iPhone, iPad firmware corruption on Windows 7

I was having trouble updating my iPhone and iPad software to the latest iOS version.  iTunes would download the update without a problem, but then fail while “processing” the file, claiming that the firmware file was corrupted.  I tried all the usual suggestions (reinstall iTunes, try it from a different user account, turn off anti-virus, … [Read more…]

Quantitative Skepticism

I have an idea for a course that’d be appropriate for high school or college.  The basic idea is to try to distill and bring together a set of knowledge, skills, and habits that allow people to think critically about quantitative information. I’d call this course Quantitative Skepticism, which I think captures the sense of … [Read more…]