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April 20 2013

surveyork
01:56
The consequence is that in Figure 5-6, two armed conflicts stand out for their deadliness: The First and Second World Wars.  But as this confutes the declining-violence-half of Pinker’s narrative, he urges readers to “Cover up the two outliers with your thumb” in order to produce the impression he wants to sustain: That the alleged “randomness” of these wars renders their timing and deadliness irrelevant to understanding them.  Voila!  The two World Wars were “statistical illusions.”

July 11 2011

surveyork
22:23

The loose collective of hackers also posted an "invoice" to Booz Allen for its work, a "bill" of $310. The total, the group said, is based on four hours of "man power, $40; network auditing, $35; Web-app auditing, $35; network infiltration, $0; password and SQL dumping, $200; decryption of data, $0; and media and press, $0."

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These asterisks to the "amounts" added double salt: "Price is based on the amount of effort required ... price is based on the amount of badly secured data to be dumped, which in this case was a substantial figure ... no security in place, no effort for intrusion needed."

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