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I think we need to start a campaign to have more open access government databases. At least then we could keep the mainstream media in check...

Of course we also would know what the government was up to, so it will never happen.

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‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform

Let's be clear. The lack of focus on privacy and security, while a typical silicon valley flaw, was a choice of profit over security.

At this point I would remind everyone that the expected value of a binomial random variable is N×p where N is the number of items in a population and p is the probability of an item having the quality.

Example: Whether a person is infected.

You can not change p so reduce N!

If he only knew about "business as usual" at a university...

Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL : ABC iview - Shaun Micallef's MAD AS HELL : ABC iview

PhD student: So which package did you use to write the Trapezium rule function.
Me: None
PhD Student: So what was the site you got it off?
Me: None.
PhD Student: So where did it come from?
Me: My brain :)

They still can't believe I knocked it up in half an hour in R.

RT @smthomas_sci: “If people are sufficiently worried then there is no need to worry” - a nice explanation of exponential and logistic growth in the context of covid-19

Mainstream Media doing it again...

And they wonder why they are in such a bad state...

Turns out when you teach you foundation mathematics students basic linear algebra they sudden find the course difficult... And we even had a population dynamics problem...

Feeling like a mad scientist as I code in R and listen to Red Right Hand by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

At the New Staff Expo at UQ St Lucia... After 10 years of working for UQ....

The only international bombing effort that should be going on is water bombing of fires

Just wondering if I have read this correctly...

The USA (and friends) can not help with the Australian Bushfires unless invited as it is a sovereign nation but... They can enter Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and bomb them without any invitation?


Joy of living in the countryside #35

The helicopter outside doing laps for "fire ants" at 8:30 in the morning on a Saturday

Everyone who watches X-Files will know why this had to happen...

Everyone who watches X-Files will understand why this had to happen...

Joys of living in the countryside in Queensland.

A tractor with irrigator doing rows right now (almost midnight).

Fun, fun 😁

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