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Statistics Aren’t Enough

There’s a cute quip: statistics don’t lie. There’s an accurate quip: statistics don’t lie, given a well-trained model and a large enough sample. With statistics on your side, you can be 99% sure that you’re right. Unfortunately, people who are … Continue reading

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I Give Up, or How the NSA violated(?) the 4th amendment for a bunch of mostly useless data

So the latest scandal is that the NSA has been allegedly gathering large amounts of data on American phone calls and internet traffic. I’m pissed off about this, for the usual reasons and more. Is it a violation of the … Continue reading

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