Wandering Through Your Data With Open Source Tools

If you're like me you find yourself wandering around inside your data on a regular basis. Most of the cool pattern matching and machine learning systems I've worked on started out from ideas gleaned from some kind of casual, goal-less exploration of raw data. Tools are key here; they should be like a good teacher. They should remove arbitrary obstacles, not add them, and encourage you to go forward.

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The Importance of Q&A in Media

The question and answer format has prominently existed in virtually every major medium over the past century. This sounds too simple, but people often overlook the obvious, so allow me to drill down. Examination of the past century of media in the United States reveals that audiences are more likely to tune in when celebs and influencers answer questions.

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