I don't suffer from stress - I'm a carrier.

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Question: Linear Algebra is a big subject, but parts of it are critical to do intermediate and advanced Machine Learning.

Which parts?

C, Eb, and G walked into a bar. The bartender said, 'Sorry, no minors.'

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Build a man a fire, he's warm for one night. Set him on fire, and he's warm for the rest of his life. -- Terry Pratchett, Jingo

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You can learn a lot about a person if you just take the time to inject them with sodium pentathol.

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A thread explaining some of the details about how the new legislation in Oz concerning "it's not a back-door - honest" cannot possibly work.

@NerdResa
Before I had a networking course at university, I had a rough understanding of IPv4/v6, but had trouble understanding why some things need to be in the same subnet.

Then I read IPv6 RFC. Not only have I found IPv6 to be a lot less messy and easier to understand, but it also allowed me to understand how IPv4 works by combining the idealized model of v6 with the messy hacks I knew v4 has.

So IMO learning v6 before v4 is a good idea. But N=1, your mileage may vary.

Diamond: Graphite, having a good day.

An interesting article - What Straight-A students get wrong:

nytimes.com/2018/12/08/opinion

Australia's war on encryption: the sweeping new powers rushed into law
theguardian.com/technology/201

With all the vague "end of the internet!" or "why is everyone so upset at such good idea" stories elsewhere on the new Australian backdoor-your-apps law, it's good to see a piece that explains what it actually does.

The moral seems to be: don't allow or agree to any automatic updates while in Australia. Australians, if you want security from govt snooping and from security flaws, tough luck.

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