Review: Things Better Left Unsaid
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Riddle: The Soccer Penalty Kick
What’s the smartest kick?
To the shooter’s strong side, which the goalie is more likely to guard?
Or to the shooter’s weak side, which the goalie is more likely to block if he guesses right?
The authors of Think Like a Freak give us some details to help us decide.
- The goal is 12 yards away.
- It’s 8 yards wide and 8 feet tall.
- You will kick the ball at 80 miles per hour.
- The kick will arrive at the net in 0.306818 seconds
- The goalie can’t wait for you to kick. He has to guess and fling his body toward his choice before you make contact with the ball.
- Overall, at the elite level, 75% of penalty kicks are successful.
- If he chooses wrong, your odds of success are about 90%.
- You want him to choose wrong.
- Whether you’re left- or right-footed, 57% of goalies will guard your strong side. 41% of the time, they’ll guard your weak side.
Answer in the Reply field below and Post Comment:
- What’s the best way to improve your odds of kicking the ball where the goalie isn’t?
- Why do so few kickers make the most logical choice?
Lecture/Discussion Facial Recognition
- You’re in a Police Line-Up, Right Now
- ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine Driver’s License Databases
- For Immigrants, Getting A Driver’s License Could Spell Trouble
- Facial Recognition Tech Is Growing Stronger, Thanks to Your Face
- MegaFace Gallery Datasets of Faces
- Microsoft Celeb Dataset
- The Racist History behind Facial Recognition
- Why Stanford Researchers Tried to Create a “Gaydar” Machine
- China is Using AI to Predict Who Will Commit Crime Next
- Do Algorithms Reveal Sexual Orientation or Just Expose our Stereotypes?
- Physiognomy’s New Clothes
- San Francisco Is Right: Facial Recognition Must Be Put on Hold
- How China Turned a City Into a Prison
- CVDazzle: Camouflage from Face Detection
- Makeup Tutorial: How to Hide from Cameras
- 4 Ways to Avoid Facial Recognition Online and in Public
- HyperFace New Camouflage to Make You Unrecognizable
- Facial Recognition Technology Will Make Life a Perpetual Police Lineup for All
- Wired: How to Hack Your Face
- The Atlantic: Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face
- Medium: How to Beat Facial Recognition
- New Scientist: Even a Mask Won’t Hide You