July 22, 2013

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  • Illustration from British grasses and wildflowers by Richard Waller

    The scientific origins of the Dictator/Sitcom Character game

    There’s a game where your computer will attempt to guess what dictator or sitcom character you’re thinking of. It’s based on a binary tree, where a series of questions about whether you’re thinking of this or that narrow down the number of possible solutions. You can use it to guess the names of dictators, but […] More