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Increasingly, Data Scientists and other technical professionals are being recognised as much for their online presence and open source activities as they are for their career history. So I believe that every data scientist should have their own personal webpage that tells the world a little about themselves and their…

One of the more terrifying screenshots from The Day After (1983)

On November 20, 1983, ABC TV in the US aired a made-for-TV movie called The Day After. The movie dramatized a set of fictional events leading up to a full-scale nuclear war between NATO and Warsaw Pact countries. Set in and around Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas — where…

As a young child growing up in the south of Ireland in the 1980s, I had no email, internet, Insta or Tiktok. The only way to communicate from a distance was by letter. And I totally loved sending and receiving mail.

Even if I didn’t know the precise address, I…

Mathematics

From Pixabay

Any of you who regularly read my writing know how much passion I have for Data Science and statistical programming. But I recently started thinking about whether today’s convenient and popular programming options are making us less likely to find solutions to math problems from first principles, often when those…

Catfishing means to impersonate someone on the internet. It is a relatively new term and came into being based on the eponymous 2010 documentary film which gave rise to the MTV series. An important distinction between catfishing and other types of deceit is that catfishing involves a scammer using elements…

Lionsgate/AMC

Have you watched Mad Men? If not, may I respectfully suggest that you invest in it over the holidays? It is — to my mind — the greatest TV show ever made by some distance.

Mad Men, like all great works of art, operates at multiple levels. You can absorb…

Reporting Visual from Special Bulletin (1983)

On the evening of March 20, 1983, the switchboards of several NBC affiliates were jammed with calls from thousands of people across the United States, who were panicked and terrified having just watched a nuclear explosion live on TV in Charleston, South Carolina.

What they had actually been viewing was…

James Darren and Robert Colbert in Irwin Allen’s The Time Tunnel

Before Rupert Murdoch’s Sky TV became the huge media force that it is today, it started out a single satellite and cable channel in the mid-1980s. It wasn’t very well known back then, but I was lucky enough to live in a town that piped Sky Channel in through its…

Keith McNulty

Expert and Author in Applied Mathematics, Data Science, Statistics. Also writes History, Science, Culture. Find me on LinkedIn or Twitter or drkeithmcnulty.com

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