A Chinese appreciation of Professor Trinkaus’s password-guessing research

John Trinkaus, who was awarded the 2003 Ig Nobel Literature Prize for publishing more than 80 detailed academic reports about things that annoyed him, got some recent attention for his how-well-do-people-guess-at-passwords research. The Chinese Apple site produced this video about that: Here’s a machine translation into English of part of what it says: “John Trinkaus, a professor at […]

Improbable on Science Friday today: Things That Annoy Him

I’m going to be on NPR’s Science Friday program today. We’ll talk about one professor’s fascination with things that annoy him. That professor has published nearly 100 reports about things that annoy him. The reports themselves are not annoying — each report is short (typically just one or two pages) and clear. This segment will be at […]