Which partners in what crime

By rickColosimo / March 9, 2016 /

What’s the deal with the phrase “partners in crime?” I am a single dad who works in a small law firm and lives in a family-laden suburb of NYC, so my dating interactions mostly come from online introductions. I see this phrase often. Very often. I mean, it’s right up there with “work hard, play…

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Take the Starbucks Rewards math quiz

By rickColosimo / March 3, 2016 /

Starbucks changes the rules again. The new Starbucks reward program oddly mixes even and odd numbers to complicate the rewards system. The original program (that is, the first program I participated in), gave one star per drink purchase. Since I often arrive with my kids and get them soy milk, that worked well for me.…

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By rickColosimo / February 23, 2016 /

Do you like cats? Do you love kids? Do you have a personal relationship with god? Are you smarter than me? Yes, that third one’s a bit of a trick question. The fourth one excludes the middle part of the curve. Only Dunning-Kruger victims and the really smart answer yes. And yes, I’m having some…

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Data is and are plural

By rickColosimo / February 11, 2016 /

Data is inherently plural, even as I use “is” as the verb. This short post is about the most radioactive place in NY state. I find these explorations of the edges and outliers interesting. It reminds me that even when we look at a big dataset, it’s still composed of individual observations – people, places,…

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