Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Learning Math for Machine Learning

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Learning Math for Machine Learning

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Vincent Chen is a student at Stanford University studying Computer Science. He is also a Research Assistant at the Stanford AI Lab. It’s not entirely clear what level of mathematics is necessary to get started in machine learning, especially for those who didn’t study math or statistics in school. In this piece, my goal is…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How to tell the difference between persuasion and manipulation

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Detail from a 1973 Chesterfield cigarettes advertisement. Photo courtesy Wikipedia Robert Noggle is professor of philosophy at Central Michigan University. He is the author of Taking Responsibility For Children (2007), co-edited with Samantha Brennan. 1,400 words Edited by Sam Dresser Republish Calling someone manipulative is a criticism of that person’s character. Saying that you have…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How we scaled nginx and saved the world 54 years every day

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How we scaled nginx and saved the world 54 years every day

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The @Cloudflare team just pushed a change that improves our network’s performance significantly, especially for particularly slow outlier requests. How much faster? We estimate we’re saving the Internet ~54 years *per day* of time we’d all otherwise be waiting for sites to load.— Matthew Prince (@eastdakota) June 28, 2018 10 million websites, apps and APIs…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers China’s Peer-to-Peer Lenders Are Falling Like Dominoes as Panic Spreads

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers China’s Peer-to-Peer Lenders Are Falling Like Dominoes as Panic Spreads

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The shakeout in China’s $192 billion peer-to-peer lending industry is accelerating at a rapid clip.At least 118 platforms have failed this month through early Friday, according to Shanghai-based Yingcan Group, whose tally for July stood at 57 just three days ago. The number of failures, which includes platforms that have halted operations or come under…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers That time in 1994 when Steve Jobs got to use a device like an iPhone

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers That time in 1994 when Steve Jobs got to use a device like an iPhone

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Chris: There were probably some hard feelings a couple of decades ago but none lingering, not even those that may have been there wouldn’t have been squarely aimed at you. Since you were in charge of dealing with 3’d party developers I think I always realized you had a hand in the onboarding of AOL,…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Password breach teaches Reddit that, yes, phone-based 2FA is that bad

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WEAK LINK IN THE 2FA CHAIN — Attackers steal password data, user messages, email addresses, and more. Dan Goodin – Aug 1, 2018 8:50 pm UTC A newly disclosed breach that stole password data and private messages is teaching Reddit officials a lesson that security professionals have known for years: two-factor authentication (2FA) that uses…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech JBL’s Google-powered smart display launches next month for $250

Hexbyte – Science and Tech JBL’s Google-powered smart display launches next month for $250

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The very first Google Smart Display — basically, a Google Home with a screen on it — was launched by Lenovo last week. And now, JBL has started taking preorders on its own smart display, called the Link View, which looks like it’ll be the second model to hit stores. It’s supposed to start shipping…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech June 2018 NPD: Mario Tennis Aces serves up a smash hit for Nintendo

Hexbyte – Science and Tech June 2018 NPD: Mario Tennis Aces serves up a smash hit for Nintendo

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The games industry brought in $1.08 billion in June, up 25 percent year-over-year, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Nintendo’s Mario Tennis Aces made quite a racket when it debuted on June 22, shooting up to become the best-selling title of the month. The popularity of multiplayer games like Epic’s Fortnite continued to contribute to high sales…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Vizio is launching a free streaming service and giving it its own TV input

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Vizio is launching a free streaming service and giving it its own TV input

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Vizio is partnering with Pluto TV to add a free video streaming service, called WatchFree, to “nearly all” of the company’s SmartCast televisions. WatchFree will get its own dedicated input, so it’ll have nearly the same prominence as your HDMI inputs and the main SmartCast screen. WatchFree is rolling out starting today. When you switch…

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Parents Hiring Thousands of ‘Fortnite’ Tutors, Coaches for Young Children

Hexbyte – Science and Tech Parents Hiring Thousands of ‘Fortnite’ Tutors, Coaches for Young Children

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In an effort to boost their children’s self-confidence and friendship base, parents are paying “coaches” to help tutor them in the wildly popular video game Fortnite.Fortnite coaches for children and teenagers are being hired for between $10 and $20 an hour through websites such as Gamer Sensei and Bidvine, The Wall Street Journal first reported. With analytics…