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Microsoft Finds Cancer Clues in Search Queries
So, should they tell people that they might have cancer?
cancer  data  search  microsoft 
june 2016 by andrewducker
Anyone not already using Dropbox and want a referral? 500MB of bonus storage to both of us...
Seriously - if you're _not_ already keeping all of your important documents and photos in Dropbox (or OneDrive, or some other constantly syncing backup system) then you really, really should be.
data  storage 
may 2016 by andrewducker
The Doctor behind the MMR autism scare faked his data
Despite involving just a dozen children, the 1998 paper’s impact was extraordinary. After its publication, rates of inoculation fell from 92% to below 80%. Populations acquire “herd immunity” from measles when more than 95% of people have been vaccinated.

Last week official figures showed that 1,348 confirmed cases of measles in England and Wales were reported last year, compared with 56 in 1998. Two children have died of the disease.
science  medicine  autism  ethics  data 
february 2009 by andrewducker
Eviction, or the Coming Datapocalypse
AOL just shut down over a terabyte of user websites, with 4 weeks notice, sent via email (which a lot of people seem to not received). I hope you have backups of any websites you run...
internet  web  computing  data  community  hosting 
january 2009 by andrewducker
Project Palantir
Visualising the various events on Facebook and displaying them on a 3D model of the earth. Could be cooler, if they used it to point out interesting stuff going on...
video  facebook  data  interactive 
december 2008 by andrewducker
Six Degrees of Wikipedia
Apparently the UK is the centre of the world.
culture  game  geeky  wikipedia  datamining  algorithms  data 
may 2008 by andrewducker

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