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Great coffee from the BBC

Postby bruceb » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:52 pm

There is an unfortunate article about making a great cup of coffee here. If comparing a Mr. Coffee burr grinder with a blade grinder is your cup of tea you'll like this.
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Postby GreenBean » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:31 am

Thank you for posting that Bruce. Who was it who said "If you torture the data enough it will confess to anything"?
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Postby dr.chris » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:04 pm

I wish In hadn't even begun to read that. It all goes to show that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. Instead of asking the more interesting question which is that lots of people think grind is important so lets try and work out why lets just go ignore all of that and use some stupid equations to baffle the unworthy...

Its a bit of a bugbear for me at the moment - like the pseudo science programs wheeling out a hired academic (the crazier looking/sounding the better) to make some momentous pronouncement to add weight to the latest stupid theory, because, you know, being an academic immediately conveys wisdom and judgement.

And GB - that sounds like a version of the old Mark Twain quote, about there being lies, damn lies, and statistics...
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Postby bruceb » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:09 pm

Thanks GB and Chris. Speaking of statistics, one of my favourite quotes is this: "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost; for support rather than illumination." - US sportscaster Vin Scully
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Postby GreenBean » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:19 am

bruceb wrote:... Speaking of statistics, one of my favourite quotes is this: "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost; for support rather than illumination." - US sportscaster Vin Scully

I like it. 8) I like it a lot.:D
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Postby motoman » Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:10 am

GreenBean wrote:
bruceb wrote:... Speaking of statistics, one of my favourite quotes is this: "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost; for support rather than illumination." - US sportscaster Vin Scully

I like it. 8) I like it a lot.:D


That coming from someone who relies on lampposts to stay upright on a Friday night out.
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Postby GreenBean » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:44 pm

motoman wrote:
GreenBean wrote:
bruceb wrote:... Speaking of statistics, one of my favourite quotes is this: "Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost; for support rather than illumination." - US sportscaster Vin Scully

I like it. 8) I like it a lot.:D


That coming from someone who relies on lampposts to stay upright on a Friday night out.

That is the reason I like it so much. :wink:
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