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Private Parking Auctions In Large Cities

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8361317   This paper tackles the issue of parking issues in large crowded cities. It uses the ideas of auctions to tackle parking in these areas. I find this to be interesting because it does not initially seem to be a problem that can be handled with auctions. However, the way the author approaches this […]

RIP Google PageRank score

RIP Google PageRank score: A retrospective on how it ruined the web Originally, Google’s PageRank was a tool to determine the “importance” of a given page, derived from the number of pages linking to it. However, once Google made this information public in 2000, the economy of buying and selling links in order to increase […]

Pagerank Vices and Relevance

Piqued by the notion of websites being valued using page rank, I searched the page rank of cornell.edu. (tbh: I don’t know how accurate this source is: https://checkpagerank.net/) But the result wasn’t not different from what I had expected. This then further interested to me to explore ways people have tried to exploit this, leading […]

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