A blog about psychometrics, game theory, genetics, science, and anything else that comes to mind.

A linear search no longer beats a binary search for small arrays

29 Jan 2021 1 minute read 2 comments Scandum

Wikipedia quite authoritatively states that "Binary search is faster than linear search except for small arrays", which has been a well accepted truth for many years, but this is no longer the case. The traditional binary search which was developed m...

Paint 3D is amazing

30 Jan 2020 2 minute read 0 comments Scandum

Some people may have wondered over the years, with billions at its disposal, why Microsoft programs suck so bad? The best explanation I have is that historically Microsoft tried to bundle Windows with excellent free software, only to be forced by cou...

Starlink Internet is coming this year

16 Jan 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Scandum

The Starlink Satellite network will be ready to deliver basic Internet services two months from now in the northern USA, Canada, Central Europe, and Russia. Not a whole lot is known about Starlink, the ping will be faster than the current Internet ne...

The Bartle test of gamer psychology and the Big 5 personality traits

6 Jan 2020 2 minute read 1 comment Scandum

The 2 dimensional Bartle test is one of the oldest online tests in existence, and recently a 3 dimensional Bartle test has become available, you can take it here if you're interested: The 3-D Bartle Test of Gamer Psychology It was forty years ago tha...