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Brian McMahan
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious - Albert Einstein
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious - Albert Einstein
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Checkout this really cool technology from Star Wars
that now exists today...

See more here: http://goo.gl/gGq9HS
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Every. Single. Time. I try to do anything involving Scikit (http://scikit-learn.org/), I end up in a down-the-rabbit-hole of reading up on their modules. 
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What I do when I'm bored:
lazy = lambda x=1: [x, lambda y=x*2:lazy(y)]
A lazy list in python
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Pretty awesome article on the nature of variables in python.

http://www.jeffknupp.com/blog/2012/11/13/is-python-callbyvalue-or-callbyreference-neither/
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Written by recent Stanford CS PhD graduate, Philip Guo, this is an amazing read and details the trials and travails of getting a PhD that is incredibly relate-able

+Josh V  +Aditya Bhargava 

http://pgbovine.net/PhD-memoir/pguo-PhD-grind.pdf
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An interesting look at the old ways of approaching AI vs. the newer trends.  While I agree with Chomsky's take on the statistical "if we have enough data, we don't need to know what it's describing" approach that Norvig seems to be advocating, I do not think it needs to be such a dichotomous relationship.  As with all things, the extremes are usually not the answer and the solution lies somewhere in the medium.  

Personally, my take on the linguistic distinction is multiple models exist, operating under the illusion of homogeneity but really coordinating heterogeneous systems that leverage machine learning paradigms to fill in the experiential gaps... But give me a couple years, a PhD thesis, and a tenure track until you ask me for proof. 
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