Confessions of a researchaholic

January 19, 2017

That is the spirit!

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I cannot wait to see these two teams play again in the NBA finals. 🙂

March 25, 2015

Kowtow

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If you are a university professor and you boast on social networks about sending your students to other schools for higher degrees, you are essentially acknowledging that you (and your school) are not as good.

February 2, 2015

Pause the future

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I was watching Super Bowl XLIX on my tablet using NBC’s live sports app, but had to attend a meeting during the middle of the third quarter.
So I paused the game, hoping to resume it later without spoiler.
Fortunately, nobody in Hong Kong mentioned anything about the game to me, and the app is robust enough to replay everything, including commercials.
After the meeting I went straight to solitary confinement and finished the rest of the game around midnight Arizona time.

Tom Brady threw his second interception when I paused the game; the world knew the rest before I resumed it.
🙂

I wonder if this can be an interesting HCI research topic.

September 7, 2013

The glove

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It has been truly inspirational to watch Gary Payton’s tough and tenacious plays.

Why the 'Glove' fits in Hall of Fame

April 28, 2013

Data analysis applied to professional team sports

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL). Oakland As (MLB). Golden State Warriors (NBA). And more.

I wonder if one day algorithms are going to instruct every player move.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tuH36R_QZtQ

June 24, 2012

Pundits

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Watch this classical video on how Mark Cuban (entrepreneur and the Mavs owner) totally leveled Skip “Baseless” (ESPN sports pundit).

I have been watching the NBA 2012 finals through ESPN online. The matchup is so close that the outcome of every game is large determined by some random factors (except for the last game in which psychology played a dominant role). What Skip said has been ultimately sensational and entertaining but at the same time baseless and just stupid.

But, heck, this is what TV pundits are for, right? These couch potatoes sitting in front of TV are looking for easily digestible entertainments, not brainy analysis.

I am really looking forward to see some hedge fund managers level these finance pundits on Squawk on the Street.

May 27, 2009

J.R. Smith

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Nuggets' Smith is hit or miss

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