Four short links: 12 December 2016

Retraction Postmortem, Remembering Math Definitions, Crypto RPG, and Leadership Hacks

By Nat Torkington
December 12, 2016
  1. Postmortem on Retracted Nature PublicationThe peer review process takes place in strict confidence, so Nature did not want to go into the details. However, I was able to reconstruct the process based on conversations with two of the three peer reviewers and the authors. It turned out to be virgin territory: people who are familiar with peer reviewing say they do not know of any other examples of this kind of peer review postmortem.
  2. How I Use Anki to Learn Mathematics — spaced repetition to promote recall of definitions you understand.
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  4. Crypto RPGa tabletop role-playing game made for hackers, by hackers. It features an original fantasy setting and gameplay informed by diverse security disciplines.
  5. Five Leadership Hacks (Michael Lopp) — Whether I run the meeting or am a participant, I write three questions that I’d like to get answered at this meeting. A variation on the excellent advice in Mobile MBA—before reading a document: write down what you think you know about the subject, and write down questions you expect it to answer.
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