Frameworks are the worst thing to happen to software development in the last decade (and possibly ever)

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Timothy Perrett · Frameworks are fundamentally broken
This post was origionally written in 2012, and later revised in 2014. At the time, I refrained from posting it due to concerns about how certain topics were articulated, and how it might be recieved in the community. After accidentially publishing this in 2016, the positive feedback I recieved …

Be aware of social media like Facebook and your personal data handed over to government

The ATO collects information from a range of public and private sources including motor registries, the stock exchange and online selling platforms, while banks, employers, health insurers and government agencies are obliged to report information to the taxman.

Facebook used to catch tax cheats
Social media posts, private school records and immigration data are being used by the Australian ­Taxation Office as part of an ­increasingly sophisticated crackdown on tax cheats that yielded nearly $10 billon last year.

The methods Beijing employed to generate rapid growth—directing finance, nurturing targeted industries, and promoting exports — are replicas of Japan’s. And since the state in China’s “state capitalism” plays an even larger economic role than Japan’s officious bureaucracy does, the Chinese government interferes with markets to a greater degree.

Is China Repeating Japan’s Missteps?
Beijing may seem dynamic, but it’s heading down a path we’ve seen before.

The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free.

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Deep Learning
The Deep Learning textbook is a resource intended to help students and practitioners enter the field of machine learning in general and deep learning in particular. The online version of the book is now complete and will remain available online for free. The deep learning textbook can now be …