• Feb 25, 2022

    WORDLE updates

    In a previouis post I discussed my approach to “solving” the game of WORDLE. In the meantime I have discovered quite a few excellent works about the subject, the game has been sold to NYT and even more clones can be found, some quite interesting.

    These are a few closing observations.

  • Jan 26, 2022

    Can WORDLE be always solved?

    In the past months the Twitter has been overtaken by stacks of colored boxes. It is the fault of a new words-game: WORDLE. Free and with a minimalistic design the game has received a well deserved attention.

  • Aug 9, 2021

    Vaccine efficacy redux

    In a previous post I analyzed the data from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines trials. Recent data from the romanian authorities allows us to estimate values for the vaccine efficacy which are significantly lower than what was measured in the trials.

  • Nov 23, 2020

    Vaccine efficacy

    As far as I understand the numbers for the phase III trials for Covid-19 vaccines can be interpreted as follows.

  • Oct 13, 2020

    Voters and pyramid of ages

    Some Fermi estimates of population structure suggest that 2020 is a turning point in Romanian politics.