data for bot detection, now @imperva, previously @distil & @areyouahuman. studied stats and english @umich

Joined May 2009
A summary of my work today: I did some work this on a PR I got that PR merged I got that PR reverted (before it deployed!) I undid the work I had done this morning on that PR I also attended some meetings, chatted on slack, and wrote one email
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50% of data science is data wrangling, 45% is asking questions, and 37% is making sure you've got the right denominators.
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#python PSA: the new dependency resolver in pip 21.2 interacts badly with the awscli, botocore, and boto3 packages. If you're having issues with your python (pip, poetry, or pipenv) builds suddenly being REALLY slow, pin pip to 21.1.1. github.com/pypa/pip/issues/1…
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Then I think we’ll just use terraform apply -target=….
what are they doing? wrong answers only please
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The team I'm on, using data science as part of the production bot detection process at imperva, has an open position! It is a knotty problem, but I enjoy working on it. app.jobvite.com/m?31HjPlwG #datasciencejobs #datascience #botdetection
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The clouds the other day reminded me of a @somartist painting.
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me, as a new programmer: there's so much flexibility to software, you can kind of do anything you imagine! same person, after years of development work: we will of course be exclusively representing time as ISO-8601, all the way down to 'ss.sss'. Always with timezones.
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Today I used git stash for its intended purpose, instead of just to make git stop bothering me. AMA!
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It's crucial for software development that this was decided correctly.
OK, re #GoogleVsOracle perhaps worth a quick thread about what APIs actually are and why it matters so much for interoperability in tech that Google won on this
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Good use for the HyperLogHug algorithm. xkcd.com/2419/
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Adding the ability to edit tweets wouldn't just break the fundamental assumptions required for the platform technically. It would also violate implicit contracts that twitter is built on. What do you think should happen if someone edits a tweet that has already been retweeted?
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Making tweets longer is a technical challenge that probably took many months of work to land correctly. Adding the ability to edit tweets would be much more involved, but it would also fundamentally alter the platform in a way that a larger character limit did not.
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Daniel Walter retweeted
What is event time vs processing time?
A good time to remind everyone that Trump never, really, had a "lead" in Pennsylvania. In fact, if anything, it was Biden who had an enormous lead heading into election day. It was just the GOP PA legislature wouldn't allow those early mail ballots to be counted until now.
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The wry humor in this review of "A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear" does quite a job selling you on the book. Read the review! The first two paragraphs form a Chekhov's gun that goes off later in the review. newrepublic.com/article/1596…
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Worth reading for the visuals alone.
When one candidate in an election has some share of votes with some percentage of votes counted, how might we look at what the trailing candidate would need to win? observablehq.com/@observable…
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Love to see attribution of software used in research, as is shown here in arxiv.org/pdf/2010.07032.pdf.
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Daniel Walter retweeted
The "easy rule" of engineering: if anyone in the team declares something as "easy", they will own the problem. Either they know something or they need to be taught a lesson.
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Conscious incompetence doesn't hit all at once! Some of us need to be repeatedly humbled, so... I look forward to discovering the next frontier of my own ignorance. #deepestapologiestoformerandcurrentteammates #youknowhoyouare
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