December 20th, 2012

beartato phd

(no subject)

I like this explanation of the fourier transform in terms of (un)making banana smoothies:
http://betterexplained.com/articles/an-interactive-guide-to-the-fourier-transform/

and this review of Nate Silver's "The Signal and the Noise":
http://mathbabe.org/2012/12/20/nate-silver-confuses-cause-and-effect-ends-up-defending-corruption/
Hmmm well once they get down to the categorical "don't trust the experts" I'm not sure I agree. But some of the critique of the book I agree with.