The Modeller’s Miscellany #85
Why we’re wrong about nearly everything.
Perils of Perception – Why we’re wrong about nearly everything
We’ve written a lot in the past about biases. If we want to avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect, we have to be aware of them. In The Perils of Perception, Bobby Duffy presents research that indicates that no matter how educated we are, we are likely to be wrong when it comes to some rather basic facts about the world around us.
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End of open week
Thanks to all of you who came along to our Open Week. It was fun for us to open the doors meet some awesome new people from all around the world. Thanks for taking the time to check us out. Our next cohort begins on the 29th of November.
The biggest ever tidal power generator
In May of this year, the Orbital O2 tidal powered turbine was sailed out of Dundee, Scotland bound for its home off the coast of the Orkney Islands. Since then the 680-tonne 2MW turbine has been generating power from the fast-flowing tidal waters. In the latest episode of The Project podcast, Kenny is speaking to Christopher Milne from Orbital Marine Power Ltd to find out more about how the company got to this point and what their plans are for the future. Listen here.
It’s been a while since we shared any stories on spreadsheet errors. So here’s a couple, just to remind you that they haven’t gone away.
Using a waterfall chart in reporting
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