Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Predictions 2014

So, it is finally here!!!
The world cup 2014 officially kicks off today in Brazil. The rest becomes the noise (including this one :P) .

When it comes to the game which touches a big portion of world's populations, (around 1/6th), it becomes quite a nice experiments.

In the spirit of the game, there are predictions made, hopes being raised and tears being shed. The game of football is 90 minute long (with possibilities of tie breakers adding more time). That  means the game can swing in any direction until the last second. It is a game of chance, luck and hard team work; or whatever you feel it is. The best team does not always bag the win. Expect the unexpected!

So, what are your predictions for the games? I am thinking of Brazil or Spain. Just a guess from my choice.
Who would enter the top 8? top 4? and who will lift the trophy?
If you are the hard believer, you may say that your team will win. But what are the chances? Can you put a number on it? Are you willing to bet? How do you assign it?
We have seen predictors of wide range such as Octopus, and what not!
Bing Prediction 
May the best team win! Err... may your team win!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

SwiftKey is Free! on #android

Swiftkey is an awesome software. Instead of doing the picking bird conventional typing, you can just let it slide!

Get one here for your android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.touchtype.swiftkey
Have fun!
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Probability of Winning

A nice visualization of the world cup #football 2014 game by @AndrewGKYuan
Follow the link for the method:
http://andrewyuan.github.io/methodology.html#/init


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I wonder why he uses xls instead of csv?