The weekly mix:

**1)**

**Quanta Magazine's**latest monthly puzzle column:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151008-symmetry-math-curves-puzzle/

**2)**Mathemagic fun from

*:*

**Futility Closet**www.futilitycloset.com/2015/10/11/remainders/

**3)**...and mathematicians via

*(h/t John Allen Paulos):*

**3 Quarks Daily****http://tinyurl.com/p6upg6t**

4)A little tidbit on the art of translation from Brian Hayes:

4)

http://bit-player.org/2015/lost-in-translation

**5)**ICYMI, "

*The Importance of Recreational Math*" from the

**NY Times**:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/12/opinion/the-importance-of-recreational-math.html

**6)**The Social Security number and identification:

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-way-we-use-social-security-numbers-is-absurd/

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/the-way-we-use-social-security-numbers-is-absurd/

**Andrew Gelman, once more on p-values:**

7)

7)

http://andrewgelman.com/2015/10/13/what-do-you-learn-from-p-05-this-example-from-carl-morris-will-blow-your-mind/

**8)**Ben Orlin's little round-faced friends question the meaning of counting:

http://mathwithbaddrawings.com/2015/10/14/counting-to-five-is-harder-than-you-think/

**9)**"

*Denominator blindness*"... I'd not heard the term before, but I like it... h/t to Cathy O'Neil for this

**Bloomberg**article:

http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-10-14/don-t-be-blinded-by-big-scary-numbers

**10)**Chaos, ecology, dynamic modeling:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/20151013-chaos-theory-and-ecology/

**11)**Some upcoming awards, math, and other links via Peter Woit:

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=8040

**12)**Reminders that there is always good stuff at Mike's Math Page:

https://mikesmathpage.wordpress.com/

....and later on Friday afternoon, Presh Talwalkar does his own linkfest of picks from the week:

http://mindyourdecisions.com/blog/

[p.s., on Sunday here at

*, I'll rant about the "hot-hand fallacy."]*

**MathTango**Potpourri

**(extra NON-mathematical links of interest):**

*BONUS!***1) I always enjoy reading John Brockman's anthologies of science essays centered around some single question. His latest, "**

**What To Think About Machines That Think**" is no exception, with close to 200 contributors (I think it's his longest volume in the series):

http://edge.org/annual-question/what-do-you-think-about-machines-that-think

**2)**

**With Halloween around the corner, perhaps a fine time to check in with Henri Le Chat:**

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