we want to take a look at the raw data ourselves. Fortunately, The Audacious Epigone did some legwork for us: Item Rep% […]

In the fallout of the OKCupid dataset release, some people wrote a complaint letter to Aarhus University. I haven’t read the letter, but Aarhus University has now replied to it: Reply to Oliver Keyes et al Basically, the letter affirms everything I’ve already said, namely: University was not involved, so: Their ethics rules do not […]

The problem: To install a virtualenv (virtual environment for python) under a common (not user) folder, so that it is accessible to other users. If we try without using sudo, we get a permission error: [go into virtualenv called env] pip3 install fibo >[lots of stuff] >PermissionError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: ‘/django/env/lib/python3.4/site-packages/Fibo.py’ If we try […]