Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

Facts are so annoying…

by Ken Arnold on Mon 22 July 2013

Nate Silver has left the New York Times (moving to ESPN and ABC). Considering that he was very accurate in predicting election results, you would think they’d want to keep him, but apparently they aren’t that concerned. It seems that by proving that punditry isn’t very accurate, while analysis of facts is better, he rubbed […]

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 22 April 2013

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of statistics. These are raised to the n-th degree, the cube roots are extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive displays. What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down […]