Pick with (or against) the college football experts

Los Angeles Times

Each week, the Los Angeles Times' contingent of college football experts -- it's how they refer to themselves -- will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn't be reporters or editors.


Reinforcement Learning - The Value Function

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Codes and demo are available. This article explores what are states, actions and rewards in reinforcement learning, and how agent can learn through simulation to determine the best actions to take in any given state. After a long day at work, you are deciding between 2 choices: to head home and write an article or hang out with friends at a bar. If you choose to hang out with friends, your friends will make you feel happy; whereas heading home to write an article, you'll end up feeling tired after a long day at work. In this example, enjoying yourself is a reward and feeling tired is viewed as a negative reward, so why write articles?


reduxx

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In larger React apps, it's really nice to have global state (global as in globally accessible, NOT stored as a global browser variable). Alternatively, you can use nested React state to have nicer variable names to deal with. ReduxX is incredibly simple to install and learn. Everything you need to know is contained in this README.md For ReduxX you only need to follow the 3 simple steps in the How ReduxX Works Section below!


Universities that do and don't track student suicides

FOX News

Close to half of the nation's largest public universities do not track suicide deaths among their students, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Through public records requests, the AP asked the 100 largest public universities in the U.S. for annual student suicide statistics over the past decade. Suicide rates for those that provided data ranged from 0.27 suicides per 100,000 students to 8 per 100,000, but because of the inconsistency in responses the AP is not publishing figures for colleges that provided data.