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Honored to be covered in The Wall Street Journal today. The main news is that salesforce.com has joined as an investor in the Alchemist Accelerator, which is where wise.io kicked off and learned so much.

http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2014/01/17/enterprise-is-where-the-money-is-why-salesforce-backs-alchemist-accelerator/
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My (pessimistic) take on bitcoin. Was my father's day gift to myself to spend the time to get it out of my head.

http://5nf5.blogspot.com/2013/06/bitcoins-are-dead-long-live-cryptocurrency.html
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The 4th edition of our  #python   bootcamp is coming Aug 26-28 to +UC Berkeley. Pre-registration just opened: pythonbootcamp
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How creeped out will you be when you get a product recommendation on your mobile phone based on a dream you had last night? What if Amazon.com bought and sent a present in your name to a loved one that it perceived as needing more attention from you?

Here's my new blog entry asking the question "Is there an uncanny valley of machine intelligence?"  

http://5nf5.blogspot.com/2013/05/uncanny-valley-of-machine-intelligence.html

Consider a Hackernews Upvote if you like...
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5727036
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Congrats to Fernando Pérez on winning the Free Software Foundation award at #libreplanet. My little write up about Fernando http://about.wise.io/2013/03/23/fernando-perez.html #ipython #python #pydata
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Haven't been called a nerd since high school, but it's all good. A little snapshot into what our company is doing with machine learning.
http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/19/data-science-nerds-bring-machine-learning-to-the-masses-exclusive/
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Being called a nerd is basically like being labelled an OG at this point. Enjoy
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Mad props to +Joseph Richards at UC Berkeley who predicted every state correct using a Bayesian stats model to debias the polling data. Even Nate Silver doesn't publish his posterior distributions for each state.

Here's what he wrote in an email the night before the election (10:18pm Monday):

"- Obama has a 98.5% probability of being re-elected
- The closest states are: Florida, Colorado, Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio. The probability that Obama wins FL is 54.4%.
- The most likely outcome, by far, is that Obama gets 332 electoral votes
- There are substantial biases in the polling agencies. The most right-leaning polling agencies are: Mason-Dixon, Gravis, and Rasmussen. The most left-leaning agencies are: NBC and PPP. Mason-Dixon favors Romney by an average of 1.5% over the polling average.
- Note that if I only consider the last ~2 weeks of national polling data, then Obama's win percentage jumps to 99.9%."
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Register now for the 3rd incarnation of Hot-wiring!
 
Registration is now open for Hot-wiring the Transient Universe III! 
http://hotwireduniverse.org
13-15 November 2013
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hot-wiring the Transient Universe 3 will explore opportunities and challenges of massively parallel time domain surveys coupled with rapid coordinated multi-wavelength follow-up observations. The interdisciplinary agenda includes future and ongoing science investigations, information infrastructure for publishing observations in real time, as well as novel data science to classify events and systems to optimize follow-up campaigns. Time domain astronomy is at the fore of modern astrophysics and crosses fields from solar physics and solar system objects, through stellar variability, to explosive phenomena at galactic and cosmological distances. Recent rapid progress by instruments in space and on the ground has been toward a continuous record of the electromagnetic sky with ever increasing coverage, sensitivity, and temporal resolution. With the advent of gravitational wave and neutrino observatories we are witnessing the birth of multi-messenger astronomy.
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Word of my promotion to Full Professor at @UCBerkeley (from Associate Professor) came through yesterday. I'm very honored! 
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Two #IPython notebooks from my #Python bootcamp & data science class at @UCBerkeley now trending on #hackernews! Thanks for the links +Fernando Perez!

https://github.com/ipython/ipython/wiki/A-gallery-of-interesting-IPython-Notebooks
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Ah, got it.  Well, if you want to publicize it, feel free to link to the ipynbs on the gallery via their nbviewer link.
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