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
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
Attention conservation notice: I have no taste, and no qualifications to opine on cryptozoology, folklore, economics, or humanistic geography. Anne Perry, The Cater Street Hangman Mind candy historical mystery. Enjoyable, but I fail to see why this should ha…via Three-Toed Sloth January 1, 0001
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