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Digital Divide

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 14:34:57 -0700 (PDT)
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To: "eGov IG \(Public\)" <public-egov-ig@w3.org>

When Governments set Daylight Saving Time, they center the Agricultural Season within the year.  This is a sensible thing to do.  It does however establish a mean, etc. in a probability distribution.  Since the ISO Day Number (Monday=1) is not centred on mid-week - usually Wednesdays, nor on paydays (or pay periods) - usually Fridays, the result is not a bell curve, but rather a Rayleigh Distribution.  Simply knowing that growing food is something to be encouraged is enough to define the hard numbers of the distribution boundaries - with access to mean, mode, sigma, and all those numbers statisticians love.  The whole concept of outliers becomes unnecessary.  Have a look.

http://www.rustprivacy.org/2013/egov/civic_hack/rayleigh.html

--Gannon
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