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What the fuck is wrong with the NSF? Why isn’t it supporting the arXiv? I have been offended and enraged recently to receive pleading emails from members of the hard-working Cornell Universit…
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I've no basis for this other than cynicism, but I bet the NSF wants/is mandated to appease for-profit academic publishers :-P 
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There was an amazing This American Life episode that aired earlier this month called Tell Me I’m Fat, centering around 4 stories about how people have dealt with being fat and the obesity epi…
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The Office of the Inspector General for the New York Police Department (OIG-NYPD) issued a report yesterday which used statistical analysis to demonstrate that the “Broken Windows” theo…
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There was an interesting essay by Jacob Silverman in the New York Times last week called Just How ‘Smart’ Do You Want Your Blender to Be? (hat tip Ernie Davis). In it, Silverman makes a few really …
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This is a guest post by Kevin H. Wilson, a data scientist who usually resides in Brooklyn, but is currently in Chicago as a Mentor at the Data Science for Social Good Fellowship. In past lives he&#…
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I’m so glad that guy’s been arrested. For years I’ve been listening to sports radio, specifically Mets broadcasts on AM710, where Seabrook would have a regular spot – alread…
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Today and yesterday I’m recording the audiobook version of my upcoming book, Weapons of Math Destruction, in a studio in the Random House building near Columbus Circle. It’s hard work! …
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The Brexit vote was a huge deal, both politically and economically. Tons of polls have been telling us for weeks that’s it’d be a close contest, but since the murder of Jo Cox’s, …
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I’ve been thinking about gerrymandering recently, specifically how to design algorithms to gerrymander and to detect gerrymandering. Whence “Gerrymander”? First thing’s firs…
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There’s been a lot of squabbling around how to deal with student debt lately, especially the debt incurred by shitty for-profit colleges. I claim these are sunk costs and should be treated as…
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I deleted my LinkedIn account a few weeks ago. I was increasingly getting spammed from solicitors on the site, and all sorts of weird people kept writing to me with bogus requests. Plus the content…
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I am giving in to the urge to be extremely snarky today. If that doesn’t suit your mood, please skip. Just in case it doesn’t come through, I really liked two of these talks. — La…
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