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Notes from Data Science, Past, Present and Future

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One of my favorite podcasts on Data Science is by Ben Lorica from O’Reilly. You can find more about the Data Show Podcast here. This podcast is about Data Science Past, Present and Future – an interview with DJ Patil (a well-known Data Scientist). Here are a few snippets. Data Science is a big tent […]

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Restarting My Read Log

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I am restarting my Read Log. A read log is a blog of a list of things I read and find useful. I tweet some of them but Tweets have a short half-life. The inspiration for Read Log comes from different sources – Four short links by Nat, Brain Pickings from Maria, Farnam Street by […]

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Half Life of Knowledge

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How long is your knowledge relevant? In other words, what is the half-life of your knowledge? Wikipedia has a nice description of the half-life of knowledge The half-life of knowledge or half-life of facts is the amount of time that has to elapse before half of the knowledge or facts in a particular area is superseded or shown to be untrue. […]

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Why I Retweet

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There are several reasons. In no particular order: I like the message in the tweet. I resonate with it.  I like the link – typically a pointer to good reading material Because it provides a different point of view  I use it as a marker in my life – a part of my daily log […]

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Little Bits of History of my Programming Journey

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1972 – I wrote my first program in PDP-8 assembly language 1973-74 – Diagnostics for a clone of PDP-11 called TDC-16, early device drivers (they were called IOCS – input/output control systems). Early programs were written in Machine Language (coded in octal) since no assembler was available, keyed programs into the console using toggle switches (as binary code) […]

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition

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Mark Zuckerberg on Oculus Acquisition But this is just the start. After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting […]