Foreword by Steven PinkerBlending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world—provided we ask the right questions.By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information—unprecedented in history—can tell us a great deal about who we are—the fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. Everybody Lies offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who’s more self-conscious about sex, men or women? Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential—revealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we’re afraid to ask that might be essential to our health—both emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. Everybody Lies challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.
Published by: Dey Street Books | Publication date: 05/09/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 357 pages
A revelatory exploration of the hottest trend in technology and the dramatic impact it will have on the economy, science, and society at large.Which paint color is most likely to tell you that a used car is in good shape? How can officials identify the most dangerous New York City manholes before they explode? And how did Google searches predict the spread of the H1N1 flu outbreak?The key to answering these questions, and many more, is big data. “Big data” refers to our burgeoning ability to crunch vast collections of information, analyze it instantly, and draw sometimes profoundly surprising conclusions from it. This emerging science can translate myriad phenomena—from the price of airline tickets to the text of millions of books—into searchable form, and uses our increasing computing power to unearth epiphanies that we never could have seen before. A revolution on par with the Internet or perhaps even the printing press, big data will change the way we think about business, health, politics, education, and innovation in the years to come. It also poses fresh threats, from the inevitable end of privacy as we know it to the prospect of being penalized for things we haven’t even done yet, based on big data’s ability to predict our future behavior.In this brilliantly clear, often surprising work, two leading experts explain what big data is, how it will change our lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards. Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing.
Published by: Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Publication date: 03/05/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 257 pages
A través de explicaciones sencillas y muchos ejemplos, este libro apoya al aprendizaje y desarrollo de programas básicos en C# que permiten manipular imágenes, agregar audio y crear animaciones para hacer juegos o cualquier otro tipo de herramienta. Este eBook enseña a agregar los elementos requeridos para que los programas se comuniquen con Kinect, y así, lograr aplicaciones interesantes relacionadas con el movimiento del cuerpo o expresiones faciales e incluso que tomen fotografías y reconozcan comandos de voz.
Published by: Editorial Digital del Tecnológico de Monterrey | Publication date: 05/25/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 395 pages
OP-SECRET PROJECT ZEBRA.ONE OF WORLD WAR 2's LAST GREAT, UNTOLD STORIES. (contains 150+ rare photographs and documents)Project Zebra was the brainchild of Franklin Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin. And, it would be the only time in history Soviet airmen were trained in America by Americans to fly American built aircraft. During the course of the 24-month mission, 185 huge, state-of-the-art amphibious warplanes, hand painted with Red Army stars, were built in a secured sector of the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Once completed, the planes were ferried to the sleepy, patriotic town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. There a select group of US Naval officers trained 300+ Soviet airmen during an 18-month period, before dispatching a Soviet squadron at a time to the Atlantic and Pacific battle zones. But Project Zebra was far more than just a bold military mission; it was a historic human event. Despite language barriers, cultural differences and the subsequent Cold War, the Soviet and American Zebras built life-long friendships based on mutual respect and trust--something that might serve us well to remember during today's turbulent times.
Published by: eBookIt.com | Publication date: 11/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 346 pages
PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.Seth Stephens-Davidowitz tells a chilling tale through the data collected by Google and PornHub that will shatter your presumptions about everything from racism to sexual preference in his book, Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Everybody Lies to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis Include?
- Executive Summary of the original book
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- A short bio of the the authors
Published by: SUMOREADS | Publication date: 08/09/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 20 pages
In Everyone Lies by AD Garrett, DCI Kate Simms is on the fast track to nowhere. Five years ago she helped a colleague when she shouldn't have. She's been clawing her way back from a demotion ever since. Professor Nick Fennimore is a failed genetics student, successful gambler, betting agent, crime scene officer, chemistry graduate, toxicology specialist and one-time scientific advisor to the National Crime Faculty. He is the best there is, but ever since his wife and daughter disappeared he's been hiding away in Scotland, working as a forensics lecturer. In Manchester, drug addicts are turning up dead and Simms' superior is only too pleased to hand the problem to her. Then a celebrity dies and the media gets interested. Another overdose victim shows up, but this time the woman has been systematically beaten and all identifying features removed. The evidence doesn't add up; Simms' superiors seem to be obstructing her investigation; and the one person she can't afford to associate with is the one man who can help: Fennimore.
Published by: Minotaur Books | Publication date: 07/15/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 481 pages
A con-man flees the country, and soon after his partner in crime, Rex Raven, is found dead inside his locked study. The verdict is suicide. But then Rex's teenage daughter disappears, along with a mysterious Scandinavian youth.As fears for the missing teenagers grow, Detective Inspector Crombie struggles to untangle a web of intrigue woven around family secrets and is furious to discover that even his superiors have deceived him.
Published by: Talon Publishing | Publication date: 12/11/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 247 pages
A jogger out for an early morning run discovers Nigel Butler, a hairdresser, dead, with a comb and scissors stuck up his ass, upside down in a trashcan in front of the Columbia Library. Jimmy Dugan, the only detective in the small Westchester town of Columbia, goes to the salon where Nigel worked and discovers that one of his former clients – a man he had a disagreement with – is Joey Davies, a “retired” mafioso and Columbia’s most prominent citizen. Jimmy’s investigation into the murder takes a twisting path with some unusual consequences: his family is threatened; there’s a shoot-out in Columbia ; the mob in a neighboring town is torn apart. Still whoever killed Nigel Butler remains on the loose.
Publication date: 01/18/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Summary, Analysis, and Review of Seth Stephens- Davidowitz’s Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes’ Summary, Analysis, and Review of Summary, Analysis, and Review of Seth Stephens-Davidowitz’s Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are includes a summary of the book, review, analysis & key takeaways, and detailed “About the Author” section. PREVIEW: In Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz cleverly manipulates Big Data to explore the dark underside of American consciousness. Using powerful new methodologies, the author analyzes anonymous Google searches across a wide range of subjects about which people tend to be secretive. From Internet pornography to medical diagnoses, Stephens-Davidowitz reveals startling truths about people’s desires, failures, and fears.Published in 2017, the book begins with a memory that’s fresh for readers: the unexpected ascension of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. While pundits, including data journalists like Nate Silver, didn’t see it coming, the clues were planted in Big Data. Stephens-Davidowitz, who has been working with giant data sets of search-related data on sites like Facebook, Stormfront, Wikipedia, PornHub, and especially Google over the last decade or so, saw some intimation in the “tea leaves.” Before the 2016 election, he had already uncovered troubling data about how flagrant racism had negatively impacted Obama’s elections, though of course the results were in the politician’s favor. Stephens-Davidowitz’s work in this area was rejected by a number of the journals at the time because so many pundits believed in a post-racial America, but his findings anticipated the white nationalism that propelled Trump into office.
Published by: Start Publishing Notes | Publication date: 10/09/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 30 pages
If you're new to information management and data projects then you might feel as though you don't know where to begin. This book is a back to basics approach to information and data management projects designed to deliver successful business outcomes.
Published by: Shane J. Downey | Publication date: 05/23/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 142 pages