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|World beating, yet again|
at 11:43 19 Oct 2021
Yes. An example of what is possibly a deliberate attempt to mislead (I don't know) on top of the perpetual, and unavoidable, problem of differing testing and reporting standards between countries (as pointed out by Stokie above).
We have to be oh-so-careful about coming to our own conclusions, but even the more serious media outlets make it so much harder for the general public with their own lackadaisical and irresponsible ways of reporting data, and in doing so undermine the faith of the the public in 'the so-called experts'.
With the infinitely more serious issues about to be addressed at COP26, I can only hope that the media manage to handle the presentation of data and summaries a lot better than they have with COVID-19.
(I know the linked tweet is some self-proclaimed 'health twit' and not the BBC, but that's no reason for me not to have a good rant!)
|Everyone who has gone Cook Out has boxed themselves into a corner|
at 16:55 18 Oct 2021
Is it all about being 'right' or 'first' or 'I have been saying this for ages', or is it about a variety of different views amongst fans of a football club, who all love the club, and who can all change their minds about things as things change.
|Update on policing re Hungarian hoolies|
at 18:54 14 Oct 2021
Why is it that everybody, in every conceivable situation, from w@nker hooligans, to people at the Proms, to someone observing a generic interesting phenomenon, or seeing somebody else in need of help, just wants to film it on their poxy soul-stealing smartphone these days?
A proper hoolie would need both hands free, one for the bottle and the other for the w@nker signs. Nobs.
|Covid Data presentation by the BBC - opinions from our resident data geeks?|
at 19:21 13 Oct 2021
The trouble is that so many people will misinterpret it as comparative, either through laziness in studying the accompanying text or, to be blunt, lack of education. So you have to think very carefully about how you present stuff like this to the general public.
As Trequartista says above, these graphs are flawed in so many ways, and always have been. Even if you present a case rate per test, you are still at the mercy of how the testing is targetted from country to country, and even how the targetting of the testing in an individual country varies with time. Amongst other things...
I suppose the BBC and others should have a policy which says 'never present data side by side unless its source and standards are identical', but frankly they've been utterly crap at that since the start, and very slow to fix flaws in their scientific reporting standards.
at 17:42 13 Oct 2021
Which glass scoring tool works best for less than a Lady Godiva?
a) Oil-filled carbide tipped.
b) Diamond tipped dry.
c) Alternative technology.
Edit: unclear what I was after.
Just wondering if a phaser could be set to 'cut glass'?
[Post edited 13 Oct 19:02]
at 13:25 13 Oct 2021
I'm sure it gives him that extra 10% on the pitch, but what he gives to the club is a lot more on top of that. The local connection coupled with his obvious, honest, straight-talking passion gives us the fans such a boost too, and no doubt that feeds into his fellow players. And on top of that he's doing great deeds in the community. Top, top bloke and probably worth double his market value to us, so get the chequebook out ASAP!
|At Last... A Practical Solution To Rising Sea Levels|
at 08:58 13 Oct 2021
We could also dig a long tunnel in the ocean bed to lower it a bit more. And as to where to put the spoil - just do as Fletcher told Mackay in Porridge; dig another tunnel and put it down there.
|A quick question re Cambridge.|
at 12:59 11 Oct 2021
Relinquere non currum ibi aut rotarum erit furto.
EDIT: Iniuriam homo, imbecile!
[Post edited 11 Oct 13:12]
at 09:41 11 Oct 2021
That sounds like one hell of a euphemism, but I can't quite get my head around it!
|Our next priority: sort out our away form|
at 09:36 11 Oct 2021
I'm with you on that.
My, admittedly crude, take on it is that last season was a (virtually) completely different squad of players and staff, so if you're going to group Cook's performance here last season with this season, you might just as well group the rest of his career in as well, which makes rather good reading, and should inspire both hope and patience.
I totally respect the differing views of other, better-informed, posters on here though.
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