Tag Archives: LSU

Asymptotically Normal

When I first came to LSU (last millennium) we used 3 separate machines to print, fax and copy, had dial up 4200 baud modems, and only the POTUS and other mobsters had satellite phones. Technology has changed so much and … Continue reading

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Spring Loaded

An┬ánon-random, completely lacking construct validity┬áinformal study of my colleagues who are also finishing their 3rd year of a PhD program indicates that Easter baskets came with the requisite chocolate, 5 lb weight gain, and a bonus side order of a … Continue reading

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There Ain’t No Such Thing as a Power Nap

We’re all familiar (or should be) with TANSTAAFL, aka There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. I’ve coined a complementary term: TANSTAAPN. Nothing’s free. Not lunch, not gas station car washes, and most certainly not naps in the … Continue reading

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Mean Reversion

There’s this theory called mean reversion and it more or less boils down this: things move to the middle. It’s an old idea– what goes up must come down. Yesterday LSU fired Les Miles. As much as his rote play-calling … Continue reading

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The Day After

No, I didn’t take a pill in Ibiza. Or drink too much Abita. But the day ain’t over, yet. Not by a long shot. So this didn’t happen while I waited in line for 30 minutes at the LSU bookstore … Continue reading

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Take It to the Limit

I really like my Math for Economists teacher, even though he says the most ridiculous things like, “If you’ll recall.” Yesterday he said, “If you have a modest recollection of basic algebra,” so I think he may be catching on…. … Continue reading

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Math + Camp = ???

I didn’t really know what to expect when I got invited to mandatory math camp. Part of me hoped we’d spend our time calculating the surface area of all the layers in s’mores. By making and then eating them. The … Continue reading

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