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2 days ago by philohistoria
Sparser - Raw Filtering for Faster Analytics over Raw Data
This code base implements Sparser, raw filtering for faster analytics over raw data. Sparser can parse JSON, Avro, and Parquet data up to 22x faster than the state of the art.
parser  performance  experiment  JSON  serialization  algorithms 
7 days ago by liqweed
The Control Group Is Out Of Control | Slate Star Codex
[[Studies are going to be confounded by the allegiance of the researcher. When researchers who don’t believe something discover it, that’s when it’s worth looking into.

He sent one laboratory a box of rats saying they were specially bred to be ultra-intelligent, and another lab a box of (identical) rats saying they were specially bred to be slow and dumb. Then he had them do standard rat learning tasks, and sure enough the first lab found very impressive results, the second lab very disappointing ones.]]
placebo  science  replication  experiment  pyramid 
15 days ago by dandv
The Healing Potential of Turning Vacant Lots Green
"A total of 347 randomly chosen residents living near those lots were surveyed 18 months before the intervention and 18 months after, and asked to rate how often they felt things like anxiety, hopelessness, worthlessness, and depression—based on a tool for screening the prevalence of serious mental illness in a community. None were told the survey had anything to do with the revitalization of vacant lots. What they found was that in neighborhoods below the poverty line, greening interventions decreased residents’ feelings of depression by more than 68 percent."
a:Linda-Poon  p:The-Atlantic/CityLab★★  d:2018.07.30  w:1000  experiment  psychology  cities  nature  from instapaper
18 days ago by bankbryan
Weird things variable fonts can do | CSS-Tricks
I tend to think of variable fonts as a font format in which a single font file is capable of displaying type at near-infinite variations of things like boldness, width, and slantyness. In my experience, that's a common use case.
css  typography  variable-fonts  experiment  Inspiration  VariableFonts 
20 days ago by gwippich
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Run and experiment with machine learning code in your browser.
machine-learning  experiment  fb 
4 weeks ago by nickwanhere

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