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News distortion example: AI, competition, and cooperation

An example of how news gets distorted: DeepMind, which is part of Alphabet (Google's parent company), published an interesting and... (More...)

Misleading graphs

I've seen several potentially misleading graphs in articles lately, so here's a reminder of a couple of common y-axis issues:... (More...)

The Incredible Case of the P.I. Moms

I recently happened across a bit of a great This American Life episode while driving, and later downloaded it and... (More...)

What site am I on?

I often find myself reading a web page with no conscious idea of what site it's on or who the... (More...)

In praise of anonymity

A long discussion of anonymity and pseudonymity. (More...)

Rainfall + cable TV = autism?

A trio of economists at Cornell and Indiana University-Purdue have done an as-yet-unpublished study that makes the following claims: As... (More...)