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Time to get back on the wagon – 3A

Just a bit more to add to yesterday’s post about weight analysis.

This shows most of my six months of attempt at maintenance (earliest data is a truncated set). 951 more words


Time to get back on the wagon – 3

… or as alternate title, another boring weight post. Back on this post I declared my intent to return to my weight control discipline as I was slowly slipping back up again and hit a threshold where I had to return to more aggressive control (with some re-loss). 1,135 more words


Politics USA: Rasmussen Polls That Show Mitch McConnell Ahead In KY Are Biased

Rasmussen released a poll of the Kentucky Senate race that showed Mitch McConnell leading Alison Lundergan Grimes 52%-44%.

In 2010, The New York Times also found Rasmussen polls biased, claiming: 500 more words

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Reality Check: Is an Ebola Flight Ban a Good Idea? Nate Silver Doesn't Think So

It’s exceedingly rare that I agree with an Obama administration decision (though the decision is infirm, and could be weaseled any way the wind blows over the next several weeks) but the increasing calls to impose an Africa travel ban strike me as reflexive, not founded on proven disease strategy. 646 more words


The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design and the Line Between Editing and Censorship

Some neat examples and the principles are well articulated. Some of the use of graphics in the Globe, National Post, NY Times etc buttress his points: 408 more words


Silver's Crystal Ball, Part 2

In part 1 of this pre-election series, I re-introduced you to Nate Silver. He’s the young probability/statistics guru who, unlike all of his peers in the business, correctly predicted the results of the 2008 Presidential race in 49 of 50 states, and the results of the 2012 Presidential race in all 50 states. 541 more words