Accuracy Is Relative


I've been doing some thinking on the concept of accuracy lately in my article, Does Power Analysis Need To Be Accurate? And, I’ve come to the conclusion that there isn’t a single conclusion to be had. Accuracy is very relative to the task at hand, as well as the use case, and the very specific power requirements. And maybe the focus shouldn't be always on the accuracy, but on what the chan... » read more

Standard Time And The Day Of Two Noons


Many of you know that I have a kind of fascination with dates, times and the way they have changed over time. Everyone measured time by using the sun 150 years ago, and while this may not have been highly accurate – well, who cared? Farmers got up when the sun rose and did their stuff until the sun set. Most people had no need for time and the idea of a watch would have been..well…untimely.... » read more

Flawed Research?


Soft errors were first talked about a long time ago and [getkc id="22" kc_name="memories"], which are the most susceptible to this type of error due to their finer geometries and tighter packing, have long included protection from such errors. But the scare has proven to be larger than the real problem. However, as geometries shrink, we are again hearing about the potential problems. Researc... » read more