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Issues happen. It’s an unavoidable component of modeling complex systems and decisions. I had the chance to really think about this while taking cover in a bus shelter during a sudden Austin deluge.

While weather forecasts driven by advanced modeling systems are quite useful, a part of me knows to always hedge against their inherent unreliability.

In this sense it’s not surprising that most of the early success of machine learning in the enterprise has clustered around low-error-cost problems. Models for targeting ads, or recommending products, friends or connections, do not wreak havoc when they misfire. Most end users of the system are not attending closely to the advises.

And even if they do see an issue it’s trivial enough to be amusing, why was I recommended a meat grinder with my book of vegan recipes? The occasional success — an excellent suggestion that inspires someone to click — is far more important than frequent misfires.

But what about problems where an error is costly, such as supply chain optimization, trade planning and perioperative care? As we integrate data science and machine learning into the enterprise, better approaches to error mitigation are required to operationalize and scale analytics. Central to this effort is an acknowledgement of the distinct ways in which humans and machines err.

We must build analytic systems that effectively combine the domain knowledge, world knowledge and intuition of an organization’s people with the vast data context of its machines.

Classic decision support systems represent a version of this approach, and business intelligence tools are their modern instantiation. By summarizing and visualizing business data, BI software assists executives and decision makers in their reasoning by giving them an accurate view of the past. The difficult work of connecting an understanding of the past to action in the present is left as an exercise for the decision maker.

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Thoughts on Computer Security


When it comes to the said term, Computer Security, here’re the things to include. Scroll for details.


Part One: Hardware Security


First and foremost, I highly recommend enabling an UPS device to your personal computer or your own computer network.


What’s an UPS device? Why?


UPS, Uninterruptible Power Supply, is also known as Uninterruptible Power Source. See? The name itself is quite easy to understand. It was created to mainly help avoid power surges. Such a power backup would be the one when your house, office even company runs into a sudden electrical problem, or simply, the electricity supply system is not steady due to some reason – this would also hurt the motherboard in your case.


How to choose a UPS?


It depends on situation. For a desktop PC, think about the following factors:


  • Your investment
  • Capacity. Choose one that meets your electricity needs. Example, you should take control of how many uses your computer, monitor, additional devices, and other components.
  • Output. Make sure the one you’re going to buy has enough outlets to protect your hardware.
  • Run Time. How long will the device run when your power becomes unavailable?
  • Monitoring. Need a fancy light only? Or, you need to manage a small local computer network? For the latter option, you had better gain a more efficient UPS management system equipped with relevant software and/or user interface, such as an administration URL/tool.


Then, you can give one of the following brands a try:


  • APC, such as Back-UPS 450VA Network 40 UPS (mode, BN4001)
  • CyberPower: 450VA Battery Back-Up System (SE450G)
  • Tripp Lite: SmartPro 1000 VA Tower Digital UPS (SMART1000LCD)
  • Monster: Core Power 350 3-Outlet Surge Protector (121886-00)


How to manage your UPS like a pro?


  • Remove some potentially unimportant device like printer in time
  • Add some limitation to stream videos, listen music and such
  • Always make your own computing equipment a high priority


Part Two: Data Security


Data security means protecting data, such as a database, sensitive information, from destructive forces and from the unwanted actions of unauthorized users.



Then, how to maintain your own ID security and e-security? Well my responses are very inspiring. The following proactive tips will help enhance your lines of defense when using the risky Internet:


  • Always keep your operating system and anti-malware / antivirus program up-to-date (up-to-minute) & live (* enable the real-time protection mode when working or downloading something from the Web). This will hugely decrease the risk of infecting zero-day attack.
  • Always go to official resources; and avoid, at least test a 3rd-party download even an unknown file or attachment before opening it. This helps avoid those bloated setup files. Or, you can consider installing a VMware Station only if your computer meets its system requirements.
  • Learn how to customize your computer system the proper way. Examples are, ridding of some unused even pre-installed apps, services and other sponsored programs, removing some unused even unauthorized items/installations from programs list and/or browser settings, and such.


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This article will help you easily to stop browsers’ prompts even some unwanted & annoying ad based pop-up when you land on a new or trusted website.


What’s New in Affiliate Advertising?


Recently, a newly developed technology, named Push API, is on the rise. What’s Push API then? With Push API, any site admin or IT geek can send a push even sudden message like the commonly encountered site ads to its visitors or readers. Pay a visit to this official introduction if you wish to get extra tech info.



What Are the Pros and Cons of Push API?


It could be the fastest & efficient way that informs the visitors and/or readers about the updates like newly published posts.


In the meantime, some bad guys would also try getting the most of such a marketing approach. Example, a starter would get annoyed with some undesired in-text based advertising. As for contextual advertising, this could be really harmful when you’re using a risky or heavily sponsored website. You too would suffer from those ad powered links if your computer has been infected with adware or some other riskware (aka, risky software). Some site even has the ability to record or track your online reading habits even extra info like computer IP! For more case studies, read this blog.



How to Avoid An Unneeded Notification?


For Chrome users, try the following steps given below:


  • Go to the Settings menu.
  • Scroll down and hit the "Show advanced settings" link.
  • Enter the "Content settings" section under Privacy.
  • Select the "Notifications" part when you see it.
  • Check the option "Ask when a site wants to show notifications (recommended)" to stop those potentially unwanted items.



You can even modify the whitelist/blacklist feature that meets your own case, show or block notifications.


Firefox 44 readers? Do the following steps:


  • Copy about:preferences#content and paste that address in your address bar, then press Enter
  • Click on the "Choose…" button next to notifications on the page.
  • Additionally, input this command about:config in the address bar and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • Verify that you want to make further modifications.
  • Search for dom.push.enabled.
  • Double-click the preference to set it to FALSE.



(By: Martin Brinkmann@ gHacks.net)


If you are still suffering from unwanted pop-up, possibly misleading alerts/ information on your desktop, you should regularly check out (* keep an eye on) the following settings in your own OS: "Home Page", "Programs list" under Control Panel, and Startup. Detect and remove any newly installed, undesired and/or unknown software in your system, perform a security check later on Safe Mode with Networking only when you have your virus scanner updated to its latest build.

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Google is working on improving its Google Glass technology, while also engaged in the concept of a driver less delivery truck.

The company holds a myriad of patents, and was recently granted two U.S. patents, one for a more rugged and flexible version of its computerized eyewear, and another for an autonomous delivery truck. Google received a patent for a hinged display device for its Google Glass smart eyeglasses on Feb 9.

The hinged device would enable the display screen, which sits slight over and above the user’s right eye, to be flipped up and out of the way. The display also is being built to be more rugged.

A Google spokesperson would not comment on the patents.” We hold patents on a variety of ideas – some of those ideas later mature into real products or some don’t,” the spokesperson said in an email to Computerworld.” Prospective product announcements should not necessarily be inferred from our patents.”

While the patent doesn’t specify that the new Glass technology is meant for a version of the device that would focus on enterprise users, industry analysts say the technology would be perfect for a version of Glass aimed at business.

“It’s nice to see Google build a product that would be so well-suited for enterprises,” said Zeus Kerravala, an analyst with ZK Research. “Typically, they try and move consumer technology into businesses, but in this case it seems like they are thinking of the specific needs of enterprises — like better quality glass.”

Google gave the world its first look at Google Glass during its annual Google I/O developers conference in 2012. With a processor, memory and a display screen, users wearing the glasses could take photos and video, and then upload the data to social networks. They also could use the wearables to view news alerts or maps of a city they’re walking through.

While Glass received wide attention, the device was criticized over privacy issues. Google eventually pulled back the glasses for to redo their look and functionality. The new patent appears to offer a look at some of the work Google is doing on its computerized glasses.

“This looks slightly more substantial,” said Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research. “I think the Glass project is more business-oriented than it was originally. A hinged display makes Glass more flexible, more fit for a variety of applications.”

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Amazon is famous for making bold attempts even though it has ever failed. It is worth noting that 13 memorable dramatic action it made. Some of them are still on trial, some of them are succeeded. Let’s see what 13 attempts are:

Launch Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services was a cloud computing service launched in 2006 in order to help enterprises to manage the online applications and services. It went to a hit by a newly concept. It is welcome by the engineers with reasonable price and sound quality.

Release the financial situation of Amazon Web Services

AWS revealed its financial situation for the first time last year. It surprised the world as it made great profit. Many of people could not believe it earned so much as it only charges little money. The total revenue of AWS was $7.9 billion in 2015. The net profit was $1.9 billion, reaching 25% yield rate.

Amazon elements promote diapers and baby wipes

In 2014, Amazon Elements promoted its self-supporting premium diaper brands. It is popular with its high-quality baby wipes and diapers. The products went off shelves due to poor sales performance in two months. Amazon claimed that it would keep improving designs.

Amazon acquired Twitch with 970 million

It acquired the most popular game streaming media Twitch in 2014. Google and Yahoo had plan to acquire this company as well. Amazon made a quick decision and acquired it with $970 million. Twitch helps Amazon to create and manage Amazon Video service.

Amazon Books

It opened the first brick and mortar Amazon books store. Amazon has ambitious to explore in retail industry. It is reported that it will open more stores to sell books and other products.

Acquired Zappos with $ 900 million

Amazon found it was incapable of competing with Zappos and decided to acquire it. It announced that it lets Zappos runs dependently.

Kindle reader

Early in 2007, Amazon launched Kindle reader to promote reading. Even though it doesn’t have perfect design, it becomes the best seller hardware for Amazon.

Made Fire phone

Amazon learend a lot from Fire smartphone. It was introduced in 2014, however, the sales performance led to a loss of $170 million. Its Lab126 even faced the situation of shutting down.

Planned to use drones to deliver

CEO Jeff Bezos revealed it was working on the drones that delivered parcels in half of an hour in 2013. He claimed that the technology would be mature in 4 or 5 years.

Amazon Fresh service

It introduced Amazon Fresh service in 2007 for delivery. So far, this service is only available in some cities to deliver self-supporting milk and oatmeal.

Awarded by Emmys

Amazon owns Amazon Studio office. Its original show Transparent was awarded by Emmys in last year. This honor revealed its plan to explore Amazon Video.

New shipping service to rival FedEx and UPS

It is reported that Amazon would build its own logistics website to rival FedEx and UPS. It needs to rent cargo aircrafts and trailers and register for a forwarding agent with Amazon China.

SuperBowl ad

The lead of SuperBowl ad was Echo in 2015. Echo is the Virtual voice Assistant that launched by Amazon last year. Its features become more powerful once it is connected to other apps and devices. It made a great hit in the SuperBowl ad.

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