Learning Points from Mona Chalabi’s TED Talk on “3 Ways to Spot a Bad Statistic”

96% of people are misled by statistics. 96%(This is a made up number)! How can we use statistics more accurately, or at least, don't let them lead us by our noses to agree with whatever point the statistician was trying to make? https://www.ted.com/talks/mona_chalabi_3_ways_to_spot_a_bad_statistic 1. Can you see uncertainty? For example, is it possible to get… Continue reading Learning Points from Mona Chalabi’s TED Talk on “3 Ways to Spot a Bad Statistic”

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Learning Points from Latif Nasser’s TED Talk on “You have No Idea Where Camels Really Come From”

So you think camels have all along originated from deserts in the world? After all, they are called the ship of the desert. You think so? Read on and grow in knowledge of this animal. https://www.ted.com/talks/latif_nasser_you_have_no_idea_where_camels_really_come_from So after camel bone fragments are found in around the arctic region, what we discovered are that camels in… Continue reading Learning Points from Latif Nasser’s TED Talk on “You have No Idea Where Camels Really Come From”

Learning Points from BizNews Article Titled “Oxfam’s Inequality Report ‘Dangerous and Intellectually Dishonest – FMF”

So in the world economic forum a few days ago, the inequality report from Oxfam was releases. So it states the world's wealthiest people have gotten richer by $762 Billion, which is sufficient to end extreme poverty 7 times over. What so dangerous about such a report? https://www.biznews.com/wef/davos-2018/2018/01/24/analysing-oxfam-inequality-report/ In the spirit of robin hood, Oxfam… Continue reading Learning Points from BizNews Article Titled “Oxfam’s Inequality Report ‘Dangerous and Intellectually Dishonest – FMF”

Learning Points from Lorrie Faith Cranor’s TED Talk on “What’s Wrong with Your pa$$w0rd?”

Passwords help protect our information online, so it's naturally desirable to have strong passwords not easily hacked or guessed by others. However, difficult passwords usually sacrifice on speed and convenience, and are a big memory strain especially when there are dozens of things requiring passwords, ranging from email accounts, bank accounts, membership accounts with various… Continue reading Learning Points from Lorrie Faith Cranor’s TED Talk on “What’s Wrong with Your pa$$w0rd?”

Learning Points from Edsel Salvaña’s TED Talk on “The Dangerous Evolution of HIV”

I have not heard much about AIDS nor the HIV for quite a while. While there is no cure, it seems like it is contained or similar so it no longer faces the limelight, unlike other diseases such as cancer or diabetes, etc. Not so for the Philippines, it seems, according to Edsel Salvaña, an… Continue reading Learning Points from Edsel Salvaña’s TED Talk on “The Dangerous Evolution of HIV”