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Big Data Humor: Apollo Blues


A statistical tribute to our waning group of brave Apollo astronauts!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.  

Netflix Reveals All (well, at least a lot)


Last night I had the distinct pleasure of attending a Data Science Track event sponsored by the LA Machine Learning meetup group: Data Science @ Netflix.

Big Data Humor: A Fruity Kind of Plot


Where’s your classification decision boundary – Yummy fruit vs. Yucky fruit?     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Big Data Humor: Power of the Pie


Pie charts are typically deemed the least useful type of plot to data scientists during the Exploratory Data Analysis phase of a machine learning project, but in this case I think it works!     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Big Data Humor: You Have a Really Nice Axis


Is your trend line getting you down? Things could be worse as in …     Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

Big Data Humor: Got Boring Customers?


Any data scientist knows that Big Data success is all about features, features, features. Feature engineering rules! Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.

The Death of Data Science has been Greatly Exaggerated


I’ve been finding it fascinating to watch on as data scientists discuss the death of data science. It all started with a rather sensationalized post over at Slashdot: “Data Science is Dead” by Miko Matsumura, Vice President at Hazelcast.

Big Data Humor: Evolutionary Statistics


What is the next evolutionary step? Homo Terminatorius? Maybe with a little help from Sky Net!   Sign up for the free insideBIGDATA newsletter.   

Big Data or Big Bubble?


I think most would agree that the Big Data industry is witnessing an accelerated hype cycle that feels all too familiar. Remember 2000? I sure do. That was the year my bubble burst.

Big Data Humor: the Rigorousness of Mathematics


Data science is all about the underlying mathematics from disciplines like computer science, mathematical statistics, and probability theory. It may appear odd that my partisan feelings toward mathematics can be so well-articulated through a joke, yet the bit of humor below superbly captures my appreciation of the mathematical sciences.