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Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda poster

I have been a huge Mass Effect fan. I loved the first game as soon as I played. I found the story fas­ci­nat­ing, the science there amazing. I played the games and read the books and got to know the universe pretty well. But then Mass Effect 3 came out and I was fairly dis­s­ap­point­ed by it. And now, after a long break, the latest game in the series came out, Andromeda.

As you can guess from the name, this game happens in the Andromeda galaxy, so it's a complete break from everything we've seen previously. All new planets, all new starts, all new enemies. In fact, continue.

The Master Algorithm

The Master Algorithm

Having a goal to read books really helps with reading them. I finally started reading through the mountain of machine learning books that have been sitting on my shelves for half a year.

The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos, a professor at the University of Washington, is an user friendly book for introducing lay people to machine learning. It contains maybe 2-3 lines of math, 0 code, but a lot of explanations.

Professor Domingos divides up all of machine learning into five "tribes": symbolists, connectionists, evolutionaries, bayesians and analogizers. He describes various algorithms that are in each tribe, usually managing to make it quite understandable. However, for some reason, continue.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

De la inceput trebuie sa mentionez ca sunt in fan enorm al seriei Prince of Persia, de la Sands of Time incoace. Mi-au placut toate jocurile la nebunie, inclusiv cel din 2008. Dar The Forgotten Sands a fost o dezamagire completa. Au incercat sa raspunda la plangerile fanilor despre jocul din 2008, dar au dat-o in bara in schimb cu alte chestii, asa ca mare im­bunatatire nu au facut. Nu este un joc rev­o­lu­tion­ar din nici un punct de vedere, din majoritate punctelor nefiind nici macar mediocru.

Teoretic actiunea are loc intre Sands of Time si Warrior Within, dar practic ar putea sa se intample in alt univers totul, deoarece continue.