Sunday, September 13, 2015

Aweekstweets September 5-13 2015: the week our robot overlord flashed his fetid underbelly

"How Google self-driving cars may handle toughest situations" ( ) JK--Rely on human judgment? How is that self-driving?

It's best not to take someone up on a timeshare opportunity if their dayjob is assistant rodeo clown or apprentice carny. Just sayin'

WashPost running 2 stories with clear parallel: NFL retirees suffering brain damage, WW2 vets still coping w/PTSD. US society averts eyes.

Hung out with the wife today at various commercial establishments throughout northern Virginia. Saw old friends at a mall. Talked.

It’s always nice when McDonald’s gets the precise mix of Coke syrup and carbonated water to taste like bottled Coke memories of my youth

Check out transcript of yesterday’s very successful crowdchat #Hadoop4OpenInsights: … . Thanks to all participants.

The cooling trend has settled in. A pleasantly gently overcast and rainy Saturday morning. My overheated nervous system ebbs to serenity

WashPost draws parallel between UK Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn & US’ Bernie Sanders. Seemingly unelectable extreme left leaders. Hmmm.

A fussbudget grumbles about every last detail o the crap they see. A cussbudget delivers pointed commentary on the main crap. I'm the latter

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse blog: "Securing Everything in the Internet of Things" ( )

Joe Biden came off as extremely genuine and heartfelt on Colbert last night. If he runs for president, he could connect in a big way.

"Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers" ( ) JK--Sounds like premise for a new Stephen King novel

Whistle while U work. I wonder if dwarfgang th next office over told Snow White's buds to put a sock in it so they could focus on THEIR work

"The Theoretical Underbelly of Optimizing Machine Learning Systems" ( ) JK--Processing regurgitated statistical cud.

"How SETI Understand Msgs Broadcast by Alien Intelligence" ( ) JK--No sweat. "Star Trek" proved aliens speak English

"Hedge Fund Strategies" ( ) JK--High-level description of tangled math in which your retirement savings may be entwined

"Social Net Anlyss reveals alt-list of global power elite" ( ) JK--And all winter at exclusive Swiss resort Eigenvector

"Affinity Analysis" ( ) JK--Good how-to on data science practice that drives personalized target marketing.

"Doing Data Science at Twitter" ( ) JK--Their "Type B Data Scientist" probably Type A Personality in every1 else's book

Hey fitness-class instructors: when U wear a wireless mic in th classroom, there's no damn need to shout, unless your intention is to deafen

"Big greenfield cannabis cloud" ( ) JK--Agribusiness that can market legally only in 2 states? Roachclip-scale revenues

Just saw article about "8 objectives" for such-and-such strategy. Hopefully, the strategy is to reduce the objectives down to a mnemonic few

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on @FortuneMagazine list of the Most Powerful Women in business  @FortuneMPW #leadership
 jameskobielus retweeted

Open data platforms ensure that any training and experience that a data scientist has on o... #hadoop4openinsights 

Right. Openness in the data platform ensure that you can mix and match vendor platforms, g... #hadoop4openinsights 

Can't wait for this chat to begin in earnest. Check out my latest blog: Hadoop: The open r... #hadoop4openinsights 

I'm not going to join the 3-D printing revolution. I won't be satisfied till we push printing into at least the 10th subatomic dimension

"Trip to White House: Inclusive Entrepreneurship & Data Sci Diversity" ( ) JK--IBM Horwitz recently in my neck of woods

In the natural order of things, Jefferson Airplane lyrics drive all high-tech marketing campaigns. Speed your head: 

"Q & A with Shiv Vaithyanathan, Creator of SystemML and IBM Fellow" ( ) JK--Keynotes Strata+Hadoop, end of month, NYC

"Never a dull moment: Upcoming Events in world of Spark" ( ) JK--Starting with next week's SF "Hack the Weather" event

"Datapalooza: Feed Your Head" ( ) JK--Nov 10-12. San Francisco. Pre-register: 

"Internet slowly but surely killing TV" ( ) JK--Booming online ad revs. Perhaps TV will retaliate w/ louder commercials

So far, Washington Post reports, former VA governor Jim Gilmore has 0.0% support among likely GOP voters in presidential race. It's a start.

“In a nutshell” doesn’t say diddley-squat! You talking peanut or coconut?

Geez. If I start from a clean inbox, and avert my gaze briefly to sneeze, there are suddenly 40+ fresh messages awaiting me. Geez.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp How Soon is Now by Th Smiths from Meat is Murder JK--1985. Morrissey asserts homo sapiens love need. He's not Vulcan!

New #IBM jk blog: "Hadoop: The open refinery of 21st century data science" ( )

"Between thought and expression, there lies a lifetime." --Lou Reed

When the going gets tough, the tough get yoga.

I caught the first half-hour of Colbert's "Late Show" debut last night before my sleep-deprived brain conked. Enjoyed it. He's back!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Forever Young by Madness from Absolutely JK--1980. A cool blend of reggae rhythm, punchy R&B horns, & rock guitar.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Israelite by Desmond Dekker from Israelites: Anthology 1963-1999 JK--1968. Great radio memory. Charted #9 US, #1 UK

I scan the morning's news like a prospector impatiently searching for a vein of some precious metal. Usually, I find mere flakes. Of dust.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp It's Fashion by Girls at Our Best! from Pleasure JK--1981. Re-released 1994 by Vinyl Japan. I own the original vinyl

Wish to congratulate Elizabeth II on her record-setting longevity as monarch of the scepter'd isle. Does she still wield a scepter?

Predictive analytics can transform any type of organization 

Three reasons to open up data to business users 

IBM and Xerox predict brain-controlled apps will head to smartphones 

Build more adaptive applications with Apache Spark 

How does predictive analytics work? 

Sitting here pondering the data science skills that a truly awesome robot overlord would need. To get laid, if nothing else.

Anti-malware splash screens on your computer. They might as well just standardize on the alert: "They're comin' to GITCHA!"

Yes, of course I'm going to stay up past my bedtime to catch Colbert's new gig. I hope he sings regularly. The funnyman's got good pipes!

If KISS had followed th KISS principle they wouldn’t have worn clown makeup or ghoulish outfits. They simply would have kept sounding stupid

Political attack ad comes on. Suddenly the mood darkens & malevolent conspiracies abound. Followed right away by a dog food commercial. Arf!

Hmm. A local broadcaster being marketed as “having personality.” Code phrase meaning “forced, unfunny jocularity.” Tries way too hard.

Reading “Nixon & Mao” by Margaret Macmillan. Even-handed historical discussion. Points out that PRC paramount leader was a brutal dictator.

New #IBM jk #Dataversity blog: "The Bogus Bogeyman of the Brainiac Robot Overlord" ( )

New #IBM jk blog: "Skills that every data scientist needs in today’s insight economy" ( )

"NASA AI to power first-responder tech" ( ) JK--Real-time situational awareness for law enforcement & firefighters

"What are Uplift Models?" ( ) JK--Hint: it has nothing to do with Victoria's Secret catalog.

"Big Data Fades to the Algorithm Economy" ( ) JK--Analyst introduces that hackneyed oil metaphor in first sentence.
"Who's to blame when AI systems go wrong?" ( ) JK--See my algorithmic accountability discussion: 

"Programming & Prejudice: How 2 Find Bias in Machn Lrnng Algos" ( ) JK--How to test for bias in the bias-sniffing algo?

Saw "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" on DVD. I felt sorry for all the high-quality veteran performers in this forced charmless sequel

"Using Data To Fight Wildfires" ( ) JK--Visual narrative could be better told with slideshare, not serial webpage chain

Saw "Black Sea" with Jude Law. An OK underwater caper flick. Smart money says th "innocent" 18-year-old lives in the end & the psycho doesnt

"Why Hackers Stay Ahead o Artificial Intelligence" ( ) JK--Could put baddies out o job or make them even more dangerous

Saw "Far from the Madding Crowd" on DVD. Decent remake w/ Carey Mulligan. Is it fair to say ending taken from classic novel was predictable?

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love Is th Drug by Roxy Music from Siren JK--1975. Hooked on a feeling? High on believing that youre in lust with me?

"Spark Summit Europe Full Agenda available online" ( ) JK--Amsterdam. Week of 26 Oct. #IBM will be there in force!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Can't You Hear Me Knocking by the Stones from Sticky Fingers JK--1971. Love Mick Taylor's Santana-style jam on this

"Revisiting Mass Data Assignments" ( ) JK--Mine eyes skipped right away to the Goldilocks/3-Bear poetic triplet.

"How big data is unfair" ( ) JK--Actual article doesn't apply that absurd blanket statement. Biases may skew analytics.

Fairly good holiday weekend. Managed to keep my mind off work. Once or twice.

Now that “Mad Men” original run is over & I’ve started to watch it on Netflix, I think Jon Hamm deserves Emmy for his nuanced Don Draper

Cool. Just figured out how to delete abusive comments in LinkedIn. I turned off comments long ago on my personal blog. For same reason.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Born in the Echoes by The Chemical Brothers from Born in the Echoes JK--2015. Brand new. Exceptionally cool.

Staying happy in my personal environment often comes down to moving heavy objects around so I don’t bump into them. I’m not a fancy man.

Very much enjoyed “CBS Sunday Morning” segment w/Chrissie Hynde in Akron. Warmhearted tough sober grounded. It’s written all over her music.

The air is cool and so incredibly calm this morning. I stare at the leaves on the trees in the distance. None of them even twitches.

WashPost refs “Beach Boys & their little old lady from Pasadena.” Apparently, no one gives Jan & Dean credit for their hit recordings.