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interviewer: Um, you understand the problem is fizzbuzz, right?

me: Do I ever. So, now let's talk models. I'm thinking a simple multi-layer-perceptron with one hidden layer.
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+Robert Hansen who told me some funny fizzbuzz stories
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Insight into the development of SI units, constants of physics, anticipation of the new SI coming in 2018, and importance of the Planck constant – by Jean Charles de Borda.
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There's so much Mathematica and here's-how-we-worked-it out stuff on there that I lost track of what on earth the post was trying to say in its pointlessly affected style about ten minutes in.
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Artifacts are easy to copy. Culture and process that allows you to easily make new artifacts, that’s a lot harder to duplicate. This leads to cargo cults like agile, microservices, containers…
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It’s really hard to see a way out for San Francisco. For other in-demand cities where rents are still in more reasonable territory, the lesson (I’m channeling both Andersen and City Observatory’s Daniel Hertz here) seems to be to let the developers keep building and building. The apartments they choose to build might actually be pretty expensive. But they’ll get cheaper eventually.
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That's 50% more units than the city currently has. To get there would take building at >3x the current rate, for 20 years.
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Denver’s leaders had, by accident, built something extremely valuable, but because they had misunderstood its real purpose at the outset, some potential had been squandered. “They were really asking the wrong question: How do you reduce congestion on highways?” says Wesley Marshall, a transport engineer at the University of Colorado Denver. “The obvious answer is to put transit adjacent to highways and to surround the stations with park-and-ride lots.”

“If they had asked instead: 'How do we increase accessibility, to get people from jobs to shops and activities,' they would have gotten an entirely different solution set in terms of lines and where they go,” Marshall says.
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How Denver overcame regional factionalism to build a rail system that is a model for 21<sup>st</sup> century growth
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+Andrew Reid - I got the impression that the regional governments didn't have a strong reason to cooperate until the corporations left and they were staring at a very bleak future.
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As the administrative heart of McMurdo, the Chalet has the power to (unofficially) stamp our passports, and the passengers line up excited for this little formality. In this respect, McMurdo has our number. I have learned that people willing to spend a fortune on Ross Sea travel share a love of grandeur, remoteness, and filling out forms. During our trip south, the passengers have sometimes seemed more interested in the official names of things than in the things themselves. They fight over the map instead of looking out the window. Their idea of heaven would be completing a tax return on Mars.
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05.14.2016 · Shuffleboard At McMurdo. Somewhere below the Antarctic circle, I catch Tatiana, the waitress from the port side dining room, in a moment of leisure. This is the first time I've ever seen her off-duty. The galley crew on the Akademik Shokalskiy work twelve-hour days preparing, ...
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Reverse Engineering A Mysterious UDP Stream in My Hotel. Hey everyone, I have been staying at a hotel for a while. It's one of those modern ones with smart TVs and other connected goodies. I got curious and opened Wireshark, as any tinkerer would do. I was very surprised to see a huge amount of ...
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Third-party trackers have also slowed the adoption of secure HTTPS sites, study finds.
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Thanks for the reminder. +Ghostery​ installed. 
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You’ve said that both having “a lot of pillows” and cocoa butter are keys. Which is more important? Cocoa butter. I put cocoa butter all over my face and my iconic belly and my arms and legs. Why live rough? Live smooth.
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The hip-hop producer and record-label executive talks about his keys to success, relaxing in his garden and staying moisturized.
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This was a first, he said, in more than a decade reporting for the AP. He has made access to information requests in about 15 countries, from Norway to Rwanda. “I’ve never seen someone use an arts and crafts method in order to hide information from me,” he told the Star.
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Raphael Satter, an Associated Press correspondent in Paris, was dumbfounded when he received files from the Public Health Agency of Canada that were censored using only Scotch tape and paper.
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It is morning. You are slow-rolling off the exit ramp, nearing the end of the long-ass commute from your suburban enclav…
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This is one of the best things I've read in a while. Love it. lol
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