I can actually look up how long I have by logging into my Coinbase account, looking at the history of the Bitcoin wallet, and seeing this transaction I got back in 2012 after signing up for Coinbase. Bitcoin was trading at about $6.50 per. If I still had that 0.1 BTC, that’d be worth over $500 at the time of this writing.Read Full Story
Track records matter. Like it or not, unless you’re actually working with the numbers, you have to rely to some degree on the credibility of the analysts you’re reading. Three of the best ways to build credibility are:1. Be right a lot.2. When you’re wrong, admit it and seriously examine where you went off track, then…3. Correct those mistakes.Read Full Story
Okay, obviously many SQL queries do start with SELECT (and actually this post is only about SELECT queries, not INSERTs or anything).
But! Yesterday I was working on an explanation of window
functions, and I
found myself googling “can you filter based on the result of a window
Lately I’ve been troubled by how little I actually knew about how Bayesian
inference really worked.
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a buzzword in the industry for the past few years. However, the field of AI actually dates back to 1943, when Alan Turing posed his famous “Turing Test” to see the limits of computational cognition.Read Full Story
Even though it has an ornate name, the underlying concept is actually quite simple and intuitive. The concept of Empirical Risk Minimization becomes relevant in the world of supervised learning. The actual goal of supervised learning is to find a model that solves a problem as opposed to finding a model that best fits the given dataset.Read Full Story