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Educated as an aeronautical and astronautical engineer, Nick is currently a “professional data miner” working for Facebook with interests in gamefication and data privacy. I have been greatly enjoying his blog of over 280 posts dating back to 2009 on self-avowed “geekery” including topics like physics, mathematics, computing, game theory, engineering, and so forth. I was first drawn to Nick’s excellent post on LaGrange points, and his interesting posts on cooling spaces with fans, windmill efficiency, gravitation, golf ball design, aircraft design and so forth include much fascinating physics, including introductory mathematical analyses. His posts on triangular truss analysis, optimizing ice cream cones via simple calculus, “vestigial” trigonometry functions, credit card number check digit algorithms, and best line fitting are joyous nerdery. Berry also posts on current and historical news events, various standards, and a very nice set of posts with an accompanying TEDx talk on data...

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