Category Archives: Technology

For the Ultimate in Bitcoin Security – Use Paper

You can’t make up this stuff. From an Ars Technica article: Carlson continues to store bitcoins both on hosted platforms like Coinbase and He also keeps bitcoins on his own hardware and uses paper wallets stored in a bank … Continue reading

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You Didn’t Use Big Data to Research That New Product. You Get Sued. You Lose.

If Big Data is supposed to be anything, it’s supposed to a tool for gaining knowledge and insight.  There are times when having knowledge and insight is non-optional.  One of those times is when you make products that can hurt … Continue reading

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The Future of Search Results is more of the Same Problems

The importance of search engines.  We use them to find goods and services, we use them for research, as I am while putting this post together. At a minimum, as a matter of commerce it is obvious that search results … Continue reading

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Big Data and the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is about wirelessly gathering information from such things.  A definition from an article in InfoWorld: It its heart, IoT is a wide-ranging ecosystem of everyday physical objects connected to the Internet, capable of identifying themselves and … Continue reading

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The 3D Gun Printing Example – Big Data Should Start Thinking about Export Control Law

It appears that thumbing his nose at the idea of gun control was what Cody Wilson had in mind when he arranged to publish the plans for using a 3D printer to manufacture his plastic gun.  It also appears that … Continue reading

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Things We Can Learn about Big Data and the Law from the 3D Gun Printing Story

This is the first of a three-part series.   Today we consider what the 3D gun printing story can teach us about the Law of Unintended Consequences. The law of unintended consequences is my favorite law.  Why?  Because it reminds us … Continue reading

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Gild Ranks Techies and Tells Employers Which Job Candidates Are Best

In a previous post, we discussed the possibility (apparently more than just a possibility) that employers would consider your score with a profiling “service” as part of the hiring process.  In that post we also noted that you have to … Continue reading

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