This is a bit of a preview of a paper my friend Russ Zaretzki are working on. Take a gander at his pic: This is the probability that John McCain wins the […]
My book is coming! It’s almost there, so let me tell you how modern math publishing works these days. The author of course writes the work, and we all do it in […]
From the Wall Street Journal comes the headline: “Retailers Expect Gloomy Holiday.” Problem is, I have read the entire article—these kinds of stories seem to appear earlier and earlier every year—but I […]
Take a look at his picture: This is from an article by “The Numbers Guy” Carl Bialik at the Wall Street Journal. The story is about how life expectancy calculators are not […]
I use the word “random” in the sense that you did not know what topics I would select today. And I use the word know in its logical sense. On Polling From […]
If you follow radio, you will know that Don Imus was fired last year for his hip hop-inspired “nappy-headed hos” comment. For this quip, he was cast outside the gate where there […]
Here, by the guy who does Wayward Robot, is the front cover for the book (which should—with hope—be out of my hands by the end of this week).
The way peer review works is broken, according to a new finding by John Ioannidis and colleagues in their article “Why Current Publication Practices May Distort Science”. The authors liken acceptance of […]