Amazing examples of misuse of data mining in finance

From stupid Data Mining Tricks: Overfitting S&P 500:

"Norman Bloom, no doubt a champion of all data miners, went beyond trying to predict the stock market. Instead, he used the stock market, along with baseball scores, particularly those involving the New York Yankees, to “read the mind of God ...

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Wordpress deployment on the live server using chef (and vagrant)

When I decided to move from movable type to wordpress, I wasn't quite happy with default wordpress cookbook. I also had an offer to have a cheap dedicated server instead of VPS, so I decided to test two things simultaneously:

* Preparation of new live server using fabric

* Deployment of ...

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Cloud computing security, common questions and my answers

I have a several friends, who have a great product ideas, based on complex scientific algorithms. Each time when I suggest using cloud computing for developing product we go through a round of questions. I will put them down here, so I can reference it.

If you want to make ...

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Downtime and MT backup

On the second day of my holiday, my provider VAServe basically seized

to exist. It had a major breakdown with data loss up to 40% in both

data centers in UK and UK. So my VPS including backups went down. On

my return I find out that I cleaned all ...

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Current internet trends

Visualization


If you remember movie "Minority report", you may be delighted to know that interface featured in this movie is available for linux and mac, see demo video on http://oblong.com/ . There is an ongoing work to move this interface into wearable devices, see presentation on TED http://bit ...

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Different approach: Engineering and management

I found interesting posts here and  here1  and was surprised by the difference in approach between blog posts and this news. On one stage we have a developer, who is testing modern frameworks in several programming languages in order to choose one for his new project. On another we have ...

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RF engineering today

I have a brand new cool piece of kit Anritsu MS2691A with optional signal generator inside. Apart from playing with it for the last two weeks, we spend half of the day with my prof trying to get the thing working. You will be surprised to know that in order ...

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Prototyping and testing in scientific programming

What we often do in signal processing research is called prototyping. Commonly used tools for prototyping mathematical model is Matlab and Simulink, Mathematica and similar “bricks”.

Prototyping require a lot of thought and easy writing of “throw it away” code. Once prototype is finished we stick with a tool and ...

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