Factualities for January 16, 2018

January 16, 2019

Data are everywhere. And we know that the information in nuggets is credible, accurate, and essential for making decisions quickly. What’s wrong with using factualities? Nothing. Absolutely solid gold in each item.

One hour. The lead time a pilot has when relying on IBM Watson to predict turbulence. Now for horse races. Source: Jim Harris

100,000. The number of times spyware is downloaded from the Google Play service. Source: Digit.in

$3.7 million. Amount generated by a hacking group using the Ryuk ransomware. Source: Ars Technica

100. The number of types of inappropriate content banned by Chinese authorities. Source: Financial Times with a pay wall to make the factoid more valuable.

244. Number of secret Netflix categories. Source: Netflix Codes

$11. Cost of a training program which will teach you to do well on a programming interview. Source: Next Web

$17,164 per hour. The cost to run 2.5 million AWS HPC Tasks using 40,000 EC2 Spot Instances for  8 hours. Source: Jeff Barr, Amazon guru

48 percent. In 96 months, the growth of people viewing television over-the-air. Source: Techcrunch

Ah, crunchy factualities. Good for the mobile decision maker. Tasty too.

Stephen E Arnold, January 16, 2019

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