So in “tips” was a line from Larry (h/t Larry) that I actually ended up following from a cross post by Another Ian (h/t Ian) at Jo’s place:
pointed me back at, well, me… and this:
That sent me off to:
which is well worth reading, though I had a bit of an “upchuck moment” at:
Scientists said supercomputer modeling could have predicted the flooding. Thompson said the supercomputer “simulations provided one hundred times more data than is available from observed records.”
Oh, the Stupid, it is strong in them…
100 times more “data” than in the actual Data.
I fear there is nothing that can be done to cure that level of Stupid. Perhaps a whole generation will need to be assigned to “doggy dooly patrol” pending their recovery.
Let me make it perfectly clear:
Computer Model OUTPUT IS NOT DATA. It is not, never was, and CAN NOT BE DATA!!!. EVER.
It is a computer generated fantasy product. It is “data food product”. It is Phantasy Football Crap.
Computer fantasy IS NOT REAL.
Oh God, I feel the need for more Tequila coming on… I know of no other way to dampen the burn from this much Stupid On Parade…
To quote someone or other:
“We give these people computers and expect them to know how to use them”…
I’d also add Smith’s Math Corollary:
“We give these people math and statistics and expect them to know how to use them!”.
Is there no intelligent life in Academia?
It would seem not…