that one really weird thing on your mind that is making you laugh your ass off

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Fucker, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Luv BDG
     
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom


    Don't forget to stick around to the end, where they record what that scene would have actually sounded like. :::')))
     
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  3. Wormwitch

    Wormwitch I'm literally Mulder.

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  4. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    David Attenborough as the Doctor
     
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  5. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

     
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  6. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    So today I came across this line from Brian May's PhD thesis:

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    This may not mean much to you if you are bad at names like me, but he was the lead guitarist of Queen. Said thesis also includes the line "data gathered from the IRAS satellite in 1983 (while my rock group Queen was touring football stadia in South America)" and "QPR (not to be confused with Queen and Paul Rodgers)"

    (further amusing comments can be found here)
     
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  7. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    This email was sent to the whole biology department

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  8. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    That reminds me that one of the on-campus restaurants on my undergrad campus was called the Phoenix. It was closed for some months due to a fire and no one else seemed to find it as amusing as I did.
     
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  9. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

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  10. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    Fucking. THIS. For those less well versed in statistics and regression, OP's boss likes to sort their input data (ascending or descending order was not specified), then sort their output data (similarly unspecified) and then pair those points, so the lowest X and lowest Y get paired and so on. Meaning they just. Fucking reassign outcome values to different input values arbitrarily, and see no issue with this and say it's good because the regression always comes out better. This is why diagnostic plots exist holy fuck dude.

    To explain a bit more. Regression is a measure of how well the X values predict the Y values. So what OP's boss is doing is taking a data set which has (presumably assuming they employ people who are better at their jobs) been collected well with good methods and completely altering the data observed so that the lowest X value predicts the lowest Y value, the middlest X value predicts the middlest Y value, and the highest X value predicts the highest Y value and so on everything in between. So of COURSE this is going to give results that say that you have good predictors because by definition it has to say that.
     
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  11. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    :psyduck:
     
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  12. jacktrash

    jacktrash absentee sperglord

    that's called falsifying the data............
     
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  13. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    that's not even lucid enough to be falsifying the data, that's just... what the FUCK
     
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  14. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

    Does it make it better or worse that the boss seems to not realize just how absurdly wrong this is?
     
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  15. seebs

    seebs Benevolent Dictator

    more hilarious anyway
     
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  16. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    Woooooooow! Wöw!

    :nobig:
     
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  17. NevermorePoe

    NevermorePoe Nevermore

    :yikes:
     
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  18. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

     
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  19. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

  20. Lebesgue Integreat

    Lebesgue Integreat Lesbian Intrigue

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