how to convince your parents to abandon dial-up internet

Many readers will be familiar with the scenario: Your parents still use dial-up internet, no matter what arguments you make. Sometimes it takes creative social engineering to resolve the issue. Here is how I finally convinced my mom to get cable internet service: I live in a hazardous land ravaged by gila monsters, tornadoes, drive-through […]

Austin heat wave office wager

Data scientist enters the office betting pool:  Whoever most accurately predicts the day Austin’s heat wave breaks (first day with a high temperature less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit) wins. Seeking a defendable approach, our hero generates an ARIMA time-series forecast based on the last eleven years of daily high temperatures: The model suggests September 1st […]