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Comment No changes wrt. RIPA 2000 (Score 5, Informative) 282

The government also says (on page 39) that the new law provides nothing more than what is already present in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (2000). It specifically refers to "the ability to remove any encryption applied by the CSP to whom the notice relates" (my emphasis), and not to end-to-end encryption.

Comment Re:Interview "Grilling" or "Testing" is Poppycock (Score 2) 227

If for each individual score < P Si > = 0, then < P (Mean of Si) > = 0. No correlation in the beginning ensures no correlation in the end.

Think of each as a function that take a candidate and outputs a score which is perturbed from the "true" score by an error function.

In this case, the individual scores are correlated to the performance, and the distribution of the mean depends on the expectations of each "error function". The expectation of the mean of Si does not converge to P, but to P + the mean of the expectations. The CLT reduces the standard error of the mean but does not reduce the bias.

Comment Re:Interview "Grilling" or "Testing" is Poppycock (Score 1) 227

[...] while there is no correlation between the scores that any individual interviewer gives candidates and the job performance post-hire, there is a strong correlation between the mean scores given by the four to five interviewers who interview a candidate and post-hire performance.

So, the performance does not correlate with the individual scores but it correlates with their mean ? How does this even work?!

Comment The original paper (Score 1) 529

The original paper tells a somewhat different story:

Importance of religion or spirituality, but not frequency of attendance, was associated with thicker cortices in [various cerebral regions], independent of familial risk.


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