Nigel_Knowitall Report This Comment
Date: June 12, 2006 04:26AM
Check out the tire-warmers!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: June 12, 2006 08:51PM
she's a MANIAC! MAAAAAAAAANIAC!
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 10, 2013 07:03PM
Way back during WWII, statistician Abraham Wald was asked to help the British
decide where to add armour to their bombers. After analyzing the records, he
recommended adding more armour to the places where there was no damage. This
seems backward at first, but Wald realized his data came from bombers that
survived. That is, the British were only able to analyze the bombers that
returned to England; those that were shot down over enemy territory were not
part of their sample. These bombers' wounds showed where they could afford to be
hit. Said another way, the undamaged areas on the survivors showed where the
lost planes must have been hit because the planes hit in those areas did not
return from their missions.