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Comment Re:Double Negative (Score 0) 424

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.

Comment Insider Trading? (Score 0) 84

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 :)

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