How data science can help you find your ideal house at an affordable price

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I have always been envious of some professionals that with their know-how may have an impact on day-to-day life. Think about a plumber, a dentist, or a chef: their skills and qualifications are nice perks to have, not only at work. As a Data Scientist and Software Engineer, the advantages are usually less tangible; yes, I know how to deal with technology, but my job usually leans towards the business sector, so it’s a bit harder to find intriguing family-sized use cases. When my wife and I decided to purchase our new home in Dublin, I immediately saw the opportunity of making myself useful!…

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For under $35, this collection is all the coding training you need to get started

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TLDR: The Master Learn to Code 2021 Certification Bundle features 13 courses and nearly 120 hours of training in all the most important programming disciplines a new learner needs to know. “Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language, because it teaches you how to think…I view computer science as a liberal art.” – Steve Jobs Art and computer science feel like a pair of disciplines that just don’t mix. But data analysis isn’t just ones and zeroes. In fact, it’s been a long time since all that data was really just…

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NASA: We should look for polluted planets if we want to find smart ETs

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And you shall know them by the pollution in their skies: A team of NASA-funded researchers may have developed a new method for sussing out intelligent extraterrestrial life. TL;DR: It’s nitrogen-dioxide. Up front: Finding evidence of intelligent extraterrestrial life in an infinite universe is, perhaps, the most monumental undertaking a scientist can endeavor to. In order to narrow the field down from trillions of stars, we need search filters. The NASA-funded team decided to look for signs of technology using our own planet’s unique atmospheric condition as inspiration. According to the researchers: The history of life on Earth provides a…

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Twitter follows government order to block 500 accounts in India — keeps jounros out of it

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Twitter said today that it’s taken action on more than 500 accounts in India, including permanently suspending some of them, based on government order. The social media company said that in the last 10 days, “several separate blocking orders by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).” The company acted on some temporarily and then restored the accounts on the basis of free speech.  For context, earlier this month, Twitter restricted access to several high-profile accounts for folks in India. These included the Caravan magazine, pro-farmers organization Kisan Ekta Morcha, Shashi Shekhar Vempati, the chief executive of state-run radio agency Prasar…

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Devs need open source skills, new survey from IBM and O’Reilly indicates

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A recent survey commissioned by IBM and conducted by O’Reilly highlights the need for open source skills in the competitive field of hybrid cloud development. Up front: Enterprise-scale IT solutions for hybrid cloud implementation more often than not rely on an open-source backbone these days. Unfortunately, an overwhelming majority of hiring managers report difficulties in finding talent with complementary open-source skills. This is good news for those seeking to enter or re-enter the jobs market with an eye towards the future, so long as they’re willing to learn open source solutions. Hybrid cloud-based technology underpins just about every major business…

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Tesla buys $1.5B of Bitcoin — pushing its price to record-breaking levels

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Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin according to an SEC filing. This news has caused Bitcoin’s value to rise over 10%. At the time of writing, bitcoin’s price was over $42,000. In the filing, the company said that it may acquire and hold digital assets from time to time or long-term: In January 2021, we updated our investment policy to provide us with more flexibility to further diversify and maximize returns on our cash that is not required to maintain adequate operating liquidity. As part of the policy, which was duly approved by the Audit Committee of our Board of…

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Here’s what all successful AI startups have in common

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With tech giants pouring billions of dollars into artificial intelligence projects, it’s hard to see how startups can find their place and create successful business models that leverage AI. However, while fiercely competitive, the AI space is also constantly causing fundamental shifts in many sectors. And this creates the perfect environment for fast-thinking and -moving startups to carve a niche for themselves before the big players move in. Last week, technology analysis firm CB Insights published an update on the status of its list of top 100 AI startups of 2020 (in case you don’t know, CB Insight publishes a list of 100 most…

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