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Tag Archives: percentages
What We Talk About When We Talk About Performance
Describing performance improvements exists at the intersection of mathematics and linguistics. It is quite common to use incorrect math to describe performance improvements, and it is possible to use incorrect, misleading, or just suboptimal rhetoric to describe your math. Consider … Continue reading
Myth: Mythbusters Can Do Math
Busted! Once again, the Mythbusters have shown that they are careless with basic mathematics. They have shown that they canâ€™t reliably calculate percentages, which makes me worry about all of other math that they do. They described dimpled golf balls … Continue reading
Population Estimation Through Murder Statistics
For reasons that I no longer remember I found myself looking at the murder rate page on Wikipedia. Looking at some of the patterns in a few of the safer countries I realized that I could estimate their populations based … Continue reading