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TL;DR: Statistics are great, but be wary, check the sources and look for context.
We asked Tim Harford, host of statistics podcast More Or Less, how we can find out when newspapers and politicians are being liberal with the truth.
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Rember the old comment, "There are three kinds of Liar: liars, damned liars, and statisticians."
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Check out the crazy amount of stuff we'll have with us at PAX East this weekend!


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Every night, Trulia crunches more than a terabyte of new data and cross-references it with about 2 petabytes of existing data to deliver the most up-to-data real estate information to its users. Here's how it ensures consistent quality of service from its Hadoop clusters.
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The analytics company has created a new Global IoT Analytics unit within Teradata Labs and also introduced a Hybrid Cloud environment to help customers shift analytic workloads among a mix of on-premises, managed cloud and public cloud systems.
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Dayton Superior, a supplier of concrete and other materials for projects ranging from the Panama Canal to the Trump Ocean Club, is using a data-driven approach to price optimization to help it align prices with all the various markets in which it operates.
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The ODPi Runtime Specification and test suite is designed to help organizations write Hadoop-based applications once with the confidence that they will run on a variety of Hadoop distributions.
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New products available via the Burning Wheel Store!
- Iron Empires/Forged Lord Comics Hardcovers! Combos avail!
- Dungeon World RPG is now published under the Burning Wheel imprint!
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DataStax is strengthening operational databases support for multiple data models, from key value to tabular, JSON and graph, and has added DataStax Enterprise Graph to its offering.
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The relational database company's upcoming MariaDB ColumnStore is a columnar storage engine for massively parallel distributed query execution and data loading, supporting use cases ranging from real-time to batch to algorithmic.
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Toyota Financial Services' Collection Treatment Optimization (CTO) program helps its collections agents optimize which borrowers to call to help reduce delinquencies and keep customers in their vehicles.
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A year of anonymous data from risk assessments of corporate file systems reveals that many companies are failing to use permissions to limit access to sensitive data.
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