Tagged: Statistics

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Torture Numbers and They’ll Confess to Anything

There is something incredibly comforting about looking at some data and thinking “ok, these numbers are illustrating to me the truth of this uncertain and dangerous world in which I live”.

Gamblers at a card table 9

Playing the Coronavirus Odds

You’ve probably heard of the “If I get corona, I get corona” spring break partier, but in case you haven’t, here it is:

music 8

Heisenberg’s Billboard

’90s music is messed up for the same reason my suburban Seattle city isn’t the most dangerous city in the United States.  And that reason colors everything you consume on the internet

politics 129

Endorsed: Other Options

Symposium: I advise you to consider what you are endorsing with your vote, be that for the election itself, or the Democratic Primary.

Thursday Throughput for 3/28/2019

This entire nontroversy is a result of two things colliding: one good and one bad. The bad part is that NASA’s spacesuits were built in 1978, The good part is that NASA has recruited more women.

Marriage Class

Burt Likko was going to mercilessly lampoon a prestige law firm for three of its partners writing a deeply offensive and poorly-reasoned memo. But he got distracted by a shiny object along the way.

Preach It, Brother Nate!

Statistics wizard Nate Silver talks about the re-launch of FiveThirtyEight on ESPN, political punditry, and burritos.

Monday Trivia, No. 151 [gingergene wins!]

More multinational trivia this week, including a complete (ish) table. Whether it’s better to be on top or on bottom of this list is to some extent a matter of opinion.

The Jim Leyland Experience

What Jim Leyland knows about baseball could save your life—or at least your sanity.