7 Conferences for 2017

New year, new conferences! Or at least that’s one thing the Veriloguers are excited for in 2017. We’ve asked a handful of colleagues around the office three simple questions: What conference are you excited for? Why are you looking forward to it? What do you hope to learn from it? The 7 Conferences we picked…

New Year, New You

According to a survey conducted by the Statistics Brain Research Institute, 41% of Americans usually make New Year’s resolutions. Findings from the same research showed that nearly a quarter of those who made resolutions for 2017 had the goal of “losing weight” or “eating healthier”.

When Humans Thrash

In computer science, thrashing occurs when the process of data transfer prohibits the execution of operations. When your computer is thrashing, it’s perceived as slow, sluggish, on the verge of crashing. Remember when you tried to open that PDF on your older work laptop and you saw Adobe Acrobat launch in your task bar but…

Galactic Grammar and Interstellar Syntax

A Linguist’s response to the film Arrival There’s been some hype about the new film Arrival, and some newfound attention to the field of linguistics. Rather than point out all of the inevitable liberty-taking that comes with projecting an everyday life onto the big screen, I wanted to show my appreciation. And the way I’m…

Social Desirability and The Donald

Very few people saw this coming.  You could argue that undecided, silent voters are to blame, or maybe it’s the “overconfidence” of the Democratic party.  Sure, those were factors, but it could also be a bit of a chicken and egg phenomenon, as the Dems certainly had confidence in part due to the consistent lead…

Are new drugs really that bad for patients?

Sure, drug development and marketing are part of a standard business model in our country, particularly with massive funding toward leveraging marketing to drive product profitability. But according to a piece published on FiercePharma last year, most Pharma companies likely don’t spend more money on marketing than research and development. When you consider business operations, as part…