“A data scientist is a statistician who lives in San Francisco” – slide from Monkigras this year. lols
(tags: data-scientist statistics statistician funny jokes san-francisco tech monkigras)
The Million Dollar Deal – YouTube
My mate Luke’s doc on the World Series of Poker — now online in full. it’s great.
A documentary about the World Series Of Poker in Las Vegas. Featuring Andrew Black, Donnacha O’Dea, Mike Magee, “Mad” Martyn Wilson, Mark Napolitano, Amarillo Slim, Scotty Nguyen, Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott & Matt Damon. Narrated by John Hurt. Directed by John Butler, Produced by Luke McManus
(tags: documentaries film poker world-series-of-poker mike-magee andrew-black donnacha-odea matt-damon)
How to invoke section 4 of the Data Protection Acts in Ireland
One wierd trick to get your personal data (in any format) from any random organisation, for only EUR6.35 and up to 40 days wait! Good to know.
Hospitals and doctors’ offices in Ireland will give a person their medical records if they ask for them. Mostly. Eventually. When they get to it. And, sometimes, if you pay them over €100 (for a large file). But, like so much else in the legal world, there is a set of magic words you can incant to place a 40 day deadline on the delivery of your papers and limit the cost to €6.35 — you invoke the Data Protection Acts data access request procedure.
(tags: data-protection privacy data-retention dpa-section-4 data ireland medical law dpa)