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Mikhail Popov, a data scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, led a workshop on…Tags: learning...
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Jay Livingston points to this hypey article, “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?”, by Jean Twenge, who writes: I’ve been researching generational differences for 25 years . . . Typically, the characteristics that come to define a generation appear gradually, and along a continuum. . . . [But] Around 2012, I noticed abrupt shifts in teen […] The post “Have Smartphone...
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You don't get much press by stating conventional beliefs--there is no "round earth society". Nevertheless there are serious researchers out there trying to say that it is reasonably possible if not likely that P = NP. Don't believe it. Emanuele Viola just outright states I Believe P = NP. He starts with a similar argument that we've seen from Richard Lipton: We've had surprising results in the pas...
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A simulation to estimate how long until you are seated at a restaurant.Tags: simulation, waiting...
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Every year, we look at the medal counts of each country. Who’s winning?…Tags: Josh Katz, Olympics, Upshot...
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There’s no reason that we should trust someone’s thoughts on politics just because he’s a good chess player, or even a good writer. That said, I found this opinion piece by Jonathan Rowson on Britain and the EU to be worth reading. Also I came across this short post by Rowson on “virtue signaling” which […] The post “Deeper into democracy: the legitimacy o...
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One of these days soon I will get back to writing about primality tests, but for now I am having fun getting sidetracked on orthogons! In a previous post I gave rules for when two orthogons will be considered the … Continue reading →...
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Valentin Amrhein writes that statistical significance and hypothesis testing are not really helpful when it comes to testing our hypotheses. I’m not quite sure I like the title of Amrhein’s post—“Inferential Statistics is not Inferential”—as I think of parameter estimation, model checking, forecasting, etc., all as forms of inference. But I agree with his genera...
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Paul Alper points us to these graphs: Pretty stunning. I mean, really stunning. Why are we just hearing about this now, given that the pattern is a decade old? And what’s this: “Data for the U.S. ends in 2007”? Huh? Also, it’s surprising how high the rates were for Japan, Italy, and Germany in the […] The post The graphs tell the story. Now I want to fit this story i...
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Every time we book a flight, a Passenger Name Record is generated and…Tags: privacy, travel...
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