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Ken Neumeister
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Blogging on philosophy of the meaning of data inspired by trying to play piano well
Blogging on philosophy of the meaning of data inspired by trying to play piano well

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I have been spending a lot of time trying to rationalize the increase in health insurance premiums that I’ll have to pay in 2017.  The new rate will be more than double the rate for 2016, and more than 5 times what it was before affordable care act was…

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The first ten amendments are descriptive of pre-existing rights the population perceived it already enjoyed before ratifying the constitution. A major reason why the courts so often have to make decisions on grounds of these first ten amendment is because…

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I am frustrated with the current debate about gun rights to be exclusively about the wording of an amendment written by people living some 12 generations earlier. I would welcome a fresh debate on proposing a new amendment that confirms but updates the…

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Sharing economy deprives workers of opportunities of convenience

My motivation for writing this post comes is a gripe I have about the advice to quit unhappy jobs as frequently promoted on job sites like LinkedIn.   The common case presented in these articles is the employee who is unhappy with his work, who feels his…

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Historical data shards divorced from the methods, post object-oriented strategy http://hypothesis-discovery.com/?p=40501

The advantage of data on read strategy is that it separates the processes of data collection from the processes of applying a schema in order to interpret the results. We can learn more easily that our prior knowledge was wrong when we get prior knowledge…

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Exploiting sharding capabilities in cloud databases for better preservation of history http://hypothesis-discovery.com/?p=40495

For the project of knowledge or hypothesis discovery, this sharding of history is more valuable than attempting a historical report using the operational database. The sharded history retains the context of the data. For a business example, assume a…

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My thoughts on real time analytics http://hypothesis-discovery.com/?p=40481

The potential return for exploiting operational data will not justify the investment. This return is naturally limited by the short time period available to take advantage of the opportunity. The window of opportunity is naturally short because new…

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Business activity tracking can improve requirement analysis for maintaining legacy applications http://hypothesis-discovery.com/?p=40475

Legacy applications can benefit from big data approaches without the need to replace the legacy architecture with new technologies. Instead the big data can augment the application by collecting higher volume, variety, and velocity data about the user's…

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Revisiting Bikeshare reporting using ASP.MVC with razor and javascript libraries

In an earlier post, I presented some interactive reporting based on custom categorization and aggregation of data available from Capital Bikeshare.  Those reports used Excel pivot tools and SQL Server Reporting services using both relational T-SQL and an…

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The meaning of persuasion in the age of data http://hypothesis-discovery.com/?p=40459

A data-driven economy is not a free economy. While there remains promise that algorithms acting on vast amounts of rapidly arriving data can produce a better economy, I am suspicious that such an economy will eventually languish because it robs the human…
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