A great portrait of Donald Knuth by the NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/17/science/donald-knuth-computers-algorithms-programming.html
@alan I also feel the same way. My issue is the interpretability of DL models. Especially, when developed by people who lack knowledge in some basic ML concepts. This has frustrated me enough that I started a movement around what I call Shallow Learning. Most of what people think they need a DL model for, could easily be a good fit for logistic regression or some simple decision tree logic.
I hope the people working for J&J who lied for all these years die a slow and very painful death
Great piece by the NYT about our location data and how it can be used https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/12/10/business/location-data-privacy-apps.html
Since you might have lost it I recently published a thorough tutorial to doing machine learning in #Clojure with #XGBoost https://www.rdisorder.eu/2018/12/03/machine-learning-clojure-xgboost/
I like #Python but lately there are many things going "wrong", pipenv is a very good example https://chriswarrick.com/blog/2018/07/17/pipenv-promises-a-lot-delivers-very-little
Why You Should Never, Ever Use Quora
So, a device that should help people with cardio diseases is not for people with cardio diseases... Very well done again, Apple https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/business/economy/apple-now-says-its-smartwatch-app-to-detect-atrial-fibrillation-is-not-for-those-with-atrial-fibrillation/2018/12/06/cb5c46bc-f978-11e8-8c9a-860ce2a8148f_story.html
I almost forgot that in this old post ("The most difficult thing in Data Science: Politics") I compared data scientists who are unable to communicate to Anton Chigurh (remember "No Country for Old Men"?) and I have to say that it is pretty spot on!! https://www.rdisorder.eu/2017/09/13/most-difficult-thing-data-science-politics/
Jira is an anti pattern https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/09/jira-is-an-antipattern/
Easy & simple #Clojure REPL for absolute beginners http://blog.klipse.tech//clojure/2018/12/09/easy-clojure.html
Choose Firefox Now, Or Later You Won't Get A Choice
I never thought I'd see Microsoft throw in the towel on their browser engine. Or that, by the time it happened, I'd see that as a bad thing. Monoculture is still a problem, no matter who runs it. Firefox is going to be even more important in the future.
A detailed tutorial that's good even for #Clojure newcomers on how to productively do machine learning with clj-boost https://www.rdisorder.eu/2018/12/03/machine-learning-clojure-xgboost/
@alan I agree, UK, Japan and New Zealand all are instantly recognisable as large islands. But Italia is different -- it is anthropomorphic, instantly relatable -- it is a leg (or boot).
Also, it's even more beautiful at ground level than it is from space! :)
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