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Rob J Hyndman
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Lives in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A real gem -- a small restaurant tucked away in a side street with wonderful food and excellent service at very reasonable prices.
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A classy and historic hotel in the main street of Augsburg. The cocktails are highly recommended!
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Great Chardonnay and Pinot Gris
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I was due to pick up a car from the Budget Fremantle site at 10am on Sunday 28 September 2014. I had booked online via the Qantas website and had specified a pick-up of 10am. We were running a little late, so we phoned *before* 10am to say we would be there soon, but no-one answered. When we arrived (about 10.20am) the place was closed with no notice or other information saying how we could collect the car we had booked. A sign on the door said that the office closed at 10am. We had booked a pick-up at 10am, and no-one had said that the Fremantle office would close at 10am. They had my mobile number, yet nobody bothered to call me. They also did not answer calls before 10am when they were supposed to be open. After several phone calls to the Perth airport office, we eventually took a taxi (at a cost of $72) to the airport to collect the car we had booked. The price I had been quoted was $176, but we were forced to sign an agreement for $264, the extra costs being partly due to picking up the car at the airport, which was not my plan in any case and only occurred because of the appalling service at Fremantle. When I complained about how unfair this was, the girl on the counter said she had no power to change the price. In addition, we were told that any insurance only covered daylight hours outside of residential areas. Essentially, we were under curfew while on holiday! I have tried emailing the manager of the Fremantle and Perth offices, but no-one will reply. I did get a phone call from a junior person in the Fremantle office telling me that all the problems were my fault because I wasn't there before 10am to collect the car. After checking my bank account when I returned I found I had been charged $289, with no explanation for why I was charged an additional $25. I will never rent from Budget again.
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Happy about that, great book!
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I've interviewed a few people for jobs at Monash University, and there's always someone who comes out with something surprising. Here are some real examples. For a post-doctoral research position: ...
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 "..., but what I’d actu­ally do is per­suade them to use the method in my lat­est paper pub­lished in xxxx" ... This answer literally kicks ass :D
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No one ever says "The unemployment rate has dropped by 0.1% for no apparent reason."
When watching the TV news, or reading newspaper commentary, I am frequently amazed at the attempts people make to interpret random noise. For example, the latest tiny fluctuation in the share price...
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We are selecting a cover for my new forecasting book. Feedback welcome.
We are currently selecting the cover design for OTexts books. The first one to go into print will be Forecasting: principles and practice. We have narrowed the choice to the two designs below, alth...
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I prefer the left cover except for the too strong orange colour. It looks more contemporary or attracts me more to be covering something more by the time. (Though it also could be I am from the old generation and would find a more simple drawing to be more clear and up to date.)
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I was a Christian for nearly 30 years, and was well-known as a writer and Bible teacher within the Christadelphian community. I gave up Christianity when I no longer thought that there was sufficient evidence to support belief in the Bible.

This is a personal memoir describing my journey of deconversion. Until recently, I was regularly speaking at church conferences internationally, and my books are still used in Bible classes and Sunday Schools around the world. I even helped establish an innovative new church, which became a model for similar churches in other countries. Eventually I came to the view that I was mistaken, and that there was little or no evidence that the Bible was inspired or that God exists. In this book, I reflect on how I was fooled, and why I changed my mind.
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...looking forward to its arrival :) thanks for sharing your thinking, it's valued, sincere and helpful
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The FPP resources page (http://www.otexts.org/fpp/resources) has recently been updated with several new additions including

 * R code for all examples in the book. This was already available within each chapter, but the examples have been collected into one file per chapter to save copying and pasting the various code fragments.
 * Slides from a course on Predictive Analytics from the University of Sydney.
 * Slides from a course on Economic Forecasting from the University of Hawaii.

If any one using the book has other material that could be made available, please send them to me (Rob.Hyndman@monash.edu). For example, recorded lectures, slides, additional examples, assignments, exam questions, solutions, etc.
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cc: +Jonathan Tuke , if you didn't know this already.
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Australia depends on research, but governments repeatedly threaten research funds when setting federal budgets. This is short-sighted. Research funding can't be turned on and off like a tap and it needs secure, long-term public support. I have signed the pledge to respect research and call on the Government to do the same. Join me.
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The most awesome discovery of the week (so far!)
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An excellent article about the work of this year's three Nobel Prize winners in economics. It gives enough detail to be interesting, but doesn't plunge into technicalities.

(Via +Tim Harford.)
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Professor of Statistics, Monash University, Australia
Education
  • Norwood High School
    1983 - 1984
  • Beechworth High School
    1979 - 1982
  • Old Dailly Primary School
    1977 - 1977
  • Beechworth Primary School
    1972 - 1978
  • University of Melbourne
    Bachelor of Science (Honours), 1985 - 1988
  • University of Melbourne
    PhD, 1990 - 1992
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