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Abraham Wald

Abraham Wald (/wɔːld/; Hungarian: Wald Ábrahám, Yiddish: אברהם וואַלד; 31 October 1902 – 13 December 1950) was a Jewish Hungarian mathematician who contributed to decision theory, geometry, and econometrics and founded the field of statistical sequential analysis. One of his well-known statistical works was written during World War II on how to minimize the damage to bomber aircraft and took into account the survivorship bias in his calculations. He spent his research career at Columbia University. (Wikipedia).

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Why Math is Important

If you're in or went to high school, you're familiar with the phrase "When am I ever going to use this?" when talking about pretty much anything you learn in math class. This is the answer to that question. The real answer, not something like "one day a stranger might point a gun to your h

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'Lord of the Flies' Character Analysis: Piggy

In this video we analyse the character of Piggy from ‘Lord of the Flies’. Sources referenced: ‘William Golding: The Dark Fields of Discovery’ by Virginia Tiger (1974); ‘William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flies’, by Professor John Carey, (2009); ‘William Golding : Lord of the F

From playlist 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding

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Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln: Two Leaders | National Geographic

Abraham Lincoln is revered as America’s abolitionist president, but his thoughts about ending slavery were far from ideal. It would take the steady influence of the abolitionist movement and one of its leaders, Frederick Douglass, to guide Lincoln to becoming “The Great Emancipator”. Dougl

From playlist Newest Clips | National Geographic

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From playlist Human Behavior

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Edward Bernays 1: Torches of Freedom

Nowadays Edward Bernays, often called "the Father of Public Relations," remains a relatively obscure historical figure. His legacy, however, is thriving around the globe, and his techniques are found in everything from the food we eat to the things we believe. But who was this man, and how

From playlist Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, New Episodes!

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Alan Turing: Great Minds

Hank introduces us to that great mathematical mind, Alan Turing, who, as an openly gay man in the early 20th century faced brutal prejudice that eventually led to his suicide, despite being a genius war hero who helped the Allies defeat the Nazis. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.fac

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Mathematical Thinking: Crash Course Statistics #2

Today we’re going to talk about numeracy - that is understanding numbers. From really really big numbers to really small numbers, it's difficult to comprehend information at this scale, but these are often the types of numbers we see most in statistics. So understanding how these numbers w

From playlist Back to School - Expanded

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'Lord of the Flies' Character Analysis: Simon

In this video we take a detailed look at the character of Simon in William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies’. Sources referenced: ‘The Hot Gates and Other Occasional Pieces’, William Golding, 2013; ‘The Tragic Protest’, David Anderson, 1969; ‘William Golding: The Man Who Wrote Lord of the Flie

From playlist 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding

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How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking - with Jordan Ellenberg

The maths we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. Jordan Ellenberg shows how wrong this view is through stories that show the power of mathematical thinking. Buy Jordan's book "How Not to Be Wrong: The Hidden Maths of Ever

From playlist Mathematics

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Strata 2014: David McRaney, "Survivorship Bias and the Psychology of Luck"

When failure becomes invisible, the difference between failure and success may also become invisible. We each want to dissect and apply the lessons gained from the life stories of diet gurus, celebrity CEOs, and superstar athletes. We'd all like to deconstruct success and reconstruct it i

From playlist Strata Conference 2014 (Santa Clara, CA)

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Dorothy Horstmann: Polio Pioneer

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From playlist Bicentennial Voices

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How Numbers Learn to Lie - Dare to be Stupid Series 2 (SOB 464)

This time on Speaking of Bitcoin, correspondent George Frankly presents his second installment in the Dare to be Stupid series.

From playlist Podcast: Speaking of Bitcoin

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To you, who was Albert Einstein?

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From playlist Science Unplugged: Special Relativity

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Abraham Lincoln | Assassination Conspiracy | Biography

Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 to April 15, 1865) was the 16th president of the United States and is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to his role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves. His rise from humble beginnings to achieving the highest office in the

From playlist Examine the Past | History

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12. Renewal Rewards, Stopping Trials, and Wald's Inequality

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From playlist MIT 6.262 Discrete Stochastic Processes, Spring 2011

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Cascadia Ruby 2014- Cloning the Seattle Ruby Brigade

By, Miles Forrest Do you love Ruby? Do you like geeking out with other Ruby coders? Do you have a project you would love to build but might need some help making it happen? The Seattle Ruby Brigade is arguably the most successful Ruby User Group in the world. They were not only the first

From playlist Cascadia Ruby 2014

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Copy number variation and the secret of life - with Aoife McLysaght

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From playlist Ri Talks

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Did Albert Einstein believe in God?

What made Albert Einstein one of the greatest scientific geniuses the world has ever known? His scientific breakthroughs revolutionized the way we understand the universe. The World Science Festival, in partnership with the 92Y’s 7 Days of Genius Festival, presents an in-depth look into th

From playlist The Life and Work of Albert Einstein

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Survivorship Bias

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From playlist Descriptive Statistics & Bivariate Data Analysis

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