Accept these silly GIFs in lieu of a post. I’d’ve had something meatier, but events overtook.
First, I spent two days fixing code that was, after all, giving me the right answer. I am two days behind. (J and M, if you are reading…)
Then, I decided it would be swell to upgrade to Kubuntu 16.04. This was a mistake. I liked 14.04 much better. But you can never go home again. I only just now restored sound. Because previews are lacking in the “improved” version, podcasts (which will resume shortly) will be more difficult.
Third, I got another assignment from The Stream and that took precedent (I have one in the queue there now already on freedom of religion; this next one is on Hillary’s belief in Science).
Fourth…there is no fourth. Enjoy the GIFs. If you’re inclined, which you should be, you can send them to Twitter, Facebook, or to your favorite scientist. Click here if you’d rather have a “meme”.
I’ll note the Joint Statistical Meetings will be starting tonight (but more so tomorrow) in Chicago. I’ll not be there (have you seen the fees?), but my editor at Springer says my book, Uncertainty: The Soul of Modeling, Probability & Statistics, will be featured.
So now’s the time to hit up any attendees you know (I’ll be spamming a few myself) and have them get a terrific discount at the Springer booth. Amazon’s discount is now 12%: the more the book sells, the bigger the discount—up to a point.
Remember our goal: eliminate all hypothesis tests and parameter-based methods, test all models (of any kind!) against reality. Restore probability!