Links for Saturday November 9th 2013

  • Your Tweets Can Predict When You’ll Get the Flu | Surprising Science
    Interesting stuff on a practical application for aggregate twitter data. This is what they should be bloody monetising, *not* selling eyeballs to advertisers. (Well, except that I guess I'd kinda object to them saying "we'll only help with public health tracking if we're paid to…)
  • This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time | Harry Leslie Smith
    A 91 year old war veteran on the fact the "remembrance" has become political theatre. I can't help but agree. For a few years now, it's been my policy to donate to the poppy appeal but not wear the poppy, because I don't like the political overtones it's been acquiring.

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