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"There is one vital difference between gambling and investing. You cannot logically explain why, for example, a given set of cards turned out in a game of poker, but you can work backwards and explain why a stock had to fall. And I think here there is a trap is for unwitting investors. Because the past can be analysed and explained, we think the future can be too." Either Elon Musk does it and electric becomes mainstream or he doesn't quite get there and someone else will follow the template.


20 Questions to Detect Fake Data Scientists

@machinelearnbot

That means there are a few data posers out there. People who call themselves Data Scientists, but who don't actually have the right skill set. This isn't always done out of a desire to deceive. The newness of data science and lack of a widely understood job description means that many people may think they are data scientists purely because they deal with data. "Fake data scientists are often experts in one particular discipline and insist that their discipline is the one and only true data science.


20 Questions to Detect Fake Data Scientists

@machinelearnbot

Check the answers from KDnuggets Editors to these questions (and one more): 21 Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers Now that the Data Scientist is officially the sexiest job of the 21st century, everyone wants a piece of the pie. That means there are a few data posers out there. People who call themselves Data Scientists, but who don't actually have the right skill set. This isn't always done out of a desire to deceive. The newness of data science and lack of a widely understood job description means that many people may think they are data scientists purely because they deal with data.


Yes, old people totally understand emoji (except maybe that eggplant one)

Mashable

A new survey shows that when it comes to emoji, most seniors totally do get it. Except, that is, with one tiny eggplant-styled exception. SEE ALSO: Facebook's new emoji are finally available to everyone Great Senior Living, a site that focuses on senior care and retirement living, surveyed 500 people aged 55 and older on their emoji use and discovered that contrary to any ageist notions floating around, your parents and grandparents didn't just fall off the digital turnip truck. Over 86 percent of respondents had used emoji at least once, and a majority of them were deploying the pictographs in a manner we would deem to be correct. "One of the most recognized emojis by our respondents was the'Hands Praying,'" the findings explain.


The New York Times' Coal Miner Interview Is Why We Won't Stop Climate Change

Slate

It's useful to understand just exactly what coal miners believe has caused their job market to decline. It's actually quite tragic, in that sense, and when Gray goes on to explain that coal miners don't want a handout, I feel for him. I don't think that he should have to rely on charity, either. But I also don't think that we should endanger the future of our planet so that he can be employed in one specific industry. Barbaro, who is not conducting this interview live, should have attempted to correct the record or offered appropriate context.