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Power-Saving Web Pages: Real Or Myth?

b0nj0m0n Re:Double Negative (424 comments)

I laughed, but this is probably one of the good ones. In the world of lay stats, "insignificant" means "throw away the results." If Timothy were to say "there was a significant difference" and it turned out to be "~12%" someone would object that 12% is actually quite low, and I would have to post that "he probably means statistical significance." One does not climb up from negative karma by merely laughing. But I did.

more than 2 years ago

Why New Programming Languages Succeed Or Fail

b0nj0m0n Recursive blogging (274 comments)

At some point in the very near future, Neil McAllister will be able to craft a post entirely from links to his own posts. There will still be an advertisment on each page with links to 3-5 of his own posts. Fans of Neil's opinion will rejoice.

more than 2 years ago

The Average Consumer Thinks Data Privacy Is Worth Around 65 Cents

b0nj0m0n Calculation's Off (128 comments)

To be fair, you would need to multiply that $0.65 times every item bought. Adding up the sales difference in aggregate, this would be a much higher value than the title suggests.

more than 2 years ago

Google Offers Innovative Stock Option Scheme

b0nj0m0n Insider Trading? (84 comments)

If this marketplace is "semi-open", it seems to me that watchers in Morgan Stanley would get leading information on any major option exercise inside the company. What's to stop them from dumping when Google employees (presumably acting on some sort of inside info) start exercising en masse?

Fortunately, most employees suck at evaluating their employer's stock :)

more than 8 years ago


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