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Max(Orly)

I got results today on a project that I have been working on off and on for a while involving the blogging activity of Orly Taitz.

Since I started this site around the beginning of December, 2008, I have posted quite a few articles, 2,432 to be exact. Compare that to Orly Taitz who in the slightly-shorter period between April 18, 2009 and today published 12,314.

Of course there is no comparison between these two figures because I write thoughtful articles for publication, while Taitz articles are often just titles with no text, dumps of comments and emails, and copies of legal documents—either hers, or from someone else. Still there are a lot of them, and each one of them represents some action taken to publish it.

I have on occasion observed Orly Taitz posting articles at odd hours. Unfortunately, unlike this site, one cannot tell the time that an Orly Taitz article was published unless you happen to be there at the time, only the date is shown. What I wondered was whether there was any pattern to Orly’s blogging, perhaps a swing between active and inactive periods. Answering this question is my overall project.

The largest number of articles that Taitz published on a single day was 42, on November 30, 2009, followed closely by 38 posts on the day before. Here is the full chart (click to enlarge):

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Now that I have the data (number of posts and date) I’m wondering what to do with it. One immediate observation is that she posts something just about every day, and that’s good for growing readership.

Note: this information was obtained solely by retrieving published pages from Orly’s site and is not the result of any “hacking” or other nefarious activity. The security and integrity of Orly’s site was not in any way compromised through the gathering of this information.

16 Responses to Max(Orly)

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    donna October 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

    with all of her bizziness, it’s a wonder she has time to color her hair

    i believe in “quality” and not “quantity” doc – she has nothing on you with respect to in depth analysis and credible sources

    KUDOS

    as jon stewart said to fox’s bret baier:

    Baier responds with a question: “why are we the best-rated news show?”

    Stewart responds in snippy form: “I wasn’t aware that news ratings equals quality.

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    Phil Cave October 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm #

    And no animals were injured in the process.

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    American Mzungu October 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Doc, any rough estimate of the time she has spent on writing/posting articles on her website?

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    mheuss October 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    American Mzungu:
    Doc, any rough estimate of the time she has spent on writing/posting articles on her website?

    As someone who often reads Orly’s site, I’d estimate Orly spends between 10 and 15 seconds for each article published. On ones that require an extra thought, she has been estimated to spend almost 30 seconds.

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 15, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    As donna and mheuss have pointed out, I don’t do the kind of blogging she does so I don’t have anything to reference in my own experience. Just the mechanics of getting an article into WordPress using the web interface probably takes a couple of minutes. Orly doesn’t apply categories and tags to her articles, which reduces the amount of time.

    I could spend 3 hours or even more on one feature article, like

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2012/10/the-birther-contribution-to-american-jurisprudence/

    Still, for me most of the time in blogging is not writing articles, but in reading the web, reading and answering emails, reading legal briefs, reading comments, and thinking about what’s happening. I’ve even authored 3 new Wikipedia articles.

    American Mzungu: Doc, any rough estimate of the time she has spent on writing/posting articles on her website?

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    Dave October 15, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    You didn’t just do this to provoke a paranoid response from Taitz, did you?

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    No, and the final paragraph of the article is there intentionally to reduce the chance of such a response.

    Dave: You didn’t just do this to provoke a paranoid response from Taitz, did you?

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    bob j October 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    I love how comments from certain articles {headlines}, become articles { headlines} themselves, with a red article { headline} next to the comment, which had just become the article {headline}. Also, some articles { headlines} are on multiple pages. Do the redundant articles factor into her total articles as just one article, or as many times as it has been posted?

    With all the time she spends asking her minions for help, it would be nice if she would ask someone to design a readable website.

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    Slartibartfast October 16, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Doc,

    I have a suggestion for what to do with the data—run it through a Fourier transform (preferably one with complex valued outputs instead of just the power spectral density). This sort of analysis was (in my opinion) the key piece of my thesis and I would be glad to give you any advice or help on the technical details that I can (call it a thank you for the link to the explosion point theorem—which I very much enjoyed). I’ve wanted to apply this sort of analysis to birthers (I was going to use it on comments at Dr. k(H)ate’s, but I haven’t got around to collecting the data) for some time and have a very good idea how it could be used to see what sort of cyclic patterns are in her posts as well as how they vary over time (if you use a complex valued transform you might even be able to get information about how her sleeping habits are varying over the period you’ve got data for. FYI, the avatar I’m using in this post is a part of a Fourier transform figure displaying heterodyning from my thesis… Just sayin’… 😉

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    Slartibartfast October 16, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    By the way, if I were you, I would expect to be accused of nefarious activity (I’ve been falsely accused of such for doing less sophisticated analysis than you are [using nothing but information freely available on the web—just like you])—most people don’t have any idea the amount of information that can be mined from website data by anyone with a modicum of expertise and assume you couldn’t have gotten it legitimately. I suggest documenting everything you do as carefully as possible, just in case (it is Orly you’re talking about…).

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    Northland10 October 16, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    bob j: With all the time she spends asking her minions for help, it would be nice if she would ask someone to design a readable website.

    I expect she would avoid that since her first webmaster issues are part of the beast that is Liberi v. Taitz.

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    Paul Pieniezny October 16, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    mheuss: As someone who often reads Orly’s site, I’d estimate Orly spends between 10 and 15 seconds for each article published. On ones that require an extra thought, she has been estimated to spend almost 30 seconds.

    Now you are joking. Just getting all that prose through a spelling checker would probably take much longer. And I am sure she is using a spelling checker, because the only time she mixes up R and P or H and N or B and V is when the spelling checker could not possibly know.

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    The Magic M October 16, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Slartibartfast: I suggest documenting everything you do as carefully as possible, just in case

    I guess most people around here would *pay* for Orly suing them. I, for one, would, but chances she’ll manage proper service in Germany are even slimmer than in the US, though I may waive that objection…

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    Slartibartfast October 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm #

    All the more reason to document everything that’s been done impeccably—it makes an even better contrast between you and Orly for the judge… 😉

    Besides, the birthers love god of the gaps arguments—why give them any more opportunity than necessary?

    The Magic M: I guess most people around here would *pay* for Orly suing them. I, for one, would, but chances she’ll manage proper service in Germany are even slimmer than in the US, though I may waive that objection…

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 17, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    The methodology I used was to go to the home page and just keep clicking “Keep looking” so any of those multi-depth pseudo-articles that WordPress creates to hold images wouldn’t be counted.

    bob j: . Do the redundant articles factor into her total articles as just one article, or as many times as it has been posted?

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 17, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    I have had trouble with H and N ever since I took Russian in College in 1968.

    Paul Pieniezny: And I am sure she is using a spelling checker, because the only time she mixes up R and P or H and N or B and V is when the spelling checker could not possibly know.