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Parallel Activity just drops

In one of my DWH POCs for Oracle’s Real World Performance Group we did see an unexpected drop of activity. The customer wanted to know why it happened. 162 more words


A Little Upcycle

A week later than planned, due to the car radiator letting go on the way home from work one evening. Bearing in mind my car is a grey import, and parts are sometimes difficult to get or expensive, I was very surprised. 439 more words


Two Compounds of Skewed Polyhedra, Each with Twelve Total Faces in the Compound

I found both of these with what one could call “random-walk playing” with polyhedral-manipulation software, Stella 4d, available here, with a free trial-download available. 50 more words


Life's skew correlation

My inner self is having an intimate affair

While misery loves company,

Sometimes it’s better left alone. 

To fade into the abstract

Away from the cares of the world. 161 more words


Helping Students Visualize Skew

This week during my statistics classes’ final review time for their term final, I had a small idea I wish I’d had years ago.

Early in the course, we talked about means and medians as centers of data and how these values were nearly identical in roughly symmetric data sets.   448 more words


Black Swan Indicator at 25-year High

The CBOE SKEW index, commonly referred to as the ‘black swan’ indicator, just spiked to the highest level in the indicators 25-year history. 461 more words

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