Data analysis and Bayesian statistics ⚽
A neat reminder of just how unrepresentative an average can be:
Superb visualization of recent economic history in the US (1980-2014). "A neat reminder of just how unrepresentative an average can be: Average US income growth 1980-2014 was 1.4% per year. But almost the entire income distribution - 1st-87th percentile - had income growth below this average. Graph from @PikettyLeMonde , Saez & @gabriel_zucman"
Free/libre and open-source software 🌺
New default: Truncated IP addresses in nginx access logs
Privacy-preserving settings for nginx.
Information and Geisteswissenschaften 🏺
Google Is Quietly Providing AI Technology for Drone Strike Targeting Project
Article from March 2018. "Google is providing assistance to the Defense Department’s new algorithmic warfare initiative to apply artificial intelligence solutions to drone targeting."
Facebook, Axios And NBC Paid This Guy To Whitewash Wikipedia Pages
"Axios may not have expressed its worries about its reputational problem publicly or even to its own staff, but the company did hire Ed Sussman, a former head of digital for Fast Company and Inc.com who’s now a paid Wikipedia editor at WhiteHatWiki.com, to do damage control."
Articles from blogs I follow around the net
FOSS wins again: Free and Open Source Communities comes through on 19th Century Newspapers (and Books and Periodicals…)
I have never been more encouraged and thankful to Free and Open Source communities. Three months ago I posted a request for help with OCR’ing and processing 19th Century Newspapers and we got soooo many offers to help. Thank you, that was heart warming a…via Internet Archive Blogs November 23, 2020
One of the goals of a new World Wide Web: the Decentralized Web was to help people make money by publishing on the web. There are approaches to this such as Coil, but the vision in the paper has not … Continue reading →via Brewster Kahle's Blog November 16, 2020
Virtually anyone working with XML files in the context of the Digital Humanities, and especially in the context of scholarly digital editing, knows the oXygen XML editor. It is mature and packed with useful features, and yet every new version brings even …via The Dragonfly's Gaze March 28, 2020
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