Accompanying video of long TEXT: Lies, damned lies, statistics and criminology. Direct Link to that long text.
Differences in sentencing in similar cases? This Long TEXT was the second non-peer review of the (now defunct) Dutch website ‘Emperors & Clothes’ (Keizers & Kleren). I discussed the article Differences in sentencing in similar cases that appeared in episode 2012-11 of the Dutch Legal Journal (‘Nederlands Juristenblad’ (NJB)). In publishing this English translation, I… Continue reading Lies, damned lies, statistics and criminology
It is the roof of a train at the station with a cut out of the city office. In itself the office is huge and ugly.
I appreciate this street art like I appreciate the Blues. On bricks!
Video + TEXT on transgenderism
In 2009, the Journal of Criminology [A Dutch journal, ‘Tijdschrift voor Criminologie, hence: ‘TVC’ further on] published the article “Recidivism after community service and after prison sentences”. The authors claimed to have demonstrated that offenders reoffend less after community service than after a prison sentence. At the beginning of 2011, the study was the subject… Continue reading Why exactly no placebo punishments?
The first time I ‘used’ a computer was in the early 1970s. At the technical university in Delft. As a student you made a pile of punched cards on a very large, noisy machine into which you had punched your ‘app’ [programs we called those app-lications], values for some parameters and your name and student… Continue reading Kilobytes vs Gigabytes
The short video speaks for itself.Only after I made the video I noticed that this self declared best islam scholar ever also mentions his mentor in the USA, after he had fled Turkey: a Mr. Khalifa. In my first book (Islamophobia? – only available in Dutch) I dedicated a section, titled 19?, on page 119-120.… Continue reading Thank you, Google!
I created this fixture about half a century ago. It was a (free) assignment, part of the subject ‘materials science’: at the university! We learned to do a bit of welding. To use a microscope etc. And about densest sphere stacking. The math behind the latter I learned decades later as part of my education… Continue reading Universities and colleges