LOL. It's there for all to see, in blazing unicode
Is it IN the unicode itself? It certainly isn't in the text. If you believe it to be IN the unicode, then it would seem you have a conspiracy theory involving me as well. If you are creating new conspiracy theories that quickly you might want to consider seeking psychiatric evaluation.
But I don't anticipate honest dealings from you on anything.
Well, certainly when you ignore the text I actually write and substitute in whatever you want, there is no reason for you to expect honesty. If you actually go back and read what I wrote (I won't say re-read this time as your utterly bogus interpretation indicates you have yet to successfully read it the first time) you will find how wrong your assumption is.
I gather that it is an article of faith with you that I harbor confidence not in A conspiracy, but some plural collection of conspiracies.
What causes you to associate me with faith? You have demonstrated that you are a believer in a number of conspiracy theories that you see as being capable of bringing about the premature end of the current administration that you so dearly crave. I don't need to take them on faith when you spell them out directly and explicitly in your comments.
Oh, I get it. They're blue. That's totally non-obvious.
I should note that, contrary to the summary, Taleb is not properly a statistician--he's an economist
To be fair, economics has contributed a lot to the growth of statistics as a field of study. Due to various historical quirks, econometrics developed as almost a separate field from statistics for decades, and economists have often looked at statistical problems with a fresh eye, and had insights that people working in the mainstream of statistics and biostatistics might have missed. In my own work, biostatistics-flavored bioinformatics, I've often found myself referring to the econometric literature.
I have no idea if any of this applies to Taleb, though. Certainly TFA doesn't strike me as a particularly profound example of statistical reasoning
In case some people don't RTFA,
In other words, while Windows XP will no longer be a supported operating system come April, companies will be at least partially protected (the actual OS still won’t get security updates) until next July.
Emphasis mine. XP updates ARE ending, but MSE/Forefront will still get updated. XP will still be susceptible to any zero day until it gets detected by MSE--if it's even installed at all. This is a marginal increase in safety for XP post-EOL, at best. The apocalypse is still nigh.
My advice for fellow ITAs. Don't mention this to your boss at all if you're still trying to migrate. It's not really relevant to the threat posed by XP's end of support. If they get wind of it on their own, emphasize that XP itself is still going to be wide open. At best all MSE does is let you know you've been owned after the fact once MS gets around to updating the definitions. MSE already has a pretty poor record for detecting even older threats. It's better than nothing but you shouldn't be relying on it.
While not perfect, such activity can be mitigated. TruCrypt can be written to automatically unmount the 'drive' as the computer goes to sleep/hibernate/etc, and could even be written to plop the keys into a random section of RAM each time it re-connects. Hell, you could even rig an option to unmount the drive when the screensaver comes on.
That would only leave the ability to access it when the computer is active - but then it's pretty much game-over in that situation anyway.
Meanwhile, if a parent is idiot enough to let their toddler play with a somewhat-fragile glass-faced $500+ electronic device?
You mean like a TV? And - toddler? There's a stage or two between toddler and adult that you seem to be unaware of...
A TV is substantially larger, heavier, and sturdier than an iPad, let alone an iPhone/iPod Touch. Curiously enough, if we were just talking iPads, the television is often cheaper to replace.
Curiously enough, the nanosecond a kid tries to pick up the television, most parents are smart enough to put a stop to it.
She keeps slamming toys into the screen, but she's not strong enough to break it. Yet.
Time to step up and do that parenting thing, no?
The replacement the article proposes (mean absolute deviation or MAD) is also only particularly meaningful if you're dealing with a symmetric distribution, so it really doesn't address the problem you identify.
Cancer research and particle physics use data scientists. Unfortunately so does amazon.com.
Okay, since cancer research is a very large field, I can't say for sure one way or the other
The time spent on any item of the agenda [of a finance committee] will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved. -- C.N. Parkinson