Large N Small p

Is it more likely for an infected football player to transmit a disease to their teammates or their competition? Adi Wyner: "I would expect intrateam transmission by far. Not only huddle time, but the time on the bench, in the locker room, and while they travel. It’s a small chance of any given pairing but … Continue reading Large N Small p

Sunk cost straws

See these green things? They are reusable straws, purchased from Wawa. A lot of times people say “sunk costs” like it’s a bad thing. Part of Poker’s Appeal is thinking conditionally, and one way to do that is to avoid sunk costs. Here’s Maria Konnikova talking with Annie Duke: “The chips don’t remember they used … Continue reading Sunk cost straws