England, Where Everybody’s a Paedophile

Potentially. Everybody’s a paedophile potentially. That slogan has been adopted lustily in Merrie Olde England. The beauty of it, as I have often maintained, is that it is a true statement. It […]

When zombies were scary

Ronald Reagan said that the ten scariest words in the English language are “Hello, I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” In terms of sheer mayhem and spirited murder, Reagan […]

Podcast Lecture #4: Understanding Statistics and Probability

[podcast]https://www.wmbriggs.com/audio/wmbriggs_com_lecture_0004.mp3[/podcast] Today’s lecture: Format change The regular and statistics podcasts are undergoing some changes. Stay tuned to this page for details. Today’s show is a little rushed because of this. Randomness Why […]

The “Statisticians: ‘Global Cooling’ a Myth” story

“J’accuse! A statistician may prove anything with his nefarious methods. He may even say a negative number is positive! You cannot trust anything he says.” Sigh. Unfortunately, this oft-hurled charge is all […]

Briggs and Big Oil

The closest I come to “Big Oil” is when I create my spécialité de la maison: bacon-olive-oil confit. Incidentally, that’s the only way to cook this miracle pig meat—frying removes all that […]

Decision Calculator

This is just a rough prototype meant to be easy to play with inside a post. READ the help and guidebook! Suggestions for new canned examples welcome—the hard part is deriving historical […]

Larry goes to the Market

This has been making its way round the ‘net—by far the best remix.

Podcast Lecture #3: Understanding Statistics and Probability

[podcast]https://www.wmbriggs.com/audio/wmbriggs_com_lecture_0003.mp3[/podcast] Today’s lecture: Review Logic: If our premises are that we have a six-sided die that we’ll toss, and that only one side will show on that toss, and that just one […]