Author Archives: Mercy Beckham

Thou Shall Not Covet

Both my husband and my sister are huge fans of crime stories. In those rare family vacations, they like to binge watch “ID”. Last week while I was ironing his shirts, there was this crime story on TV in which … Continue reading

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Global Significant Earthquakes

Global Significant Earthquake database by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration compiled the dataset of significant earthquakes that rocked the world since 2150 BCE to present. Pacific ring of fire has more pronounced tsunamis triggered by earthquakes. The story is here.

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World Satellites Exploration

UCS Satellite Database has the list of satellites orbiting earth. As of 1st of June 2017, we have 1459 satellites orbiting earth.  Country of origin indicates the country that is registered as responsible for the satellite in the UN Register … Continue reading

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Primum Non Nocere

I want to discuss one of the lesser known study in the world. The study is named “Mushroom Trial” that was spearheaded by my loving mother and the subjects were my immediate family. As much as she loves to try … Continue reading

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SEPTA Regional Rail OTP 2016

Exploring SEPTA Regional Rail on time performance in 2016 from the dataset here. Overall, the busy days are the weekdays rather than the weekends. It is also noted that the trains originate from south faces more delays than the north. … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Crime Story

OpenDataPhilly has the datasets of crimes in Philadelphia from 2006 to recent. Here is the exploration of crimes in Philadelphia. In general, there is downward trend in overall crime rates. There seems to be seasonal peaks and declines – for … Continue reading

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Hadoop Ecosystem – A Quick Glance

What do Pig, Kangaroo, Eagle, and Phoenix have in common? Hadoop! We got some interesting technologies with curious names in Hadoop ecosystem. Azkaban is bloody wicked. H20 and Sparkling Water compete in the same space. Rethink, Couch, Dynamo, and Gemfire … Continue reading

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