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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Open Thread 63.75

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SSC Journal Club: Expert Prediction Of Experiments

I. It’s been a good month for fretting over failures of expert opinion, so let’s look at DellaVigna & Pope, Predicting Experimental Results: Who Knows What? The authors ran a pretty standard behavioral economics experiment where they asked people on … Continue reading

Open Thread 63.5

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Open Thread 63.25

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OT63: Open Pit Mining

This is the bi-weekly visible open thread. There are hidden threads every few days here. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: 1. The Report Comment button is back. Thanks to 75thTrombone for fixing things up. 2. … Continue reading

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The Alzheimer Photo

A professor recently brought my attention to this photo of Alois Alzheimer and his colleagues in Munich (source): Alzheimer is the very-German-looking guy with the silly mustache third from the right on the top. Far right is Friedrich Lewy, discoverer … Continue reading

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You Are Still Crying Wolf

I think this post has been picked up by some pro-Trump bots who won’t stop tweeting it. I am going to try hiding it for a while to see what happens. If you really want the original, you can find … Continue reading

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Open Thread 62.75

This is the twice-weekly hidden open thread. Post about anything you want, ask random questions, whatever. Also: Good news, everybody! Thanks to 75thTrombone, the ‘Report Comment’ option is back at the bottom right of every comment. Please resume snitching on … Continue reading

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Open Thread 62.5

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Book Review: House of God

I’m not a big fan of war movies. I liked the first few I watched. It was all downhill from there. They all seem so similar. The Part Where You Bond With Your Squadmates. The Part Where Your Gruff Sergeant … Continue reading