Posts Tagged ‘statistics’

2012 By The Numbers

Carrying over the commute from last year (minus a few more WFH days) and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 245 days ————– 27,214 mi Flying: 2,676 mi + 2,437 = 5,112 mi 2,948 […]

2011 By The Numbers

Since I do this every year, I’ll just get this out of the way now. Carrying over the commute from last year and taking an extremely educated guess at foot travel. I’m up slightly from 2010. Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x […]

2010 By The Numbers

And 2010’s numbers… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 1,540 mi x 2 = 3,080 mi = 10,392.0 mi Walk (via pedometer minus treadmill (246 mi)) 1,145 mi – […]

The Myths Of Halloween Safety

An interesting piece on Halloween paranoia in the WSJ notes: …that there has never been a single case of any child being killed by a stranger’s Halloween candy. (Oh, yes, he concedes, there was once a Texas boy poisoned by a Pixie Stix. But his dad did it for the insurance money. He was executed.) […]

Taking Advantage Of Bias In Rock Paper Scissors

Here’s an infographic on how to improve you’re odds in Rock Paper Scissors. A year ago I linked to some research on bias in a coin toss (it’s not 50-50 it’s 51-49). At this rate I’ll eventually have an advantage in every game of chance. Essentially this time around it’s more about psychology than bias […]

Texting Survey Comparing Parents And Teens

L.G. did a mobile phone survey and found some interesting results about parents and teens: Activities 28 percent of parents admit to engaging in some form of “sexting” and 43 percent of teens admit to doing the same. Almost half of all parents and teens surveyed admit to texting and driving. 42 percent of parents […]

On Teens Mobile Phones And Sexting

A curious note in Pew Research Center’s Teens and Mobile Phones study released a few weeks ago: The teens who pay their own phone bills are more likely to send “sexts”: 17% of teens who pay for all of the costs associated with their cell phones send sexually suggestive images via text; just 3% of […]

More On Cell Phones And Toilets

Last month I briefly touched upon the correlation between cell phones and toilets. My influence was coincidentally reading a story on third-world water sanitation a day or so before stumbling upon the cell phone statistics. Now the UN is reporting in India more people have access to cell phones than toilets. To briefly recap: I […]

Cell Phones And Toilets

There are an estimated 6.8 billion people on this planet at the time of this blog post. There will be 5 billion cell phone subscriptions by the end of this year. Granted some people have several, most have 1. To put this in perspective 884 million people in the world do not have access to […]

2009 By The Numbers

Now to crunch the numbers for 2009… Commute: (6.85 mi [drive] + 47.4 mi [train] + 1.29 mi [subway]) x 2 = 111.08 mi daily x 255 days —————– 28,325.4 mi Flying: 3,656 mi x 2 = 7,312 mi 779 mi x 2 = 1,558 mi = 8,870.0 mi Walk: 1,065.0 mi Etc (misc, pretty […]