A timely reminder for people in Australia (especially Sydney & Melbourne) that masks aren't the only thing you have do to prevent covid spread. STAY HOME (whenever you possibly can). #covid19au https://medium.com/@kailacolbin/stay-the-f-k-at-home-c734c31f3ee0
Comparison of per-capita daily #covid19 cases in the US based on political party of states' governors.
Sure enough, every person in those "Mickey D's" ads was Black.
That was the day I realized that there were "white" McDonalds commercials, and there were "Black" McDonalds commercials.
And that it was someone's job to decide which shows got white ads and which got Black ads.
Machine learning systems are #stuck in a rut | #machinelearning #paradigm https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/06/28/machine-learning-systems-are-stuck-in-a-rut/
In a good business partnership, both parties create more value for each other than either does alone. It's a sign of a bad one if one or both parties, perhaps unintentionally, treats the other as a resource to be consumed. The relationship starts on first contact. I've thought a few times this year that technical recruiters would do well to keep this in mind when cold contacting potential candidates.
It's been a while since I've looked at NEM generation data. I had to update my generator list (whoa, the number of large solar farms is impressive) and incorporate the rooftop solar data from AEMO (only 2y available). Here's a comparison of March generator output for the last four years, broken down by region and scheduling type (scheduled, semi-scheduled and non-scheduled). Australia is mostly a coal-fired country (at least in the east coast), but it is slowly changing.
Earthquake damage in Christchurch NZ from 2010 & 2011 quakes
The geotech engineering firm Tonkin+Taylor have released a photo montage of damage in Christchurch. Pretty tough to watch, but worth it to see just how a quake wrecks the land. https://youtu.be/Txs5eiVyWTc
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