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This is a blog where I write about my projects and sometimes other life related topics.

Born and raised in the Midwest surrounded by corn fields, I’m now in the big city. I love learning and building things. More specifically, I like programming, poker, fitness, investing, reading, meditating, and traveling. The journey of life has been, and will continue to be, an exciting one.

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  1. I wanted to start my career in data science , and I am looking for someone who can give me guidance about learning path…etc..can i get any help here…!!
    Thanks…

    1. Hey Prakash,

      This is by no means a complete answer, but check out the Open Source Data Science Masters program. I’ve only used some of the resources in that program, but it seems that a lot of people like the whole course.

      I’d also read the book “Data Science for Business” by Provost and Fawcett. It’s the book I’ve found most useful when it comes to how to think data analytically about business problems. It’s actually probably my favorite Data Science related book, because while knowing the technical details of Data Science is important (e.g. programming, statistics, math), I think the largest value of a Data Scientist comes from knowing how to, creatively and effectively, apply those techniques towards solving business problems.

      Hope that helps!

  2. One of the most personally relevant blogs on the web (at least for me). It’s interesting to see that you described ShiftReader as perhaps better than Spreed. While the two are super important to any reader they in-fact tackle two very different reading problems. I wouldn’t necessarily consider ShiftReader as a ‘better’ alternative to Spreed though. Spreed improves reading exponentially and serves to remove entirely the Horizontal Read Effect (which I’ll call HRE). The HRE problem encourages the left-to-right eye tracking which virtually all conventional speed reading techniques were created to solve. I feel HRE is the primary crux of reading difficulty. Spreed solves this problem altogether.

    ShiftReader I feel is designed to optimize the readers command of HRE. I would say the main benefit and strength of ShiftReader is that it creates mental facilities that can be applied both inside and outside the electronic medium where Spreed is of course utterly dependent on it.

    As the author of these tools I’m sure you more properly understand the problems these tools solve, but I just had to comment on Spreed vs ShiftReader.

    You may think I’m crazy but to me Spreed represents an important part of an undiscovered science. What I mean is imagine for a moment that direct information flashing (similar to what Spreed provides) can be channeled across text, numbers, and images. I believe there may exist a misidentified or misunderstood material substrate between the visual cortex and the brain which might serve as an organic API and with the correct sequence of information one might be able to train and subsequently exploit deliberate rapid cognitive computational performance. Basically programming the brain through the eyes. This of course has been popularized in all forms of media and I believe this to be very real and possible with the correct type of sequencing.

    Whenever the API sequence is discovered and successfully applied I don’t believe it will be affects will be immediate. The initial subjects would probably endure long treatments of sequencing, and that ultimately over time they would just perform better. Memory on the other hand is something entirely different, but I imagine they would be able to computationally perform better, contribute to higher theory and resolve complex problems more readily at the very least.

    1. Hey Mike! Thank you for your thoughts, I think you hit the nail on the head that ShiftReader and Speed solve the problem of “speed reading” a bit differently. ShiftReader aids with and teaches the skills for how we read almost everything today (what you call HRE), and Spreed provides readers a whole new paradigm of reading (RSVP) that only works now with certain tools. Like you said, maybe in the future RVSP or some other similar method will become the best way for our brain to intake information through the eyes, at least until Musk’s NeuralLink gets here and we don’t have to “read” anything!

      And thanks for reading my blog!

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