I never knew until very recently that the standard National Readership Survey socio-demographic classifications – ABC1, C2DE etc – deal with pensioners by classifying them all as working-class unless they are rich enough to be considered independently wealthy and therefore bucketed in with the As. (The rival National Statistics classification doesn’t deal with the retired…Read More NRS social grades are flawed but at least it’s not Facebook
Remember the Bob Crow post? I’ve tracked down the jacket.Read More Update.
Josh Marshall’s Talking Points Memo and this blog go way back. So I’m disappointed in this. Specifically, I am concerned about the exact service the drug pushers are paying Marshall for. OK so. Basically everyone searches the Web. A lot of people who consume news get it from search-driven sources like Google News. Typically something…Read More Spam is a political issue
http://t.co/WhC091O2ie > The Sun will soon know where you buy your cans of lager. probably also a guess at your local #creepy #bigdata — Alex Harrowell (@yorksranter) July 31, 2013 So, the Sun is on the move. This was a bit of a surprise to me, what with News reorganising to separate the UK papers…Read More Get involved.
At Fistful of Euros: so what did Nicolas Sarkozy know about DSK, why did he only leak the bits he leaked, and what are the voters going to do about it?, how I was wrong about the euro, NATO for dictators, floating without a strategy, although if we had one it would probably be wrong.…Read More Elsewhere
For George Osborne read Bernie Madoff: he’ll take your money and take your job, but don’t worry – if you wait long enough, he promises you’ll get it all back from someone else. (Ed Balls, here.) Note he didn’t say “Of course, we accept the necessity of cuts, but George Osborne is really like Bernie…Read More I thought I was following you…
This has me thinking one thing – TheyWorkForYou needs to integrate the text-mining tool researchers used to estimate the point at which Agatha Christie’s Alzheimer’s disease set in by analysing her books. We could call it WhatHaveTheyForgotten? Or perhaps HowDrunkIsYourMP? Jakob Whitfield pointed me to the original paper, here. It doesn’t seem that complicated, although…Read More the House of Lords is not just stranger than you think..
So the England Zombies are looking more like Fast Zombies again. If I’ve bored you by talking up James Milner, I’d like to take this opportunity to claim my bragging rights. Here’s something interesting; back at the weekend, in the depths of self-loathing, the Obscurer published a table showing the teams with various statistics, including…Read More fast zombies shoot!
I’d like to introduce you to a new project. The other day, I was reading an imbecilic union-bashing editorial by one “Hugo Rifkind”, and I wondered….whose kid are you? Wikipedia informed me that diary columnist (it’s like a journalist but not quite) Rifkind is indeed the former Defence and Foreign Secretary’s son, and he’s “written”…Read More Introducing WhoseKidAreYou
OK. So we looked into voice stress analysis and the world telecoms infrastructure. And we concluded that proper VSA – the sort with the peer-reviewed scientific papers an stuff – was technically impossible. Recap; the original VSA research is based on a change in a signal in your voice between 8 and 12Hz, but even…Read More Dr. Benway strikes again, with Venture Capital