"predictive analytics" entries

Top Stories: June 25-29, 2012

William Gibson's apt predictions, why C matters, and a vote against lightweight DRM.

This week on O'Reilly: James Turner noted that the corporate dystopia predicted in "Neuromancer" has come to pass, author David Griffith discussed C's continued popularity, and Joe Wikert explained why lightweight ebook DRM isn't viable.

Predictive data analytics is saving lives and taxpayer dollars in New York City

Michael Flowers explains why applying data science to regulatory data is necessary to use city resources better.

A predictive data analytics team in the Mayor's Office of New York City has been quietly using data science to find patterns in regulatory data that can then be applied to law enforcement, public safety, public health and better allocation of taxpayer resources.

Four short links: 17 February 2012

Four short links: 17 February 2012

Predictive Surprises, Javascript Checking, Web Caching, and Security Through Clinical Kills

  1. How Target Figured Out A Teen Girl Was Pregnant Before Her Father Did — predictive analytics moves faster than family communications. (via Sara Winge)
  2. JSHint — a tool to detect errors and potential problems in JavaScript code. (via Hacker News)
  3. Web Caching Tutorial — explanation of the technical ins and outs of web caching.
  4. Gatekeeper — Apple’s new app security technology for Mac OS X. Identity, general purpose computing, security, and third-party kill switches all in the one technology. (via John Gruber)