Monthly Archives: March 2013

Response to David Evans Opinion Piece on Climate Science

This is a point-by-point response to a David Evans op-ed that I wrote a couple years ago. It addresses some common misconceptions held by the public regarding climate science. The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of … Continue reading

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Point Spread Calculation

I have added a feature the the cumulative connections ranking system that predicts point spreads of future NCAA basketball games based on the difference in their ratings. The method uses a simple linear regression between all the score differences and … Continue reading

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Cumulative Connections Ranking Takes Early Lead

I am using this year’s NCAA tournament as a testing ground for my cumulative connections ranking method (explained here) compared to other ranking methods (both computer and human). The evaluation is simple. I am just going to keep track of the percentage … Continue reading

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Pre-tourney Cumulative Connections NCAA Basketball Rankings

*’Votes’ are distributed by margin of victory (explanation here). *After the tournament I will assess how well this ranking method did compared to other computer ranking methods (KenPom, ESPN-BPI, Jeff Sargrin) as well as rankings from people (AP Poll, Coaches … Continue reading

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College Basketball Cumulative Connections Ranking 3/4/2013

A description of the method can be found here. 

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Data Contradicts Connection Between Earth’s Tilt and the Seasons

***The following is a satirical argument intended to highlight some basic errors often made in the climate change debate. Also, I want to show how easy it can be to fool ourselves with real data. The subjects that are touched on are … Continue reading

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