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Solo Trip Adventures - Dalhousie

Traveling solo is a different ball game altogether and it's an adventure because you rarely can plan it and just have to make it up as you go along. When I thought of the idea of doing a solo trip I imagined I would have plenty of time to work and get mostly bored. I was googling what people do while they are solo travelling whilst my experience was completely opposite from that. I had to find some quiet time for myself to relax.  Most Google searches would result in activities such as observing people, observing nature and trekking to an destination but here is what my answer to this question is - You listen, because listening to others is much more theraipautic than any other thing out there. There are just so many stories that are waiting to be heard, so many lives that you can touch just by listening to what other people have to say. Before this banter continues further ahead, let's meet the people on this journey.  Krunal aka Youtuber I wish I had half the tenacity of thi

How should government tax crypto?

 Governments serve a basic purpose - To help the community grow and prosper. They have a singular function of serving the needs of the community. Now taxing cryptocurrencies is very hard but there is also an understanding by the Blockchain community that funds for public good is required. The most simple way to tax cryptocurrency traders and developers is to make taxation voluntary and on chain.  Once you know that the transaction is on chain you can go ahead and track the end beneficiary of your money and there should be an option to choose your money to be given to local / national cause along with certain restrictions.  I think taxation can be DAO in totality and this has been the major idea behind DAOs. 

Jabra Fan : A NFT powered fan based marketplace

About Jabra This is an early support based NFT marketplace, mostly aimed at content creators. Imagine getting supported for your initiatives by strangers on the internet who believe in you because of your past track record? What's in it for these supporters you ask? Well they can sell these NFTs when you become a public sensation. This serves as a dual edged sword as the people who believe in you will also be the advocate of your success and help you reach there faster. Use Case 1 Imagine you create educational videos on machine learning. You have made 4 videos and now you need some money to create more/new videos. You can mint a NFT on our platform and sell it to your supporters. This NFT would guarentee one-on-one time and certain exclusive features by the creator. Now, when and as channel grows these NFT (and thus the exclusivity) associated with it can be sold to new members of the community. Use Case 2 Imagine you are a TV actor who is out of work at the

Machine Learning Components

 1.  Introduction  Basic Mathematics behind traditional data algorithms, Only topics would be explored for theoretical understanding and no code would be written for the same. Naive Bayes Classifier Term Frequency - Inverse Term Frequency  Cosine Similarity  Linear Regression    2. Applications and breakdown,    Tabular Data Images  Audio Video This breakdown along with the detailed analysis on each component would help you figure out how to work on Machine Learning Models. Most of the research papers whether in computer vision, speech and text need a very good understanding of four things. All of these require thorough understanding along with the code. The idea is to first process them in 3 line definition format and then experiment with the TensorFlow.  Components Recurrent Neural Networks Convolutional Neural Networks  Long Short Term Memory Cells Gated Recurrent Units Topology Used  Encoder/Decoder Bidirectional  Grid LSTM Tree LSTM Additional factors Attention Normalization Regul

"Real Value" Of CryptoCurrency

I think most people reading this would know about BitCoin and would have some vague ideas about trading in cryptocurrency (apps like WazirX and  CoinDCX). This article is meant for people who would want to start trading in cryptocurrency but have no idea where to start. It should obviously not be taken as investment advice. The volatility in crypto markets is very high and there are macro trends and micro trends. The micro trends are very hard to predict for any cryptocurrency and for new currencies with less number of coins out there, the percentage change with these micro-trends can be massive in terms of numbers and thus it's advisable to tread carefully.  These trends are often because of trading bots and hypes perpetuated on internal groups. Although, that's something not to worry about if you understand the "real" value of that cryptocurrency. Any currency has value based on the number of people adopting it. So, the more projects are built using cryptocurrency,

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Sheety Chatbots!

Sheety Chatbot! In this tutorial we are going to learn how to build a notification chatbot which sends you notifications at specific time intervals and talks to you if you want to receive them or not. For the purpose of this tutorial we are going to build a bot which checks every 5 minutes on a google sheet if the person has marked his work or not and notifies specific **subscriber** on their telegram/slack/skype account if they have. Instead of a google sheet you can ping a website for changes. > subscriber - the user who has subscribed to the project via Telegram/Slack/Skype We are going to use following stack for this purpose, -   DynamoDB - subscribers and habits -   AWS Lambda -     -   serverless functions which is invoked when chatbot gets a message.     -   a cron job which notifies the user for an update -   Claudia.js - Wrapper to write chatbot for slack, telegram and skype -   Cloudwatch Rules - To trigger lambda function every 5 minutes     Architecture. In our database,