E016 – For the Love of Sunscreen

In this episode, data sheds some (sun)light on what Rob did wrong on a recent trip to the Caribbean and explains the terrible sunburn he has right now. Just in time for Memorial Day and Summer, we take a look at many recent findings and how they will lead us to a healthier outdoor lifestyle. (more…)
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013 – For the Love of Graph Databases

Where did graphs come from? (Graph Theory History) In its simplest form, Graph Theory defines a graph as a construct made up of vertices, nodes, or points which are connected by edges, arcs, or lines.1 The connections may be directed, indicating a direction from one node to another, or undirected. Properties are attributes associated with nodes that describe the node in some detail. Graph theory is applied in many disciplines from linguistics to computer science, physics, and chemistry. ...
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012 -For the Love of Guns

Sheer Quantity 3% of gun owners own almost 50% of all civilian guns. These 7.7mm "super owners"  own between 8-140 guns (on average 17)15 In 2013, U.S. gun manufacturers built 10,844,792 guns, and we imported an additional 5,539,539; the number dropped slightly in 2014.16 There are over 300 million guns owned by civilians (legal and illegal)11 The government holds approximately 2.7mm guns History National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA)4 In 1934 Congress passed a law taxing the...
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006 For the Love of Cheesecake – For the Love of Data

National Cheesecake Day! June 30, 2016 is National Cheesecake Day, a likely commercially driven holiday to which I, for one, am happy to fall victim. Adam's PB Cup Fudge Ripple is one of my favorites and also one of the worst (go figure).   History (#4) Believed to have originated around 2,000 BC in Greece Was served to athletes in first Olympic games as a source of energy Original recipe, documented in 230 AD was: mashed cheese, honey, flour heated into a mass Around...
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005 For the Love of Fireworks – For the Love of Data

News: Big Data falls off the hype cycle: http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/big-data-falls-off-the-hype-cycle Tableau 10 in beta: http://www.tableau.com/about/blog/2016/4/10-reasons-join-tableau-10-beta-53165 http://www.tableau.com/coming-soon Fireworks! NOTE: Overall, statistics are hard to follow across sites and even different reports from the same groups.    2015 Consumption Statistics: Consumption: 260.7 Million lbs. (Consumer), 24.6 million ...
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