The Order of Malta, founded as the Knights Hospitaller around 1099 in Jerusalem, is a Roman Catholic chivalric society that received the Maltese Islands in a perpetual lease in 1530 from Charles I of Spain in exchange for the promise of one Maltese falcon a year. Grand Master Jean de la Valette, along with his knights, began created the country’s new capital, which would later be described by former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as “a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen”. Today, Fra Critien is the only remaining knight on the archipelago who has taken the Order’s full vows, making him the last true Knight of Malta on Malta.
A followup piece to my intro to ML reductions. Covers one-against-all, weighted one-against-all, the Costing algorithm, and the one classifier trick.
Part I in a series on reducing complex machine learning problems to simpler sub-problems.
Disclaimer: I wrote this piece.
After watching Once Upon a Time in America for the first time this weekend (a shameful omission on my part), I found this New York Times’ piece.
The UK is particularly reliant on Just in Time because it doesn’t feed itself. Domestic food production has been steadily declining from the early 1980s and is now at just 60%. Most of our imports come from the EU because it is closest to us. With food more than arguably any other good, distance is important – because it’ll go off. About 10,000 containers of food come into the UK from the EU daily.
Recommended reading on the impact a no-deal scenario could have on the UK food industry.
Beyond Tetris Effect, one of the most interesting games around E3 times was one released before the show. Yoku’s Island Express is a delightful combination of platforming, pinball, technical mastery and an enchanting art style. Highly recommended as a stress reliever.