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Offline Thom

Time for a new pivot?
« on: February 13, 2016, 01:43:03 am »
Gotcha! Thought I was referring to a sweeping change in the direction of BitShares, didn't you? Yes, I have posted about that many times before, and not with much good to say about it - the Merger, BitShares 1 ---> 2.0 those things.

Totally different topic this pivot, and hopefully this will be viewed as a positive post.

What am I talking about? THIS:

I saw this TED talk and I instantly thought of this forum, then I wondered if this way of viewing Big Data might provide useful insights from visualizing BitShares blockchain data.

As humans we're exceptionally good at pattern recognition, even sometimes when it's not there. If we can expose large swaths of data to our visual pattern recognition CPU, we might be quite amazed at what we'll see.

I suspect a tool like "pivot" is not a free and open source I can download from somewhere online. But I am intrigued enough to look into it more and see what type of tools are in the works to explore databases or websites (like this forum for example) and how Pivot can be used to do it.


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Offline emailtooaj

Re: Time for a new pivot?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:43:19 am »
Wow, that's pretty damn cool.
So basically, it's another form of a web browser... A very cool one at that!
I can see how you'd find this intriguing too use this for viewing block chain info.  Would this be done via api? Or actually needing to read and view a block chain file?
Really cool find Thom.
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Re: Time for a new pivot?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:17:24 am »
Haha! You got me Thom  :P

That was waaaay cool. Thanks for sharing! 

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Re: Time for a new pivot?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 10:44:32 am »
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Re: Time for a new pivot?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2016, 12:44:11 pm »
Nice UI
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Re: Time for a new pivot?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2016, 05:00:00 pm »
Nice find man. 
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