Why Higher Education is the Next Bubble

When I got married, I owned two houses. I sold both, using the money to pay off my other debts and pay for my daughters’ college. Even though everyone told us we were crazy not

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When I got married, I owned two houses. I sold both, using the money to pay off my other debts and pay for my daughters’ college. Even though everyone told us we were crazy not

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Then, on Thursday, we had equal rights

Anyone who wonders why there are not more women in technology, not more women startups should read the book, A strange stirring, by Stephanie Coontz about the impact the book The Feminine Mystique had on

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Anyone who wonders why there are not more women in technology, not more women startups should read the book, A strange stirring, by Stephanie Coontz about the impact the book The Feminine Mystique had on

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Know what the tests test

If I were in charge of the world, which, sadly, I am not, there would be a requirement that every statistical programmer be issued a pearl like Glinda the Good had, (the good witch in

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If I were in charge of the world, which, sadly, I am not, there would be a requirement that every statistical programmer be issued a pearl like Glinda the Good had, (the good witch in

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Current trends never continue

or why, despite shootings in Tuscon, terrorism by the Taliban, the expanding concentration of wealth in the hands of the richest 1% of Americans, the implosion of Detroit and every movie Michael Moore ever made,

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or why, despite shootings in Tuscon, terrorism by the Taliban, the expanding concentration of wealth in the hands of the richest 1% of Americans, the implosion of Detroit and every movie Michael Moore ever made,

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Logistic regression never screws up when you want it to

All my programs are working today and I am sad. Fortunately for everyone else, but unfortunately for me today, SAS has increasingly automated or semi-automated fixing those errors. It’s unfortunate for me because I wanted

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All my programs are working today and I am sad. Fortunately for everyone else, but unfortunately for me today, SAS has increasingly automated or semi-automated fixing those errors. It’s unfortunate for me because I wanted

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Why American Mothers are Superior

I really did not have time to write this today, but two articles I read made me drop what I was doing. First was the Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor who

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I really did not have time to write this today, but two articles I read made me drop what I was doing. First was the Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor who

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Residuals are not an insect but they still bug me

Today, I commented to one of my daughters that I was examining residuals. She asked if that was a kind of insect, like a termite. I told her no, but they still were bugging me.

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Today, I commented to one of my daughters that I was examining residuals. She asked if that was a kind of insect, like a termite. I told her no, but they still were bugging me.

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Choosing models that suck less: Akaike is more than just fun to say

I’m on Twitter a lot, and more to the point, I read a whole lot of blogs and web pages, all of which point to three, related questions: Why do I so seldom read anything

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I’m on Twitter a lot, and more to the point, I read a whole lot of blogs and web pages, all of which point to three, related questions: Why do I so seldom read anything

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Never Believe the User

You know that guy, supposedly a program, in Tron, the one that yells, “I serve the user”. Well, he never met the first lead engineer I worked with. Reading Donald Farmer’s post “Is it really

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You know that guy, supposedly a program, in Tron, the one that yells, “I serve the user”. Well, he never met the first lead engineer I worked with. Reading Donald Farmer’s post “Is it really

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Software Books I Want That I Have Not Got

The new year is a popular time for blogs to give lists of favorite books one read over the last year. Reading several of these posts did not inspire in me any desire to update

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The new year is a popular time for blogs to give lists of favorite books one read over the last year. Reading several of these posts did not inspire in me any desire to update

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