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Here’s What Phrases Like “Highly Likely” and “Probably Not” Mean to Different People

Just how likely does “probably” sound to you? Redditor zonination asked users of the polling subreddit /r/samplesize to assign percentage values to a range of common phrases about probability, and graphed the results. The sample size is tiny (just 46 respondents), but the data still looks clustered enough to be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun. Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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