Issues with the WISC-V normative data - low N's make for shaky norms

Issues with the WISC-V normative data – low N’s make for shaky norms

  The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition was released recently, in the fall of 2014, and has begun to replace its predecessor, the WISC-IV, as the gold standard in IQ testing. IQ tests have always been surrounded by controversy…

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The Best Photograph I Have Ever Taken

The Best Photograph I Have Ever Taken

  There are lots more pictures to come in the next few days/weeks but I thought I would put this one up early. Costa Rica was amazing! 00000

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Pathology or Pseudo-Pathology?  What do racism, sexism, and obesity have in common?

Pathology or Pseudo-Pathology? What do racism, sexism, and obesity have in common?

One of my favorite concepts from my psychological training is the idea of a pseudopathology. A pseudopathology is any trait that was selected for through evolutionary pressures, that at one point was adaptive and due to rapid changes in environment…

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Human Behavior – Active vs Passive and the concept of a default state

Human Behavior – Active vs Passive and the concept of a default state

Before I get into this article too deeply, I want to make a comment on the distinction between an excuse and an explanation. As I fumble around with the ideas for this post in my head I realize that there…

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EidolonTLP: Artificial Intelligence and The Last Prophet

EidolonTLP: Artificial Intelligence and The Last Prophet

I thought it would be fun to share this little nugget of sci-fi and A.I genius from a few years back. EidolonTLP, or The Last Prophet. Back on January 10, 2008 an odd video popped up on YouTube featuring an…

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Based on proven oil reserve and oil consumption statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration we could run out of oil in less than 40 years

Based on proven oil reserve and oil consumption statistics from the U.S. Energy Information Administration we could run out of oil in less than 40 years

I have been interested in energy consumption and sustainability for a while now, in large part due to this amazing conservationist. There always seem to be so much noise in the discussions about oil. Specifically in regard to sustainability and…

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3D Printing, Recycling, and Disassemblers

3D Printing, Recycling, and Disassemblers

3D printing has had some amazing advancements in the past few years and rapidly approaching a price point in which this revolutionary technology will begin to move from the hobbyists into general day to day usage.  This technology has the…

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The Demon Core - Both the first and the second person to die from an accidental uncontrolled nuclear reaction were working with the same plutonium core

The Demon Core – Both the first and the second person to die from an accidental uncontrolled nuclear reaction were working with the same plutonium core

  Since the dawn of the nuclear age there have been at least 60 “criticality accidents”, or uncontrolled nuclear chain reactions due to the unintentional assembly of a critical mass of a particular fissile material. The first 2 deaths due…

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At some point prosthetics and artificial sensory systems will rival that of natural biology - This is when the fun begins

At some point prosthetics and artificial sensory systems will rival that of natural biology – This is when the fun begins

At some point a generation of the technologies designed and developed to help people with disabilities will rival that of natural biology in terms of ability. This essentially means that one generation after this the technology will start to improve…

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Interstellar – Imagining the Tenth Dimension

I plan to do a proper post on the fantastic movie Interstellar at some point but for now I just wanted to toss up a post about visualizing up to 10 dimensions that seems particularly relevant to people thinking about…

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Maryland candidate posts early vote count to twitter: Why early voting is subversive to the democratic process and helps big money more than the average Joe

Maryland candidate posts early vote count to twitter: Why early voting is subversive to the democratic process and helps big money more than the average Joe

  The other day I was checking my twitter feed and was shocked to see a party break down of voters who have turned up to early voting at my local civic building.  After some digging around I realized that…

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Cleaning up the site and renewed motivation

Hello everyone! So  I have renewed my domain name for the next 4 years and have just helped set up a website for my amazing fiancee through the hosting I already had set up for this site.  Essentially these two things guarantee…

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Project Gorgon Review 1

Project Gorgon Review 1

Every gamer has their first. The first game that they really got sucked into that ended up leaving a lasting impression on their gaming tastes and preferences.  They fall victim to nostalgia for the old game, the old mechanics, and…

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Project Gorgon - Mapping Project

Project Gorgon – Mapping Project

Project Gorgon is an amazing new game being developed that I stumbled upon the other day.  I have never had the opportunity of getting into a game so early in development that a lot of the resources we (I) have…

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Rather Than Effective Tax Rate, Lets Talk About Effective Income.

Rather Than Effective Tax Rate, Lets Talk About Effective Income.

I have been trying to pay more attention to discussions about the economy, government, and taxes. My problem with how these discussions typically go is that using a tax rate alone to discuss taxes is deceptive. This becomes even more true…

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