Is the census “big data”? It’s certainly unwieldy as distributed - it can feel like something that requires institutional resources to handle. But it’s only ~1TB, and tabular, and fully structured, which makes me think there’s got to be a Better Way.
The hypothesis - one I plan to test - is that this stems from lack of a business model. Why go through the effort to improve things only to give it away? So, this work has probably been done 100s or 1000s of times in private.
There's also shockingly little high-quality, structured metadata documentation. Given its centrality and the number of folks who use it, I was expecting a more mature, and modern, set of tools. Plenty of libraries to make specific tasks easier, but no good query layer?
Dear East Coast Media,
The report of my death has been greatly exaggerated.
This tweet bugs me so much.
By 2050, 150m people will be displaced by coastal flooding, St. Louis will have the climate of Dallas, and half the world will be in perpetual war over dwindling food and livable land.
This isn't the distant future; @AOC@twitter.com still won't be old enough to get social security benefits. https://twitter.com/byjacobward/status/1189305629879554048
I feel seen.
One thing I like about working from home is that you can cry in your office instead of the bathroom
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