The Fake News Explosion – Reader beware!

There has been a lot of talk about fake news. The number of articles that come across my social feeds has increased as everyone of my contacts and me included, share interesting articles that we read. When it comes from a contact, a friend or family, the propensity to follow the link increases. The infrastructure is already there so it as simple as as a tap. Read this excellent, investigative piece by the New York Times on how a Fake News Masterpiece was created. Click here An example I came across today was the news about the waitress that got a $450 tip … Continue reading The Fake News Explosion – Reader beware!

Jessica Ennis wasn’t beaten by the scoring system but Laura was.

Mathematics is the last thing that should determine a winner in sports. Sports is visual. Sports is art. We want to see the winner run across the finish line and strike a pose. We want to see the winner jump and twist and defy gravity. We want to see the winner swim like a dolphin (I like dolphins) and then get of the pool majestically. We want to watch and know that what we saw was the best we would see that day and maybe ever. So it is unfortunate that we need to resort to math, statistics, and complex … Continue reading Jessica Ennis wasn’t beaten by the scoring system but Laura was.