Dispatches from District 48
XKCD is freaking awesome today, making fun of the media and food-risk scare stories. Absolutely dead-on.
> XKCD is freaking awesome today
This is, of course, "dog bites man", not "man bites dog".
Great cartoon! I worked for 30+ years in R&D, and you would be amazed how many R&D workers don't get this basic concept. I wonder how many average folks actually get it...
At some p greater than 5%, I would expect "statistical significance," so why not "p.05"?
oooops --- "why not "p less than .05" rather than "p greater than .o5"?
Offtopic but speaking of XKCD, I presume you saw http://xkcd.com/878/