Just Another Diver
Big Data should not be a faith-based initiative

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There’s a lot of companies whose business-plan starts with “First, we remove all personal identifiers from this sensitive personal information, then we make a bundle selling it.” Cory Doctorow summarizes the problem: computer scientists are pretty sure that’s impossible.

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Cory Doctorow on Big Data.

Yes. Yes they are.

Yes. Yes they are.

It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.
The Whale Poop Hypothesis (via wnycradiolab)

Whale dookie: nature’s iron engine.

Ice Dive 2014

According to my logs, yesterday was the first time I’d been on a dive for two months. That’s sad. But it was a nice appetizer and now I’m ready to hit the mine for some nice long dives. Sadly, my weekend schedule over the next month is completely full - scouting activities, dive shows, and obligations around the house. Life is just crazy sometimes.

The dives were fun, and I was nice and toasty. I got to try my new DiveRite RX10 light. It worked great, and I was more impressed with the soft handle than I thought I would be. I’m looking forward to getting it into a cave where the water is clearer so I can see it work without the backscatter of the lake.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.