Preface to Jake VanderPlas's new book. This looks awesome.
Turns out, Linus' has his own law which is much less well known than the law named after Linus by Eric Raymond. The actual Linus' law is, "every motivation that makes a person do something can be classified under "survival", "social life" or "entertainment"."
This seems to be a new consultancy by Rebecca Cotten and others.
I want to reproduce this but do the tasting blind.
Fascinating example of somebody trying to build a commune and having nobody show up.
Fantastic review of Murakami's new thing and the puzzling reasons we love in the first place.
Incredible! The story the about wife bonuses is particularly bizarre.
Myria is a distributed, shared-nothing Big Data management system and Cloud service from the University of Washington. We derive requirements from real users and complex workflows, especially in science.
Simple way to use up a on of milk.
"Month of birth influences adult life expectancy at ages 50+. Why? In two countries of the Northern Hemisphere–Austria and Denmark–people born in autumn (October–December) live longer than those born in spring (April–June). Data for Australia show that, in the Southern Hemisphere, the pattern is shifted by half a year. The lifespan pattern of British immigrants to Australia is similar to that of Austrians and Danes and significantly different from that of Australians. These findings are based on population data with more than a million observations and little or no selectivity. The differences in lifespan are independent of the seasonal distribution of deaths and the social differences in the seasonal distribution of births. In the Northern Hemisphere, the excess mortality in the first year of life of infants born in spring does not support the explanation of selective infant survival. Instead, remaining life expectancy at age 50 appears to depend on factors that arise in utero
The content of the paper is "Get me off your fucking mailing list" and has many awesome figures.