April, 2024

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5 Free Courses to Master Math for Data Science

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Want to learn math for data science? Check out these three courses to learn linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and more.

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The Man Who Killed Google Search

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This is the story of how Google Search died, and the people responsible for killing it. The story begins on February 5th 2019, when Ben Gomes, Google’s head of search, had a problem.

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Utilizing Pandas AI for Data Analysis

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Bring the latest AI implementation to Pandas to improve your data workflow.

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TSMC's debacle in the desert: Missed deadlines and tension among coworkers

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was slated to open a plant in Phoenix, Arizona in 2024. It aimed to bring thousands jobs, but the expansion hasn’t taken off.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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Why Cats Knock Stuff Over (2023)

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Why do cats like to push stuff over edges and then curiously watch the fallen object? I suggest that they are play-hunting, and are testing the ‘prey’ for liveness & playing-dead, similarly to tossing or poking it with claws.

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The death of the 60/40 portfolio

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April 21, 2024 The topic for this issue focuses on portfolio management in an era of less structural disinflation, and more broadly how a portfolio can be improved relative to the basic 60/40 portfolio.

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NASA's Voyager 1 Resumes Sending Engineering Updates to Earth

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After some inventive sleuthing, the mission team can — for the first time in five months — check the health and status of the most distant human-made object in existence.

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JEDEC Extends DDR5 Memory Specification to 8800 MT/s, Adds Anti-Rowhammer Features

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When JEDEC released its DDR5 specification (JESD79) back in 2020, the standard setting organization defined precise specs for modules with speed bins of up to 6400 MT/s , while leaving the spec open to further expansions with faster memory as technology progressed. Now, a bit more than three-and-a-half years later, and the standards body and its members are gearing up to release a faster generation of DDR5 memory, which is being laid out in the newly updated JESD79-JC5 specification.

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Intel Meteor Lake's NPU

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AI is a hot topic and Intel doesn't want to be left out, so their Meteor Lake mobile processor integrates a Neural Processing Unit (NPU). Intel internally refers to the NPU as "NPU 3720", though I haven't seen that name used in marketing materials.

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It's not your age that's slowing your metabolism, new research says

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It’s a generally accepted belief that as you age, your resting metabolism slows — especially over age 40. Not true, says an August study published in the journal Science. Fitness expert Dana Santas shares four science-backed ways to boost your metabolism.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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Do insects have an inner life? Animal consciousness needs a rethink

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A declaration signed by dozens of scientists says there is “a realistic possibility” for elements of consciousness in reptiles, insects and molluscs. A declaration signed by dozens of scientists says there is “a realistic possibility” for elements of consciousness in reptiles, insects and molluscs.

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Apple acquires French startup behind AI and computer vision technology

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Apple has reportedly acquired Datakalab, a Paris, France-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence compression and computer vision technology. According to.

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From a Lorry Driver to Ruby on Rails Developer at 38

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I recently had the pleasure to interview Pedro David Garcia Lopez, a Ruby and Rails developer based in UK, who used to be a Lorry driver. What's interesting is that he decided to become a developer at the age of 38. This post shares his story and I hope you find it as inspiring as I did!

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Two lifeforms merge in once-in-a-billion-years evolutionary event

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Scientists have discovered that a once-in-a-billion-years evolutionary event is underway, as two lifeforms have merged into one organism that boasts abilities its peers would envy. Last time this happened, Earth got plants.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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GitHub comments abused to push malware via Microsoft repo URLs

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A GitHub flaw, or possibly a design decision, is being abused by threat actors to distribute malware using URLs associated with a Microsoft repository, making the files appear trustworthy.

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Relatively Universal ROM Programmer Makes Retro Tech Hacking Accessible

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There's treasures hidden in old technology, and you deserve to be able to revive it. Whether it's old personal computer platforms, vending machines, robot arms, or educational kits based on retro plat.

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Tesla Recalls All Cybertrucks for Faulty Accelerator Pedals

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Tesla is recalling all 3,878 Cybertrucks that it has shipped to date, due to a problem where the accelerator pedal can get stuck, putting drivers at risk of a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall caps a tumultuous week for Tesla.

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HelloKitty ransomware rebrands, releases CD Projekt and Cisco data

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An operator of the HelloKitty ransomware operation announced they changed the name to 'HelloGookie,' releasing passwords for previously leaked CD Projekt source code, Cisco network information, and decryption keys from old attacks. [.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Why do some leading geologists reject the term "Anthropocene"?

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Scientists, journalists, and artists often say that we live in the Anthropocene, a new age in which humans shape the Earth. Why do some leading geologists reject the term?

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Llama 3 feels significantly less censored than its predecessor

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Compared to Llama 2, Llama 3 feels much less censored. Meta has substantially lowered false refusal rates. Llama 3 will refuse less than 1/3 of the prompts previously refused by Llama 2.

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Volkswagen workers vote overwhelmingly to join the UAW

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Hourly workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee overwhelming voted to join the United Auto Workers late Friday, a major breakthrough in the union’s effort to organize workers at plants nationwide.

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Apple Cuts Vision Pro Shipments as Demand Falls 'Sharply Beyond Expectations'

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Apple has dropped the number of Vision Pro units that it plans to ship in 2024, going from an expected 700 to 800k units to just 400k to 450k units,

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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50 Years Later, This Apollo-Era Antenna Still Talks to Voyager 2

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For more than 50 years, Deep Space Station 43 has been an invaluable tool for space probes as they explore our solar system and push into the beyond. The DSS-43 radio antenna, located at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex , near Canberra, Australia, keeps open the line of communication between humans and probes during NASA missions. Today more than 40 percent of all data retrieved by celestial explorers, including Voyagers , New Horizons , and the Mars Curiosity rover , comes through

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How Perfectly Can Reality Be Simulated?

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Video-game engines were designed to mimic the mechanics of the real world. They’re now used in movies, architecture, military simulations, and efforts to build the metaverse.

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Halo 2 in HD: Pushing the Original Xbox to the Limit

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Everything I went through to add support for HD resolutions to Halo 2 on the Original Xbox. From patching the game's rendering engine and memory allocator, to hot patching the Xbox OS, to overclocking the GPU and running performance benchmarks.

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The forgotten war on beepers

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30 years before parents and lawmakers sought to save youth from smartphones via age limits and bans in schools, a similar conversation took place about a pre-cursor to the cellphone: pagers Through the 1980s pagers became increasingly popular with teens, and also:

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The Path to Product Excellence: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Enhancing Communication

Speaker: David Bard, Principal at VP Product Coaching

In the fast-paced world of digital innovation, success is often accompanied by a multitude of challenges - like the pitfalls lurking at every turn, threatening to derail the most promising projects. But fret not, this webinar is your key to effective product development! Join us for an enlightening session to empower you to lead your team to greater heights.

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Tesla Cybertruck No Match For Car Wash

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After just a couple of months and a few thousand miles of ownership, Tik Tok user @captian.ad’s Tesla Cybertruck was effectively a several-thousand-pound paperweight for several hours. After taking his truck to the beach and stopping off at a car wash to clean it up, he parked the truck in his garage, where it decided… Read more.

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US Senate to Vote on a Wiretap Bill That Critics Call ‘Stasi-Like’

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A controversial bill reauthorizing the Section 702 spy program may force whole new categories of businesses to eavesdrop on the US government’s behalf, including on fellow Americans.

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Vaccine breakthrough means no more chasing strains

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[Scientists at UC Riverside have demonstrated a new, RNA-based vaccine strategy that is effective against any strain of a virus and can be used safely even by babies or the immunocompromised.

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A quick post on Chen's algorithm

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If you're a normal person — that is, a person who doesn't obsessively follow the latest cryptography news — you probably didn't spend a lot of time on last week's cryptography bombshell.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.