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is the consensus still towards using double opt in for newsletters
Is the consensus still towards using double opt in for newsletters?
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amazon sells things below cost
Amazon sells things below cost”
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the more facebook headlines i see the more i think about microsofts struggle with almost exactly the same prob
The more Facebook headlines I see, the more I think about Microsoft’s struggle with almost exactly the same problem 20 years ago https://t.co/d6iC5vcGvL
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china urban versus china rural internet penetration
China urban versus China rural internet penetration.
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chinese mobile internet traffic
Chinese mobile internet traffic.
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dont be silly samsung is experimenting they didnt expect this to be for everybody apple only makes things that
@C_BOYCE @stbaaschDon’t be silly. Samsung is experimenting - they didn’t expect this to be for everybody. Apple only makes things that it’s completely convinced by
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a small tablet that folds in half comes with a huge bunch of trade offs but if you ignore all those the screen
A small tablet that folds in half comes with a huge bunch of trade-offs, but if you ignore all those, the screen stops breaking and you want to spend $2000, it’s an android tablet. https://t.co/krtjD6rPN9
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daddy i dont feel well can i stay at home hmm maybe 10 minutes later daddy im bored can i go to school now
“Daddy, I don’t feel well. Can I stay at home?”
- Hmm. Maybe.
10 minutes later:
“Daddy, I’m bored. Can I go to school now?”
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indeed half the way i explain ml to big companies is as the new sql important will change lots of things and e
@hardmaru Indeed - half the way I explain ML to big companies is as the new SQL - important, will change lots of things, and eventually it will be in everything and we won’t notice it anymore.
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i run the innovation lab its like were a startup but inside a big company
“I run the innovation lab. It’s like we’re a startup, but inside a big company.” https://t.co/q3m7XysPNn
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image the pixar render farm in 1995 half of an iphone
Image: the Pixar render farm in 1995. Half of an iPhone.
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the global sms system does around 20bn messages a day whatsapp is now doing 42bn with 57 engineers
The global SMS system does around 20bn messages a day. WhatsApp is now doing 42bn. With 57 engineers.
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what do we want natural language processing when do we want it sorry when do we want what
WHAT DO WE WANT?
Natural language processing!
WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
Sorry, when do we want what?
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google search for medical bankruptcy by region
Google search for ‘medical bankruptcy’ by region
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a key premise for the next decade it s easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries
A key premise for the next decade: it's easier for software to enter other industries than for other industries to hire software people
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russia today
Russia today.
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sometimes i missing living in a country where the rule of law applies
Sometimes I missing living in a country where the rule of law applies. https://t.co/gP2FVXfHb2
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i have a theory that all the silicon valley kids being sent on stem courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow
I have a theory that all the Silicon Valley kids being sent on STEM courses and coding camps aged 3 will grow up to be poets or philosophers out of pure rebellion
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its important to know how to say i dont know i dont have a view thats not my field or you would know better th
It’s important to know how to say ‘I don’t know’, ‘I don’t have a view’, ‘that’s not my field’, or ‘you would know better than me’.
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