Because we live in the future, the White House is doing a fancy enhanced live feed of the State of the Union tonight and we’re able to embed it here so you can watch it directly on Tumblr. Enjoy, and let us know what you think of the president’s speech.
(Edited in response to John’s comments.)
The number we’re looking at is total paid digital subscribers to the NYT — not including print subscribers or people who get their digital subscription for free through some promotion. We’ll look at whatever public statement the NYT makes about that number…
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OK, this gets headlines. BUT IT IS WRONG. The “19% rise” thing is ever so impressive, but if you read the article, it turns out to correspond to a 0.00002641% increase in your lifetime chance of getting pancreatic cancer. If you’re a man. If you’re a woman, it’s even lower.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that a single metastudy of 6,000 pancreatic cancer patients can’t possibly identify probabilities that small with any accuracy. And that if you tried to replicate this result somehow, you would fail. Not that anybody will.(via felixsalmon)
What?? OK people, let’s crowdsource this(via felixsalmon)
Here’s why I’m so angry at Julie Moos’s unjustifiable attack on Jim Romenesko: the way that she’s so fucking certain that she’s right and he’s wrong, and the way that she hammers this home over and over again:
I now know that Jim Romenesko’s posts exhibit a pattern of incomplete attribution…