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(oldie but goodie) #caturday Cat Wearing A Shark Costume Cleans The Kitchen On A Roomba.
(post #caturday ; ht @random101) 25 Awesome Furniture Ideas For Cats And Cat Lovers | Cat Burger Bed
(a bit late for #caturday but we don't see dogs reborn as cats every day)
Here is the schedule:
Week 1: Twitter Sentiment Analysis (Python)
Week 2: In-Database Analytics (SQL)
Week 3: MapReduce Concepts and Algorithms (Python)
Week 4: (Optional) Large-scale data processing in the cloud (Pig, Hadoop, AWS)
Week 5: Supervised Learning Roundup (R)
Week 7: Kaggle Competition"
(in week 4 you'll process 1TB of data on a cluster of 20 machines, costs on AWS should be < $5)
Introduction to Data Science
(another plot twist)
(teaming up with google might be the best shot udacity has left)
the point is I got it.
hannibals cat (parental advisory)
most useless cat
(nur ein kleines modell, warum es (nicht nur von ihm) im ohrensessel ausgedachte paneuropäische medien eher schwer haben werden:
stellen wir uns menschen als punkte in einem koordinatensystem vor, die ihre interessen reflektieren.
und nehmen wir an, dass sie egoistisch/rational ganz einfach die medien konsumieren, die ihnen am nächsten kommen (und deren sprache sie verstehen).
für medien bedeutet das, dass sie versuchen müssen, den abstand zwischen sich und möglichst vieler dieser punkte zu minimieren. ihr grundproblem ist also eine mediale lineare regression.
je paneuropäischer das angebot aber sein will, desto grösser wird natürlich die varianz, weil die streuung - also die erfahrungen, geschichten, kulturen, milieus, etc. - unterschiedlicher wird. und je höher aber der durchschnittliche abstand zum paneuropäischen medienangebot wird, desto grösser wird wiederum die wahrscheinlichkeit, dass ein regionales oder nationales medium einfach viel näher liegt und also vorgezogen wird.)
'tis folly to be wise. #caturday What if the human is not my pet but I'm his?
productivity lessons from #caturday
(background sound probably dubcat) When the beat drops
rubik's cube 40 doodle
Sebastian Thrun from +Udacity sez: "We learned we can drastically boost learning outcomes by adding a service layer around MOOCs. It has a huge impact on completion rates and learning outcomes."
It's weird that a statistician confuses correlation (people who enjoy our new 'service layer' have a higher completion rate) with causation (they have a higher completion rate because this 'service layer' helps them learning and mastering the certificate) and is completely oblivious to the obvious confounding variable - money.
stretch- and flying objects #caturday
oh noez #caturday
has anyone already discovered the revival of the stockholm syndrome in MOOCs? It seems like the worse the course or the instructor, the more devotional the justifications of some classmates.
(which obviously makes sense since some moocs are a huge investment in personal time and energy and it's much better to have a good feeling about the course; nobody wants to waste their time or suspect that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence)
another post gravity cat #caturday "Creativity takes courage." -- Henri Matisse
jeez human.. #caturday
since everybody seems to be rip-ing and/or reminiscing G+ today a link to my first take on it 6 days after its launch in 2011 (they never fixed the cardinal flaw in the social design - i.e. the 'paranoid asymmetry' of the circles -, they probably never even got it) Im Namen des Kreises
I recommend this http://youtu.be/KZaz7OqyTHQ?t=24s or this http://youtu.be/nZmhQSNpTJM as soundtrack. #caturday Cats that suck at jumping.
never seen before: google search just gave me a recaptcha puzzle to solve after 8 or so pretty basic searches (which I just refined quickly since the initial results have not been great)
(btw: iagszh was wrong)
cat for massive fitbit scores #caturday
post gravity #caturday
another metaphor for everything #caturday
I'm still hanging in there...
(this MOOC is phantastic and a benchmark in terms of production value and implicit humour for all future classes to come)
(the ironic twist in this story is that the author's perception of big data itself is based on a recursive convenience sample, i.e. only reading other journalist's not always highly informed perception)
Parkour Pt. 2
Parkour Pt. 1
cat with clarity and focus
lacanian cat anticipating #caturday
my semiannual prayer to the gods of +Google+ : it is utterly ridiculous and borderline pathetic that - after almost three years - it's still not possible to access one's very own +1's on gplus.
cat vs. dog.
Finished the Exploratory Data Analysis course from Udacity over the weekend and unlike Udacity's other new data science courses (Intro to DS and Intro to Hadoop, both are rather ill-conceived) this one is very good.
required motivational video for every goalie... #caturday
preparing the floor for #caturday
#caturday Fuck you gravity :D
cool, Google's Feedburner still counts the ghost-subscribers from Google Reader and iGoogle to jazz up the # of subscribers.
(it's plutocrazy not plutocracy) Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world
(I would die if this would be grumpy cat) Hail your new, evil, overlord!
(you are what you +plus)
Kaa hypno german
This is how badly cats love boxes!! :D #caturday
(dog-based compass) Dogs defecate in accordance with earth's magnetic field, research finds
(cat preparing for #caturday)
this dude would kill it on fitbit...
hah, an e-ink phone. (via +John Blossom ) Hands-on with the YotaPhone: the e-ink Android phone that nobody expected
#Caturday Time to measure stash with toys :) Hm... let me do that again
even if it's #caturday: "Your teddy bear has always wanted to visit Tokyo in the spring..." This company will send your stuffed animal on a vacation
(gosh, even twitter can save searches... just had #caturday saved but anyways...)
Google+ Discontinuing Saved Search, Asks You To Bookmark Searches Instead
(another metaphor for everything)
btw, +Google will you ever provide access for one's plusses??
cleaning up caches of google reader etc. #walkingdead
Cat mop just got crowded.
(great usecase for glass. I'd love to see this as a full layer for google maps or openstreetmap) Bike ride from Santa Monica to Venice beach with Google Glass