Link Roundup, April 19th

Data science with Snkia.

Resident Scientist Snkia works tirelessly towards robot utopia. These are his findings.

Useful little rundown!

I really, really like the idea of eventually doing data stuff in Clojure. Python's got some fundamental issues with scalability, and R's not really better in that regard. Clojure's a joy to code in, and the fact that it targets the JVM means that a good set of bindings to Spark (+ friends) would probably be able to keep pace better than the Python bindings (which are excellent, but I've come across times where I'd have to drop into Scala, which I don't know and seems more intimidating than a friendly Lisp).

Technology's cool

Friendly breakdown of how we got here!

Sounds exciting! Especially if it turns into a better model for Open Source to sustain itself.

Meanwhile, in Scotland...

An AI got trained to turn a script into a cartoon. This, when combined with that DeepFake thing Jordan Peale used to make that fake Obama PSA, is definitely going to cause the end of the world. Exciting!

I'm into anything that can be summarized as "Do X, except in one function call".

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Super villain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age, which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.