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John D. Cook
Consultant in applied math, statistics, data privacy (HIPAA etc)
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John D. Cook 2h
Agreed. When I left academia, a recruiter suggested I take my PhD off my resume. People assume — not without reason! — that someone with a PhD will be a bad programmer.
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John D. Cook 2h
Replying to @aofarre
Education isn't expensive. Credentials are.
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John D. Cook 3h
Replying to @Rainmaker1973
Reminds me of a spinal column.
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John D. Cook 4h
Selling tobacco and life insurance
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Science Tip 9h
"Global green leaf area has increased by 5 percent since the early 2000s, an area equivalent to all of the Amazon rainforests. At least 25 percent of that gain came in China."
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John D. Cook 9h
New post: Quantum leaps
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John D. Cook 9h
New post: Quantum leaps
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Jim Bridenstine Apr 23
Marsquake! The lander has likely measured and recorded a faint seismic signal for the first time. Just as Apollo astronauts installed seismometers on the Moon, with InSight, we now have seismic data to examine from another world.
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Massimo Apr 23
This is a 773 gram polished Chinga meteorite. The quarter-cut specimen was found in Turvinskaya, Russia and has been cut and polished on two sides. The rest of the meteorite retains its natural light brown crust, creating a dramatic contrast
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Network Fact Apr 23
At every party, there are two people who have the same number of friends present.
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Units Apr 23
Japan scrambling to update software before the imperial calendar changes.
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @FredBoness
Actually, ... :)
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @joshua_ulrich
It has taken deliberate effort on my part to shift to more of a consumer mindset when it's not my job to fix a technical problem.
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @JohnDCook
People just want to get their work done. If they can do it here, but not there, that's all they want to know. No analysis starting with "actually" is likely to change their mind.
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Consumer: This operating system is unreliable. Developer: Actually, the OS is reliable, but the software isn't. Consumer: I don't care.
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @MikeKSmith
Isn't Anheuser-Busch independent? If not, who are they dependent on? :)
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @mckaywrigley
The Logic of Failure by Dorner
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @paulg @ArashShahkar
In context I was discussing, for example, having to anticipate actions that you'd never do personally. "The software crashes when I do X." "Why in the world would you do that?"
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @MikeKSmith
And as for "craft" beer, size isn't necessarily related to taste. "Here's a terrible tasting beer. But you'll like it because we didn't make many of them!" or "You'll really like this, but unfortunately so will a lot of other people."
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John D. Cook Apr 23
Replying to @MikeKSmith
Yep. "Indie" is meaningless. Independent of what?
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