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Gödel, Escher, Bach

  • Elements of computer science such as call stacks are also discussed in Gödel, Escher, Bach, as one dialogue describes the adventures of Achilles and the Tortoise as they make use of "pushing potion" and "popping tonic" involving entering and leaving different layers of reality.
  • Hofstadter claims the idea of translating his book "never crossed [his] mind" when he was writing it—but when his publisher brought it up, he was "very excited about seeing [the] book in other languages, especially… French." He knew, however, that "there were a million issues to consider" when translating,[11] since the book relies not only on word-play, but on "structural puns" as well—writing where the form and content of the work mirror each other (such as the "Crab canon" dialogue, which reads almost exactly the same forwards as backwards).

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The Top 3 Books to Get Started with Data Science Right Now

  • If you are just starting your journey and want the 3 best books to help you focus your studies, this is the article for you.
  • I start with the classic Pandas book written by the creator of Pandas himself: Python for Data Analysis.
  • It reads almost like a cookbook of sorts, but I have found it to be the best way to get started with Python for data analytics.
  • Also, this tends to be the best way to get comfortable using Python for data science and sets you up well for the next book.
  • The book was written to be an “accessible overview of the field of statistical learning” and definitely gets the job done.
  • I picked these three books as a starting point because once finished I believe you will find yourself with a solid foundation to explore almost any area of data science in more depth.

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Roth/Updike

  • (Roth, by the way, liked to joke about a Jewish version of the Rabbit books: Rabbi, Run, Rabbi Is Rich, Rabbi at Rest.) In the late ’80s, just months apart, each of them published an autobiography of sorts—Updike’s Self-Consciousness and Roth’s The Facts—and in both cases the books hid at least as much as they revealed.
  • In the Houghton Library at Harvard, all his manuscripts are neatly boxed and ordered—maybe the last of the great literary archives—and in the box containing Rabbit at Rest, for example—just in case some future scholar wonders about that candy Rabbit was so fond of—there’s a little plastic bag with a folded-up wrapper from a Planter’s Peanut Bar. In other ways, Updike and Roth couldn’t have been more unlike.

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Training algorithms on copyrighted data not illegal: US Supreme Court

  • In the latter months of 2005, the Author’s Guild of America and the Association of American Publishers both sued Google, claiming the company had committed “massive copyright infringement” due to their use of copyrighted books for training a book search algorithm.
  • Google appealed that decision, with a number of amici asserting the inadequacy of the class, and the Second Circuit rejected the class certification in July 2013, remanding the case to the District Court for consideration of Google’s fair use defense.
  • His conclusion was that Google Books meets all legal requirements of fair use and thus not a violation of the copyright as the Author’s Guild had purported.
  • The Author’s Guild was not happy with the outcome of this lawsuit, so on December 31, 2015, they filed a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court, which is essentially an appeal to a higher court to review the verdict of a lower court, in this case, the Second Circuit.

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6 reasons why I have both the Amex Platinum and Amex Business Platinum — despite their high annual fees

  • While most business owners would be better off using the Blue Business Plus® Credit Card from American Express (which offers 2x Membership Rewards points on your first $50,000 in purchases every year, then 1x), the Business Platinum 50% bonus on large transactions could also make sense for businesses that regularly make large purchases and spend more than $50,000 per year.
  • This can be a great way to take advantage of fare sales, or use your points to book flights during high demand times — in some cases, between the 35% rebate and the fact that you earn airline miles on tickets booked this way, you'll end up spending fewer Membership Rewards points than you would by transferring them to an airline partner for an award redemption.

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Donald Trump Jr's new book may only be the No. 1 New York Times bestseller because of bulk orders linked to the Republican Party

  • Donald Trump Jr's new book "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US" is No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, but it may be down to bulk buying linked to the Republican party.
  • The New York Times bestseller list as released on Thursday featured the book as No.1 under the nonfiction list— but a small dagger symbol appears next to the listing.
  • The dagger symbol— (†) is used to indicate when a title is linked to "Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases," according to the New York Times.
  • A tweet from White House reporter Zeke Miller posted on November 5 shows an email from Trump Jr. in which signed copies of "Triggered" were offered by the Republican National Committee to anyone making a donation of $50 or more.

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Donald Trump Jr book linked to bulk orders from Republican party - Business Insider

  • Donald Trump Jr's new book "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US" is No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, but it may be down to bulk buying linked to the Republican party.
  • The New York Times bestseller list as released on Thursday featured the book as No.1 under the nonfiction list— but a small dagger symbol appears next to the listing.
  • The dagger symbol— (†) is used to indicate when a title is linked to "Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases," according to the New York Times.
  • A tweet from White House reporter Zeke Miller posted on November 5 shows an email from Trump Jr. in which signed copies of "Triggered" were offered by the Republican National Committee to anyone making a donation of $50 or more.

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Don Jr. book bestseller status may be linked to GOP bulk orders - Business Insider

  • Donald Trump Jr's new book "Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence US" is No.1 on the New York Times bestseller list, but it may be down to bulk buying linked to the Republican party.
  • The New York Times bestseller list as released on Thursday featured the book as No.1 under the nonfiction list— but a small dagger symbol appears next to the listing.
  • The dagger symbol— (†) is used to indicate when a title is linked to "Institutional, special interest, group or bulk purchases," according to the New York Times.
  • A tweet from White House reporter Zeke Miller posted on November 5 shows an email from Trump Jr. in which signed copies of "Triggered" were offered by the Republican National Committee to anyone making a donation of $50 or more.

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The Daredevil of Niagara Falls

  • During the winter of 1858, a 34-year-old French acrobat named Jean François Gravelet, better known as Monsieur Charles Blondin, traveled to Niagara Falls hoping to become the first person to cross the “boiling cataract.” Noting the masses of ice and snow on either bank and the violent whirls of wind circling the gorge, Blondin delayed the grand event until he would have better weather.
  • By the time he gave his final performance, in 1896, it was estimated that Blondin had crossed Niagara Falls 300 times and walked more than 10,000 miles on his rope.
  • Macleans.ca, August 5, 2011; “An Exciting Scene,” New York Times, July 4, 1859; “When Blondin Left America Gasping.” The Hartford Courant, August 1, 1959; “He Walked Across Niagara Falls,” by Bennett Cerf.

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The CEO of Amazon Web Services told employees that its cloud is ‘24 months ahead of Microsoft in functionality and maturity’

  • Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy reportedly told employees at an all-hands meeting on Thursday that the Seattle-based company's cloud business is two years ahead of competitor Microsoft's.
  • Jassy's comments came as the executive was informing employees about the company's plans to challenge Microsoft's win of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) project, a contentious $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon.
  • The bidding process was contentious and included involvement from tech titans such as Oracle and politicians up to and including President Donald Trump, who has publicly feuded with Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
  • Experts say Amazon might have a case if it could prove political interference unfairly affected the outcome of the bidding process — particularly given that an upcoming book makes the claim that President Donald Trump ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the JEDI contract.

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