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  • test Why I Won’t Play Greedy Dice (8/22/2016) - Chase and I have started playing the Pokémon Trading Card Game, a lot. Perhaps obviously, this comes from the confluence of two events. First, in July, we started playing Pokémon GO. Second, he turned 7. And 7 year-olds occasionally bring home random Pokémon cards. So we bought some. A bunch, actually. And the other day, ... Read more...
  • public-economics-and-gps Public Economics and GPS (8/17/2016) - This morning, I was walking to the office and trying to catch a caterpie when I thought to tweet, Amazed the GPS network hasn’t been crushed under the load of #PokemonGo users! When I realized, Whoa, someone might take me seriously. Then I decided to write a blog post instead. About GPS. And using it ... Read more...
  • statistical-likelihood-extreme-events-ellicott-city-floods Statistical Likelihood of Extreme Events and the Ellicott City Floods (8/9/2016) - This time, the flood hit close to home, literally. Over the last week, Ellicott City has responded after a very bad storm dropped nearly six inches of rain in only two hours. The recovery effort will be long and difficult, but the Ellicott City Partnership has done a remarkable job coordinating resources for both immediate ... Read more...

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