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Words of care for us after the (ugly) storm

I found a quote of a haiku from poet Mario Benedetti: Los apagones permiten que uno trate con uno mismo. Which in English would be something like this (lousy translation is mine): Black-outs afford one to deal with oneself. This … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Maria & Irma: A long story, short, in images.

A brief history of my involvement with Hurricane Irma. Remember Irma la douce? Well, for us Irma was douce, sweet. Thus on September 16 I began writing about hurricane Irma’s passing by Puerto Rico, quite caressing our shores but without … Continue reading

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First day of class–again

Yesterday, October 16 we had our first class post-Maria. All the University was under a big rain, plus it rained all night. It was fresh—not the awful heat of the past days, which compounds with the virtual absence of fans. … Continue reading

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Sentiment data from Twitter and Google Trends

Great day of class, last Wednesday. It deserves a short summary, which I am publishing here. The basic idea for the class was the exploration of sentiments around a place, using Twitter. First I showed my students that Twitter admits … Continue reading

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The riddle 50% of Harvard students got wrong

Does it mean they are stupid? No, it actually means they are not pondering the question. Instead they get distracted by intuition and do not get to see there is a deeper sense to the problem. The problem itself, devised … Continue reading

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