April 2011

2011 04 15
The discovery of coffee


Posted by in: Food

This totally made me loletiwiaer*, mainly because I wonder this about at least half of the things I eat.

* “laugh out loud even though I was in an empty room” – Just made that up. Think it’ll catch on?


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2011 04 03
L’Etat, C’est Moi


Posted by in: Canada, Canadian politics

With an election in Canada fast approaching, my cousin is doing his part and fighting Stephen Harper with the awesome power of disco.


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2011 04 03
Small Sample Size Theater


Posted by in: Baseball, logic, Math

The baseball season has begun! Each MLB baseball team has played two games. There isn’t a lot of solid trend data to report on, yet articles must be written – and so, quoth S – “it’s time for another edition of Small Sample Size Theater”.

In baseball, of course, this means things like:
The Mariners, predicted to be terrible this season, are tied for first in the league!

(Also there are nineteen pitchers tied with an unbelievable 0.00 ERA. This season looks set to turn a lot of conventional wisdom on its head.)

We see Small Sample Size Theater in other domains as well; no surprise that most trend reporting is of this type. I wanted to post this today because I think the term is so apt. And of course, if my posting this year keeps up at this rate, I’ll post well over 300 entries, which would more than double my previous record. In year seven, anything is possible.


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2011 04 01
Explananda Turns Seven


Posted by in: Metablog

Wow! Someone should post about that.


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