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Climate Statistics

httpness: (studying statistics) Can there be a different standard deviation up and down? isomorphisms: Yes. it’s called a semideviation. (Or a quasinorm.) There are a lot of people who argue that semideviations and quasinorms are more natural than standard deviation … Continue reading

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Clouds

You can see the “edge” of a cloud from far away so it should be obvious what ∂cloud means. But up close (from an airplane) you can see there is no edge. The mist fades gradually into blue sky. Here’s another job … Continue reading

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Why Fahrenheit is Better than Celsius

Astute reader wargut responded to yesterday’s observation about the Fahrenheit scale being affine-ish with the following incorrect assertion: Seriously, guys, your system is bullsh~t. It’s on. First, the Kelvin scale is indisputably the best of {K,℉,℃} for physics. Given that there … Continue reading

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Weather

Predict the weather for the coming week by looking at the whole continent. If the jetstream is above you, you’ll get warm Mexican air. If the jetstream is below you, you’ll get cool Canadian air. (Works if you live in … Continue reading

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