Bond movies through data

The new James Bond movie, Spectre, will be out in a few weeks. I thought it would be a very nice exercise to do a quick check on how did previous movies do in terms of overall quality (as assessed by the critics and / or the public) and box office …

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Self-hosted git repositories, a quick and dirty guide

Like most other people, I maintain a certain number of projects on GitHub, typically the ones for which I wish to publish the code. For some other developments for which I need to collaborate with other people but I don't want to publish the code (for instance, Kaggle competitions, I use private repositories in BitBucket). While all these services provide very convenient functionalities, may be you want to have total control over your git repositories for truly private stuff. If that is the case, keep reading.

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Reranker

Long time ago, I created rank-es, a news aggregation site that extracted links from Menéame, a Spanish reddit-like site, re-ranked the posts using Twitter and Facebook shares metrics and used a simple linear function to age links, so the front page was constantly refreshing. I liked the idea of not …

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