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Brett Keller » Hunger Games survival analysis
"As a student of epidemiology and economics I feel duty-bound to apply my cursory knowledge of statistics to the novel natural cohort presented in the Hunger Games novel, as documented by author Suzanne Collins. I present a Hunger Games survival analysis: in a Cox proportional hazards model, which covariates are associated with the odds (or hazard ratios) being ever in your favor? A taste of what’s to come:"
statistics  fun  literature  sf  modeling  survival  from delicious
april 2012 by tsuomela
Barry Sanders, Matt Biondi, and the Tiger Mom - James Fallows - Culture - The Atlantic
"In other words, being good at something can make it more fun. But only if it's fun first. And only if being good at it doesn't get in the way of the fun. "
sports  fun  enjoyment  passion  flow  experience  practice 
march 2011 by tsuomela
The Fun Scale « Kelly Cordes
I first heard about the Fun Scale from my friend Peter Haeussler back in 2001...
Type I Fun – true fun, enjoyable while it’s happening.
Type II Fun – fun only in retrospect, hateful while it’s happening. Things like working out ‘till you puke, and usually ice and alpine climbing.
Type III Fun – not fun at all, not even in retrospect. As in, “What the hell was I thinking? If I ever even consider doing that again, somebody slap some sense into me.”
adventure  fun  outdoor  mountain-climbing 
september 2010 by tsuomela
BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Party puts conversation on menu
A philosopher is celebrating his 76th birthday by inviting members of the public to a central London park to talk to strangers.
news  conversation  communication  philosophy  dialogue  strangers  discussion  party  fun 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Great Games : Productivity501
So as a reminder to myself of the importance of having fun, we’ve compiled this list of fun group games. If you have any suggestions, please add them in the comments.
games  group  fun 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Overcoming Bias: The Fun Theory Sequence
Fun Theory is the field of knowledge that deals in questions such as "How much fun is there in the universe?", "Will we ever run out of fun?", "Are we having fun yet?" and "Could we be having more fun?"

Fun Theory is serious business. The prospect of endless boredom is routinely fielded by conservatives as a knockdown argument against research on lifespan extension, against cryonics, against all transhumanism, and occasionally against the entire Enlightenment ideal of a better future.
philosophy  fun  transhumanism  future  recreation 
january 2009 by tsuomela
Fun With Words > The Wordplay Web Site
Fun-with-words.com is dedicated to amusing quirks, peculiarities, and oddities of the English language: wordplay.
language  english  fun  games  words 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Wordie
Wordie lets you make lists of words -- practical lists, words you love, words you hate, whatever. You can add citations and comments, see who else has listed the same words, and talk about language.
language  words  fun  community 
december 2006 by tsuomela

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