Wild Horses and Burros of the American West

Whenever I picture the American West as it was at the turn of the 20th century I always picture wee homesteads, rocky country, trucks with curved fenders, and big herds of wild horses. After watching the Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, I assumed that every last feral horse in the west had been rounded up long ago and…

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Going to Transparency Camp in DC this weekend„ Look Rhiza up

This weekend, the Rhiza team will be joining “a trans-partisan tribe of open government advocates from all walks” at Transparency Camp, an un-conference at George Washington University for sharing “knowledge on how to use new technologies to make our government transparent and meaningfully accessible to the public.” We’re hoping to raise awareness of how sharing public data in the Information…

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All Our Digital Eggs

In December, Google discontinued its Google Research Datasets service. The idea behind the service was great: Google provided scientists who needed to share very large datasets with storage space in the Google cloud of servers. Their decision to cut the service is part of larger belt-tightening effort as a result of an alarming 68% drop in their fourth quarter profit…

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