The best rapper alive, as decided by computers Finally, data science has begun tackling rap. It makes sense, because rap is a pretty good subject for algorithms to latch onto: lyrics are a dense data set, analysts have a lot of words to work with, and songs are heavy on allusions and references that make for fascinating connections. In 2014, Matt Daniels ranked rappers by the breadth of their vocabularies (Aesop Rock and GZA took first and second place, respectively). Now, Eric Malmi, a Finnish doctoral candidate, has looked at something more integral to rap: rhymes.
Did attack ads affect Iowa’s outcome? There was a willful suspension among GOP candidates of Reagan’s famous 11th Commandment, the one commanding Republicans not to attack a fellow Republicans, in the weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Nearly $2 million was spent on opposition ads for many of 2016’s leading contenders. We calculated the total amount spent on negative television advertisements targeting each candidate. 8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can’t Live Without One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game console or mobile device and start watching in mere seconds. But that simplicity means there are a lot of features to Netflix that the average customer may not be using. Here, we’ve rounded up some useful tips to help you get the most out of Netflix:
Australian Debt Clock Blog Post 12| 27th December 2015 U.S. Federal Reserve Breaks Bad In the wind up of 2015 the Federal Reserve (FED, U.S. Central Bank) has made a counter logical (logical, in terms of their theoretical mandate) decision to increase interest rates, effectively reducing the amount of liquidity that will be available into 2016. Conflict of interest The presence of a conflict of interest is independent of the occurrence of impropriety. Therefore, a conflict of interest can be discovered and voluntarily defused before any corruption occurs. A widely used definition is: "A conflict of interest is a set of circumstances that creates a risk that professional judgement or actions regarding a primary interest will be unduly influenced by a secondary interest." Primary interest refers to the principal goals of the profession or activity, such as the protection of clients, the health of patients, the integrity of research, and the duties of public office.
Algorithm That Counts Rap Rhymes and Scouts Mad Lines “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t” – Jay Z Among the many things rappers like to boast about, some are relatively easy to quantify, like money, whereas rhyming skills are something that have been very difficult to measure – up till now. In this post, I’ll present Raplyzer, a computer program which automatically detects rhymes from rap lyrics and which is used to rank popular rappers based on their average Rhyme factor. 2016 Presidential Money Race Who are yesterday’s donors supporting? See where donors to previous campaigns are putting their money now. Which candidates are hanging on to their donors and which ones are losing them to rivals? Source: Crowdpac.com Based on itemized contributions reported by campaigns in the specified election cycle.Back to top
Streaming Pro-Tips: Helpful Hints for a Successful Stream A little over a year ago I got the idea to start streaming my gameplay online for any and all who cared to watch. A friend of mine had been streaming gameplay for a while and I just thought “hey, why not give it a shot?” At the time I wanted to make Let’s Play videos to post on YouTube but felt that I would have a harder time since I like to talk a lot and the best Let’s Play videos seem to be more informative with less random chatter. All in all, the idea of streaming was sprouted in my head and from there it took off, with a little help from the friend I mentioned before.