Four short links: 2 May 2012

Elective Dickery, Probabilistic Data Analysis, Data Cleaning, and SSL Security

  1. Punting on SxSW (Brad Feld) — I came across this old post and thought: if you can make money by being a dick, or make money by being a caring family person, why would you choose to be a dick? As far as I can tell, being a dick is optional. Brogrammers, take note. Be more like Brad Feld, who prioritises his family and acts accordingly.
  2. Probabilistic Structures for Data Mining — readable introduction to useful algorithms and datastructures showing their performance, reliability, and resources trade-off. (via Hacker News)
  3. Dataset — a Javascript library for transforming, querying, manipulating data from different sources.
  4. Many HTTPS Servers are Insecure — 75% still vulnerable to the BEAST attack.
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