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Fewer people die in hospital at weekends, study finds
Because fewer are admitted a bed (compared to just visiting A&E), as the threshold to do so is higher then.
statistics  NHS  strikes  Conservatives  healthcare  Interesting  important 
may 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman
The Monty Hall problem. A few times I've had long, long arguments with people refusing to accept how it works. It's also a place where pigeons learn better than humans.
Interesting  statistics  probability  gender  sexism  maths 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
xkcd: Frequency
How often some stuff happens. Strangely hypnotic
clever  XKCD  awesome  interesting  statistics  technology 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Booth Babes Don’t Work | TechCrunch
Someone compared a booth with 'babes' and one without for the same company at the same show.
interesting  statistics  culture  sexism  business 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Statistics on my 2013 links
Where I linked to, common domains, favourite tags, etc. I stopped using Delicious recently, due to unreliability, but this will cover 50/52 weeks of the year.
Interesting  statistics  links  Delicious  me-me-me 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Migrants needed to pay for NHS spending or Britain will go broke, says OBR - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Immigrants are usually working age, and most of them do work, and thus pay tax. A lot of government spending is on children and the elderly, who are generally not paying much tax at that age. Thus, if net migration drops significantly, the deficit is likely to increase.
politics  posttofacebook  immigration  money  UK  economics  interesting  statistics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Web porn: Just how much is there?
'Many things in porn are exaggerated, including the statistics regularly quoted to show how much pornography is on the web.'
sex  porn  not-actually-NSFW-itself  interesting  Internet  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A visualisation of how often homophobic words are in a derrogatory fashion on twitter. This is a real problem, it hurts people.
homophobia  twitter  posttofacebook  people-saying-stupid-things  social-media  people-suck  bigotry  visualisation  Internet  statistics  LGBT 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
UKIP Analysis
The electoral analysis behind the Telegraph story
westminster  UK  interesting  democracy  voting  statistics 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Researchers Finally Replicated Reinhart-Rogoff, and There Are Serious Problems. | Next New Deal
That being the study that said you need to keep debt down to have good growth, and was used to justify all the austerity.
austerity  financial-crisis  money  economics  business  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics 
april 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows • The Register
'people who go into engineering are less caring and empathetic than those who enter professions such as medicine.'
posttofacebook  amusing  culture  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  statistics  via-Andrew-Ducker 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is this the worst government statistic ever created?
Apparently local govement is wasting 20% of its budget! By which they actually mean, they could save 20% on their mobile phone bills. BUT I'M SURE THAT APPLIES TO EVERYTHING ELSE, YES!
posttofacebook  post  image  journalism  statistics  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  wtf  what-the-everliving-fuck  stupidity  fail  Bad-Science 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Here Are Four Charts That Explain What The Protesters Are Angry About...
Unemployment is at the highest level since the Great Depression, At the same time, corporate profits are at an all-time high, Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low. Income and wealth inequality in the US economy is near an all-time high. CEO pay and corporate profits have skyrocketed in the past 20 years, "production worker" pay has risen 4%. After adjusting for inflation, average earnings haven't increased in 50 years.
economy  culture  fairness  interesting  statistics  politics  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Calamities of Nature - Giving Versus Taking
A comparison of the amount paid and received per capita in the US states.
interesting  statistics  graph  USA 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A formula for justice | Law | The Guardian
'Bayes' theorem is a mathematical equation used in court cases to analyse statistical evidence. But a judge has ruled it can no longer be used. Will it result in more miscarriages of justice?'
law  statistics  uk  maths  crime 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Go Figure: The doom and gloom calculator
"We know we'll pay more for pensions and healthcare in the future, but is there a silver lining, asks Michael Blastland." We've been growing most of the last 50 years, therefore we can expect to continue to grow the next 50 years too.
economy  money  the-future  statistics 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims...Except the 99.6% that Aren't | loonwatch.com
'Islamophobes have been popularizing the claim that “not all Muslims are terrorists, but (nearly) all terrorists are Muslims.”  Despite this idea becoming axiomatic in some circles, it is quite simply not factual.'
interesting  politics  lies  statistics  terrorism  racism  religion  via-Andrew-Ducker 
july 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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