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A Recap of Science Fiction Movies of 2018

Now that 2018 is well over, I’ve had a chance to see most of the year’s main science fiction films. It was not a great year, but there have been worse. Here is my ranking of 10 of the main … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Ten Machine Learning Classification Techniques

The goal of a classification problem is to predict a discrete value. For example, you might want to predict the political leaning of a person (conservative, moderate, liberal) based on the person’s age, sex, annual income, and so on. Or … Continue reading

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Top Ten Movies About Atlantis Update

I updated my old (2016) blog post about my top 10 favorite movies that feature Atlantis. I added “Aquaman” (2018) which placed second with a grade of B+. See https://jamesmccaffrey.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/my-top-ten-favorite-movies-that-feature-atlantis-2/ In the 1960s, the Submarine Voyage ride at Disneyland had … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Yeti Movies

I live in the Pacific Northwest. We’ve had quite a bit of snow this winter but luckily no yetis. I’d always assumed that there are dozens of movies about yeti aka the abominable snowman. Well, there are lots of movies … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Movies that Take Place on an Airplane

I enjoy movies that take place in a confined area such as a boat, a train, an Artic outpost, or an airplane. The space constraint forces writers, directors, and actors to be clever and creative. Although many movies have a … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favorite Christmas Movies

There are a lot of movies that have some sort of Christmas theme, and there are a lot of top 10 lists of such movies. Here is my list. I don’t include animated films such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. … Continue reading

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Five Cool Optical Illusions

When I was growing up, I remember my parents bought a series of books from Time-Life. Two of my favorites were “Mathematics” and “The Mind”. “The Mind” had some very cool optical illusions. Since then, cognitive scientists and artist have … Continue reading

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