Tag Archives: NPR

The Results are In…Who Cares?

Earlier this year, I was listening to an NPR interview where the person being interviewed was explaining the difficulties associated with conducting political polls these days. Of course, my first thought was “then just stop trying” because I hate getting … Continue reading

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Pay the Bailiff

Last week, NPR ran a series about people who are being prosecuted and sometimes put in jail because they can’t pay court fines – a practice reminiscent of Debtors Prison which was made illegal and confirmed as being illegal by … Continue reading

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On-Base-Slugging and Education

Earlier today I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition when Rachel Martin was talking to Mike Pesca (slate.com) about the Houston Astros’ decision to favor On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS) over the better understood Batting Average. Perhaps OPS is a better … Continue reading

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Basic Math or Calculus or Something Else?

On my way into work last Friday, I heard an NPR report on the (then) upcoming address by President Obama about the changes he would make over at the NSA. I don’t usually like reports like this because I tire … Continue reading

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Avoiding Glancing Blows

“…Switchman sleepin Train hundred and two is on the wrong track and headed for you” (Grateful Dead) It would be pretty close to impossible to sustain a glancing blow from a train – the rails kinda keep collisions in a … Continue reading

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Alignment

I wanted to write a blog post about the miserable customer service experience I am still receiving while trying to fix an error on a company issued Skype account. I gave up on ever actually using that account, and I’ve … Continue reading

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