Erwin

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Guacamole

Ingredients<p>3 ripe avocados<br>• 1/4 cup cilantro (with stems), chopped<br>• 1 clove garlic , minced<br>• 2 tablespoons lime juice<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<p>Nutritional facts Per …

9 Top-Rated Salmon Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

Salmon has it all -- it's simple to prepare, delicious, and healthy. It's also versatile: Bake, broil, or grill it; smoke, poach, or add it to stews; …

10 Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine learning practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data,” where …

Python and Jupyter Notebooks

Recently I have began to use Jupyter notebooks with Python but have struggled with the constant need to download dependencies or have something not …

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

How to Write Dockerfiles for Python Web Apps

TL;DR<p>This post is filled with examples ranging from a simple Dockerfile to multistage production builds for Python apps. Here’s a quick summary of …

Python Lists and List Manipulation

Before starting, I should mention that the code in this blog post and in the video above is available on my github.<p>Defining a List<p>Lists are written …

80% of my coding is doing this (or why templates are dead)

OK. Maybe not 80%. Maybe 50%. It’s hard to say.<p>But a large chunk of my coding life has been dedicated to one task: writing code in one language (say …

The Psychology of Inequality

Researchers find that much of the damage done by being poor comes from feeling poor.<p>In 2016, the highest-paid employee of the State of California was Jim Mora, the head coach of U.C.L.A.’s football team. (He has since been fired.) That year, Mora pulled in $3.58 million. Coming in second, with a …

How Donald Trump Degrades Us All

Five and a half years ago, I filed a story for the <i>Times</i> in which I used the word “dickhead.” I had met with Vladimir Putin, and he had used that word. The <i>Times</i> struck it from the story. I disagreed with the decision, because I thought that Putin’s use of the word conveyed important information, but …

Be like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett: If you’re not spending 5 hours per week learning, you’re being irresponsible

“In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero.” <i>— Charlie Munger, Self-made billionaire & Warren Buffett’s longtime business partner</i><p>Why did the busiest person in the world, former president Barack Obama, read an hour a day …

Self-improvement

32 Ways to Savor Avocados

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Three Ways<p>Why settle for one use of avocados when you can pickle, purée, and grill them, all in one satisfying dish?</b> …

15 ways to make people respect you immediately

There's a difference between being liked and being respected. Ideally, you'll be both.<p>But according to Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," being respected is at least partly about …

Seven Lies Bitcoin Fans Tell Themselves (And Anyone Else Who Will Listen)

The recent extraordinary runup and commensurate volatility in the price of Bitcoin has intensified global attention on the cybercurrency. For good or ill, Bitcoin is now a topic of interest to the mainstream press, as Bitcoin newbies near and far take notice.<p>Such newbies and reporters alike have …

Cryptocurrency

Top 10 Professional Life Hacks | Inc.com

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.<p>When you see certain individuals achieve a level of unimaginable success, it's not because they have more hours in the day than you. It's because somehow they've figured out how to deploy those hours in a way that is more effective and more productive, and …

Time Management

Bitcoin Is a Delusion That Could Conquer the World

The cryptocurrency’s current price is completely unreal. Then again, so is money.<p>A bar of gold. A disk of iron. A chain of beads. A card of plastic. A slip of cotton-linen paper. These things are worthless. One cannot eat them, or drink them, or use them as a blanket. But they are valuable, too. …

The Origin of Silicon Valley’s Dysfunctional Attitude Toward Hate Speech

On January 30, 1989, an article appeared in the student-run <i>Stanford Daily</i> under the headline “Racial slurs cause University to shut down bulletin board.” The bulletin board in question, rec.humor.funny, was one of hundreds of so-called newsgroups—glorified mass e-mails organized around specific …

Introduction To Neural Networks

<i>This tutorial was originally posted here on Ben's blog, GormAnalysis.</i>Artificial Neural Networks are all the rage. One has to wonder if the catchy …

Deep Learning

Paying down your debt is the best investment you can make right now

I try to keep my investment ideas a secret—if you want them, you have to subscribe! But I'm going to give away this month's idea. Are you ready? Here it is:<p><i>Pay down your mortgage</i>.<p>Yes, that's a bit unorthodox to hear from a person writing financial newsletters. But people think too much about the …

The Instant Pot is selling like crazy on Amazon—and its PhD inventor says he's read all 39,000 reviews

The Instant Pot — a seemingly magical multi-cooker — has grabbed the attention of Amazon shoppers and food fanatics around the world. Behind the …

Computer Science

17 Fascinating Things You Never Knew About Thanksgiving

Impress your guests with some Turkey Day trivia.<p><b>1. The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day celebration.</b><p>Today, Thanksgiving is one day — <i>maybe</i> two if you count Black Friday. But apparently the Pilgrims wanted to party even harder. Governor William Bradford organized the feast, inviting the …

Crockpot Sticky Chicken

This Crockpot Sticky Chicken turns a beautiful gorgeous brown color and is so moist and delicious. Be sure you know how your slow cooker works before …

The Serial-Killer Detector

A former journalist, equipped with an algorithm and the largest collection of murder records in the country, finds patterns in crime.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Thomas Hargrove is a homicide archivist. For the past seven years, he …

Build a Python REST API in 5 Minutes

In this post we introduce Arrested — A new framework for building REST APIs using Python. We’ll use Docker, SQLAlchemy, and other tools to build a …

Wealth-building strategies financial advisers won’t talk about

While working with a financial adviser isn’t for everyone, hiring a professional to manage your money can pay off in more ways than one. With a …

Serverless Hype Train with AWS Lambda

This post is an introduction to Serverless computing - often called Functions-as-a-Service. I will explain, why this is indeed the Hot-Stuff(tm) and …

Cloud Computing

Why Do Crackers Have Holes?

Crackers can be made out of all sorts of ingredients and flavored with all sorts of spices, but there's one characteristic they all share: holes. …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Blue States Practice the Family Values Red States Preach

As we watch Roy Moore thumping his Bible to defend himself from accusations of child molestation, let me toss out a verbal hand grenade: To some degree, liberals practice the values that conservatives preach.<p>This is complicated terrain with lots of exceptions, and the recent scandals involving …

Religion