This week we talk about Ferguson, executive orders, and how much people get paid! Plus aliens!

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  1. Tweeting Ferguson: how social media can (and cannot) facilitate protest
  2. Every President’s Executive Orders in One Chart 
  3. In-depth introduction to machine learning in 15 hours of expert videos 
  4. Data Predicts We’ll Find Aliens in 20 Years
    1. Lucianne Walkowicz’s SETI research using machine learning and Kepler data
  5. Round numbers
    1. Benford’s Law
  6. Bidirectionalized Bitemporal Databases
  7. Introducing Charted
  8. Uber’s Data Science Team Links Uber Rides and Prostitution
  9. 2014 Data Science Salary Survey
  10. The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are easy to forecast: Take X and add AI (via Chris Dixon’s blog)