najfrekventovanejší dátum narodenia – 16. september, 9 mesiacov po Vianociach
Most parenting books are about how to get children to do things well. By well, read obediently. When and how you – the adult – want them to do something: eat well, pee in the potty, sleep well (that’s the big one), behave well. The aim, it would seem, is to raise compliant children. Because, according to these books, obedient children = successful parents, disobedient = head hanging failures. But actually is an obedient child cause for concern or celebration? The more I thought about it, the more intrigued I became by this question. Telling someone their child is obedient is (usually) meant as a compliment. But an obedient adult? Not quite so attractive is it? We have other words for that, doormat being one of them.
According to the authors, the very best indicator and predictor of a state’s peacefulness is not wealth, military expenditures, or religion; the best predictor is how well its girls and women are treated. And before you start making exceptions for the U.S., think about this: Democracies with high levels of violence against women are as insecure and unstable as non-democracies. Whether a country is a democracy or not is irrelevant.
Gender is the fundamental construct for how a society understands difference. Regardless of which state we are talking about, tolerance for street harassment, rape, domestic violence, and restrictions on reproductive freedom are among several indicators of gender inequality rooted in such difference.
v New Yorku otvorili múzeum matematiky – mohli aj o rok skôr
For me, the purpose of this challenge is not to commit to living with a certain number of things, but to discover more benefits of living with less. If it improves my life, I’ll cull the list further. If it adds stress or unnecessary hardship (a.k.a. makes me grumpy), I’ll kill the experiment.
Benfordov zákon – s akou frekvenciou sa vyskytujú jednotlivé číslice na prvom mieste u náhodných dát
Almost from the beginning, proponents of Benford’s Law have suggested that it would be a beneficial tool for fraud detection. A recent example is Mark Nigrini’s research, which showed that Benford’s Law could be used as an indicator of accounting and expenses fraud. One fraudster wrote numerous checks to himself just below US $100,000 (a policy and procedure threshold), causing digits 7, 8 and 9 to have aberrant percentages of actual occurrence in a Benford’s Law analysis. Digital analysis using Benford’s Law was also used as evidence of voter fraud in the 2009 Iranian election. In fact, Benford’s Law is legally admissible as evidence in the US in criminal cases at the federal, state and local levels.