Data on what Uber drivers make

How are Uber fares calculated? When someone takes a ride with you, they are charged a fare plus a “Rider Fee”. The fare for UberX in Los Angeles is currently $0.18 a minute + $1 a mile. If there is “Surge Pricing” then the entire fare is multiplied by that number. Surge Pricing means Uber increases…

Ashley Madison data analysis: lots of fake women

After searching through the Ashley Madison database and private email last week, I reported that there might be roughly 12,000 real women active on Ashley Madison. Now, after looking at the company’s source code, it’s clear that I arrived at that low number based in part on a misunderstanding of the evidence. Equally clear is…

Who knew urologists were so conservative?

The interesting section is below the top graphic – you can click to zero in on certain occupations. Not surprisingly, college presidents are much more conservative than faculty. http://verdantlabs.com/politics_of_professions/  

Data on usage of fuck and shit

North Carolina uses both frequently, one of the many things that makes it a such great place to live. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/17/map-curse-words-united-states-shit-asshole-fuck-fuckboy  

Data on female serial killers

Female serial killers are more rare than their male counterparts, but they aren’t nonexistent; about one in six serial murderers is a woman. […] She and her colleagues started at murderpedia.org, an online encyclopedia of serial killers and mass murderers. They ultimately identified sixty-four female serial killers who were active between 1821 and 2008. The researchers…