Somewhere else, part 64

Yes, one more time, I will not post anything on my blog, just mention posts and articles found somewhere else. I am currently very busy, on different project… but I promise, there will be some updates soon… I will start with a couple of very intersting posts, discovered this week end,

a still, a series of writings worth reading

“Many people fell prey to the dubious products, or so-called subprime loans. Japanese banks were not so much attracted to these products, compared with European banks,” Mr Aso told a seminar in Tokyo. “Managers of Japanese banks hardly understood English, that’s why they didn’t buy,” he said.

[to be continued…]

Thomas Jefferson requested a further expansion of census data. His focus was on what influences life and health, specifically soil, climate and occupation and how these affect life expectancy. An expanded census, he explained, would provide a valuable opportunity to gather“facts highly important to society.” Today, important and valuable information is collected through surveys, such as monthly numbers on employment and unemployment; international trade data; health status of the population; how many scientists, engineers and mathematicians the nation graduates each year; and whether prices are changing from month to month. Critics of government surveys bark another flawed argument: that, once collected, personal information is at risk. These people have, obviously, never met a statistician. Statisticians take data very seriously. We are data-control fanatics. We make sure your personal identifiers are deleted and the other data remains just that: a bunch of codes and numbers that don’t identify you or connect you to the information you’ve provided.

[to be continued…]

et toujours quelques billets et articles passionnants, en français,

Did I miss something ?

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