Gun control and safety

Another mass shooting happened today. I don’t usually write about this, but it happened in Roseberg, Oregon, close to where I live. Too close. I do understand that it is morally equivalent to a

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Bayesian Drunk Driving

Driving drunk is illegal for a good reason, it’s way riskier than driving sober. This article isn’t about driving drunk though, it’s more about the sloppy thought processes that can

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Standing desk histogram

A while back I wrote about a program to record changing the state of an adjustible height standing desk after about 3 months of gathering data on how long my desk is in the up state, I found this: Wit

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Analyzing Bash History and Fixing Typos

At the command line, I frequently type things too fast, and typos abound. A single character can mean the difference between showing documentation and deleting files (rm vs ri), so autocorrect is defi

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Lies Damned Lies and Statistics

There is a quote, usually attributed to Mark Twain that goes something like: “There are three kinds lies. Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics.” My interpretation of this is that statistics

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Optimize your vote using statistics

I used to hate the phrase “throwing your vote away.”. This is usually used in response to people voting for someone who is probably not going to win. Even though we have five major parties

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