I got enough comments and questions via Twitter, Facebook, and other avenues about my previous post that I figured I’d elaborate upon my crazy statistical methods.
First of all, to those who wanted a post about movies that actually contain math, here’s a lovely link to a page mainained by Harvard’s math department. How cool is that? VERY.
Secondly, I shall address that I got the most questions about: what’s the actual formula?
Sit back. This will take a while. Continue Reading →
My Day Job is at the headquarters of A Very Large Corporation. I work in a complex of buildings that are all connected by human Habitrails of glass and concrete. These buildings are only built on part of a large parcel of land, large enough to accommodate a large ring of parkland. The surrounding land is host to about two miles of walking trails, which wind their way through woods, cultivated lakes, and a prairie reserve. Continue Reading →
Last week, I talked a little bit about my weird obsession with using statistics to find movies to watch. Today, I realised that I’d never used it to figure out what the best movies every made would be. I mean, that’s bizarre, right? That’s what everyone wants to know! Why had I never looked at those stats?!
Anyway, here’s the list of the Top 10 Movies Ever Made, According to Melissa’s Weird Movie Statistics Tool: Continue Reading →
A new episode of The Geek Life is Live! Episode 145: No, *He* Is the Most Interesting Man in the World. We talk about camel spiders, Hunger Games, some dude who dove into the Mariana Trench, and other awesome things.
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It’s the nightmare of every corporate lackey: you get up in front of an audience of people. Behind you is a screen, showing the opening slide of a PowerPoint deck. With dawning horror, you realise you have no idea what you are going to talk about. You desperately try to make it up as you go along, but the slides get weirder and weirder…
This, my friends, is the premise of the live monthly show, PowerPoint Karaoke! Four contestants give a presentation to a live audience, even though they have never seen the slides before, and the slides are complete nonsense!
This month’s star presenters will be Joe Bozic, Kelvin Hatle, Reid Knuttila, and Dawn Krosnowski!
This month’s judges will be Bill Corbett and Joseph Scrimshaw!
As always the slides will be lovingly crafted by myself and Bill Stiteler!
There’s beer and food in the theater!
Starts at 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Pay what you want from $6-$12!
The Bryant-Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street
If you live on Facebook, you can add the event to your calendar here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/142709052521493/