# Independent Streams (Week of January 1)

Problems Op-Ed: Special Education Funding Is Unequal(link is external) IPPSR affiliate Sarah Reckhow co-authors article on the inequities of special education funding in schools. Baton Rouge Police Detectives ‘Woefully Short’ Working The City’s Historic Number Of Killings(link is external) IPPSR affiliate David Carter discusses the influence of detective caseloads in solving homicides. Other Views: Black Infant Mortality …

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# Gork revisited, 2018

It’s been almost 10 years since I made the post Are you Gork? Over the last decade, both scientists and non-scientists have become more confident that we will someday create: A. AGI (= sentient AI, named “Gork” :-)  See Rise of the Machines: Survey of AI Researchers. B. Quantum Computers. See Quantum Computing at a Tipping …

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# What do you do to avoid causing additional light damage to a photo while it’s on exhibition?

What do you do to avoid causing additional light damage to a photo while it’s on exhibition? Hide it behind a facsimile, of course! #preservation #preventativeconservation #photograph #specialcollections #buffalobill #spoilers (at MSU Libraries)   Tweet

# Star Wars and editing your writing

I’m an enormous Star Wars fan, so I found this video, How Star Wars was saved in the edit to be really interesting (thanks to this Polygon article for recommending it). It’s a long watch, but I think it’s well worth it, because it has some lessons not only for enormous science-fiction franchises but also …

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# Ordering Index Vector with Java Streams

I bumped up against the following problem while doing some coding in Java 8 (and using streams where possible). Given a vector of objects $$x_1, \dots, x_N$$ that come from some domain having an ordering $$\le$$, find the vector of indices $$i_1, \dots, i_N$$ that sorts the original values into ascending order, i.e., such that …

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