Friday, July 14, 2006

Stats; Effeneff; Cuantos; Tessellations

A few weekend things:

  • has a lot of insight of all those things you read in the news that get you all worked up. Excerpt: Since its founding in 1994, the non-profit, non-partisan Statistical Assessment Service (STATS) has become a much-valued resource on the use and abuse of science and statistics in the media. Our goals are to correct scientific misinformation in the media resulting from bad science, politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge; and to act as a resource for journalists and policy makers on major scientific issues and controversies.

  • Attn. amateur Spanish speakers: Beware of this faux pas. I knew this well-meaning old guy with kind of a thick southern accent who was trying to talk to some Mexican kids and ended up asking them this same question.
  • Here's a cool site about tessellations. Here's another.


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