Sunday, August 14th, 2022

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"The '3.5% rule': How a small minority can change the world" (

Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

I had read this stat at some point in the past but did not come across a larger discussion on it and thus it faded from my memory. Fascinating to see that you need far less than a majority to get large change to take hold.

8/14/2022 5:03 pm | |
Tags: politics, sociology

"The Four Pillars of Data Observability" (

Answering questions like “is our data anomalous?” and “how has this metric trended over time?” requires historical knowledge of our data over time. Until storing complete historical snapshots of our data becomes feasible, we’re left with storing approximations.

How much data do we need to reconstruct a useful picture of our data? That’s the question we attempt to answer in this article. The groupings of questions we need to answer in order to describe our data are the “pillars” that underlie data observability.

8/14/2022 6:52 pm | |
Tags: programming, data

8/14/2022 6:58 pm | |
Tags: ted lasso

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