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How to Get Estimated Completion Time of SQL Server Database Backup OR Restore

“How much time SQL Server is going to take to complete the database Backup or Restore” – This is one of the very common questions DBAs face in day to …

Digital Transformation Requires Total Organizational Commitment

By now you’ve surely heard that moving forward, every company will be a software company, and that shift is happening now as companies large and small scramble to transform into digitally-driven organizations.<p>Wherever you turn, businesses are facing tremendous disruptive pressure. What’s …

A Guide To Gentlemen’s Accessories

Raise your suit game with a pin, tie bar or pocket square – it’s all in the details<p>The few formal environments where men are still expected to dress …

10 of the Best European Train Trips

Travel<p>Our ten favorite European trains don’t necessarily offer the fastest journeys—just the most memorable. All aboard!<p>Much of European train travel is about efficiency and comfort—punctually leaving and arriving and having a cozy seat or sleeper compartment in which to devour the latest issue of …

Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures

[AS98] <b>Pankaj K. Agarwal</b> and <b>Micha Sharir</b>, <i>Efficient Algorithms for Geometric Optimization</i>, ACM Computing Surveys, 30(4):412-458, December 1998.<p>[ATCH99]</i> …

Exploring Indonesia by Pirate Ship

Adventure<p>The infinite darkness and blue of a clear ocean is startling; as when we stare into the night sky, it reminds us in a very guttural sense of how small we are. The water I floated in with buoyant ease was the clearest I had ever experienced, a seemingly infinite prism for the long rays of …

100 Data Science in Python Interview Questions and Answers for 2018

Python’s growing adoption in data science has pitched it as a competitor to R programming language. With its various libraries maturing over time to …

A Winter’s Tale: China’s Altay Mountains

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>By Mark Jenkins</i><p>It’s 35 degrees below zero Fahrenheit, and our horses don’t give a damn.<p>Large heads bowed, snow coating their thick hides, plumes of steam swirling from their frosted nostrils, they’re primordial beasts genetically inured to intense cold. A wooden sleigh …

Ice Age

How to Build a Recommender System

Yes -- I said it. We're going to talk about putting together a recommender system -- otherwise known as a recommendation engine -- in the programming …

10 Free Machine Learning books

Machine Learning

Ride the Stunning Mountain Railways of India

TravelWorld Heritage<p>These serpentine tracks, arched bridges, and hairpin turns are feats of engineering.<p>TravelWorld Heritage<p>The British colonization of India left behind at least one institution that’s still maintained and cherished to this very day—a sprawling railway system. Though tracks span …

Top 25 AngularJS Admin Design Templates | Web & Graphic Design

Unlimited Downloads : 500,000+ Design Assets<p>AngularJS has as main advantage that you can separate your web application into views and load them …

Google is giving away a big part of its machine learning software

TensorFlow is open sourced<p>Google has just announced that it's open sourcing TensorFlow under the Apache 2 license. That awfully nerdy sentence means that part of the software that Google uses to power its machine learning systems — the stuff that can translate words on a sign with your camera or …

8 Days in North Korea

In September 2015, I traveled to North Korea to see, first-hand, what life was like inside the Hermit Kingdom. Much of the country was what I had expected: strange, ersatz, thick with propaganda. One thing's for sure: North Korea really is unlike any other place on Earth.<p><b>Welcome to the world's most</b> …

North Korea

Instagram of the Month: Java’s Sulfur Volcano

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Here’s the story behind this winning shot.<p><b>Antoine Collas</b> (on Instagram <b>@toinou1375</b>) roams the globe with a camera in hand, and shares his travels with the world through Instagram. He brought himself—and his great photographic eye—to our attention by tagging this photo with</b> …

Java

Exploring the ancient towns of Guangxi, China

With limestone peaks protruding dramatically out of the winding Li River, it’s not hard to understand why the southern province of Guangxi has been the darling of China travel for decades.<p>China’s star town, Guilin, was the first city to develop its tourism industry after the creation of the …

Sights and Bites: What to Eat While Touring Tokyo, Japan

Travel<p>With a cultural map in one hand and a culinary compass in the other, savor the treasured sights, then seek the local bites.<p>From day to night, culture and cuisine come together in tantalizing <b>Tokyo</b>. As you experience stunning shrines and bustling markets, bright lights and big-city skyscrapers, …

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B tested patterns for higher conversion rates and growth

Try Being Direct instead of indecisive.<p>You can send your message with uncertainty trembling in your voice, or you can say it with confidence. If …

Mobile Devices

It’s Time to Kill the Tea Bag

After water, the world’s second most consumed beverage isn’t cola, wine or beer — it’s tea. Yet, surprisingly, not many people know how to make it …

China is dumping U.S. debt

It's no secret that China is the largest holder of U.S. debt.<p>So should Americans be concerned that China has started dumping some of its Treasury holdings?<p>After all, it raises serious questions about whether China will keep lending Washington money to help finance the federal deficit in the …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Ancient Greek palace unearthed near Sparta dates back to 17th century BC

Archaeologists discover palace with archaic inscriptions built during the Mycenaean period<p>Archaeologists in Greece have discovered the ruins of an ancient palace with important archaic inscriptions dating back to the Mycenaean age, the culture ministry said Tuesday.<p>The palace, likely built around …

Ancient History

My Data Science Toolkit

People often ask me what software, programming languages and tools they need to learn to enter the analytics/data science field. Some focus on …

Makgeolli to microbreweries: how to drink well in Seoul

In a city where alcohol is cheap and free-flowing, sampling a bottle of <i>soju</i> (a vodka-like spirit), <i>makgeolli</i> (milky rice wine) or local beer is a quintessential aspect of a night out in Seoul.<p>A large portion of the spirits on offer are still mass produced brands whose quality and taste are about as …

Two-week traveller: choose your Central Asia adventure

Once the realm of Silk Road merchants and Great Game spies, the Heavenly Mountains and Black Sand deserts of the 'Stans, as the five countries of Central Asia are affectionately known, have historically been the stuff of epic overland trips taking many months and much bureaucracy.<p>With the region’s …

How Greece Became European

The troubled relationship between modern Greeks and their neighbors to the north and west—sometime admirers, sometime lenders, sometime detractors—helps explain today’s crisis.<p>Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe?<p>The answer might seem obvious: The country is on …

10 Must-Have Tools for Startups

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>Over the years, there has been a dramatic upsurge in the number of start-ups across the globe. Well, it’s no wonder …

Startups

48 hours in Jeonju: Korea's foodie capital

Jeonju is one of South Korea's top destinations, though it remains under the radar for international travellers. The largest city in the country's southwest, Jeonju has a vibrant historic district and a fantastic food scene: 'eat once in Jeonju and you'll be spoiled for life', Koreans say.<p>In 2012 …

'Boaters paddle the Nam Lang River, a freshwater channel that flows through Tham Lod Cave in the Mae Hong Son region of #NorthernThailand. The 1,666-meter-long limestone cave is home to many bats and swifts. Getting this shot required climbing the cavity of the cave for a higher vantage point to put the scene into perspective and create a sense of scale.' - Drew This is our second #travel image in this weekend's #lpInstaTakeover from Australian photographer @drewhopper. Stay tuned for two more to come.