Adapting social distancing policies via the monitoring of crucial home and public behaviour data can help contain the Covid-19 offensive.
Let’s take a closer look in this, widely circulated, chart regarding the progression of the infections:
It appears that its spread -when the case count passes 500- is strikingly similar, regardless of the size or the geographical density of the “sample”.
The chart was provided to me by David Gorelick, Professor of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine of the University of Maryland with whom we happened to discuss the capability of predicting electoral outcomes (as discussed in a series…
It took me three stories with over three and half thousand viewers, together with many commentators and new friends to figure it out
Starting with Apple Silicon’s M1 notebook, I subsequently had reservations about the lack of PCIe v.4 support in all currently available laptops, eventually opted for an AMD Threadripper-powered desktop.
Words fail me to describe my happiness with its performance! This machine is bound to offer to my work months, if not years, of added progress.
Would you believe me, if I told you that it boots Windows 10 in just about 5 seconds?
So I captured the…
It is rather awkward that this story is one of few published on Medium regarding the AMD Threadripper CPU; all discoverable via google. If you search medium for Ryzen Threadripper no results are to be found.
I hope that our story curating algorithms will pay attention to it, and spare themselves from embarrassment/future fine-tuning: It will soon be obvious that they need not be trained on computer engineering; basic arithmetic knowledge suffices to understand how important this CPU truly is. Even Linus Torvalds took notice!
The Ryzen Threadripper Series 3 is by far the best CPU on the market that…
Please wait for the arrival of PCIe v.4 enabled laptops with much better CPUs and GPUs, just around the corner. Here is the story on how and why, I took this decision for myself.
In my previous article I described how my initial enthusiasm on the prospect of getting an ARM-powered Mac ended up, after close inspection, in dismay and anger.
My disappointment was exaggerated from the fact that I was almost certain that I will get the Apple M1 powered MacbookPro; I was a Mac user for the past four years, while the principal architect of the RISC-based ARM…
I have less than ten days to buy a small notebook for my new job. I was intrigued to consider the new MacBookPro Silicon M1 but my initial enthusiasm was followed by dismay and anger
This review is not for Apple fanbois with the following traits:
According to common sense, this is an impossibility:
Yet, the post-truth era challenges common…
The recent events regarding the demands to (re)write history, by removing inconvenient/unpleasant realities for sections of the public from display, led me to:
1. Rethink how history is applied in my own field of endeavour
2. Consider the ever-lasting benefits of the uncommon study of “failure” rather than the usual unilinear “success story”
Allow me to bring to the attention of our community of Astrophysicists, Computer Scientists, Engineers and Poets here in Predict a (hi)story that combines both:
Most of my friends who are aware of the differences between analogue and digital electronics, have the impression that computing is exclusively…
Would you tell your friends and family of your situation and urge those you had recent contact with to test themselves, or would you keep quiet about it?
Right now, if you said you had COVID-19 what do you think the reaction would be? Would it be panic from those who know you? What about if you told them this news 6 months from now? Worse yet, what if we don’t find a vaccine for this as quickly as we hope? What if we are in the “worst case scenario” — that is if we will have to co-exist with…
This is the last part in this introductory series regarding Propaganda and Electoral Polling in the Social Media era. In the… introduction and the second part of this introduction the “Russian” propaganda techniques as a means to accurately predict, if not influence, electoral outcomes were discussed. In the third part some of the technical tools required to approach such investigations were presented. In this final part I will attempt to present the elements that glue the previous parts into one.
One additional, and final, snapshot of my personal journey that I find worth sharing pertains to my studies in Journalism…
It is said that the more you know about a topic, the tougher it is to teach it to others — thus the proverbial “Those who can’t do, teach”. This simplistic and sweepingly general joke about teaching, explains the relative ease of writing the previous two sections in this series and the difficulties that I am facing as I am writing this one, given my full-time 39-year experience on Computer Science versus my part-time experience in Propaganda and Polling over the past decade or so.