John Schneider

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I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to "wrap" a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

Hands On With Python 3.7: What’s New In The Latest Release

Used for general purpose programming, data science, website backends, GUIs, and pretty much everything else; the first programming language for many, …

Python Programming

datas-frame – Modern Pandas (Part 8): Scaling

This is part 1 in my series on writing modern idiomatic pandas.<p>Modern Pandas<br>• Method Chaining<br>• Indexes<br>• Fast Pandas<br>• Tidy Data<br>• Visualization<br>• Time …

React explaining, explained

Richard Feynman was once asked by a Caltech faculty member to explain why spin 1/2 particles obey Fermi-Dirac statistics. He gauged his audience …

Visualizing Pandas' Pivoting and Reshaping Functions

I love using python’s Pandas package for data analysis. The 10 Minutes to pandas is a great place to start learning how to use it for data …

Elegant solutions for everyday Python problems

Python offers a unique set of tools and language features that help make your code more elegant, readable, and intuitive. By selecting the right tool …

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 …

How World War I Made the Middle East What It Is Today

WWI redrew Middle Eastern borders and created new countries. Those changes have led to much of the conflict that remains there today. <br>Read More

Middle East

A special report on Donald Trump’s America - The power of groupthink

Special report<p>The power of groupthinkA special report on Donald Trump’s America<p>“IT’S A WONDERFUL day under President Trump! Please leave a message,” …

She thought she was Irish — until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery

Five years ago, Alice Collins Plebuch made a decision that would alter her future — or really, her past.<p>She sent away for a "just-for-fun DNA test." When the tube arrived, she spit and spit until she filled it up to the line, and then sent it off in the mail. She wanted to know what she was made of.<p>…

What Aperture Should I Use?

The size of your aperture you decide to use has a huge impact on your scene. Are you shooting macro? Wildlife photography? Perhaps there is a vast …

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

Top 10 Python libraries of 2016

This post was originally published here<p>Last year, we did a recap with what we thought were the best Python libraries of 2015, which was widely shared …

Python Programming

Is Most of the Intelligence in the Universe Non-Conscious AI?

In a series of fascinating recent articles, philosopher Susan Schneider argues that(1.) Most of the intelligent beings in the universe might be …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has increasingly gained more popularity in the past couple of years. …

Isomorphic Javascript, let’s make it easier.

<b>isomorphic</b> i·so·mor·phic (ī’sə-môr’fĭk) Having a similar structure or appearance but being of different ancestry.<p>Ever since the invention of NodeJS …

What's Missing In The Agile Manifesto: Mindset

Is Agile still Agile? That was the intriguing topic for a panel discussion at Agile Europe in Gdansk last week. The panel included Ray Arell (Intel), Hendrik Esser (Ericsson), Steve Holyer (independent Agile coach), Todd Little (IHS) and myself. Among the conclusions: The most important thing in …

Project Management

Parallel_Processing_in_Python

Parallel Processing in Python¶<p>author: Jacob Schreiber<br>contact: jmschr@cs.washington.edu<p>Simply put, parallel processing is splitting up a task between …

Python Programming

Spark, Kafka & machine learning: 10 big data start-ups taking analytics to the next level

List: What start-ups are worth watching as they grow in the big data market?<p>The rise of both structured and unstructured data has created a booming …

Play With the Inner Workings of a Neural Network on This Neat Website

Neural networks are a fundamental part of Artificial Intelligence: Software systems that train themselves to make sense of the human world. But if …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Building Microservices with Event Sourcing and CQRS

Building Microservices with Event Sourcing and CQRS<p>Recorded at:<p><i>|</i> by Michael Ploed Michael Ploed Follow 0 Followers on Mar 04, 2016 <i>|</i><p>A note to our …

Diving into Akka Streams

Streaming is the ultimate game changer for data-intensive systems. In a world where every second counts, the batch jobs of yesteryear with overnight …

Rohan & Lenny #1: Neural Networks & The Backpropagation Algorithm, Explained

Do you know the chain rule? Then you know the neural network backpropagation algorithm!<p>This is the first group (Lenny and Rohan) entry in our journey …

ShapelessStream, when Akka-Stream meets Shapeless Coproduct at compile-time

You might have seen on my twitter that my current company MFG Labs has opensourced the library Akka-Stream Extensions. We have developed it with …

Ubiquitous Computing

Developing Real-time Data Pipelines with Apache Kafka

• Download<br>• MP3<br>• |<br>• Slides<br>• |<br>• Android app<p>01:30:26<p><b>Summary</b><br>Joe Stein makes an introduction for developers about why and how to use Apache Kafka. Apache Kafka is a …

IBM's Watson computer to work in health insurance

Enough with the fun and games. Watson is going to work.<p>IBM's supercomputer system, best known for trouncing the world's best <i>Jeopardy!</i> players on TV, …

Strategic Scala Style: Principle of Least Power

<i>Posted 2016-02-14</i><p>Code Reviewing My Earliest Surviving ProgramTalks I've Given<p>The Scala language is large and complex, and it provides a variety of …