Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 retrospective

Only now at the end of 2015 we can realize the magnitude of a whole year and what we managed to accomplish in this time. For us, at TheWebMiner this year was a full one, marked by new experiences, connections, and most important, successful data extractions.

More than that, 2015 was a productive year. After doing an internship with several students from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies we managed to expand our team with one member, a devoted programmer just as passionate about this science as any of us.

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Where are the flying cars?

Flying cars

2015 came, and by now is almost gone and we can see that we’ve been mostly deceived by popular expectations from the media industry like hover boards, flying cars or laser guns.

It’s obvious that we all wish for such cool gadgets and we are eager to use them, but are we actually? in this matter data science has a word and establishes itself as an expression of people’s hidden wishes by underlining not what they say or what they wish but actually what people do in order to fulfill a goal. By now we determined that people love to read or watch SF but don’t actually want to experiment dangerous technologies that can be unstable and as much as The Jetsons inspired security things are not quite so, and from a darwinian point of view it’s the most normal thing to do.

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How to mount an existing EBS to an amazon instance

By existing, I want to say a non empty EBS, a formatted device 🙂

It’s very simple:

1. Use lsblk  command to view all attached devices:

[ec2-user ~]$ lsblk
xvdf 202:80 0 22G 0 disk
xvda1 202:1 0 8G 0 disk /

2. create dir and mount device:

[ec2-user ~]$ sudo mkdir /mnt/my-data
[ec2-user ~]$ sudo mount /dev/xvdf /mnt/my-data