Monday, December 12, 2016

This Week

THE DBDEBUNK GUIDE TO MISCONCEPTIONS OF DATA FUNDAMENTALS available to order here.

1. What's wrong with this picture

"First of all, let me say that I no longer regard view updating as a fully solved problem. A year ago or so I thought it was--but then Hugh Darwen started to ask some hard questions and I realized I was wrong. (David McGoveran will probably disagree with me here.) That said, I remain optimistic that the problem is solvable. The discussion in my 8th Ed. is generally along the right lines, though it gets some of the details wrong." --C. J. Date

2. Quote of the Week

"SQL is the lingua franca for retrieving structured data. Existing semantics for SQL, however, either do not model crucial features of the language (e.g., relational algebra lacks bag semantics, correlated subqueries, and aggregation)." --Konstantin Weitz, homotopytypetheory.org

3. To Laugh or Cry?

Why is MongoDB wildly popular? It's a data structure thing


4. Added to the SOFTWARE:

Coddie: An Interpreter for Extended Relational Algebra

5. Of Interest



And now for something completely different


The PostWest (The future of the West is all behind it)

Cause

Why schools should not teach general critical-thinking skills

Effect
Most Stanford Most Students Can't Tell Fake From Real News

and what good is this, then?
Facebook Begins Asking Users To Rate Articles' Use of 'Misleading Language'

The eternal scapegoat


If you liked what they did to Sillicon Valley, you'll love what they'll do to America


They'll stop destroying only when there's nothing left

How Big Banks Are Putting Rain Forests in Peril
They share the same carbon print
Trump meets former Vice President Gore

Article of the week

Science in the age of selfies

Video of the week

Snowden's Journalist of Choice

Pinch-me of the week

Facebook Could Be Associated With a Longer Life

Book of the week (Purchase via this link to support the site)

Prince, N., ALL THE PRESIDENT'S BANKERS

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