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May 26, 2008

how juries are fooled by statistics

Filed under: Uncategorized — tehgeekmeister @ 4:06 pm

many of you have likely seen this, a ted talk by peter donnelly on common misconceptions about statistics.  nonetheless i think this video is too important for any member of any modern society for me to pass up sharing it.  certainly the best explanation of how statistics can be misused, and to horrible ends, i’ve seen yet.  as well a few nice explanations of bayes theorem (but he doesn’t say that’s what they are), which is nice since that’s typically such a point of frustration for people learning statistics/probability.

May 16, 2008

car modding

Filed under: Uncategorized — tehgeekmeister @ 6:12 pm

i’ve had a strong urge over the past while to combine my interest in all things mechanical, electronic/electrical, and programming by getting an oldish (late eighties/early nineties) car and modding it to have all sorts of goodies and gadgets like newer cars do, as well as ones that newer cars in general don’t have yet.  unfortunately, i have neither the time or money to get into such involved and generally pointless endeavors at the moment — but this post is my commitment to myself that i WILL do it if i can manage it in the future.

that is all.

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