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Reposições de aula no Pré-Universitário (parte 1: contexto e aquisição)

Ao longo das duas últimas semanas, tenho recuperado, aos poucos, meu amor pela estatística e pela ciência da informação. Em especial, o dinamismo dos dados só se rivaliza com o da web, mas com a vantagem de cada análise bem-sucedida ser acompanhada pelo prazer da descoberta. Desta vez, surgiu a oportunidade de aplicar estatística computacional a um problema real e de grande complexidade (mas com baixo risco, tornando-o ideal para a experimentação). Esta será uma série bastante detalhada e, por isso, será dividida em várias postagens.

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Tags: reposições  

Windows Vista is trending because we allow Mediocrity, Impunity, and Neglect to rule our lives

I woke up today to find out that Windows Vista is no longer supported by Microsoft as of today. Even though it adds up to less than a single percent of all users on the Internet, and effectively zero percent of all my 5 readers, it has garnered enough attention to become news. 

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Mobile websites suck

I hopped on the mobile web train early on, in the WAP era, on my Motorola V3. Back then, GPRS speeds were well-known as painfully slow next to the rising broadband connection, but I was okay with them. Most Google apps were dutifully adapted to WAP and rendered a minified version in the native browser, enough for me to do some searches and read some emails.

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Tags: web design  

Let's Encrypt: a Perhaps Decent Tutorial of SSL Encryption for Django, gunicorn, nginx, and Ubuntu Setups

OBS: This tutorial was reviewed and adapted to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10. It was not tested in any other operating system. Be careful if not using one of them.

Introduction

Encryption has suddenly become all the rave, now that Google has finally managed to crack the SHA-1 algorithm. Of course, none of that is going to save your ass from the NSA, so one wonders how essential it really is. It looks like one of those techie causes that every geek decided to start to condone, all of a sudden, like the One Laptop Per Child initiative, or -argh! - the everyone should learn to code. I think Jeff Atwood explains perfectly what I think about it

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Tags: tools