Four short links: 5 April 2017

Hardware is Hard, Disassembler, Linear Models, and Reinforcement Learning

By Nat Torkington
April 5, 2017
  1. Promises vs. Reality — recapping a Kickstarter campaign experience, which doubles as this week’s “my god, physical products are hard” reminder.
  2. Plasma Disassembleran interactive disassembler for x86/ARM/MIPS. It can generate indented pseudo-code with colored syntax. (via
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  4. Learning to Rank with Linear Models — very readable intro to useful statistics, with the Macguffin problem of ranking search results.
  5. Practical Reinforcement LearningA course on reinforcement learning in the wild. Taught on campus in HSE and Yandex SDA (Russian), and maintained to be friendly to online students (both English and Russian).
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