Acquiring immigrant scores on the Belgian military test? Nope, denied for unexplained ‘ethical reasons’

These are the Google Translated versions of the original French. We are trying to obtain regional data for Belgian communes to use for our study, as well as nationality or group level data for general interest. You can see the preliminary analyses here. Needless to say, it is hard to find out what is actually…

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Trying to force academics to apologize for reporting official employment statistics

This is beyond even normal levels of stupidity seen in politics and smear attacks. http://felixonline.co.uk/news/6705/kings-lecturer-sparks-racism-row/ Image form for easier reposting Here’s the data from the DST report: http://www.dst.dk/da/Statistik/Publikationer/VisPub?cid=20704 Any journalist with even 5% of a brain could have easily verified this. The Norwegian and Finnish data are from Skardhamar et al 2014.

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What exactly is the value of psychotherapists?

This must be the most hilariously trolly study I’ve seen in a while. Understanding the Therapist Contribution to Psychotherapy Outcome: A Meta-Analytic Approach Understanding the role that therapists play in psychotherapy outcome, and the contribution to outcome made by individual therapist differences has implications for service delivery and training of therapists. In this study we…

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Estimating the polygenicity of traits: an update

Readers will perhaps recall that I tried to come up with some metrics for the polygenicity of a trait back in 2016. Well, there’s a new preprint now: Estimation of complex effect-size distributions using summary-level statistics from genome-wide association studies across 32 complex traits and implications for the future Summary-level statistics from genome-wide association studies…

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WHO on genomics and health, 2002

I have been tweeting annotated snippets from a WHO report I’m reading. Like this: Improving the health of your own citizens before foreigners? Not good! pic.twitter.com/HOix8gOZOr — Emil O W Kirkegaard (@KirkegaardEmil) August 8, 2017 Basically, the report does a decent job at summarizing the state of the art in 2002, and has some interesting…

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2 years of bugged screenshotting in Mint / Cinnamon

Open source tends to get into these sorts of situations… https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=202909 https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/issues/3981 https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1620318 The workaround is to do this: Command: sh -c ‘sleep 0.1; gnome-screenshot -a’ I think what it does is force the computer to wait 0.1 second, and then activates the usual command. No idea why this works. man pages:

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