#Bioinformatics Professor, interested in #DataScience, with Photography, Triathlons & History as hobbies

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@MarkGerstein — 5,059 followers, 4,442 tweets

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concerns About Age Discrimination  https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/12/20/business/facebook-job-ads.html  QT: "The ability of advertisers to deliver...message to the precise audience most likely to respond is the cornerstone of $FB...[but]...opportunities only to certain age groups has raised concerns".
@RThakur_MELGEN Yes, it's a big win... until you fall off your bike & hit your head!
At the Solstice, in Praise of Darkness  https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/12/16/opinion/sunday/solstice-praise-for-darkness.html  QT: "Imagine a...movie...[capturing] the position of the setting sun...throughout the yr....[the sun] would migrate...betw its southernmost & northernmost positions on the horizon [&]...slow down toward the extremes."
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence  https://spectrum.IEEE.org/computing/it/the-lost-picture-show-hollywood-archivists-cant-outpace-obsolescence  Lots of useful stats on the costs of data storage for movies: $1k/Tb for 20yr store. 1 big budget film is ~350Pb & $20k/yr to store (1hr TV episode is $12k). Maj archives have >10k hrs.
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