25 May 2017

Links: May 25

Media coverage of ISIS tends to veer from the utilitarian (covering attacks and the daily body-counts of ongoing operations against them) to the absurd, like the story of how a "smart but naive" FBI translator fell in love with a German rapper turned ISIS leader she was supposed to be …

20 Aug 2016

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill

Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies

Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise

So Captain Marvel zapped in right between the eyes, zap!

All the children sing

Hey, Bungalow Bill

What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?

Hey, Bungalow Bill

What did you kill, Bungalow Bill?

Of …

19 Aug 2016

Alan Moore on Conspiracy Theories

The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory is that conspiracy theorists actually believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is chaotic. The truth is, that it is not the Jewish banking conspiracy or the grey aliens or the …

15 Aug 2016

Pairplots FTW! Links: August 15

Instalment 2 of the "sharing links" thingy. Shorter too.


On Software:

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Python vs R: head to head data analysis

Make pairwise scatterplots: One common way to explore a dataset is to see how different columns …

19 Jul 2016

Thoughts on Turkey

I've been meaning to write something cohesive about my thoughts post-attempted coup in Turkey, instead of having a half-dozen status updates with cryptic captions that, when analysed together, gives someone an idea of where I stand on the issue.

Writing for Foreign Policy, retired American 4-star admiral and supreme NATO …


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