Monthly Archives: February 2014

Market Predictions

You may have seen that “scary chart” that some idiot is promoting as the presaging the possible end of the world. It’s so spectacularly stupid I figured I’d do a few minutes of actual analysis of the “argument” and how … Continue reading

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So You Think You Can Algorithm

Programming is hard, and I recently had a bit of back and forth with a friend who thinks the fairly common belief amongst software people that “some folks will just never get it” is wrong. Since this is a belief … Continue reading

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What is Faith?

I’m a Bayesian, and I think you should be a Bayesian too. Bayesianism fundamentally changes our view of what we are doing as scientists and human beings. Back in the dark ages (say, about 1990) scientists still had a tendency … Continue reading

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