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buncha random links [Feb. 8th, 2010|12:35 pm]
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Good Super Bowl yesterday! Nate Silver points out that the Saints' call to go for it on 4th and goal was the right move. Apparently, surprise onside kicks succeed around 55% of the time. And here's a handy chart about when to go for 2 after a touchdown.

The case against layoffs: they often backfire - this is one of the reasons NI is successful; there's a ton of institutional knowledge floating around since we basically have never had layoffs.

Someone emailed American Express complaining about their ridiculous password requirements (6-8 characters, no special characters), and this was their nonsensical response. Boo!

A graph of the US split up by social networking connections - neat!

[User Picture]From: mathjoker
2010-02-09 12:55 am (UTC)
Is there anything that is actually correct in the American Express e-mail?
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[User Picture]From: gregstoll
2010-02-09 02:44 am (UTC)
Their website probably "has a 128 bit encryption", maybe?
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