Archive for WWII

Dorfman’s group testing

Posted in Books, Kids, Statistics, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2020 by xi'an

A recent note by CREST researchers insists on using group testing to compensate for the shortage of test packages and testing personal, as done in several countries, towards deconfining individuals who are not infected. Or who are exhibiting the right antibodies.  Reminding me of my first entry to the notion, in Feller’s book, of the method implemented by Robert Dorfman to test for syphilis prior to enlisting potential WW II soldiers. I would deem the idea useful for surveys, in identifying the proportion of infected or immunised persons, maybe less for giving the green light to leave one’s house as the logistics of merging the tests while keeping track of every individual could prove impossible.

Juno Beach [jatp]

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2019 by xi'an

God save the Queen, the fascist Marine

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2017 by xi'an

“C’est un acte belliqueux, c’est sûr. Un acte d’ingérence, c’est clair. Mais ce qui est surtout problématique, c’est qu’il est fait sans attendre l’ouverture de l’enquête internationale. Les faits sont affreux, il faut donc trouver les coupables. Mais encore faut-il qu’une commission internationale puisse mener une enquête indépendante pour pouvoir donner des éléments. Là, il n’y a aucun élément”  8 avril 2017

“La France n’est pas responsable du Vel’ d’Hiv. Je pense que de manière générale, plus généralement d’ailleurs, s’il y a des responsables, c’est ceux qui étaient au pouvoir à l’époque, c’est pas la France.” 9 avril 2017

snapshot from Vienna (#2)

Posted in pictures, Running, Travel with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2014 by xi'an

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Berlin impressions

Posted in pictures, Travel with tags , , , on July 7, 2011 by xi'an

Even I stayed just a few days in Berlin, I was quite impressed by its congenial atmosphere, the (mostly) graceful moves of the numerous bikes in every street, the highly lively (day and night) life (that it was June and warmth did help!), the numerous reconstructed monuments, like the “new” synagogue above that was rebuilt in 1995, Continue reading