Category Archives: Statistics

Is it ‘where are the jobs’ or ‘where are the workers’?

The unemployment rate gets a lot of attention in the media and in public discussions as it relates to the labor market and overall economy.  In no way do I mean to discount the unemployment rate as a useful measure but … Continue reading

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If You Are A Data Junkie, Then You Will Love Quandl.

Anyone who has spent even a hint of time scouring the internet for numerical data sets will acknowledge the challenges and costs (in terms of time) required to search for, download, verify, and clean data before being able to use … Continue reading

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Energy Aware Internet Routing

Technology Review reports today about a new energy aware internet routing process.  Some folks at MIT, Carnegie Mellon and Akamai looked into energy price fluctuations and data center loads across the country to see if there could be any cost savings to rerouting data … Continue reading

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Zero Sum Real Estate

Back in the late 90’s and early 2000 the rage was making a quick buck in the stock market. You could throw a dart at a moving stock ticker and still make money. Authors, talk show hosts, and other ‘experts’ … Continue reading

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Customer Stupidity, Lawsuits and iPods

CNN reports that a man in California is putting together a lawsuit against Apple. The lawsuit is claiming that Apple’s iPods are capable of causing hearing loss to those that use it.

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