In Defence of Liberty

Driven by data; ridden with liberty.

Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Social Media Previews

It is the essence of social media that control over the content is irrevocably given to its users. Both the Guardian and the Independent have discovered this to their detriment. … Continue reading

April 25, 2014

A Link to the Past 12/04/2014

Here are a selection of my favourite articles over the past month. Tania Brown (The Guardian): Make up your mind! The science behind bisexuality Cllr Simon Cooke (The View from … Continue reading

April 12, 2014

Statistics and Lampposts IX: Independent Schools and Dependent Variables

The BBC headline beamed that “state pupils do better at university, study shows”. The study in question was the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (Hefce) research entitled Differences in … Continue reading

April 6, 2014

A Friday Night Libel

As I say again, the best thing about mass communication is that it allows everyone to talk to one another; the worst thing about mass communication is that it allows … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Mathematics of Secrets

“What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets”, says Dracula, in the famous game Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. It is a common refrain, usually heard from students … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · 1 Comment