Probabilities and the Warren Buffett March madness challenge

Warren Buffett has put forth a challenge for anyone to try to pick the winners of all 63 matches in the March madness NCAA tournament. The odds of getting it right were quoted as anywhere from one in 4,294,967,296 or one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 at the Forbes website. The one in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 seems to have gotten […]

Cluttered graphics

Accuweather likes to provide little weather graphics showing previous weather events or what they call the worst weather of the day. Today the worst weather was in Shark Rock, WA. What as it? – Rain. That seems rather mundane to me unless they are getting flooded of course. But then I would expect them to […]

A cluster of birth defects

I’m not sure why the story got the media’s attentions this past week on what CNN refereed to as a “Mysterious cluster of birth defects” in Washington state. The story was also picked up by NBC News, Fox News, and others. The cluster was studied and reported on by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)in […]

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