Benchmarking Edge Computing – Alasdair Allan https://prismo.xyz/posts/7d6624bb-76e2-4fc8-99ef-3554a623c544
CS 245: Principles of Data-Intensive Systems (Spring 2019) https://prismo.xyz/posts/9df31097-4032-46a4-b18c-2726ec509804
Cloud is the biggest change for database products, sais Merv Adrian (Gartner's DB specialist):
... Can we base such functions on generative probabilistic models, and how do such function perform on standard benchmark datasets, like datasets from the Text Retrieval Conference (TREC)? Furthermore, can these function be implement efficiently using an inverted-file search engine? How does the efficiency compare to the efficiency of tf.idf ranking using the cosine similarity function on large datasets like the Clueweb09 data?
I tested IRIS.AI at https://the.iris.ai/explore with the following research question (that was the minimum amount of text it said it needs):
Can we model tf.idf ranking in IR by using probability theory?
Retrieval ranking functions like the many variants of tf.idf are mostly based on heuristics. Researchers have tried thousands of variants of such functions, and in the process discovered very effective ranking functions, such as the well-known BM25 ranking formula...
GraphQL the ugly: Facebook has a patent on it.
Looks like my laptop will be more usable soon. Nice developments in WSL(2).
"Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft" by Bruce Schneier https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/05/protecting_your_2.html
"Ten years ago, I could have given you all sorts of advice about using encryption, not sending information over email, securing your web connections, and a host of other things -- but most of that doesn't matter anymore. Today, your sensitive data is controlled by others, and there's nothing you can personally to do affect its security. "
#2146 "Waiting for the But"
Listen, I'm not a fan of the Spanish Inquisition OR predatory multi-level marketing schemes...
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The Black Keys' ninth studio album, 'Let's Rock' is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band. "When we're together we are The Black Keys, that's where that real magic is," says Auerbach, "and always has been since we were sixteen."
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Billion-scale semi-supervised learning for image classification https://arxiv.org/abs/1905.00546
Folks, I’m seeing a lot of people recommend setting xpinstall.signatures.required to false to fix the Firefox extensions issue.
⚠️ DO NOT DO THIS! ⚠️
It disables signature checking on extensions which means that you open yourself up to malicious extensions if you install any new ones or if you have auto updates on.
Or go the officially recommended (but less private) route: https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/102039553570119536
Headline gold: "Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again"
Finally I can understand the blockchain
Indie music 🎸
The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.
Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.
Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.