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Borislav Iordanov
I am a French Canadian born and raised in Bulgaria.
I am a French Canadian born and raised in Bulgaria.
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#smartcity This article lists a few success stories of predictive analytics (what most call AI these days) in municipal infrastructure management.

+Mike Sarasti
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Short essay on why not only there is no free lunch when it comes to information, but we pay a much bigger albeit less tangible price of privacy loss.
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πŸ‡­πŸ‡· πŸ‘ Luka Modric...

- Grandad was shot dead aged 6

- Family became refugees in a warzone whilst growing up

- Coaches said he was too weak & too shy to play football.

- Leads Croatia to their first #WorldCup final

- Wins the Golden Ball

What a man, what a player!

#CRO
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A 4min hand-drawn film about a fascinating Mongolian ritual. Are mother camels really affected by the songs?
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From UK’s anti-Trump protest :)
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A few obvious points about the Trump-NATO standoff:

- Europe is NOT spending too little on the military. The US is spending too much. The US can still have the most powerful military for a fraction of the current cost.

- The current cost (3.5% of GDP) is so high because of corporate welfare for weapon manufacturers.

- Trump is pushing Europe to spend more not out of "fairness", that's BS, but simply to expand the markets of US military companies.

- The negotiation victory Trump is claiming was actually achieved by Obama. The increased spending by other NATO members all comes from the previous administration.

- Last, but most important, if we are just talking fairness: the military budget of euro countries is almost entirely spent on NATO while only a much smaller fraction of US's is. This is a guess, but it's a pretty reasonable one and I'm willing to bet money on it. It's nearly impossible to know what the actual numbers are, but it's obvious that the US spends all over the world and NATO is just small part of that spending compared to European countries.
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There is more than one way to win :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLMV8JnbVNc
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I need to double check mine, looks like paper but you never know...
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I haven't dabbled in the "super natural" since my teens, so a long time ago. But this was fun to watch, obviously to a degree because of the moderator. We have some serious, well trained scientists not willing to dismiss what appears to be credible evidence. So you will hear a lot of "clinically" observed cases and some speculations around them. We might just have to cope with the fact that not all scientific evidence is reproducible, at least not immediately reproducible. What happens generally in cases like the ones recounted in this panel is that a skeptical inquiry resolves it otherwise. But it's fun to hypothetical accept the evidence as credible and entertain the possibilities and see what that means for our understanding of the world. I'm definitely in agreement with the argument that modern scientists get too arrogant sometimes and that having no explanation does not imply a phenomenon has not occurred, reproducible or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RGizqsLumo
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