One of my favorite sayings was the one populated by Mark Twain and frequently (probably wrongly) attributed to the late British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” I get slightly annoyed when accredited newspapers use statistics to manipulate readers.
This afternoon, I saw this headline on the Washington Post:
Continue reading “[Day 171] Lying with statistics: why Allan Lichtman’s predictions aren’t that good”
So I asked my professor for recommendations for a book to read this summer and he gave me this excellent read. An unexpected blockbuster, it has 638 reviews on Amazon.
Continue reading “[Day 44] A must read book for the summer”
Today my Math class had a guest lecturer: the one and only Don Knuth. He’s considered to be “father of the analysis of algorithms” (quote Wikipedia). He’s known to often reenact his first lecture in 1969, and it’s rumored that he still wears the same clothes he wore in that lecture. Continue reading “Don Knuth’s thoughts on Bitcoin”