CS244 ’17: BitTyrant: Do incentives build robustness in BitTorrent? — Reproducing Network Research

by Andy Bartolo (bartolo where stanford dot edu) and Dinislam Tebuev (tebuevd where stanford dot edu) Introduction In the early 2000s, Bram Cohen’s BitTorrent protocol took the world by storm. His seminal 2003 paper, “Incentives Build Robustness in BitTorrent,” described the principles for a global distributed filesharing system. (In June of 2004, P2P solutions […]

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What is the illusion of intelligence?

Twitter: @rodgermitchell; Search #monetarysovereignty Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Our latest election results make me wonder again about human intelligence. What is intelligence? A quick visit to Wikipedia produced this description: Intelligence (includes) one’s capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, planning, creativity and problem solving. It can be the ability to perceive information, and to […]

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Google open sources Embedding Projector to make high-dimensional data more manageable — TechCrunch

This morning, Google announced that it was open sourcing its data visualization tool, Embedding Projector. The tool will help machine learning researchers to visualize data without having to install and run TensorFlow. Dimensionality, and vectors in general, is not something that most of us find easy to understand. The problem is that we all live in a […]

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Using replyr::let to Parameterize dplyr Expressions — Win-Vector Blog

Imagine that in the course of your analysis, you regularly require summaries of numerical values. For some applications you want the mean of that quantity, plus/minus a standard deviation; for other applications you want the median, and perhaps an interval around the median based on the interquartile range (IQR). In either case, you may want…

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Predicting with confidence: the best machine learning idea you never heard of — Locklin on science

One of the disadvantages of machine learning as a discipline is the lack of reasonable confidence intervals on a given prediction. There are all kinds of reasons you might want such a thing, but I think machine learning and data science practitioners are so drunk with newfound powers, they forget where such a thing might […]

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