Many things have been done to keep people considered unworthy by religion ignorant and powerless. Everything from killing people who translated the bible into the local common tongue to attacking girls who dare to enlist in school with acid.
Here’s another vile thing: Man cuts off most of his wife’s right hand because she wants to go to school. The victim, Hawa Akther Jui, is learning to write with her left hand.
Greg Laden and Greta Christina say everything I would have said 1000 times better than I could say it.
I’ve been taking the Machine Learning class from Stanford this semester. It’s pretty good. It’s not nearly as intense as taking a class in a classroom with exams and quizzes, etc. but it’s good. I spend about 4 hours a week on it, although after I remembered more linear algebra it’s gone quite a bit faster.
There are going to be a *lot* more offered in the spring, but I’ve not seen a concise list anywhere. So I’ve assembled one.
Making Green Buildings
Computer Science 101
Software as a Service
Human Computer Interaction
Natural Language Processing
Probabilistic Graphical Models
Design and Analysis of Algorithms