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    2020 Census Apportionment Fun

    In celebration of the release of the 2020 Census data, here are some calculations that show different apportionment scenarios.

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    Big Data on Small Computers

    To have the benefits of big data without giving up privacy will undoubtedly require distributed systems.

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    About the Privacy Argument Against Autocars

    The privacy argument against self-driving vehicles is broader than its subject, and it’s one we have to solve even if there weren’t to be autocars.

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    Music: How we listen

    Most of the music is from artists the listener likes a lot. This is right tail on a bell curve. For example 50% of songs might come from ten artists, 80% from 20 artists, and 90% from 50 artists. The other 10% might come from hundreds.

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    Modern Fair Use

    Jason Beghe, a former Scientologist, spoke out. I’d seen the tease for the above-linked interview and was checking back to see if the full interview had been posted. Then one day the YouTub account of the poster was suspended for prior incidents of alleged copyright infringement. Currently the trend of media is wholesale ownership of…