[ntp:questions] Dispaying nanoseconds
Richard B. gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 20 18:14:54 UTC 2007
Uwe Klein wrote:
> Richard B. gilbert wrote:
>> mills at udel.edu wrote:
>>> 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% ;-)
More than 50%??? Some days it seems that way! :-)
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