On eBay's Imperial Roman Coin market and History

eBay's Ancient Roman Coin market is likely the largest market place for ancient coins in today's world. Hundreds of thousands of ancient items exchanged hands through eBay's marketplace in the last year. In the last 7 months, more than a quarter of a million coins been listed on eBay alone…

Analysing 150,000 images shared in Syrian Civil War's Twitter community

Over my last few articles I have analysed the raw text and relations between users in a large data set of Tweets related to Syrian Civil War. Previous Articles in the series: The Most Documented War in History: Who talks about it? The Most Documented War in History: The TOW…

The Most Documented War in History: Who talks about it?

The discussion about the ongoing war in the context of geo-politics, modern warfare, and even morality is one that is as important as it is active. The more we discuss the war, the more we learn from it, and the less likely we are to repeat it. But the discussion…

The Most Documented War in History: The TOW Program

In mid 2012, The former head of Syria's chemical weapons, Major General Adnan Silu, declared that “All we need from NATO are two air attacks on the presidential palace to topple the regime and we will be able to control all the Syrian cities”. But two years later, amid clashes…

On linked lists, mapping, folding, and recursion

Let's talk about lists, or more specifically, linked lists. A linked list is a very simple data structure that represents ordered sequences. The beauty оf linked lists is the simplicity of implementing them and the beautiful recursive functions we can write to handle them. The concept is really straight forward…

Sieve of Eratosthenes

Click here to go directly to the visualization I made for the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm. I love algorithms. I’m also pretty uneducated when it comes to math (at least not as educated as I’d like to be) so I decided to give it a go and try…