Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:Difficulty? (Score 1) 908

Statisticians are still people, and people are susceptible to lazy thinking, confirmation bias, framing effects, and a host of other problems.

But yes, assuming we manage to overcome our inherent limitations when looking at problems and claims, statistics is a necessary skill for a human bullshit-detector. Statistics by itself does not confer the ability to analyse a claim and place it in the proper context.

Submission + - MEGA crowned winner at ANZIA for privacy (paritynews.com)

hypnosec writes: ANZIA, The Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards, which celebrates achievement of organizations, businesses and individuals for making significant contributions to development and use of Internet in the ANZ region, has crowned MEGA as one of the winners under its privacy category. Congratulating MEGA’s entire team Dotcom tweeted “I like to thank the entire #Mega team for your hard work. We have just won an Internet Award for PRIVACY. Well done!”

Slashdot Top Deals

"We are on the verge: Today our program proved Fermat's next-to-last theorem." -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982