We’ll be rounding the bases soon to 3,000,000 total!
Professor Brian Kernighan explains where GREP Came From - Computerphile... essentially spurred by a project to determine who wrote the Federalists Papers. An interesting watch for computer nerds like me.
Six months into the coronavirus crisis, there’s a growing consensus about a central question: How do people become infected?Read the rest at the WSJ
It’s not common to contract Covid-19 from a contaminated surface, scientists say. And fleeting encounters with people outdoors are unlikely to spread the coronavirus.
Instead, the major culprit is close-up, person-to-person interactions for extended periods. Crowded events, poorly ventilated areas and places where people are talking loudly—or singing, in one famous case—maximize the risk.
Just finished “Daily Rituals” by Mason Currey. Essentially a catalog of famous artists daily rituals. Some crazy, some mundane, some interesting. Not bad... the bottom line is regardless of the daily ritual, if you do it every day and you may actually accomplish something.
You can find it here —> https://www.audible.com/pd/Daily-Rituals-Audiobook/B00H574D4A
When covid-19 hit, we started buying things we’d never bought before. The shift was sudden: the mainstays of Amazon’s top ten—phone cases, phone chargers, Lego—were knocked off the charts in just a few days. Nozzle, a London-based consultancy specializing in algorithmic advertising for Amazon sellers, captured the rapid change in [a] simple graph......
But they have also affected artificial intelligence, causing hiccups for the algorithms that run behind the scenes in inventory management, fraud detection, marketing, and more. Machine-learning models trained on normal human behavior are now finding that normal has changed, and some are no longer working as they should.Read the rest in the MIT Technology Review - "Our weird behavior during the pandemic is messing with AI models"