Heard you the first time

What do you do if it’s such a slow news day you have to manufacture a nothing story about the folly of statistics (somewhat ironic since everyone knows Lotto is a tax for people that are no good at maths)?

Tell the story twice…

Heard you the first time

  • Ronnie Chow

    That’s like saying that the average person died 0.0093 times last year .

    Pathetic slow news use of stats from a gasping Goldfish .

  • fozzie2

    No shit wa’il – is the world so bereft of interesting and stimulating discussions and debate that the best you can do is take a poke at a silly Herald story – pathetic ….

    • Travis Poulson

      Even worse is dickheads complaining about something on a blog they get to read for free, and aren’t forced to read at that. PMT time is it?

      • fozzie2

        Am always up for a bit of free entertainment Travvy – sure as hell no one would pay for it ! Reading this blog reminds me just how truly screwed up some people are …

        • Travis Poulson

          When it encourages the likes of you, I’d have to agree.

          • fozzie2

            the school girl snark is strong in this one …

          • Travis Poulson

            Admission is the first step, congratulations. We’ll make a decent human out of you yet.

          • fozzie2

            just another nine to go for you travvy

          • Travis Poulson

            You have 9 more admissions? Sort em out yourself then, I’ve got better things to do.

          • fozzie2

            You are just so witty travvy – you should give up playing butt boy for wa’il and go out on your own – the possibilities are …. well … endless ..

        • Hazards001

          “Am always up for a bit of free entertainment Travvy – ”
          Well of course you are, you left wing bludgers are always up for something you don’t have to pay for. You expect someone else should pay for it for you because you ARE ENTITLED.

  • jonno1

    I like your comment about maths WO. My accountancy lecturer used to tell the story of a statistics professor who would ask his class on Day 1 whether they had ever bought a Lotto ticket. Those who had were summarily dismissed from the course (well, they probably weren’t, but the point was made).

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendan.waugh.7 Brendan Waugh

    As the odds of winning are the same for every ticket all these results tell us that either lots of people in the Waikato buy lotto tickets thus making the place more ‘lucky’ or that this is a statistical spike that will disappear with long term averaging.

    Or it tells us that people in the Waikato have found a way to better predict the odds (or more likely that they are corrupting the results).

  • Morrissey

    Another low for the Herald—and, by the way, Te Kauwhata is in South Auckland.

    • Hazards001

      No it’s not you fucking idiot!

      • Morrissey

        Yes it is—at least when it comes to football. Te Kauwhata is in the Counties (i.e., South Auckland) Rugby Football Union.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arranh Arran Hunt

    It should also read “Former check-out operator Trevor’s Lotto Powerball win…”, but why should bother about simple grammatical rules.

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