Artificial Intelligence Still Isn’t All That Smart
In the business world, machine learning often goes by the annoying moniker of “artificial intelligence.†That science-fiction buzzword evokes visions of godlike sentient computers, when in fact, the product is much closer to a statistical regression.
Bayesian estimation supersedes the t test.
John K. Kruschke, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 2013, v.142(2), pp.573-603. (doi: 10.1037/a0029146) Abstract:
longreads  work 
3 days ago
Against NHST
A summary of standard non-Bayesian criticisms of common frequentist statistical practices, with pointers into the academic literature. Frequentist statistics is a wide field, but in practice by innumerable psychologists, biologists, economists etc, frequentism tends to be a particular style called “Null Hypothesis Significance Testing” (NHST) descended from R.A.
3 days ago
Scientific Reproducibility: Begley’s Six Rules
The lack of robust reproducibility in the scientific literature is both shocking and troubling, and has been a widely covered topic over the past couple years. One of the earliest blogs here at LifeSciVC was on the dirty secret that more than half of academic work couldn’t be replicated in an industrial setting, and how it shaped the way we view starting new companies as venture investors.
lifehacks  longreads 
3 days ago
What are the optimal biases to overcome?
Aaron Swartz on lesswrong's flaws, or at least is focus to correct the wrong principles.
aaronsw  lesswrong 
4 days ago
Scholarship: How to Do It Efficiently
Scholarship is an important virtue of rationality, but it can be costly. Its major costs are time and effort. Thus, if you can reduce the time and effort required for scholarship - if you can learn to do scholarship more efficiently - then scholarship will be worth your effort more often than it previously was.
productivity  lifehacks 
5 days ago
Leaving LessWrong for a more rational life
There very much is a difference. Probability is a mathematical construct. Specifically, it's a special kind of measure p on a measure space M such that p(M) = 1 and p obeys a set of axioms that we refer to as the axioms of probability (where an "event" from the Wikipedia page is to be taken as any measurable subset of M).
5 days ago
How To Make Homemade Pizza Sauce
Tomato sauce for homemade pizzas is one of the all-time easiest DIY projects. It's made with just a few ingredients — canned tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar, and a drizzle of olive oil — and a quick blitz in the blender or food processor.
12 days ago
Use-It-Up Frittata
Recipes Kitchen economy: Use any leftover cooked vegetables, grains, or herbs in your fridge for this frittata, then use any leftover frittata for a sandwich the next day. Ingredients
22 days ago
Make Ahead Seeded Oats
Do you remember when the internet had a collective “Aha!†moment over smoothie packs? Maybe not if you’re not looking at food online 24/7 like me, but believe me when I say the world changed a little bit when people figured out that it was a lot easier to pre-make individual baggies of their smoothie fixings instead of pulling out each separate ingredient every time they wanted to whip up a nutritious drink.
26 days ago
How a 390-Year-Old Family Business Avoids Layoffs
Zildjian cymbals When was the last time you heard this in an American factory? "I've been here 26 years in June," Mark Lovell says, leaning toward me as telling a secret, "and I've never seen a layoff, ever."
business  management 
26 days ago
Mexican Red Lentil Stew
This was one of the first ever Budget Bytes recipe experiments. After browsing the internet looking for ideas, I saw this Spicy Red Lentil and Tomato Soup by Andrea Meyers and it piqued my interest. I changed the spices up a bit back in 2009, and increased them for a little more of a punch this second time around.
26 days ago
Moroccan Lentil and Vegetable Stew
I get a lot of emails from readers with recipe suggestions and I love them all, but don’t get the opportunity to make many of them. Every once in a while, though, an email comes through with a recipe that happens to be exactly what I’m in the mood for eating that week.
26 days ago
5 Genius Tricks for Cooking for One
Dining solo just got easier—and way more fun. When it comes to most dinner recipes, families of four come out on top. So how does a single person navigate weeknight dinner without eating leftover lasagna for six days straight?
lifehacks  cooking 
26 days ago
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