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Decisions, Decisions – There’s an Algorithm for That

I remember shoveling sh** against the tide. Yes, I taught statistics and decision analysis to university business majors for about 15 years.  It wasn’t so much that they didn’t care as they didn’t want to know. 278 more words

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Health Care is Institutionally Resistant to Technology

That is an overarching and controversial statement, and is probably not true under all circumstances. I will only touch on a few points, based on… 308 more words

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Who Is the Data For?

Andreas Weigend recently published an intriguing book called Data For the People, in which he argues that we are not going to stop the proliferation of personal data that is used to categorize and market to us, so we should embrace this change and find ways to use collected data to our advantage. 182 more words

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I Am Disgusted with Tech

Well, no, not really, especially since it pays me well to do what I do. But I seem to be surprised and amazed (in a negative sense) daily with their behavior, both on the public stage and behind the scenes. 352 more words

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My Fitness Tracker of the Month

Is the Samsung Gear Fit2 (or something like that).  It has an awkward name, a moronic app, and questionable distance statistics.  In particular, it does not do what it purports to do with flights of stairs, failing to record what it promises. 187 more words

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Weapons of Math Instruction

That old (and lame) joke, of course, refers to Al-Gebra (algebra).  But the fear of math is very real.  For decades, many have hid behind the matra “I’m not a math person”, without exploring the roots of that statement.  353 more words

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Thank You Bank of America: Paying Bills Keeps Getting More Challenging

Not in a financial sense, but in a process one. Let me step back.  Growing up, my parents paid the vast majority of their monthly bills in cash, at the Post Office or the service window of the grocery store.  308 more words

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