Bayesian Calibration of a Mobile Phone Compass

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I've recently purchased a Nexus 6p phone. It's a pretty sweet device - it's the first phone that actually fits in my larger than average hands. One thing I really don't like about it is the compass; when I'm using google maps to navigate, the compass will regularly point in the …

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My adventures in medical tourism

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One of the things I like most about India is it's medical system. As an American, I've experienced both the Indian and US medical systems, and at this point I have a very strong preference for the Indian one. Somewhat surprisingly, the Indian medical system is based on free market …

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The Mathematics of Paul Graham's Bias Test

A major problem in detecting biased decisionmaking is the problem of unknown inputs. For example, suppose a venture capitalist has a public portfolio which has funded 75% male founders and 25% female. Is this venture capitalist biased against women? It's impossible to know - perhaps only 10% of his applicants were …

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