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2013-02-03 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Two scientists using the New York Times archives to predict the future
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Posted by Fred 2013-02-03 12:50|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [310 views ]  Top

#1 if they're using the NYT archives, you can also be 99% sure that Republicans are at fault.
Posted by Frank G 2013-02-03 13:08||   2013-02-03 13:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Rantburg predictions are within least two standard deviations of certainty.

The scientists using the NYT, how many sigma certainty are their predictions? How to lie with Statistics.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2013-02-03 13:53||   2013-02-03 13:53|| Front Page Top

#3 I hope they're not predicting crop yields in the Ukraine.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2013-02-03 14:32||   2013-02-03 14:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Ouch. Y'all have been sharpening your scalpels again.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-03 18:06||   2013-02-03 18:06|| Front Page Top

#5 Alaska Paul,

I was taught in my very first Statistics course some 44 years ago that there are 3 classifications of Statistics:
1) Lies, damn lies and statistics
2) Figures don't lie, liars figure
3) Garbage in, garbage out.

Keep that trinity in mind and always demand to see the data and the alogrithms used to manipulate it.
Posted by AlanC 2013-02-03 20:20||   2013-02-03 20:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Whatever happens, women, minorities will be hardest hit.
Posted by tu3031 2013-02-03 21:21||   2013-02-03 21:21|| Front Page Top

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