[ntp:questions] Dispaying nanoseconds

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Tue Feb 20 15:39:38 UTC 2007

Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> mills at udel.edu wrote:
>> Richard,
> <snip>
>> I once read a book "How to Lie with Statistics". We have a case in 
>> point. Remember, the bits below the precision factor are purposely set 
>> to a tandom bitsting, so a readout in nanoseconds is truly misleading, 
>> unless the precision (time to read the system clock) is less than one 
>> microsecond.
> My favorite statistical lie is the shocking, but absolutely true, 
> statistic that more than forty percent of the population have subnormal 
> intelligence!
aren't we a bit conservative in this estimate?

you should read this guy: www.jerrypournelle.com

his pronouncement is 50% ;-)



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