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The Counterattack

This Trump thing has gone on long enough. He was a joke. He was supposed to implode. Okay, he didn’t. Thirty percent of Republican primary voters, more or less, given the day, want him to be the Republican nominee, and then our next president, and with ten or so other candidates in the race, that thirty percent might be enough to get him the nomination. 3,603 more words

Donald Trump

What Will You Do?

Have you given any thought to what you will do if they win?

You know who I mean.

Some of them are people who attended Kevin Swanson’s “Religious Liberty Conference” and followed him onstage after he pranced about admonishing people not to “carve happy faces on open, puss-y sores,” “don’t you… 1,074 more words

The Curmudgeon's Lair

Grantland Writers Past and Present Eulogize Site on Twitter

The media world was in shock this afternoon when ESPN announced that it would no longer publish the longform sports and culture site Grantland. The network said in a statement that it had “decided to direct our time and energy going forward to projects that we believe will have a broader and more significant impact across our enterprise.” 298 more words

World Statistics Day, Back to the Future, and the "Signal and the Noise" of TSL

Last week was a geek-fest.

First, World Statistics Day on the 20th and then “Back to the Future Day” on the 21st.  

For me, last week also included an in-depth, somewhat geeky discussion with a station about Time Spent Listening. 851 more words


Semantics Matter

Last month two friends shared links to articles about the potential of a massive earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. This was news to me, as I had never even heard of the Cascadia subduction zone. 683 more words


What Can We Really Learn From Big Data?

“Big data” is one of those phrases you see everywhere these days. Usually paired with warnings about privacy, urging businesses to make use of it or fall behind, or just general claims that it will… 624 more words


The Future of the Game

The Future of the Game

2015 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

R.C. Buford, San Antonio Spurs

Brian Burke, Calgary Flames

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight

Scott Pioli, Atlanta Falcons

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