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Comment Re:Tips for new statisticians (Score 2) 153

Hoisting the AC for asking a good question.

To add on: R is gaining massive traction in graduate programs but so many professors teach it like it's SPSS, almost as a cargo cult coding language, and so much of the documentation is written for people who are already experienced coders. Is there any decent introduction to R for someone that doesn't already know it (or another programming language) fluently?

Comment Re:oh ffs already (Score 2) 287

There's a whole article that I can use to teach undergrads about how fraudulent methodology can fabricate any result you want. Their methodology is, as usual for a socjus "study", total garbage and their results are neither statistically significant nor are their conclusions based on sound logic.

Comment Re:oh ffs already (Score 2, Insightful) 287

You're absolutely right. The fact 50% of domestic violence victims have 0% of federal funding and shelters, and 50% of rape victims aren't even legally recognized, is a real and serious problem.

Manufactured "discrimination" about pull requests is neither real nor serious.

Comment Re:Windows Phone Keyboard (Score 1) 118

Except ever since they went "free" swiftkey's performance has been absolute shit. It lags even my S5 so badly that it would take almost a minute just for the screen to respond to the power button and turn off. I finally got sick of waiting 30s-several minutes just to type something or close a messenger bubble that I switched to the stock keyboard.

Comment Re:Two types of Error (Score 1) 555

The problem with smart guns is that you get the same failure from each path: Somebody gets shot that wasn't supposed to. Either someone gets shot by your gun when they weren't supposed to, or you get shot by somebody else's because you couldn't shoot them first.

This is going to be a battle decided entirely by the media. Either they stir up massive outrage over the first cop/owner to die when his smart gun fails during a time of need, or they continue stirring up outrage over negligent discharges while enforcing a media embargo over smart-tech failures.

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