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Can has data-optimized cheeseburger? Yes. [2009]

mostlysignssomeportents:

Here’s an Ignite talk by Hilary Mason, chief scientist at Bitly, explaining how she scraped data from multiple sources to create a service that locates NYC’s most optimal cheeseburger, using an algorithm that balances out price, proximity, and sentiment analysis from various review sites. As Mason points out, this isn’t about cheeseburgers, really: it’s about the power (and limits) of cross-referenced data.

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Great photos from The Avett Brothers episode of Front and Center on PBS. We were there for the live recording in NYC last September. The Avetts are performing in the premiere episode of the third season and the show started airing tonight in NYC on WLIW 21. So far we can’t find any news about when it will be available online or broadcast locally in North Carolina. If I find out more info or where to find it I’ll update this post.

Update: We found times that the 301 episode will air in Austin (KLRU 4/12 3AM & 6/28 3AM) and Minneapolis (5/4 11PM). Front and Center has told my wife that they will be updating their website soon with full information about the 3rd season including channels to watch the show. They do not sell the broadcasts via DVD. Front and Center is not listed in the regular programming line-up in the PBS streaming video service, Apple TV PBS app or the THIRTEEN app.  

Update 2: From UNC-TV facebook page today: “Hi Ryan, Front and Center will begin 5/25 at 2AM with The Avette Brothers episode.” YAY!!

(photo credit: Kat Villacorta)

Dear lord, this was the NYC secret show. Look at any stage right side shot and you’ll probably see my big noggin - sitting beside Paul the stage manager. See 0:58 and 3:49. We still don’t know the air date of this show on PBS but stay tuned.

avettbrosofficial:

Read the full review of last night’s show on RollingStone.com, which was filmed for PBS’s Front & Center at The McKittrick Hotel in NYC and enjoy the setlist below!
SETLIST Live And Die Laundry Room Instrumental Down With the Shine Another Is Waiting Morning Song Go to Sleep Prettiest Thing Life Ballad of Love and Hate Just a Closer Walk With Thee Apart From Me A Father’s First Spring Vanity I and Love and You
ENCORE Murder in the City Shady Grove If It’s the Beaches 

I was there. I met the writer if this RS article. It was the best show.

avettbrosofficial:

Read the full review of last night’s show on RollingStone.com, which was filmed for PBS’s Front & Center at The McKittrick Hotel in NYC and enjoy the setlist below!

SETLIST
Live And Die
Laundry Room
Instrumental
Down With the Shine
Another Is Waiting
Morning Song
Go to Sleep
Prettiest Thing
Life
Ballad of Love and Hate
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
Apart From Me
A Father’s First Spring
Vanity
I and Love and You

ENCORE
Murder in the City
Shady Grove
If It’s the Beaches 

I was there. I met the writer if this RS article. It was the best show.

We were there 3 days earlier for the secret show at McKittrick Hotel. My wife and I strolled along that very path before the show. 

Seth Avett Sings, Save Part Of Yourself on the NYC High Line (by crackerfarm)

The Avett Brothers play their PBS secret show in NYC - September 2013. Watch Video. We are in the shots here seated at stage right. My wife looks like she is mesmerized by Seth but I think she likes Scott more. I look bored. I promise you I was not!! I love me some Bobby and was happy to hear Joe Kwon get a shout-out during the set. See more photos

avettbrosofficial:

If you happen to be in Brooklyn, you may stumble upon this mural. Instagram/Tweet your photos with #AvettsBKmural and we’ll repost them.

Why not post on tumblr too?

avettbrosofficial:

If you happen to be in Brooklyn, you may stumble upon this mural. Instagram/Tweet your photos with #AvettsBKmural and we’ll repost them.

Why not post on tumblr too?

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"  “Let me tell you something. I’m a Sikh. And I lived in India back in 1984, when a Sikh assassinated Indira Gandhi. Mobs of people went door-to-door, using voter rolls to identify the Sikhs and kill them. They were chanting outside our door while we hid in the closet. The only reason I’m still alive is that our neighbor convinced them that we’d moved away. So I don’t have anything to say to a large group of people. I hate large groups of people.”

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
“Let me tell you something. I’m a Sikh. And I lived in India back in 1984, when a Sikh assassinated Indira Gandhi. Mobs of people went door-to-door, using voter rolls to identify the Sikhs and kill them. They were chanting outside our door while we hid in the closet. The only reason I’m still alive is that our neighbor convinced them that we’d moved away. So I don’t have anything to say to a large group of people. I hate large groups of people.”

We were close. Pete the stage manager was sitting with us to help Bob with the bass swaps. #avettbrothers #nyc #secretshow #avett #theavettbrothers  (at The McKittrick Hotel/Sleep No More)

We were close. Pete the stage manager was sitting with us to help Bob with the bass swaps. #avettbrothers #nyc #secretshow #avett #theavettbrothers (at The McKittrick Hotel/Sleep No More)