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Calculating Summaries with Histogram Frequency Distributions · Advanced SQL · SILOTA
A histogram is a special type of column statistic that sorts values into buckets – as you might sort coins into buckets. Generating a histogram is a great way to understand the distribution of data. We'll look at multiple ways of generating histograms.
#technology  #sql  #statistics  #data.science  #postgresql 
13 days ago
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13 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Neko Case (23), Father John Misty (18), Thelonious Monk (5), Herbie Hancock (4) & Thelo…
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20 days ago
We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of discrete data such as text corpora.
We describe latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA), a generative probabilistic model for collections of
discrete data such as text corpora. LDA is a three-level hierarchical Bayesian model, in which each
item of a collection is modeled as a finite mixture over an underlying set of topics. Each topic is, in
turn, modeled as an infinite mixture over an underlying set of topic probabilities. In the context of
text modeling, the topic probabilities provide an explicit representation of a document. We pre...
#technology  #machine.learning  #public.good 
23 days ago
A 'wild mile' on the Chicago River? It might be closer than you think - Chicago Tribune
From the Cherry Avenue Bridge, the rehabilitated span for trains and pedestrians at the northern tip of Goose Island, the North Branch Canal of the Chicago River looks like a silty, murky mess. The riverbanks are scarred with concrete and wooden and metal retaining walls. Unruly trees pay the barriers no mind, stretching defiantly into the water, their sagging branches capturing a flotilla of plastic bags and beer cans.

#nature  #landscaping 
25 days ago
People are throwing too much garbage in the blue bin — and it's upending the economics of recycling - Baltimore Sun
When Marylanders first started tossing recyclables into the blue bin and setting it out by the curb about a decade ago, only a small percentage of the material ended up in a landfill or incinerator. Now, as much as a third of it gets trashed.

Local governments once made money selling off paper, bottles and cans. But this year many around the Baltimore region have started spending taxpayer money on recycling. That’s because a ton of recyclables fetches just a quarter of the price it ...
#environment  #recycling 
25 days ago
Rebel developers are trying to cure our smartphone addiction — with an app - The Washington Post
To understand why it’s so hard to pry yourself free from your phone, Facebook account and Twitter, you need to know about B.F. Skinner’s pigeons.

In the 1950s, Skinner began putting the birds in a box and training them to peck on a piece of plastic whenever they wanted food. Then the Harvard psychology researcher rigged the system so that not every peck would yield a tasty treat. It became random — a reward every three pecks, then five pecks, then two pecks.

The pigeons went crazy ...
#technology 
25 days ago
What Should Medicine Do When It Can’t Save You? | The New Yorker
Modern medicine is good at staving off death with aggressive interventions—and bad at knowing when to focus, instead, on improving the days that terminal patients have left.
#health 
26 days ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Oneohtrix Point Never (13), Max Richter (12), Beach House (8), Herbie Hancock (4) & Lou…
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27 days ago
A Gentle Introduction to Normality Tests in Python
An important decision point when working with a sample of data is whether to use parametric or nonparametric statistical methods.

Parametric statistical methods assume that the data has a known and specific distribution, often a Gaussian distribution. If a data sample is not Gaussian, then the assumptions of parametric statistical tests are violated and nonparametric statistical methods must be used.

There are a range of techniques that you can use to check if your data sample devi...
#technology  #machine.learning  #statistics 
29 days ago
The Death of a Once Great City | Harper's Magazine
ew York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year after the city’s supposed nadir in 1975, when it nearly went bankrupt. I have seen all the periods of boom and bust since, almost all of them related to the “paper economy” of finance and real estate speculation that took over the city long before it did the rest of the nation. But I have never seen what is going on now: the systematic, wholesale transformation of New York into a reserve of the obscenely wealthy and the barely here—a place increasingly devoid of the idiosyncrasy, the complexity, the opportunity, and the roiling excitement that make a city great.
4 weeks ago
Screenshots and screencasts
ubuntu screenshot instructions

Quickly take a screenshot of the desktop, a window, or an area at any time using these global keyboard shortcuts:

Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of the desktop.

Alt+Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of a window.

Shift+Prt Scrn to take a screenshot of an area you select.

When you use a keyboard shortcut, the image is automatically saved in your Pictures folder in your home folder with a file name that begins with Screenshot and includes the date and time it was taken.

If you do not have a Pictures folder, the images will be saved in your home folder instead.

You can also hold down Ctrl with any of the above shortcuts to copy the screenshot image to the clipboard instead of saving it.
#technology  #ubuntu 
4 weeks ago
Meet the campaign connecting affluent techies with progressive candidates around the country - The Verge
Paul Spencer, a Congressional candidate in Little Rock, Arkansas, has never worked at a tech company. He doesn’t represent tech industry issues. He doesn’t even own a laptop or smartphone. He typically dictates the tweets on his campaign’s official Twitter account; occasionally he’ll type them out on a campaign staffer’s computer. Sometime last year, he was tagged in a tweet with someone going by the handle of @Pinboard, who was telling Spencer that he could raise money for him.
#technology  #politics 
4 weeks ago
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Home - Illinois Sparkling Co.
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Home - August Hill Winery
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4 weeks ago
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volunteers braved the hot & humid weather to weed and pick seed. Meet our hero…
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No public official who allows these concentration camps to stand on American soil should enjoy a peaceful moment in…
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I learned a little bit about querying on Postgres JSONB columns when using ActiveRecord and it was neat so I though…
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4 weeks ago
Machine Learning Crash Course  |  Google Developers
Machine Learning Crash Course
with TensorFlow APIs
Google's fast-paced, practical introduction to machine learning
#technology  #machine.learning  #tutorial 
5 weeks ago
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I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials and then asked it to write an Olive Garden com…
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5 weeks ago
Prodigy - Radically efficient machine teaching
Radically efficient machine teaching.
An annotation tool powered
by active learning
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5 weeks ago
Building Better Writers With Machine Learning – eSpark Engineering Blog – Medium
I just published “Students in school today will be graduating into a world in which written communication is more…”
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Kali Uchis (15), Thelonious Monk (14), Father John Misty (13), The Bronx (9) & Radiohea…
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5 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Courtney Barnett (20), Flying Lotus (14), Avenged Sevenfold (9), Andy Shauf (5) & Bonni…
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7 weeks ago
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Look, . It's not just you. But you have to notice your own complicity in making women somehow culpable for…
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9 weeks ago
Killing the Coding Interview | Pete Holiday's Blog
Let me get straight to the point: you don’t have to see a person’s code to figure out whether they’re a good developer.

Over the past ten or so years, I’ve interviewed a lot of engineers. In that time, I’ve developed a set of techniques that allow me to quickly and accurately evaluate a developer without seeing their code.

I’m now convinced that it’s not only possible, but objectively better to do it that way.
#technology  #interviewing  #recruiting  #hiring 
9 weeks ago
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It's so rare to see someone acknowledge that interviewing is a skill that requires practice. Excited to try the cod…
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9 weeks ago
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9 weeks ago
Keras Documentation
Keras is a high-level neural networks API, written in Python and capable of running on top of TensorFlow, CNTK, or Theano. It was developed with a focus on enabling fast experimentation. Being able to go from idea to result with the least possible delay is key to doing good research.

Use Keras if you need a deep learning library that:

Allows for easy and fast prototyping (through user friendliness, modularity, and extensibility).
Supports both convolutional networks and recurrent networks, as well as combinations of the two.
Runs seamlessly on CPU and GPU.
#technology  #machine.learning 
9 weeks ago
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Grateful Dead (27), Black Moth Super Rainbow (17), Beth Orton (13), Julia Holter (11) &…
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9 weeks ago
no37_joepyeweed.pdf
A Comparative Study of Joe-Pye Weeds
(Eutrochium spp.) and Their Relatives
#landscaping 
10 weeks ago
Why the Democratic Party has to “fight dirty” if they want to beat the Repubilcans - Vox
I don’t think we can restore order by respecting rules that are not respected by Republicans. I do believe we’ll have to find a way to end this procedural war at some point, but now is not that time. Republicans need to know what it’s like to be on the other end of normative violations. The Republicans are behaving like a party that believes it will never be held accountable for anything they’re doing, and so far they haven’t been.
#politics 
11 weeks ago
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Bezos: "I have no idea what to do with all this money!"
me: pay your workers a living wage
Bezos: "Look at this 'Am…
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11 weeks ago
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I ran into Father John Misty in a hotel once and it seemed inconsequential at the time but
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12 weeks ago
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every blog post justifying a design decision in a hot new language is like "the problem with [old language] is that…
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12 weeks ago
Justin Searls on Twitter: "If I wanted to take a trip to the US Northeast for the express purpose to eat as much lobster as cheaply as I can, where and when should I go?"
If I wanted to take a trip to the US Northeast for the express purpose to eat as much lobster as cheaply as I can, where and when should I go? Maine
#food 
12 weeks ago
The Road Becomes What You Leave on Vimeo
The Road Becomes What You Leave is a meditative documentary following the band Magnolia Electric Co. as as they travel across the prairies of Canada. Jason Molina
#music 
12 weeks ago
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When you're leaving a big company to interview at a startup, there are some hidden questions you might not know to…
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12 weeks ago
httpbin(1): HTTP Client Testing Service
Testing an HTTP Library can become difficult sometimes. RequestBin is fantastic for testing POST requests, but doesn't let you control the response. This exists to cover all kinds of HTTP scenarios. Additional endpoints are being considered.
#technology  #networking  #web.programming  #api 
12 weeks ago
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RT : I just heard my all-time favorite thing said by an NBA play-by-play announcer, as Ricky Rubio made a shot over Step…
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Hans Zimmer (5), Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane (3), Big Star (2), Black Swans (2) & G…
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april 2018
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april 2018
Can Dirt Save the Earth? - The New York Times
Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.
#environment  #landscaping 
april 2018
Syncthing
Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet.
#technology  #backups 
april 2018
GitHub - zulip/zulip: Zulip server - powerful open source team chat
also one of the coolest things about zulip is that it's open source! . dozens of people cont…
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april 2018
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april 2018
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zulip: chat software I love (!)
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april 2018
Zulip
zulip: chat software I love (!)
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april 2018
Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.
Standard Ebooks is a volunteer driven, not-for-profit project that produces new editions of public domain ebooks that are lovingly formatted, open source, and free.

Ebook projects like Project Gutenberg transcribe ebooks and make them available for the widest number of reading devices. Standard Ebooks takes ebooks from sources like Project Gutenberg, formats and typesets them using a carefully designed and professional-grade style manual, lightly modernizes them, fully proofreads and corrects them, and then builds them to create a new edition that takes advantage of state-of-the-art ereader and browser technology.
#technology  #literature 
april 2018
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♫ My Top 5 artists: Black Moth Super Rainbow (10), Mates of State (6), Cowboy Junkies (4), The National (4)…
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april 2018
The High Price of Generosity | Chicago magazine | C Notes February 2013
For many years Hoffman remained anonymous. He wasn’t interested in making money from his YAB projects. One pseudonym he kept was Sighn, and each new project seemed to have a new fictionalized master puppeteer. But Hoffman wants to transition to being a full-time artist and that means making income from projects like these. So recently, as the YAB closes in on the ten-year mark, he stepped into the light.
#art 
april 2018
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: Thelonious Monk (5), Earth Girl Helen Brown (1), High on Fire (1), Melvins (1) & Overki…
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march 2018
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An hour ago I had to guess on an old health website 'What is your favorite teacher'. Turns out long ago I h…
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march 2018
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I didn't drop everything.... but here you go :) Enjoy.
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march 2018
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♫ My Top 5 artists: St. Vincent (29), Ty Segall (20), Queens of the Stone Age (8), Earth Girl Helen Brown (…
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march 2018
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I’m very lucky to work with such an intelligent and passionate group of people.
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march 2018
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"Every piece of code we commit, every email we send, and every meeting we have is driven by an unwavering commitmen…
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march 2018
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We were featured in for the social good we do at . I'm very proud to be a part of thi…
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march 2018
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This comment by is a sort of "Node.js, The Good Parts". Read it, especially if you tend to look do…
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march 2018
Announcing Civiqs: the coolest thing I've helped build since Daily Kos
Behold, Civiqs—a division of Kos Media, separate from Daily Kos, with its own team but under the same corporate umbrella. And what does Civiqs offer? Exactly what we hoped for: the ability to scientifically track data EVERY SINGLE DAY on dozens of issues, candidates, and campaigns, so we can see how events affect public opinion in real time.
#politics  #technology 
march 2018
Twitter
♫ My Top 5 artists: The Decemberists (21), Thelonious Monk (17), Springtime Carnivore (16), Ella Fitzgerald…
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march 2018
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The "Vim Clutch": A USB footpedal that connects to Vim and toggles you in and out of "insert" mode --…
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