Save us from the office that follows you home

There is a certain kind of person for whom the phrase “work-life balance” is meaningless, because work is life, and life is work. The body may be home with the dog and the Great British Bake Off, but the mind is still a whirr of stock options and invoices and client meetings; the clock may…

Brazil v Germany, Nate Silver v Piers Morgan: do sport pundits ever get it right?

The Reverend Thomas Bayes, RA Fisher, Johann Gauss: your boys took one hell of a beating. That’s right, apparently it wasn’t only the Brazilian national team that suffered ignominious defeat on Tuesday night, as Germany tore them apart in a brutal, tragicomic home-turf humiliation. It was also the abstract concept of statistical probability. Nate Silver,…