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  1. bchip

    OpenAI generates software code

    So next up to be replaced by bots.......(drum roll)....software developers
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    Facebook staff walking out

    https://ia.acs.org.au/content/ia/article/2020/facebook-staff-revolt-over-trump-comments.html Facebook staff have revolted over the company’s decision to allow US president Donald Trump’s highly inflammatory and dangerous posts to remain on the platform, with a virtual walkout staged and some...
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    Julia

    Never heard of it, but interesting post https://qr.ae/pNyQBp Why is everyone talking about Julia, the new programming language and why is it considered to be superior to the existing ones? Because Julia is a “have a cake and eat it too” kind of language. It does what was thought impossible...
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    Pluralsight

    Anybody here using pluralsight - skills assessment / courses / etc? Is it worth it? Any feedback? Monthly - $29 Annual - $199 (or $17 pm) Premium - $299 (or $25 pm) https://www.pluralsight.com/pricing/skills
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    Math fun -> 1 = 2

    Let a = b a^2 = ab (multiply by a) a^2 - b^2 = ab - b^2 (minus b^2) (a+b)(a-b) = b(a-b) a+b = b (divide by a-b) b + b = b (as a =b) 2b = b 2 = 1 :oops:
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    Weirdest C# Error...

    I'm currently coding something that does the following: List of numbers: 10, -20, 15, -5, 10 (start with 5) Shuffle the numbers and see how many of these dip below 10 (then stop) So possible outcomes are 1) 5 -> 10-20, stop = -5 2) 5 -> -20,stop = -15 3) 5 -> 10+10+15-20 = 15 (all got...
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    Ubuntu Networking Failures

    Hi all Im currently running Ubuntu 18.04 What I struggle a lot with is whenever a copy a file over (larger than >500Mb) then it often fails. It will take around 4 or 5 attempts. The file I copy is from another Ubuntu computer on a home wifi setup. (so I cant even say its a Windows issue). Why...
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    Microsoft will mine bitcoin with your brain

    https://ia.acs.org.au/content/ia/article/2020/microsoft-will-mine-bitcoin-with-your-brain.html Microsoft has filed a patent for a system which mines cryptocurrency through body activity, like heart rate and brain waves, that could be used by advertisers. The patent describes an 'overarching...
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    Time in the markets...

    So much for - "dont time the markets its all about Time in the markets" and - "just buy the market no-one can outperform anyway" as these 2 mantras seem to be common knowledge After 15 years buying Satrix40 today you would have a -25% return (excluding dividends) in dollar terms...
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    Python Query - functions

    I'm trying my hand at Python and seem to be stuck on something thats suppose to be quite obvious hopefully somebody can help. I pull in data (stock data) (Open, High, Low, Close) 1999/07/20,09:24:55,6520,6520,6520,6520,0 1999/07/20,09:26:55,6520,6520,6520,6520,0 etc I'm trying to convert the...
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    Tips for Developers

    Thought this was an interesting post: (wonder how many people agree with it here) Don’t work for a gaming company, or you’ll be spending long nights trying to meet deadlines that they’ll never ever let slide. Never ever work for a military contractor, or else you’ll be hitting the street with...
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    Its Y2K all over again! ...just in 18 years

    Not sure how many heard of the "2038" problem. https://qr.ae/pNn1Wd
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    R Studio

    Is there anyone here who has programmed on R-Studio? I'm doing an introduction course but just have a few simple questions.
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    Online degrees

    Hi Was just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on online learning, specifically the degrees. I've noticed that it comes down to either Coursera or Edux, as these 2 are backed by large institutions. (These two have actual gradings/tests, versus udemy seems to only be videos which obviously...
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    What Google thinks it knows about you

    https://www.businessinsider.co.za/what-does-google-know-about-me-search-history-delete-2019-10 By clicking a link from Google's account settings page, users can find out what the tech giant thinks it knows about them based on search history and browsing data from Google-owned sites like...
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    Quantum Computing meets AI

    12minute video Scary times...
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    Article: Cyborgs

    Holy Mackerel Batman! http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190814-will-we-ever-control-the-world-with-our-minds
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    Telkom Using incorrect month

    I noticed today that Telkom is depleting my August month data (from 51,200 to 36,717), however my still July data is still unused (still at 51,200). Seems something worth checking if you have Telkom subscription. :mad::mad::mad:
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    Sentiment Analysis

    Hi guys Pet project I'm playing around with, basically it takes tweets (scanning for JSE shares/tags) with the C# API, sends the tweets to DialogFlow - where Ive trained a Machine learning model to identify whether the tweet is: Bullish/Bearish - direction can be determined by the words...
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