Thanks for hearing out my frustration with the fantasy teams last weekend - I won in both leagues! Now, of course, I'm paranoid - was that a false start to lull me into a sense of security to get blown out the rest of the season?
Never a dull moment...
(I know, 2 Weekenders in a row. Again. This schedule won't continue forever - just hang in there and enjoy the archives, which are loaded with tons of automatically updating resources!)
Links We Liked!
- An excellent post from Bob Seawright on deriving meaning from ever increasing amount of data, "knowing how thick the fog is", sabermetrics, cargo-culting, and generally an amazing number of practical examples warning you to not fool yourself (first). A must read.
- Awesome post over at Political Calculations - where does your income rank in the world income distribution?
- Is there a maximum life span for humans? The New York Times covers a paper in Nature arguing that 115 is something of a maximum on human lifespan.
- Vox covers the replication controversy in Psychology - an automated program checked a great number of Psychology papers for math errors and... well, you read the conclusions. It's interesting! (A bit of background can be found on Andrew Gelman's site)
- Our friend Nelson makes the case that at some point you have to stop trying to learn more, and start putting some of your new knowledge to work.
- Our friend Pauline at Reach Financial Independence hosted an interesting guest post on hustling hard for 10 years before retiring. Personally, I'm more of a "I like to work" type (I mean, look at the site's title), but if that's your cup of tea it's very well researched and argued - check it out!
- Mr. Money Mustache goes into a customary deep dive and discusses the decisions leading to his family purchasing an electric car.