**probability**

When No Redundancy Is More Reliable – The Myth of Redundancy | SMB IT Journal

yesterday by bezthomas

Risk in a difficult concept and it requires a lot of training, thought and analysis to properly assess given scenarios. Often, because risk assessments are so difficult, we substitute risk analysis with simply adding basic redundancy and assuming that we have appropriately mitigated risk. But very often this is not the case. The introduction of complexity or additional failure modes often accompany the addition of redundancy and these new forms of failure have the potential to add more risk than the added redundancy removes. Storage systems are especially prone to these decision processes which is unfortunate as few, if any, systems are so susceptible to failure and more important to protect.

raid
reliability
disk
probability
failure
yesterday by bezthomas

If correlation doesn’t imply causation, then what does? | DDI

yesterday by lena

I often wonder how many people with real decision-making power – politicians, judges, and so on – are making decisions based on statistical studies, and yet they don’t understand even basic things like Simpson’s paradox.

causality
statistics
probability
research
science
yesterday by lena

条件付き確率場の推論と学習

probability
markov

yesterday by odiak

条件付き確率場の推論と学習 東北大学情報科学研究科 システム情報科学専攻 岡谷研究室 博士後期課程1年 齋藤 真樹

yesterday by odiak

グラフィカルモデル入門

statistics
probability

5 days ago by odiak

いまさら聞けない グラフィカルモデル入門 川本一彦 千葉大学統合情報センター kawa@faculty.chiba-u.jp

5 days ago by odiak

Arvind Narayanan on Twitter: "1,700 people answered a survey that asked them to attach probabilities to 23 common words and phrases. The results are summarized in the figure. There’s a real possibility that it’s is the most interesting chart you’ll

probability statistics fun

6 days ago by JFIResearch

probability statistics fun

6 days ago by JFIResearch

Random Points on a Sphere (Part 1) | Azimuth

6 days ago by kmt

John D. Cook, Greg Egan, Dan Piponi and I had a fun mathematical adventure on Twitter. It started when John Cook wrote a program to compute the probability distribution of distances |xy - yx| where x and y were two randomly chosen unit quaternions:

math
blog
probability
analysis
6 days ago by kmt

Semantics of probabilistic programs

8 days ago by jar

Dexter Kozen, 1981

If S and T are two programs such that S(u) = T(u) whenever u is a point mass, then S = T under Semantics 2.

via Feras

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If S and T are two programs such that S(u) = T(u) whenever u is a point mass, then S = T under Semantics 2.

via Feras

8 days ago by jar

How people interpret probability through words | FlowingData

8 days ago by danhon

"I wonder what results would look like if instead of showing a word and asking probability, you flipped it around. Show probability and then ask people for a word to describe. I’d like to see that spectrum." - that CIA report again, and this time with a good question

probability
cia
report
visualization
human
cognition
language
8 days ago by danhon