Links: May 25
Thu 25 May 2017

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 …

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
Sat 20 August 2016

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 …

Alan Moore on Conspiracy Theories
Fri 19 August 2016

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 …

Pairplots FTW! Links: August 15
Mon 15 August 2016

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 …

Thoughts on Turkey
Tue 19 July 2016

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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