Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hiatus

Stoove has been away in pandaland killing things for Pandas. Normal service will resume next week.

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On Restoration Shaman’s Relationship With Critical Strike

Introduction Today’s post is all about stats for Resto Shaman in Mists of Pandaria. I have some very important notes and caveats to state before I get into the graphs, but first a short introduction. It’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Introducing… IGLU!

I want to shout for a bit about a developing project that myself and my peer and good friend Matt have started called the Integrated Game of Life Universe (IGLU for short). This is a project we’re both extremely excited about for … Continue reading

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Restoration Shaman, Peeking Into The Mists!

So the patch has arrived and with it have come a load of lovely new talents, buttons, mechanics, and so on! The fun of MoP has officially begun! Lots of people seem to be confused, or seem to be having … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Digital, Data & Policy:
When I am doing research, I often think of the Feynman Problem-Solving Algorithm, supposedly coined in jest by another Nobel Prize-winning physicist, Murray Gell-Mann, about Richard Feynman‘s innate problem-solving ability: Write down the…

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Just for Fun

Here are the “Top Searches” for my blog in the past week. I find them amusing. mass of bit of ipod jim al-khalili igel project a scientific point of view state jims helmholtz equation

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Originally posted on Robinince's Blog:
A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece for a BBC website to coincide with a Radio 4 documentary about Richard Feynman. Here is a rewritten, considerably longer version with a variety of…

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Science, or; “we will devour your soul”!

So today I did another first-ever for me; I presented and defended original work that I have produced – unique science, to my knowledge – to a panel of people significantly more qualified than myself. I have a bit of … Continue reading

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First

Tonight I did something amazing. A First! Not a World First Not a Server First Not even a Week First … but a First, all the same; Tonight I killed Madness of Deathwing Heroic. This is a First. The first … Continue reading

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Impactful – Part 3

This is the concluding part of my series on Impact Factors and their use as figures of merit for researchers. Starting with little more than one person’s insult and anger that researchers could be judged on one simplistic figure, I … Continue reading

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