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Joerg Rings
Attended Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg
Lives in Oakland, CA
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Now you can run the LastPass Security Check to see how you may have been impacted by #Heartbleed :

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Yesterday we informed our community of the Heartbleed OpenSSL bug. In our blog post, we explained how this security issue impacted our service and what our users should know about the situation. We also built a tool to help o...
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dataset is a #Python library that claims to make working with #SQL databases as easy as working with .csv or JSON. Also, their mascot is a naked mole rat. Best library ever? 
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This looks interesting: The SHOGUN #MachineLearning Toolbox. Focusses on a unified framework to several SVM implementation, offers blending kernels. Also has LDA, hidden Markov models and more, handles flexible input and has Matlab, Octave, R and #Python bindings. And it is open source. Not sure what makes the "large-scale" part of it special.
 
SHOGUN 3.0.0 is now out!

We are proud to announce the 3.0 release of the Shogun Machine-Learning Toolbox. This release features the incredible projects of our 8 hard-working Google Summer of Code students. In addition, you get other cool new features as well as lots of internal improvements, bugfixes, and documentation improvements. To speak in numbers, we got  more than 2000 commits changing almost 400000 lines in more than 7000 files and increased the number of unit tests from 50 to 600. This is the largest release that Shogun ever had! Visit http://shogun-toolbox.org/ while it is fresh.

Everyone likes screenshots. Well, we have got something better!
All of the GSoC projects (and more) are now documented in the form of IPython notebooks, combining machine learning fundamentals, code, and plots. Those are a great looking way that we chose to document our framework from now on. Have a look at them by clicking at the bottom thumbnails on http://shogun-toolbox.org .

Continue reading the whole release notes on the mailinglist
http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.comp.ai.machine-learning.shogun/4068
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The gender pay gap per state is strongly correlated to Obama's vote share and the ratio of women in legislature. Bonus points for Nate Silver for providing the whole statistical summary and explains what stands in the way of concluding causation. Now he only needs to learn Python so he can actually provide a notebook of the full workflow. 
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Another day, another bad study that got twisted into "GMO food is dangerous" shattered, and of course the anti-GMO fear mongers stay silent...which is usually not their strong suit.
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If degrees were given out for distortion of information, Jon Entine would have matriculated with a phD.  

The study he is convinced disproves the possibility that miRNA can indeed cross the GI barrier and regulate animal genes was biased against finding plant miRNA. "Dickinson reports 1,207 and 1,081 reads (per million raw reads) corresponded to rice miRNA detected in rice-containing chow and even 
rice grain. This is inconsistent with previous high-throughput sequencing studies in rice3–5, in which much more abundant ricemiRNAs (generally 10% of total reads).....
Additoinally Dickinson failed to establish an accurate internal control." Zhang 

Entine fails to inform his readers of multiple inconvenient facts which are contrary to his distorted narrative.  

The Zhang group is not the only group which has identified plant miRNA in animals and human plasma. Wang, K. et al. PLoS ONE 7, e51009 (2012) have as well.

Also Eric Lam and co-workers at Rutgers University have shown that rabbits take up siRNAs derived from transgenic tomatoes through the gastrointestinal tract.  

As Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman points out the science of siRNA/ plant miRNA is in its infancy and larger studies with proper controls will need to be done to extend the findings by Zhang et al.  

This study funded by Monsanto, by the way, is not the final say on the subject.

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Survival Analysis in Python with lifelines

"Historically, survival analysis has been developed and applied heavily by the actuarial and medical community. Generally, its purpose is to answer why do events occur now versus later under uncertainity (where events might refer to deaths, disease remission, etc.). This is great for researchers who are interested in measuring lifetimes: they can answer questions like what factors might influence deaths?"
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I have several times tried #python  debuggers but never found anything worth using over log messages and prints...maybe this one will be useful 
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    Physics, 1999 - 2004
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