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NYC Profitable Property Analysis
Background In this project, I planned to find profitable or undervalued properties to invest in by: - looking into a dataset of past NYC property sales - finding out what makes a property profitable - finding out what makes a profitable property different from other properties This project is aimed …
Cryptocurrency Market Explorer App
Link to Shiny App | Author LinkedIn Page Background My interest in the subject of cryptocurrency and the pricing of coins arose from me seeing how prominently cryptocurrencies have been featured in the news over the past year. Earlier this year, I downloaded the app Coinbase (which allows user to …
Amazon raises minimum pay in Germany to 12 euros per hour
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon will guarantee an entry-level wage at its German warehouses of 12 euros ($15) an hour, the company said on Friday in the face of a long-running battle with a top labour union. Germany is Amazon's biggest market after the United States, and the Verdi union has …
Vibrating circular membranes
This post will tie together many things I’ve blogged about before. The previous post justified separation of variables. This post will illustrate separation of variables. Also, this post will show why you might care about Bessel functions and their zeros. I’ve written about Bessel functions before, and said that Bessel …
Pittsburgh bus ridership analysis
The objective of this study is the following: Analyze patterns of bus ridership in Pittsburgh, PA before and during Covid-19 Gain insights into and lay the foundation for forecasting ridership once the local economy opens more fully We expect the data to show a drop in bus ridership during Covid-19. …
Justifying separation of variables
The separation of variables technique for solving partial differential equations looks like a magic trick the first time you see it. The lecturer, or author if you’re more self-taught, makes an audacious assumption, like pulling a rabbit out of a hat, and it works. For example, you might first see …
2021 MLOps Platforms Vendor Analysis Report
The Neuromation team has just published a new report on the state of Machine Learning Operations Platforms in 2021. MLOps was defined as a separate discipline only recently when the ML practitioners moved from university labs to corporate boardrooms. AI and ML leaders today already have a better understanding of …
How AI and Behavioral Science are Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy
In this special guest feature, Ram Prasad, Co-Founder, The Final Mile, a Fractal Analytics Company, discusses how AI can help identify problem areas and how behavioral science could be pivotal in understanding why individuals have delayed immunization.
Bitcoin falls 5.71% To $35,210
(Reuters) - Bitcoin dropped 5.71% to $35,210 at 0600 GMT on Saturday, losing $2,131.11 from its previous close. Bitcoin, the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency, is down 45.7% from its 2021 high of $64,895.22 on April 14. Ether, the coin linked to the ethereum blockchain network, dropped 2.54 % to …
China's cryptocurrency-mining crackdown spreads to Yunnan in southwest - media
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's crackdown on cryptocurrencies has spread to the country's southwest with a campaign against misuse of electricity by bitcoin miners in Yunnan province, local media reported on Saturday. In addition to concerns about the huge amounts of energy needed for the computing power to create cryptocurrencies, the …
Advisory firm ISS recommends vote against Toshiba chairman
TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp shareholders should vote against the re-appointment of board chairman Osamu Nagayama and four other directors, shareholder advisory firm ISS recommended on Saturday. The recommendation by Institutional Shareholder Services Inc (ISS) follows an explosive, shareholder-commissioned investigation that accused Toshiba of colluding with the Japanese government to …
Apple tightens rules after Justice Department targeted U.S. lawmakers
By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) -Apple Inc on Friday said it has tightened some of its rules for responding to legal requests after the U.S. Justice Department during Donald Trump's presidency subpoenaed it for information on Democratic lawmakers. Apple said it recently instituted a limit of 25 identifiers such as email …
Breaking up Big Tech in focus as new U.S. antitrust bills introduced
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced four bills on Friday aimed at reining in the power of the tech giants, with one potentially leading to their break-up. Two of the bills address the issue of giant companies, such as …
Visual geometry
If you’re puzzled by the title of this post, allow me to explain. A natural reaction would be “Isn’t geometry intrinsically visual?” Indeed, geometry is motivated by things we can visualize. But modern developments of geometry have become heavy with formal machinery, so much so that one could reasonably ask …
Top Tech Skills for the Future of Work
The rate of technological change is accelerating and lots of new technologies and skills are coming. It is almost unpredictable to tell which technical skill will be in demand in future and which...
Mexican auto parts lobby sees chip supply crunch over by December
By Sharay Angulo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's main autopart association INA forecasts that the severe semiconductor chip shortage that has slammed the brakes on the global auto industry will subside in July and return to normal by the end of this year. Semiconductor chips are a crucial component for …
Facebook says remote working move could slow jobs growth in Ireland
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Facebook still plans to "aggressively" grow staff numbers in its European headquarters in Ireland but a company-wide policy allowing permanent remote work from other countries could slow that growth over time, its Irish chief said on Friday. Ireland's economy is hugely reliant on multinational firms that employ …
McDonald's in South Korea, Taiwan hit by data breach
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp, the world's largest burger chain, said on Friday that a data breach in South Korea and Taiwan has exposed some customer and employee information, making it the latest global company to be targeted by cybercriminals. The attackers accessed e-mails, phone numbers and delivery addresses, but the …