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 Nov 16 awarded Informed Nov 5 awarded Notable Question Oct 8 awarded Tumbleweed Jul 6 awarded Nice Question May 16 awarded Popular Question May 13 awarded Caucus Feb 7 revised How to find bounds for $x$ and $y$ for this triple integral? fixed grammar in question title Feb 7 suggested approved edit on How to find bounds for $x$ and $y$ for this triple integral? Jan 4 comment Bayes Theorem Example in Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise "If we know that the first crash was a terrorist attack" .. but we don't know that. All we know is that there was a first crash. Knowing this, the probability that the first crash was a terrorist attack is not 100%. It's 38%. And the probability that we have just experienced an accidental crash is 61.5%. Jan 4 comment Bayes Theorem Example in Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise Qiaochu: Regarding the first comment, APC and TPA aren't disjoint (mutually exclusive) when there have been 2 or more crashes, so the probabilities need not add up to 1. There is merit to your second comment. But the problem is that after the first plane crash, we don't know whether it was a terrorist attack or an accident. All we know is that a plane has crashed into a building. Later on, all we know is that two planes have crashed into buildings. The question after each crash is: how likely is it that a terrorist attack has occurred. Jan 4 awarded Editor Jan 4 revised Bayes Theorem Example in Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise fixed spelling mistake Jan 4 asked Bayes Theorem Example in Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise Oct 17 awarded Yearling Sep 18 accepted Counterexamples to “Naive Induction” Sep 13 comment Average Distance Between Random Points on a Line On the third line of the $\mathbb{E}(Y)$ derivation, shouldn't $d x_1$ and $d x_2$ be swapped? (Or the limits of the integrals.) Pedantic, I know. Sep 13 awarded Commentator Sep 13 comment Average Distance Between Random Points on a Line Care to elaborate, @Byron? Sep 13 comment Average Distance Between Random Points on a Line In the fourth sentence ("Moreover..") there are two places where on the RHS you wrote $x_2$ when you meant $x_1$, if I am not mistaken. Sep 12 comment Counterexamples to “Naive Induction” Thanks for the pointers, I missed those in my search. I now have enough material to keep me busy for awhile.