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• ### Cherry-picked data claims Apple is beating Samsung in Europe

DAalseth said:

“There are lies, damned lies and statistics.”

Mark Twain

You know, it’s funny. I was always good at math. Arithmetic, algebra, geometry I aced. Calculus was a bit of a struggle, but I ended up with Bs. But the two times I studied statistics it was like hitting a wall. Oh I passed, because they asked “calculate the standard deviation of these numbers” and that sort of thing. I could do the operations just fine. But as far as what they meant, I don’t have a clue. Ok, average is fine, but beyond that it’s all hand waving and gibberish to me.
I was and still am terrible at math, but what I did find funny was my statistics class teacher said you can prove anything if you’re good at statistics. It’s just an art of selling small bits of bullshit inside what seems to be a correct analysis.
Statistics come up with wrong conclusions when the statistician collects the data wrongly.
Example:
We want to find what percentage of the population of our local town are atheists.
We take a sample of people near the centre of town and come up with the answer only 5%.
Well a good statistician will ask certain questions. How was the sample chosen? Was it on a Sunday after mass outside the church near the town square?
The above is an example of a biased sample.

In mathematics there many such tricks, that if one isn’t paying attention, can lead to incorrect results.
I can prove that 0 = 2 starting with the simple and true equation in trigonometry of  (sinx)^2 + (cosx)^2 = 1
• ### Apple adds HomePod, AirPods to the 'vintage products' list

danox said:
The Apple HomePod speakers should have included wired connections (future proofed) with two speakers instead of one. AudioEngine, KRK or Edifier better choices for the money.

https://audioengine.com/speakers/

https://www.edifier.com/us/p/bookshelf-speakers/r1700bts

https://www.krkmusic.com/products/classic-5-powered-studio-monitor
Apple isn’t about giving you a general purpose solution, like standard bluetooth or wired connections.
Products like HomePods, AirPods, VisionPro enhance the Apple experience.
The HomePod had as much chance as offering you wired connections as the VisionPro had working with Ubuntu.
• ### Jon Stewart reveals the moment things went bad with Apple

Jon Stewart, aka Jonathan Stuart Leibowtiz. has had his day. Time for him to hang it up.
Why? He's actually pretty successful right now.
• ### Logitech updates Designed for Mac range with new keyboard and mice

I'm sure they're really good keyboards but one thing missing on them is the touch id key.
• ### More Metal: Apple's iPad Pro Magic Keyboards, compared

AniMill said:
Here’s wishing that at WWDC Apple introduces a new “MacMode” where the iPad Pro - when attached to the MagicKeyboard - activates full macOS on the iPad allowing for full Mac app functionality. I’d be OK if MacMode disabled the touchscreen. Ahh to dream…
What's this never ending obsession in wanting to turn the iPad into a Mac?

13" iPad Pro + keyboard = \$1650
13" MacBook Air (w/ M3 chip) = \$1100