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ComputerActive Back Issue CD 2016 all 26 issues
ComputerActive Back Issue CD 2016 all 26 issues
by Computeractive
Edition: Library Binding
Price: £11.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 15 Mar. 2017
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Easily searchable - saves a lot of storage space - seems like good value.


Chancing it: The Laws of chance and How They Can Work for You
Chancing it: The Laws of chance and How They Can Work for You
by Robert Matthews
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.03

5.0 out of 5 stars An extremely informative and important book (but more of a what-not-to-do rather than how-to-do guide)., 22 Oct. 2016
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This book covers many topics that I have not come across previously in other books on probability and statistics, many of which seem to to be of considerable significance. For example: many (if not most) research findings have been published in the belief that they are statistically significant when this is far from being the case - the dangers of assuming the wrong distribution (usually the Normal or Bell Curve) can have disasterous consequences when used to estimate the likelhood of extreme events ( particularly in the field of finance) and the incorrect use of techniques such as multiple regression (data mining) can lead to flawed assumptions that something can be predicted when in actual fact it can't (compare the refernce to Google flu trends on page 241 with the opening chapter of Big Data).

The sections on Baysian statistics are also of interest although I doubt I could carry out such analysis without further more detailed guidance - (although this was probably never intended to be the case). The danger of reversing statements regarding probabilities was emphasised (eg just because all diamonds are red it clearly incorrect to then assume that therefore all red cards are diamonds).

The section on assessing the value of insurance was also useful - (further information onthe St Petersburgh game can be found in Taking Chances -p 52 by John Haigh).

As stated in someof the other reviews this book is not an easy read but it is certainlt worth persevering with.


Sony Watch Battery, 1.55V, Silver Oxide, 1 Strip of 5 Batteries, Button Cell, Various Models, 0% Mercury, Long Expiry, 377, 364, 371, 379, 394, 392, 384, 373, 399, 395, 362, 317, 397 (317)
Sony Watch Battery, 1.55V, Silver Oxide, 1 Strip of 5 Batteries, Button Cell, Various Models, 0% Mercury, Long Expiry, 377, 364, 371, 379, 394, 392, 384, 373, 399, 395, 362, 317, 397 (317)
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Price: £3.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 Oct. 2016
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Received as separate batteries rather than as a sheet but this didn't cause a problem. Arrived promptly.


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The Internet is Not the Answer
The Internet is Not the Answer
by Andrew Keen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Demanding but well worth persevering with., 2 Mar. 2016
I found this book a demanding but very informative read - well worth the effort.


Standard Deviations
Standard Deviations
by Gary Smith
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible, entertaining and Informative, 2 Mar. 2016
This review is from: Standard Deviations (Paperback)
Whilst neither a statistician or economist I found "Standard Deviations" an enjoyable and informative read with possible practical applications. It touched on a number of topics (e.g. Reinhart and Rogoff Criterion and the use of Regression to the Mean as a factor in investment strategy) which I have not come across in other books on statistics or economics and gives clear advice as to the correct way to use correlations derived from data-grubbing (i.e. test them against fresh data and propose a reasonable theory as why the correlations should exist before releasing them in the public domain).

I intend to keep the book as a useful reference source.

As a final comment I found the probability problem (A GIRL NAMED FLORIDA on page 93) particularly entertaining i.e. "A man named Smith who is walking with his daughter and says he has another child at home - what is the probability that his other child is also a girl?" The author seems to support the "common-sense" 50% rather than the "expert" one-third option. I would make a case for a two-thirds option on the basis that you are twice as likely to meet up with a man walking his daughter if he has two girls rather than just one girl and one boy (assuming that each child gets walked to an equal extent). Perhaps I need to read the book again?


This Boy
This Boy
by Alan Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It gave a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up in a poor area of London ..., 14 Mar. 2015
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It gave a vivid picture of what it was like to grow up in a poor area of London in the fifties / sixties. For a book about a boy who would eventually become a politician it was refreshingly devoid of politics.


An Introduction to the Hudl 2
An Introduction to the Hudl 2
by Jim Gatenby
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Mar. 2015
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A good introductory guide


Never My Love (Single Edit Version, overdub mix)
Never My Love (Single Edit Version, overdub mix)
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Aug. 2014
Good recording of old favourite


Casio Wave Ceptor - Men's Analogue/Digital Watch with Solid Stainless Steel Bracelet - LCW-M100DSE-2AER
Casio Wave Ceptor - Men's Analogue/Digital Watch with Solid Stainless Steel Bracelet - LCW-M100DSE-2AER
Price: £156.07

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Watch, 1 Jun. 2014
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Managed to get the bracelet shortened by a jeweller in Market Harborough high street so it can be done! Very pleased with the watch - looks good (no plastic bits) and does what it says. Very pleased with my purchase.


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