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Forum: Trivia 10 February 2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By GenYus234
How is "you've changed the parameters but not...

How is "you've changed the parameters but not redone the analysis" imaging you did it? It is specifically saying you didn't do it.



The unicorn version is not an exaggeration of the concept...
Forum: Trivia 10 February 2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 74,312
Posted By GenYus234
The problem with your analogy is that you've...

The problem with your analogy is that you've changed the parameters but not redone the analysis to go with the changed parameters.

First off, since you state that unicorns don't exist, you've...
Forum: Trivia 07 February 2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 74,312
Posted By GenYus234
In case anyone is wondering, testing 1,000 people...

In case anyone is wondering, testing 1,000 people would produce 51 positive tests, 50 false positives and 1 true positive. So if you tested positive, there is a 1/51 chance you are the true positive...
Forum: Trivia 07 February 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 74,312
Posted By GenYus234
I'm not sure which thought problem causes more...

I'm not sure which thought problem causes more arguments, that one or the airplane on the conveyor belt one. Probably the Monty Hall one though.
Forum: Trivia 06 February 2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 74,312
Posted By GenYus234
It was effective, just not accurate. :D

It was effective, just not accurate. :D
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