Sunday data/statistics link roundup (12/7/14)

  1. A randomized controlled trial shows that using conversation to detect suspicious behavior is much more effective then just monitoring body language (via Ann L. on Twitter). This comes as a crushing blow to those of us who enjoyed the now-cancelled Lie to Me and assumed it was all real.
    1. Check out this awesome real-time visualization of different types of network attacks. Rafa says if you watch long enough you will almost certainly observe a “storm” of attacks. A cool student project would be modeling the distribution of these attacks if you could collect the data (via David S.).
    2. Consider this: Did Big Data Kill the Statistician? I understand the sentiment, that statistical thinking and applied statistics has been around a long time and has produced some good ideas. On the other hand, there is definitely a large group of statisticians who aren’t willing to expand their thinking beyond a really narrow set of ideas (via Rafa)
    3. Gangnam Style viewership creates integers too big for Youtube (via Rafa)
    4. A couple of interviews worth reading, [ 1. A randomized controlled trial shows that using conversation to detect suspicious behavior is much more effective then just monitoring body language (via Ann L. on Twitter). This comes as a crushing blow to those of us who enjoyed the now-cancelled Lie to Me and assumed it was all real.
    5. Check out this awesome real-time visualization of different types of network attacks. Rafa says if you watch long enough you will almost certainly observe a “storm” of attacks. A cool student project would be modeling the distribution of these attacks if you could collect the data (via David S.).
    6. Consider this: Did Big Data Kill the Statistician? I understand the sentiment, that statistical thinking and applied statistics has been around a long time and has produced some good ideas. On the other hand, there is definitely a large group of statisticians who aren’t willing to expand their thinking beyond a really narrow set of ideas (via Rafa)
    7. Gangnam Style viewership creates integers too big for Youtube (via Rafa)
    8. A couple of interviews worth reading,](http://simplystatistics.org/2014/12/05/interview-with-cole-trapnell-of-uw-genome-sciences/) and SAMSI’s with Jyotishka Data (via Jamie N.)
    9.  A piece on the secrets we don’t know we are giving away through giving our data to [companies/the government/the internet].
 
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