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The smartphone will help you rent your home now

posted: February 18, 2024

tl;dr: With some prep and perseverance, you can rent a home with your phone...

The perfect number of resources

posted: February 11, 2024

tl;dr: Zero, one, and infinity are the only perfect numbers for resources...

Avoiding overkill

posted: January 30, 2024

tl;dr: There’s a downside to doing more than is necessary...

Book review: Number Go Up: Inside Crypto’s Wild Rise and Staggering Fall, by Zeke Faux

posted: January 27, 2024

tl;dr: A series of vignettes to remind us of the excesses and inanities of the cryptocurrency boom of 2020-2022...

Book review: The Best American Short Stories 2022, ed. by Andrew Sean Greer

posted: January 20, 2024

tl;dr: A healthy dose of fantasy makes this an above average anthology of short stories...

Movie review: Pluto

posted: January 7, 2024

tl;dr: An eight hour-long futuristic anime that addresses one of the major themes from Blade Runner...

The #OriginOfCovid raccoon dog that did not bark

posted: January 6, 2024

tl;dr: If B necessarily follows A, and B is not observed, then we can conclude something about A...

Book review: The Fourth Turning is Here: What the Seasons of History Tell Us About How and When this Crisis Will End, by Neil Howe

posted: December 27, 2023

tl;dr: It’s hard to know now how the fourth turning will end, but Neil Howe tries his best...

The significance of statistics, and probability

posted: December 23, 2023

tl;dr: The world would be a better place if more people understood probability and statistics...

Statistical significance

posted: December 16, 2023

tl;dr: You can never know the true winner of an A/B test, but you can get significantly close...