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Edd Dumbill
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I work with the best team at +Silicon Valley Data Science — you should join us! We're on a mission to be the best place to work for data scientists and data engineers, check out our open positions at http://svds.com/jobs
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Great to see an R&D project of ours at +Silicon Valley Data Science reach public release. This is an exciting app, where we're using data science to provide a better informational experience to riders on Caltrain. Over time it will get better as we build in predictions based on data from sensors, social media and users of the app themselves.
Do you ride the Caltrain? So do we! Our team of data scientists and enginee...
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Good points. GTD tends to make you use one system, but I find that hard to do. I often don't want to mix up home and work in the same tool.
I keep to-do lists on 4 different systems and I am not ashamed. In fact, I think it's a feature - not a bug, as they say in software. I think there's an opportunity to improve this system, but I don't think I have to make it simpler. Maybe you feel this way too; if so, let's celebrate it.
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One of my personal favourites is WorkFlowy. There's a few features I'd really like to see, and development seems quite slow but hands down one of the best tools I've used (FWIW, Workflowy is more of an Outliner than a Todo list, but as such it works as a great todo list and much more)
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The worlds of containerized cloud computing and Hadoop are coming together fast. Soon we won't have to think about a server as a thing anymore.
Learn how Apache Hadoop YARN manage resources across heterogeneous PaaS (Kubernetes) and Data (YARN) workloads and to brings these worlds together.
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"In the USA, 3 out of every 4 jobs are now in the service industries. It’s nearly 4 out of 5 in the UK. With manufacturing outsourced to China and the developing world, the nations of the Global North have just one job – and we’re doing it terribly." from +Matt Edgar 
My local council wants me to set up a direct debit to pay for my children’s weekly swimming lessons. When I arrive at the leisure centre one Saturday morning, I'm handed a paper form asking for ban...
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A beautiful essay from Quinn Norton. 

"In many ways foolishness isn’t the opposite of wisdom, but its absence. Productivity is the opposite of wisdom. Humanity is a creature of time and imagination. From these things our fruits are born more than manufactured. Productivity is a quality of perfect robots. Stories, adventures and all new things still have to come from messy humans."
This Essay Took Four Years to Write
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 Entropy has always bothered me as a concept.
We can’t avoid the passing of time, even at the DMV, where time seems to come to a standstill. And daylight savings notwithstanding, time always ticks forward. But why not backward? For a group of physicists, the answers to these deep and complex questions may arise from a familiar source: gravity.
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Maybe wired just haven't explained it very well but I don't see any fundamental difference between measuring entropy as the complexity in the system and as the distance between the furthest particles. Clearly as you drag stuff closer together it has to become more ordered, just to fit in, no? The argument about time is frankly silly: no-one asks how come gravity doesn't repel rather than attract (or maybe they do?) and to claim that it isn't hand-waving is disingenuous, IMO.
I should probably read the original, I suppose. But that seems nowhere near as much fun as just commenting from my state of semi-ignorance :)
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From +Julie Steele, a great report about the emerging role of the chief data officer. Do you need one? How should you hire one?

I'm loving that we're generating such great content at +Silicon Valley Data Science 
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Of Wonders and Disruption

A new report from +Simon Wardley at the Leading Edge Foundation. I was honored to play a small part in putting this together.

While we don't pretend to be able to see the future in detail, we believe that the overall pattern of business and technology change is more predictable than many people think. Our research shows that business competition tends to go through 3 main phases - peace, war and finally wonder. Consider the war between Edison and Tesla which led to utility electricity, which then enabled wonders such as air conditioning, home appliances, radio and motion pictures. We are on the verge of many such wars and wonders now.
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Apple adds tool to deregister a phone number from iMessage: http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-releases-tool-for-deregistering-imessage-phone-numbers/ Why? Might be a class action suit.
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It's not actuality fixed until this happens automatically, without user intervention and no lost text messages.
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Congratulations to +Jay Kreps!  His thinking has been truly influential in the big data industry and this is an exciting move.
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Technology Analyst, Conference Chair, Editor
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  • Silicon Valley Data Science
    VP Marketing & Strategy, 2013 - present
  • Big Data Journal
    Founding Editor, 2013
  • O'Reilly Media Inc
    Principal Analyst and Program Chair, 2008 - 2013
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Technologist, writer and conference chair. Incurably curious
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I'm @edd on Twitter.

Telling the story of our future, where technology is headed, and what we need to know now. In business, code and words. Currently on an exciting journey as VP Strategy at Silicon Valley Data Science.

I am the founding Chair of O'Reilly Strata conference, and founding editor of Big Data. Between 2008 and 2013 I was the Chair of O'Reilly Open Source Convention.

On Google+, the founder of the Data Data Data community, focused on big data and data science.

Who are you?

A writer of words and software, periodically an entrepreneur, an enthusiastic but messy cook. An editor and a conference chair, and a finder of patterns in the world.

What do you do?

Big data, open source, web development, semantic web, computer programming, open standards. I chair conferences, write and edit books and articles, give conference presentations and develop software.

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Founding chair of the big data world's central event, Strata.
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  • University of York, UK
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1995
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