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Let's Add Coding to Writing in Mathematics

One of my most memorable experiences during my college years was having an English professor who spoke entirely in complete sentences.There were no spoken sentence fragments, dangling thoughts or misuse of adjectives, verbs or nouns. When I first met him, I was stunned at his level of commitment to this principle. I often wondered how challenging this must be for him and whether or not the…

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Added by Richard Charles, PhD on July 19, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

The Call for a New Device for Data Scientists

My first computer was a Commodore Vic-20 in 1981. I bought the device because of this incredible urge to program in BASIC as a result of Mr. Ted Becker’s course on computer programming. I vaguely remember the leap from the pain-staking process of programming using punch cards to writing code and watching your program run immediately, once you resolved all of the syntax errors of course. Nonetheless, it was thrilling and addictive! In hindsight, a…

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Added by Richard Charles, PhD on June 2, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Technology Use as a Function of Device Type

I’m frustrated! Being a Technophile poses several problems that seem to go unaddressed by leaders of the “Big Tech” firms. As the big firms such as Apple, Google and Samsung continue to develop impressively beautiful, technologically capable, faster and yes, addictive technologies,…

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Added by Richard Charles, PhD on April 28, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Healthcare Problem in Need of a Data Analytics Solution



A recent visit to a local hospital provided some insight on a particular problem in health care. After speaking to a few healthcare professionals, it was revealed that patients who have surgery are at a significantly higher risk at developing a Pulmonary Embolism (PE) as a result of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or blood clot. Clots are also referred to as a thrombus. However, once a clot begins to travel it is called…

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Added by Richard Charles, PhD on March 28, 2019 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Crypto-craze,, A Flavor of PrimeNet

In case you've missed it, there has been a tremendous number of news stories, social media posts and the like on Bitcoin, Hashing Algorithms, Blockchain, video graphics cards and Crypto-mining.  If you are anything like the most of us, the information barely provides you a platform to have a discussion about the topic.  But what does it all mean?  What is a…

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Added by Richard Charles, PhD on May 28, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

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