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Lumifer comments on Why the tails come apart - Less Wrong

116 Post author: Thrasymachus 01 August 2014 10:41PM

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Comment author: Lumifer 28 July 2014 05:54:14PM 4 points [-]

I like to hope (and should probably endeavor to ensure) that I don' t find myself in situations like that.

It comes with certain territories. For example, any time you see the financial press talk about a six-sigma event you can be pretty sure the underlying distribution ain't what it used to be :-/