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Our Intellectual Property Laws Are Out of Control

  • This twist on 1998's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has encouraged people to rethink what, exactly, intellectual property laws should protect, and to wonder if they've gone too far.
  • Also, influential companies often get Congress to extend their own patent rights through special legislation.
  • The DMCA's rules make things worse by interfering with the repair or repurposing of electronic goods after they have been sold.
  • John Wiley, where it protected the right to resell books bought overseas.
  • The publisher had argued, essentially, that you might own a book you bought, but the company retained the right to sell it.
  • When you buy a smartphone or an automobile, it should be yours, and companies shouldn't be able to leverage their intellectual property rights in software to keep you from unlocking, repairing, modifying, or reselling it as you see fit.
  • Intellectual property is a good thing, all right.

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Basic Linear Regression Algorithm in Python for Beginners

  • The most basic machine learning algorithm has to be the linear regression algorithm with a single variable.
  • Nowadays, there are so many advanced machine learning algorithms, libraries, and techniques available that linear regression may seem to be not important.
  • In this article, I will explain the linear regression algorithm step by step.
  • Here, ‘h’ is the hypothesis or the predicted dependent variable, X is the input feature, and theta0 and theta1 are the coefficients.
  • Then using gradient descent, we will update the theta value to minimize the cost function.
  • In this dataset, column zero is the input feature and column 1 is the output variable or dependent variable.
  • As I mentioned before, our purpose was to optimize the theta values to minimize the cost.
  • That means the theta values are optimized correctly as we expected.

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Republican internal polling signals a Democratic rout

  • Right now, Democrats and liberal groups are releasing a lot more surveys than Republicans, which suggests the public polling showing Democrats doing well is backed up by what the parties are seeing in their own numbers.
  • Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later.
  • From January through March, Republican and conservative groups released 10 polls compared with the Democrats' 2.
  • Since April, Democratic or liberal groups have released 30 statewide polls in the presidential race.
  • When Democrats put out around 60% of the internal House polls, the national environment is usually fairly unchanged from the prior election.
  • Anything less and Republicans are likely going to do well, such as the aforementioned 2010 election when Democrats share of the internal House polls released publicly was a mere 35%.

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Ask HN: How do you deal with social isolation while working from home?

  • At some point I quit, went through some other jobn searches, and started working from home doing software dev work.SO I've been working on my own for 20 years, and 10 of those have been doing remote dev work.Two things have been helpful:- I had a family for most of that time, - I have activities outside of work (playing music and rock climbing) that I need to interact with other folks to do.For the first six weeks or so of the pandemic quarantine I curtailed those activities.At this point, I now have a small group of 10 or so people across two bands and a couple of dudes I climb with, and so I am back into having some socialization.

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Infectious disease expert: How to stay safe during Fourth of July - Business Insider

  • So the first thing you have to ask a friend is: Who is at the barbecue or whatever the group activity is, and how many people are there?
  • Nobody is a good guy or a bad guy, but you can understand that people need to inquire a little bit about what sort of groups they're attending.
  • And Dr. Fauci's ominous predictions will come true (Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress on June 30, 2020 and said he would not be surprised if the US experiences 100,000 cases a day), because the virus has the capacity to spread in rural areas the way it does in urban areas.
  • Another example was for a long time, smoking was thought to be just an individual problem until it was discovered that secondhand smoke increased the risk of lung cancer and other illnesses in people around the smoker.

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Infectious disease expert: How to stay safe during Fourth of July - Business Insider

  • So the first thing you have to ask a friend is: Who is at the barbecue or whatever the group activity is, and how many people are there?
  • Nobody is a good guy or a bad guy, but you can understand that people need to inquire a little bit about what sort of groups they're attending.
  • And Dr. Fauci's ominous predictions will come true (Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress on June 30, 2020 and said he would not be surprised if the US experiences 100,000 cases a day), because the virus has the capacity to spread in rural areas the way it does in urban areas.
  • Another example was for a long time, smoking was thought to be just an individual problem until it was discovered that secondhand smoke increased the risk of lung cancer and other illnesses in people around the smoker.

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Horizon Zero Dawn comes to PC in August

  • Horizon Zero Dawn, one of Sony‘s flagship PS4 exclusives, is coming to PC.
  • We’ve known it was coming for months, but now we finally know when the game will be coming to Steam — namely, August 7.
  • It’s also smart to release it in August, a month when there are basically no planned AAA releases — the next-closest release is the Avengers game coming in September — and it seems just about everyone is shoving out some remasters.
  • Given that the Zero Dawn sequel, Horizon Forbidden West is coming to the PS5 (which I called… almost), this is the absolute prime time for Sony to draw in some potential new console players.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition can be pre-ordered on the Steam page ahead of the August 7 release.

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Tell HN: Airbnb now opts in your name and photo to data sharing

  • Despite the good cause, it is incredibly shady that they would implement this as an opt-out.IANAL, but I would think that this would be a flagrant violation of privacy laws in many regions outside the US (this policy is limited to US hosts and guests).Edit: I also did not receive an email, but found the toggle active in my account preferences after reading this post.
  • Essentially a good chunk of people do care so little about discrimination, that it's difficult for them to believe that others actually even care about it.In this case, at it's face, to see a statement that Airbnb is collecting data to investigate if their platform is being used for discrimination - and then reach the conclusion that the most logical reason that Airbnb is collecting data is not because they want to know if their platform is being used to discriminate, but that instead it's just a ruse; they don't care and really just want to collect facial data in order to look like they care about discrimination to gain some side benefit.Somehow via reasoning to think that that was the most logical conclusion is pretty amazing.

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Keeping Our Data Stories Honest

  • It’s about embracing messiness and nuance, about accepting that sometimes the data won’t yield an answer, no matter how hard we push.
  • Ignoring this tension between data science and stories can be dangerous.
  • It results in neat little stories that are anchored in bad data science.
  • Like the starting novelist who writes about good people doing good things, they tell stories about data behaving exactly as it should.
  • That’s why it’s important to keep our data stories honest.
  • Second, as they go through the process with you, your audience will naturally come to realize that your work isn’t some alien rocket science but something that they too can participate in.
  • Data science is an iterative process, one in which each answer can raise many other questions.
  • It wasn’t a flawless story, and it had some loose ends, but that’s what good data stories are all about.

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Keeping Our Data Stories Honest

  • It’s about embracing messiness and nuance, about accepting that sometimes the data won’t yield an answer, no matter how hard we push.
  • Ignoring this tension between data science and stories can be dangerous.
  • It results in neat little stories that are anchored in bad data science.
  • Like the starting novelist who writes about good people doing good things, they tell stories about data behaving exactly as it should.
  • That’s why it’s important to keep our data stories honest.
  • Second, as they go through the process with you, your audience will naturally come to realize that your work isn’t some alien rocket science but something that they too can participate in.
  • Data science is an iterative process, one in which each answer can raise many other questions.
  • It wasn’t a flawless story, and it had some loose ends, but that’s what good data stories are all about.

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