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Comment: I suppose this means there's still hope (Score 2) 138

by magsol (#48874943) Attached to: Simon Pegg On Board To Co-Write Next Star Trek Film
The first movie in the reboot series was passable. The second was flat-out some of the laziest writing I've ever seen; I'm still raging about the "cold fusion" bomb.

Hopefully this means the writing will improve somewhat. Granted, it's not exactly a tall order but I'll take what I can get.

Comment: In before... (Score 2, Interesting) 326

by magsol (#47939149) Attached to: New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100
...all the comments about "Bayesianism is better than Frequentism" or "Why didn't the authors use this Frequentist analysis?" start popping up. Not that I'm advocating for one over the other, just arguing that they're both tools that are often used for the same nail without realizing that you need to hold them slightly differently for them to actually work the way they're supposed to.

I hope a carpentry analogy is acceptable in lieu of a car analogy.

"Indecision is the basis of flexibility" -- button at a Science Fiction convention.