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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tel...
by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

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English

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357

Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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<p><strong>Be prepared for next semester and get set for back to school!</strong></p><p><strong>Foreword by Steven Pinker</strong></p><p><strong>Blending the informed analysis of <em>The Signal and the Noise</em> with the instructive iconoclasm of <em>Think Like a Freak</em>, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our world鈥攑rovided we ask the right questions.</strong></p><p>By the end of an average day in the early twenty-first century, human beings searching the internet will amass eight trillion gigabytes of data. This staggering amount of information鈥攗nprecedented in history鈥攃an tell us a great deal about who we are鈥攖he fears, desires, and behaviors that drive us, and the conscious and unconscious decisions we make. From the profound to the mundane, we can gain astonishing knowledge about the human psyche that less than twenty years ago, seemed unfathomable. </p><p><em>Everybody Lies</em> offers fascinating, surprising, and sometimes laugh-out-loud insights into everything from economics to ethics to sports to race to sex, gender and more, all drawn from the world of big data. What percentage of white voters didn鈥檛 vote for Barack Obama because he鈥檚 black? Does where you go to school effect how successful you are in life? Do parents secretly favor boy children over girls? Do violent films affect the crime rate? Can you beat the stock market? How regularly do we lie about our sex lives and who鈥檚 more self-conscious about sex, men or women? </p><p>Investigating these questions and a host of others, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz offers revelations that can help us understand ourselves and our lives better. Drawing on studies and experiments on how we really live and think, he demonstrates in fascinating and often funny ways the extent to which all the world is indeed a lab. With conclusions ranging from strange-but-true to thought-provoking to disturbing, he explores the power of this digital truth serum and its deeper potential鈥攔evealing biases deeply embedded within us, information we can use to change our culture, and the questions we鈥檙e afraid to ask that might be essential to our health鈥攂oth emotional and physical. All of us are touched by big data everyday, and its influence is multiplying. <em>Everybody Lies</em> challenges us to think differently about how we see it and the world.</p>
Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Cont...
by Stuart Russell

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English

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349

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b><b>"The most important book I have read in quite some time" (Daniel Kahneman); "A must-read" (Max Tegmark); "The book we've all been waiting for" (Sam Harris)</b><br /><br /><b>A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that will enable us to coexist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines</b><br /><br /><b>Longlisted for the 2019 </b><b><i>Financial Times</i></b><b>/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award</b></b><br /><br />In the popular imagination, superhuman artificial intelligence is an approaching tidal wave that threatens not just jobs and human relationships, but civilization itself. Conflict between humans and machines is seen as inevitable and its outcome all too predictable.<br /> <br />In this groundbreaking book, distinguished AI researcher Stuart Russell argues that this scenario can be avoided, but only if we rethink AI from the ground up. Russell begins by exploring the idea of intelligence in humans and in machines. He describes the near-term benefits we can expect, from intelligent personal assistants to vastly accelerated scientific research, and outlines the AI breakthroughs that still have to happen before we reach superhuman AI. He also spells out the ways humans are already finding to misuse AI, from lethal autonomous weapons to viral sabotage.<br /> <br />If the predicted breakthroughs occur and superhuman AI emerges, we will have created entities far more powerful than ourselves. How can we ensure they never, ever, have power over us? Russell suggests that we can rebuild AI on a new foundation, according to which machines are designed to be inherently uncertain about the human preferences they are required to satisfy. Such machines would be humble, altruistic, and committed to pursue our objectives, not theirs. This new foundation would allow us to create machines that are provably deferential and provably beneficial.<br /><br />In a 2014 editorial co-authored with Stephen Hawking, Russell wrote, "Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last." Solving the problem of control over AI is not just possible; it is the key that unlocks a future of unlimited promise.
Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Lis...
by Donald Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> best-selling author Donald Miller uses the seven universal elements of powerful stories to teach listeners how to dramatically improve how they connect with customers and grow their businesses.</strong></p><p>Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.</p><p>Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.</p><p>X</p>
Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlo...
by Aur茅lien G茅ron

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English

Pages

856

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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<p>Through a series of recent breakthroughs, deep learning has boosted the entire field of machine learning. Now, even programmers who know close to nothing about this technology can use simple, efficient tools to implement programs capable of learning from data. This practical book shows you how.</p><p>By using concrete examples, minimal theory, and two production-ready Python frameworks鈥擲cikit-Learn and TensorFlow鈥攁uthor Aur茅lien G茅ron helps you gain an intuitive understanding of the concepts and tools for building intelligent systems. You鈥檒l learn a range of techniques, starting with simple linear regression and progressing to deep neural networks. With exercises in each chapter to help you apply what you鈥檝e learned, all you need is programming experience to get started.</p><ul><li>Explore the machine learning landscape, particularly neural nets</li><li>Use Scikit-Learn to track an example machine-learning project end-to-end</li><li>Explore several training models, including support vector machines, decision trees, random forests, and ensemble methods</li><li>Use the TensorFlow library to build and train neural nets</li><li>Dive into neural net architectures, including convolutional nets, recurrent nets, and deep reinforcement learning</li><li>Learn techniques for training and scaling deep neural nets</li></ul>
CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide
by Darril Gibson

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English

Pages

610

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><font>Pass the First Time.</font></b><br /><p>The CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead SY0-501 Study Guide is an update to the top-selling SY0-201, SY0-301, and SY0-401 study guides, which have helped thousands of readers pass the exam the first time they took it. </p><br /><p>It covers all of the SY0-501 objectives and includes the same elements readers raved about in the previous two versions. Each of the eleven chapters presents topics in an easy to understand manner and includes real-world examples of security principles in action. The author uses many of the same analogies and explanations he鈥檚 honed in the classroom that have helped hundreds of students master the Security+ content. </p><br /><p>You鈥檒l understand the important and relevant security topics for the Security+ exam, without being overloaded with unnecessary details. Additionally, each chapter includes a comprehensive review section to help you focus on what鈥檚 important.</p><br /><p>Over 300 realistic practice test questions with in-depth explanations will help you test your comprehension and readiness for the exam. The book includes a 75 question pre-test, a 75 question post-test, and practice test questions at the end of every chapter. Each practice test question includes a detailed explanation to help you understand the content and the reasoning behind the question. You'll also have access to free online resources including labs and additional practice test questions. Using all of these resources, you鈥檒l be ready to take and pass the exam the first time you take it.</p><br /><p>If you plan to pursue any of the advanced security certifications, this guide will also help you lay a solid foundation of security knowledge. Learn this material, and you鈥檒l be a step ahead for other exams. This SY0-501 study guide is for any IT or security professional interested in advancing in their field, and a must read for anyone striving to master the basics of IT systems security.</p><br /><p>The author supplements the book with blog posts here: http://blogs.getcertifiedgetahead.com/.</p><br /><p>This page provides a full listing of mobile device apps from the author: http://learnzapp.com/partners/darrilgibson/.</p>
Cracking the PM Interview: How to Land a Product Manager Job in T...
by , Jackie Bavaro

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

March 04, 2014

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How many pizzas are delivered in Manhattan? How do you design an alarm clock for the blind? What is your favorite piece of software and why? How would you launch a video rental service in India? This book will teach you how to answer these questions and more. <br /><br />Cracking the PM Interview is a comprehensive book about landing a product management role in a startup or bigger tech company. Learn how the ambiguously-named "PM" (product manager / program manager) role varies across companies, what experience you need, how to make your existing experience translate, what a great PM resume and cover letter look like, and finally, how to master the PM interview questions (estimation questions, behavioral questions, case questions, product questions, technical questions, and the super important "pitch").<br /><br /><br />CONTENTS:<br /><br />The Product Manager Role<br />What is a PM?<br />Functions of a PM<br />Top Myths about Product Management<br />Project Managers and Program Managers<br /><br />Companies<br />How the PM Role Varies<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Apple<br />Facebook<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter<br />Startups <br /><br />Getting the Right Experience<br />New Grads<br />Making the Most of Career Fairs<br />Do you need an MBA?<br />Why Technical Experience Matters<br />Transitioning from Engineer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Designer to Product Manager<br />Transitioning from Other Roles<br />What Makes a Good Side Project? <br /><br />Career Advancement<br />Tips and Tricks for Career Advancement<br />Q & A: Fernando Delgado, Sr. Director, Product Management at Yahoo<br />Q & A: Ashley Carroll, Senior Director of Product Management, DocuSign<br />Q & A: Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager, Microsoft<br />Q & A: Thomas Arend, International Product Lead, Airbnb<br />Q & A: Johanna Wright, VP at Google<br />Q & A: Lisa Kostova Ogata, VP of Product at Bright.com <br /><br />Behind the Interview Scenes<br />Google<br />Microsoft<br />Facebook<br />Apple<br />Amazon<br />Yahoo<br />Twitter <br />Dropbox <br /><br />Resumes<br />The 15 Second Rule<br />The Rules<br />Attributes of a Good PM Resume<br />What to Include <br /><br />Real Resumes: Before & After<br /><br />Cover Letters<br />Elements of a Good PM Cover Letter<br />The Cover Letter Template<br />A Great Cover Letter <br /><br />Company Research<br />The Product<br />The Strategy<br />The Culture<br />The Role<br />The Questions <br /><br />Define Yourself<br />"Tell Me About Yourself" (The Pitch)<br />"Why do you want to work here?"<br />"Why should we hire you?"<br />"Why are you leaving your current job?"<br />"What do you like to do in your spare time?"<br />"Where do you see yourself in five years?"<br />"What are your strengths and weaknesses?"<br />Sample Strengths and Weaknesses <br /><br />Behavioral Questions<br />Why These Questions Are Asked<br />Preparation<br />Follow-Up Questions<br />Types of Behavioral Questions <br /><br />Estimation Questions<br />Approach<br />Numbers Cheat Sheet<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Example Interview<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Product Questions<br />About the Product Question<br />Type 1: Designing a Product<br />Type 2: Improving a Product<br />Type 3: Favorite Product<br />Preparation<br />Tips and Tricks<br />Sample Questions <br /><br />Case Questions<br />The Case Question: Consultants vs. PMs<br />What Interviewers Look For<br />Useful Frameworks<br />Product Metrics<br />Interview Questions <br /><br />Coding Questions<br />Who Needs To Code<br />What You Need To Know<br />How You Are Evaluated<br />How To Approach<br />Developing an Algorithm<br />Additional Questions & Solutions <br /><br />Appendix<br />Top 1% PMs vs. Top 10% PMs<br />Be a Great Product Leader<br />The Inputs to a Great Product Roadmap<br />How to Hire a Product Manager
Designing Data-Intensive Applications: The Big Ideas Behind Relia...
by Martin Kleppmann

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English

Pages

616

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<p>Data is at the center of many challenges in system design today. Difficult issues need to be figured out, such as scalability, consistency, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability. In addition, we have an overwhelming variety of tools, including relational databases, NoSQL datastores, stream or batch processors, and message brokers. What are the right choices for your application? How do you make sense of all these buzzwords?</p><p>In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.</p><ul><li>Peer under the hood of the systems you already use, and learn how to use and operate them more effectively</li><li>Make informed decisions by identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different tools</li><li>Navigate the trade-offs around consistency, scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity</li><li>Understand the distributed systems research upon which modern databases are built</li><li>Peek behind the scenes of major online services, and learn from their architectures</li></ul>
Command Line Kung Fu: Bash Scripting Tricks, Linux Shell Programm...
by Jason Cannon

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English

Pages

124

Publication Date

April 16, 2014

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<h2>Become a Linux Ninja with Command Line Kung Fu!</h2><br />Do you think you have to lock yourself in a basement reading cryptic man pages for months on end in order to have ninja like command line skills?<br /><br />In reality, if you had someone share their most powerful command line tips, tricks, and patterns you'd save yourself a lot of time and frustration. What if you could look over the shoulder of a good friend that just happened to be a command line guru? What if they not only showed you the commands they were using, but why they were using them and exactly how they worked? And what if that friend took the time to write all of it down so you can refer to it whenever you liked?<br /><br />Well, a friend did just that. <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em> is packed with dozens of tips and over 100 practical real-world examples. You won't find theoretical examples in this book. The examples demonstrate how to solve actual problems and accomplish worthwhile goals. <br /><br />The tactics are easy to find, too. Each chapter covers a specific topic and groups related tips and examples together. For example, if you need help extracting text from a file look in the "Text Processing and Manipulation" chapter. <br /><br />Also, a comprehensive index is included. If you want to find every example where a given command is used -- even if it's not the main subject of the tip -- look in the index. It will list every single place in the book where that command appears.<br /><br />Here is just some of what you will learn by reading <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em>:<br /><ul><br /><li>How to quickly and easily repeat commands in your shell history</li><br /><li>Shortcuts for grabbing specific words from your shell history to use in your current command</li><br /><li>How to save a copy of your command line session for later reference</li><br /><li>How to strip out blank lines and comments from files</li><br /><li>How to control colorized text when uses pipes and pagers</li><br /><li>Ways to transform text: from changing case to substituting characters and more</li><br /><li>How to extract specific blocks of text from files or streams of input</li><br /><li>A quick tip to fix common typos</li><br /><li>How to edit files over the network</li><br /><li>How to compare the differences between files on your local computer and a remote one</li><br /><li>How to create and use SSH tunnels</li><br /><li>Ways to verify what programs are listening on what ports</li><br /><li>How to kill all the processes for a given user with a single command<br /></li><li>Strategies for dealing with multi-hop SSH connections</li><br /><li>How to disconnect from a server in a way that will allow you to pick up where you left off</li><br /><li>How to automate software installs that require user input</li><br /><li>Shell scripting tips</li><br /><li>How to automatically keep repeating a command until it succeeds</li><br /><li>The right way to delete a file that is being written to</li><br /><li>How to surf the web from the command line... and more importantly how to download anything from the web and interact with HTTP APIs</li><br /><li>Ways to determine who and what is using the most disk space</li><br /><li>How to secure your web browser session when using an open wifi hotspot</li><br /><li>How to generate random passwords from the command line</li><br /><li>Two tips for easily creating backups</li><br /><li>Tips for handling tar archives</li><br /><li>How to replace a string in multiple files at once with just one command<br /></li><li>and much more...</li><br /></ul><br />What you learn in <em>Command Line Kung Fu</em> applies to any Linux distribution including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.<br /><br /><h2>Scroll up, click the "Buy Now With 1-Click" button to get your black belt in Linux Command Line Kung Fu.</h2>
Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and...
by , Gene Kim

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<strong>Accelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.</strong><br />How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we've been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn't matter鈥晅hat it can't provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance鈥昦nd what drives it鈥晆sing rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.<br />Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.
Python Programming for Beginners: An Introduction to the Python C...
by Jason Cannon

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

August 28, 2014

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<h2>Learn Python the Easy Way, Complete with Examples and Exercises</h2><br /><p>Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers.</p><br /><p><em>Python Programming for Beginners</em> doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Python or computer programming. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this book. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.</p><br /><h2>Here is what you will learn by reading <em>Python Programming for Beginners</em>:</h2><br /><ul><br /><li>When to use Python 2 and when to use Python 3.</li><br /><li>How to install Python on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Screenshots included.</li><br /><li>How to prepare your computer for programming in Python.</li><br /><li>The various ways to run a Python program on Windows, Mac, and Linux.</li><br /><li>Suggested text editors and integrated development environments to use when coding in Python.</li><br /><li>How to work with various data types including strings, lists, tuples, dictionaries, booleans, and more.</li><br /><li>What variables are and when to use them.</li><br /><li>How to perform mathematical operations using Python.</li><br /><li>How to capture input from a user.</li><br /><li>Ways to control the flow of your programs.</li><br /><li>The importance of white space in Python.</li><br /><li>How to organize your Python programs -- Learn what goes where.</li><br /><li>What modules are, when you should use them, and how to create your own.</li><br /><li>How to define and use functions.</li><br /><li>Important built-in Python functions that you'll use often.</li><br /><li>How to read from and write to files.</li><br /><li>The difference between binary and text files.</li><br /><li>Various ways of getting help and find Python documentation.</li><br /><li>Much more...</li><br /></ul><br />Every single code example in the book is available to download, providing you with all the Python code you need at your fingertips!<br /><h2>Scroll up, click the Buy Now With 1 Click button and get started learning Python today!</h2>

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