So the other day, according to someone named Ryan Saavedra, newly elected congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that algorithms are racist:https://twitter.com/RealSaavedra/status/1087627739861897216 Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims that algorithms, which are driven by math, are racist-- Ryan Saavedra @RealSaavedra Ocasio-Cortez says a … [Read more...] about Racist Algorithms
There's only about a dozen hours left to buy Powerball lottery tickets before the big drawing Wednesday evening. As I write this, the estimated jackpot prize is $1.4 billion dollars, making it the largest jackpot in the history of the game. And because I love my readers so much, I'm going to tell you how to win the Powerball jackpot!I'm also going to tell you how to make … [Read more...] about How To Win the Big Powerball Drawing!!!
Steve Marmel posts this infographic he apparently got from Mother Jones magazine that purports to show institutionalized racism in Ferguson, Missouri:[Image reads: Institutional racism by the numbers. In 2013 in Ferguson: 483 black people were arrested, 36 white people were arrested, 92% of searches and 86% of car stops involved blacks.]I wonder if either Marmel or … [Read more...] about Mother Jones’s Weak Math
Over at Reason, Nick Gillespie takes a look at spree-killer (and ex-cop) Christopher Dorner's "manifesto" and pronounces it useless: If there is a message buried deep within Dorner's incoherent litany of recriminations, anger, and random name-checks, it's this: People who go on shooting sprees typically tell us very little about society at large. They are by definition far, … [Read more...] about On the Significance of Mass Shooters
In one of his posts today, New York criminal defense lawyer Scott Greenfield writes about the error rate for drug-sniffing dogs: More to the point was the dog hits simply aren't anywhere nearly as worthy of credit as courts have held. Consider whether it would be equally acceptable for a cop to flip a coin in order to establish probable cause to search. For a dog whose … [Read more...] about Some Dog-Sniffing Math