|Date: ||Wed, 26 Mar 2008 10:05:45 -0400|
|Reply-To: ||Chang Chung <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||Chang Chung <chang_y_chung@HOTMAIL.COM>|
|Subject: ||Re: Some things are done better without SAS|
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On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 01:54:25 +0000, toby dunn <tobydunn@HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
>I, sitting here trying to figure out how SAS can say "Two business
professors and self-professed sports fanatics are trying to take some of the
madness out of the month � and in the process provide insight into how
technology solves critical business problems."
>What critcal business problem did they solve and for whom? The best I can
figure is they are solving a Bookies business decision, does that mean SAS
now supports gambling? Geeez the PR person needs some serious help.
well, either we like it or not, similar models are already running day and
night scoring our credit worthiness, our insurance premium, whether to open
a new store in our neighbors, or to buy or sell stocks, euros, gold...
most of the time, knowing the past informs us at least a bit and it is more
consistent in the long run then average Joe/Jane's intuition about what will
happen -- or so believe many people.
Not that I am for the illegal gambling, but if a bookie wants sas bi system,
then the chances are that si will not ask any authorities for a background
check of him/her. Statistically speaking, there surely are some not so
"good" people using sas at some of the 44,000 sites world wide! besides, i
am pretty sure that some legal gambling places may be already running sas... :-)