Let’s analyze Quora’s most upvoted answer on the question: “To what extent is SEO a bullshit industry?”
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NON-Bullshit practice of “SEO” is about;
- adding value to the web
- creating unique and engaging content
- improving traffic and conversions (not just rankings)
- understanding web-site technology (html/css, pro
Prior to the rise of social media, the popular way to get your product noticed online was through SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Despite all the self-proclaimed experts saying SEO is not “gaming the system”, optimizing is by definition reverse engineering and exploiting through pattern recognition. It is a cycle of subtle changes, meas… Read more
“Big data” is a relatively new domain in software. Programming languages such as Python and R have sharply risen in popularity as they specialize in statistical analysis of large data sets. Fluency in these languages is a requirement for aspiring employees of Alphabet (YouTube/Google) and Facebook.
“Big data” only exist… Read more
Wikipedia’s page for Standard Deviation presents a formula for rapidly calculating the standard deviation of a growing set of numbers:
 Qk = Qk-1 + (xk – Ak-1)(xk – Ak) where xk is the kth element in the set and Ak is the mean of the first kth numbers.
The standard deviation squared of the first n numbers of a set is Qn / n.
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(tl;dr: You can play against an AI computer user I designed for an online Big 2 game here. The bots are capable of calulcating the expectation for its score for every possible line of play very quickly, resulting in a rather worthy opponent for even the most seasoned Big 2 players).
The dynamics in Big 2 make programming AI for it an interesting problem. The … Read more