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More Data Means More Noise – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction”, Nate Silver

November 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on More Data Means More Noise – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction”, Nate Silver · Data, Prediction, Statistical Inference, Statistics

As there is an exponential increase in the amount of available information, there is likewise an exponential increase in the number of hypotheses to investigate. For instance, the U.S. government now publishes data on about 45,000 economic statistics. If you want to test for relationships between all combinations of two pairs of these statistics—is there […]

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Means and Ends – “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” – Christopher Hitchens

January 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Means and Ends – “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” – Christopher Hitchens · History, Human Rights, Means and Ends, Morality, Politics, Power, Security Policy, War

If one can demonstrate that there was such a plan (to remove the President of Cypress), and that Kissinger knew about it in advance, then it follows logically and naturally that he was not ostensibly looking for a crisis – as he self-pityingly asks us to believe – but for a solution. The fact that […]

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