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"Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 15 Mar 2000 16:27:25 -0500
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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Seriously, it may take hundreds of years to get enough data to prove,
> at the 99% level and without a shadow of a doubt, that X is true.  But
> even knowing that X is more likely true than not, is *useful*
> information.  While we wait for certainty, people *are* making
> decisions that are more likely bad than good, based on their
> conclusions, statistically valid at *very* low confidence, from single
> circumstance anecdotes.

With the Ada vs. _________ question, in many cases people are making
decisions CONTRARY TO all the available anecdotal evidence !!!

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Wes Groleau
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wgroleau

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