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Doctor, nerd cheerleader, Bad Science person, stats geek, procrastinator. Currently an academic at CEBM in Oxford http://www.ebmdatalab.net ben@badscience.net

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the air is suddenly so moist that my ice lolly is steaming.
If you're feeling overwhelmed by the rise of fascism and idiocy I found this really helpful

https://t.co/yFX2YztC8s

And importantly also: short. About to try Snyder's new long book, if anyone's read it?
Here's a great piece describing what you already think from someone you already like about how large swathes of the country are drifting into fascism with the assistance of "both sides" mainstream media. https://t.co/VAJg1JT7Qk
You'll be astonished to discover that the stats nerd in this story on a data driven approach to festival going is a friend of mine @markrt https://t.co/WUrfhzugln
Here is our new UNREPORTED TRIAL OF THE WEEK in the BMJ.

But also: SOME IMPORTANT NEWS.

It is clear that the NIH ClinicalTrials folk are NOT complying with the law - FDAAA - on posting results where sponsors do not respond to QC queries.

Problematic!

https://t.co/i7lHJlfSFN
.. it's because everything in the funding and publication process is geared up to solicit and reward samey research, old methods, old questions, slowly and steadily losing the race for humanity. Sorry, I don't have spare time to set this rant out properly. So just a whine. Cheers
...Let's think about why the media, journals, conferences and CVs are infested with observational epidemiology papers showing that people who ride a bike to work are (hold your breath, see if you can guess)... less likely to have a heart attack...
My god grant applications are a stunningly poor use of literally everyone's time.
From the very first moment I heard house music, my principal objection was: "this is the music of people who want to work at Goldman Sachs."

https://t.co/fcAePhSotX
I'M DOING A TALK IN LONDON NEXT WEEK.

IT WILL BE AMAZING.

TWO HALVES.

NERDY OUTRAGE THEN VERY NERDY OUTRAGE. AND AN INTERVAL FILLED WITH NERDY OUTRAGE. THERE WILL BE NO LET UP. I GIVE NO QUARTER. NO FORGIVENESS. NO PEACE. JUST DATA.

https://t.co/cvr9fdKdNi
Total(1) => 0.033858060836792 f_f_QM(2) => 0.02565598487854 indS(1) => 0.02034592628479 indM(1) => 0.0040199756622314 indM_1(1) => 0.00065898895263672 indM_2(1) => 0.00039911270141602 indM_4(1) => 0.00049591064453125 indM_5(1) => 0.00059604644775391 indM_6(1) => 0.00059103965759277 indM_7(1) => 0.0004880428314209 indM_8(1) => 0.0005800724029541 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0064048767089844 f_f_dT(20) => 0.0061631202697754