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James Long
Works at Crop Quant, Economist, and magnanimous cocktail party host.
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This is impressive.  And scary
"Equation Group" ran the most advanced hacking operation ever uncovered.
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I stumbled on a household income graph for a zip code in West TN and I was struck by how peculiar the shape of the distribution is. Clearly non-Gaussian. Bimodal? Trimodal? Uniform up to 100K then a different uniform above 100K? Distributions like this make modeling things difficult sometimes. 
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Someone must be held responsible for crimes against data visualization.
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Here's what's wrong with technology firms in one slide (arrow added by me). Poor collaboration is the ONLY business problem on that list. All the other points are IT issues. 

Source: http://www.slideshare.net/echo4sharepoint/a-business-users-guide-to-getting-the-most-out-of-sharepoint-2013
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Yeah things like 'decision making made on inaccurate data' would be better.
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Looks like good fun at Technorati...
 
Full Time Data Scientist Job Opportunity with Technorati in San Francisco!

Technorati is currently looking for a talented Data Scientist – Machine Learning to help take our business to the next level. You‘ll play a key role in the definition, design, and development of the Technorati Advertising and Data platform, which currently services hundreds of millions of requests per day.

Design, implement and optimize algorithms for performance and revenue in a in highly distributed environment- a variety of advanced massively scalable technologies such as multi-threaded distributed systems, big data pipelines, machine learning, predictive algorithms and more.
Work with large (terabytes of data, billions of daily transactions) structured and unstructured data sets.
Work closely and iterate quickly with product teams throughout the organization
Desired Qualifications:

PhD or Masters in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, Physics, Engineering or other quantitative field.
Thorough knowledge and experience in supervised and unsupervised learning methods such as SVMs, linear classifiers, Bayesian networks and clustering techniques.
Possesses strong combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in statistical techniques, regression analysis and machine learning algorithms
Familiarity with reinforcement learning methods.
Expertise in time series analysis of high dimensional data and familiarity with dimensionality reduction techniques
Highly motivated with the ability to work on a multitude of projects on an ongoing basis
Team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong communication and collaboration skills
Experience in at least one compiled language (Java or C++ preferred).
Familiar with scripting and command-line operations


Bonus Points:

Experience analyzing internet scale datasets (billions of rows, thousands of columns)
Experience in natural language processing techniques and text analytics is a plus.
Experience with MPP databases or Map Reduce (Hadoop), Spark
Experience in high-performance computing.
Digital media or web retail experience.


If you are interested in chatting further about this opportunity, please reply with an updated resume (if available), along with your contact information to lauren@fluid-intelligence.com
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Two tropical cyclones in one week was certainly a unique experience. I guess this is stuff we tell the grandkids about one day. 
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+Mary Beth Long I'd much rather be without power and water there than under piles of snow in Buffalo...  I've developed a deep hatred for cold in my old age. 
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These "mind traps" seem germane to the non-physical world as well. I can see the dangers in these biases when building models as well as taking hikes. 
Simple cognitive errors can have disastrous consequences—unless you know how to watch out for them.
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The consequences of YOLO...
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So, +Duncan Foster I presume you've seen these...
Teenage Engineering's new line of 8-bit music makers will make you a little bit Moroder and a little bit Miyamoto, all at once.
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Wow... Good for them!

And that surround sound is pretty awesome. Reminds me of the store displays that Bose us to do to illustrate why you want surround. 
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"So we have two problems:

We are not genetically equipped to think logically or scientifically; such thinking is a very recent tool of our species that must be learned and, with great effort, “overwritten.” Furthermore, it’s likely that we are programmed to identify and replicate the behavior of others, rather than think independently, and independent thought may actually cause emotional distress.
The signal (truly valuable behaviors worth mimicking)-to-noise (all unworthy behaviors) ratio is so low—virtually zero—today that the folks who have not been able to “overwrite” their genetic tendency for problem solving are doomed to confusion and likely poor decision making."

Yeah, I think that seems about right. 
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Good review of RegEx in Python
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Tom Moore got Googly eyes. Well done Bermuda.
 
So, someone has "altered" the sign for Tom Moore's Tavern.. #Bermuda #hilarious
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Well, when they stay open since 1652....
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My wife told me that after she won her first case at the Virginia Supreme Court she thought of her high school guidance counselor who told her she should not waste her time going to college. 

So this cartoon pretty much captures that. 

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=3548
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Halloween night. It was pretty awesome even before the filter ;)
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google is pretty good with sunsets.. and sunrises.
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Risk Economist & Itinerant Data Tinkerer.
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I make models that are wrong but useful. Sometimes.
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  • Crop Quant, Economist, and magnanimous cocktail party host.
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  • Genworth Financial
  • KPMG
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Technologically inclined husband/father/geek. Misplaced Kentuckian in the land of pink sand. 
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I can't believe that I still have all 10 fingers!
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