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Underestimating the Density of the Fog

“The great baseball writer Roger Angell said that traditional baseball people didn’t want anyone to shine any light in the darkness of baseball. But the sports analytics guys did and, today, every MLB team and, indeed, every major professional sports team uses analytics.” An epically long read on baseball analytics.


NSV Highlight on: kidsdata.org

by Sean Hedden

NoSchoolViolence.org believes that by combining database applications with social science research we can uncover hidden patterns and behaviors underlying school and adolescent violence. 114 more words

School Safety

What Makes Facebook Load So Fast?

Facebook has a “Lazy Loading” system they call “BigPipe” that helps the pages load fast. Facebook breaks each page down into sections they call “Pagelets”, and using Javascript only load the most important Pagelets first then load the less important ones shortly afterwards. 88 more words