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Tableau launches $1.3 million initiative to tackle bums, winos, vagrants, and wackos on our streets

Posted 03-12-2019 at 06:31 PM by Blondebaerde
Updated 03-12-2019 at 06:40 PM by Blondebaerde

This is interesting, Tableau (based on Seattle) will start using tech to track the "homelessness problem" in fifty US cities. This hit close to home (chuckle: literally) because they're local to me, just down the street actually (Kirkland campus).

https://www.king5.com/article/tech/t...6-678c1e14dbfb

Related: An Analytics/Big Data "Story"

Some years...
Big Data
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(In Resp To): Feel good story illustrates the dumbing down of college

Posted 03-08-2019 at 01:01 PM by Blondebaerde

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Originally Posted by parentologist View Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...=.9c7ac8bcfd13

Warning - Washington Post has a paywall. You get the first few articles free.

In this feel good story, a man who is a senior at Morehouse college (a historically black college in Atlanta, GA) had to bring his baby to class with him. The professor offered to hold the baby while he taught, so that the student
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Quite a few Comments on Support Groups are Just Stupid

Posted 03-05-2019 at 02:16 PM by Blondebaerde

As someone who will always be fighting my weight, I nonetheless know the 'secret' to being normal weight and healthy. As they say, big difference between knowing the path vs. walking the path, though. I'm trying, and have a sense of humor about it.

Years ago, using myself as a lab rat, I watched calories in vs. calories out, time of day, type of foods, and much more to see what the triggers were. And sure enough, along with activity levels, figure it all out. Unf it's a fair...
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Why do people dislike slowpokes so much?

Posted 02-03-2019 at 03:37 PM by Blondebaerde

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Originally Posted by PuppiesandKittens View Post
I can't stand slowpokes: principally people who walk very slowly on the sidewalk or who sit there on escalators. However, even people who are slow in doing things drive me up the wall.

Are you the same way? If so, why? Surely it's a psychological issue.
No one addressed the question: "Why do..."

If you are walk left, stand right, I have no concerns. You are an obstacle, I will exit that from my path immediately and w/o concern.
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Safe Bet, or Risk it All?

Posted 01-21-2019 at 09:58 PM by Blondebaerde

Interesting dilemma. Think I know what Ill do, but quite the choice:

OPPORTUNITY 1: Verbal offer in place, and accepted, as of Friday: remote PM, 40% travel, firm based in SF. Im in Seattle. Exactly what I do exceptionally well. Really fun work (but still work w/big responsibilities).

Comp: mid-hundreds, $10K signing, 15% bonuses annually based on perf, excellent benefits, 5,000 options that vest in 3-4 years as firm is privately held. Company is small, would...
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