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Linear Digressions is a podcast about machine learning and data science. Machine learning is being used to solve a ton of interesting problems, and to accomplish goals that were out of reach even a few short years ago.
 
Don't risk not knowing what's going around New Zealand and the world - catch up with interviews from Early Edition, hosted by Kate Hawkesby on Newstalk ZB.
 
Stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the digital world the easy way! Digital expert, national radio host and USA Today columnist Kim Komando wastes no time and gets right to the top stories, scams, security alerts, product reviews and crazy happenings in the world of tech. Listen and you’ll be in the know with Kim Komando!
 
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Female lawyers have been subjected to "sexual objectification" for decades and new rules are needed to address unacceptable behaviour, a review has concluded.The New Zealand Law Society is planning changes to reporting and is taking action on sexual harassment and bullying in the legal profession following the comprehensive report.Law Society P ...…
 
Here's another example of why going digital enables a level of backup safety that single originals simply can't achieve. This Is Why I Back Up from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
Convex optimization is one of the keys to data science, both because some problems straight-up call for optimization solutions and because popular algorithms like a gradient descent solution to ordinary least squares are supported by optimization techniques. But there are all kinds of subtleties, starting with convex and non-convex functions, w ...…
 
Many of New Zealand's most dangerous roads will be made safer over the next three years under a $1.4 billion Government plan to reduce the number of road deaths and serious injuries.Caroline Perry from road safety charity Brake told Tim Dower a large number of the crashes on our roads are simple mistakes. "There are a number of different causes ...…
 
A sleep expert says 30 per cent of people get less than six hours of sleep per night and that is having a huge impact on our health and productivity. Sleep expert, Jennifer Ailshire from the University of Southern California, told Tim Dower as a population we aren't getting enough sleep. "On average the ideal amount seems to be somewhere betwee ...…
 
Netflix is working on a new feature that you might love. You won't believe which song is now the most-streamed. If you live in California, you might soon be taxed for sending text messages. Amazon has some great news for all you last minute Christmas shoppers. Apple is building a new campus in Austin, TX. All that and more in Tech News This Wee ...…
 
There's a lot of garbage on the internet, and it's difficult to prevent your children from seeing it. There are tools to help and steps to take. How Do I Keep My Kids Safe from Internet Garbage? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she may need to change her mobile number after receiving a text from Karel Sroubek supporter, Richie Hardcore commending the decision to grant the drug-smuggler residency. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister revealed Ardern had received a text from Karel Sroubek supporter, Richie Hardcore commending the deci ...…
 
Occasionally, when moving a drive to another machine, it'll show up as unformatted. I'll look at some possible causes and actions to take. A Drive with All My Data is Showing as Unformatted — What Do I Do? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students that have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.About 20 people who applied for fees-free this year could face prosecution for deliberately trying to access funding they were ineligible for, according to the Tertiary Educatio ...…
 
As much as you might wish it otherwise, it's just not practical to try and hide your computer activity from your employer. How Can an Employer Recover Information I’ve Erased? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
There is concern that rents will rise after the government removes tax breaks for rental properties that are making a loss.Statistics from Inland Revenue reveal 40 per cent of landlords have rental losses and the average tax benefit is $2000 a year.Property Investors Federation executive officer, Andrew King, told Kate Hawkesby landlords will b ...…
 
A bill that gives terminally ill people a legal defence for using illicit cannabis products has passed its third reading in Parliament.The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill also gives them a defence to possess utensils for using cannabis.That defence comes into force as soon as the bill receives royal assent.The National Party ...…
 
Teaching our children a second language could improve their educational performance and cultural understanding.National MP Nikki Kaye has received cross-party backing for a private member's bill, promoting second language teaching from a young age.The bill now has support from Education Minister Chris Hipkins, and every party except New Zealand ...…
 
Justice Minister Andrew Little is urging people to follow name suppression laws in the Grace Millane murder trial, saying "if we want justice to be done for the Millane family we have to follow these rules".This comes after news the man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Millane will keep his identity hidden until at least early next ...…
 
I never planned to be a writer. And yet here I am. I kinda wish I'd approached a few things differently along the way. If I Had to Do It Over… from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
When you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that we can draw conclusions about huge populations, even the whole world, based on datasets that are comparatively very small (a few thousand, or a few hundred, or even sometimes a few dozen). That’s the power of statistics, though. This episode is kind of a two-for-one but we’re excited about it—fi ...…
 
The country is still reeling after the news a body believed to be missing British tourist Grace Millane was been found by police in the Waitakere Ranges.Police are now seeking sightings of the 2016 red Toyota Corolla hatchback that was hired from a central Auckland rental company and was possibly in the West Auckland area between 6am and 9am on ...…
 
New app can test for anemia with a single photo. This new tech might be able to help doctors diagnose some cancers early. There's a fake IT company scamming ransomware victims out of money. Microsoft is working on a new web browser that will compete with Google Chrome. A new "cyber tongue" can test food. Facebook made some shady moves with user ...…
 
I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here's a short summary. What Security Software Do You Recommend? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
There is alarm at the acute shortage of gastroenterology specialists, which has been highlighted in a report by the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology.Bowel Cancer New Zealand spokeswoman Mary Bradley told Kate Hawkesby says patients around the country who aren't being diagnosed early enough, which can be the difference between life and de ...…
 
Terror laws created to block Kiwis leaving to fight for Islamic State have resulted in eight people having New Zealand passports torn up since the new laws were introduced.The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Act, passed in December 2014, amended three existing laws to bolster New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) surveillanc ...…
 
Windows Update seems less than reliable. How can you prepare for what may or may not happen without tearing your hair out? Coping with Windows 10 from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
A political commentator says National Party leader Simon Bridges shouldn't have criticised Speaker Trevor Mallard, even if he was right.The National Party leader was kicked out after muttering "here comes the protection" when Trevor Mallard interjected during a question to the Prime Minister.Bridges was asking Jacinda Ardern if she was "ducking ...…
 
Feeling reflective, I look back on my career path to see what we might learn from it that could apply to today's youth. The 40-year Take-away from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
Junior doctors are being encouraged to "dob in" their bosses if senior clinicians refuse to come into work to assist while on-call overnight.However, many of them are hesitant because they are worried it will have an impact on their career.A junior doctor who worked at Wairarapa Hospital - and asked not to be named - said he often worried about ...…
 
A British man is calling for veganism to have the same legal protection as religion.Jordi Casamitjana says he was fired for being a vegan and is going to court in March to prove it, however, his employer disputes that, saying his dismissal was for gross misconduct after he disclosed the company invested in firms involved in animal testing.Casam ...…
 
Online examinations are about to make exam marking a whole lot easier.From next year about a third of all NCEA exams will be online for text-based subjects.And maths and science exams won't be far behind - from 2020 they'll be incorporated as well.NZQA Deputy CEO of Digital Assessment Transformation Andrea Gray told Kate Hawkesby it will speed ...…
 
Neural nets are a way you can model a system, sure, but if you take a step back, squint, and tilt your head, they can also be called… software? Not in the sense that they’re written in code, but in the sense that the neural net itself operates under the same set of general requirements as does software that a human would write. Namely, neural n ...…
 
While every generation may think they had it the hardest, a journalist has now looked through data to find out what it was like buying a house decades ago, starting in 1940. It turns out it wasn't as easy as some may think.Journalist Diana Clement told Kate Hawkesby while it is definitely more difficult for millennials to buy homes, previous ge ...…
 
Another massive data breach has been found, exposing information of millions of U.S. citizens. If you’ve ever collected Precious Moments figures, your ship may have come in. One woman's obsession with Netflix drove her to extremes. You won't believe the new "smell-o-vision" type technology on the way. All that and more in Tech News This Week fr ...…
 
Staying up to date is an important part of staying safe. Sometimes that means disk space is slowly used for more and more updates -- and sometimes not. Do All These Software Updates Take Up More and More Disk Space? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
The NZ Transport Agency has begun contacting about 10,000 Kiwis, whose cars may not have been properly checked during their regular Warrant of Fitness inspection.Law firm Meredith Connell is reviewing the cases involving cars that may not have been checked properly.Motor Trade Association chief executive Craig Pomare told Kate Hawkesby it is li ...…
 
There are calls for more research into pain after a study found one in five New Zealanders live with persistent pain, and the health system struggles to deal with the problem effectively.Clinical senior lecturer at Otago University Bronwyn Lennox Thompson, who is the co-author of an article on chronic pain in today's New Zealand Medical Journal ...…
 
The "edition" of Windows you're running -- Home, Pro, or others -- defines some of the features made available. It's not difficult to find out which edition you have. How Do I Figure Out My Windows Edition? from Ask Leo!. Get the newsletter: https://newsletter.askleo.com
 
National believes the responsibility for the Karel Sroubek residency saga lies squarely on the shoulders of the Immigration Minister.Sroubek's convictions in the Czech Republic were included in the file given to Iain Lees-Galloway - but he did not consider them when making his initial decision.National's Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhou ...…
 
Residents are calling for a way to save their local post shops as they're more than just places to drop mail.The Government's looking at setting up regional hubs, potentially taxpayer funded, to hold services like post and banking in one place.It's in response to New Zealand Post plans to shut its remaining post shops, and move its services to ...…
 
Good news for the office joker! There is a now a user guide to workplace humour designed specifically for Kiwis.The guide was created by a New Zealand academic and aims to help Kiwis find the line between what's an acceptable joke at work and what isn't.Auckland University's Barbara Plester told Kate Hawkesby we often take the mickey but that c ...…
 
Protesters in France are continuing to cause disruption as they vent their anger over fuel prices.Citizens are losing faith in Emmanuel Macron's pledge to restore the economy and unite the country in the face of so much anger.Tensions have now calmed slightly following a drop in oil prices, but the country still remains volatile.Hundreds were i ...…
 
A Nasa spacecraft designed to burrow beneath the surface of Mars landed on the red planet today after a six-month, 482 million km journey and a perilous, six-minute descent through the rose-hued atmosphere.Flight controllers at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, leaped out of their seats and erupted in screams, applause a ...…
 
Global research has shown New Zealand has the highest mortality rate from motor neurone disease in the world with 120 Kiwis dying from the disease each year.There are more than 800 kiwis are living with the disease, however, Motor Neurone Disease New Zealand's Carl Sunderland told Kate Hawkesby we don't know why so many are dying. "There's no c ...…
 
There is hope global trade tensions will cool at the G20 Summit.World leaders are set to gather in Buenos Aires later this week, where the standoff between the US and China will likely dominate the headlines.Greg Smith, from Fat Prophets told Kate Hawkesby investors are keen for a ceasefire after a tough week."Trade tensions between the US and ...…
 
Most of us use the internet every day. Are you putting much thought into what you are doing? Your online activity can have a dramatic impact on your life and your family’s security. In this week's Tech News This Week podcast, Kim runs down the list of the 7 things you should never do online. From internet hoaxes to the things we post on social ...…
 
Theresa May could have good reason to be confident about reaching a Brexit agreement with the EU this weekend.Leaders from EU states are expected to give approval this weekend, to a breakthrough agreement between the UK and EU.Spain has threatened to block the agreement over concerns about the future of Gibraltar.But former advisor to Tony Blai ...…
 
Bargain hunters will be out in force today for the Black Friday sales.It is an American tradition, attached to the annual Thanksgiving celebration.Price Spy New Zealand manager Lisa Matinvesi-Bassett told Kate Hawkesby research from last year tells us they might be."Last year approximately 19 percent of items were on sale and the average discou ...…
 
Thousands of asylum seekers have reached the southern United States border, as President Trump tries to prevent what he calls an "invasion".Nearly six thousand troops have been deployed to the border.US political scientist Mike Alison told Kate Hawkesby it's not yet known how many migrants, if any, will make it across the border."Many migrants ...…
 
President Donald Trump publicly thanked Saudi Arabia for plunging oil prices just a day after he was harshly criticized for deciding not to further punish the kingdom for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi.Trump, who made clear in an exclamation-filled statement on Tuesday that he feels that the benefits of good relations with ...…
 
A nationwide midwife strike across the country is underway.1100 staff will down tools for two hours, twice a day, through to the 5th of December.College of Midwives co-leader Caroline Conroy told Tim Dower midwifes have no say in how much they earn and are simply offered the same as nurses."Midwives deserve their own seat at the negotiating tab ...…
 
The backlash to Auckland Pride's police stance continues - this time it's hitting their pockets.Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust has withdrawn a $10,000 donation that was set to go to the parade.Trust chair Gresham Bradley says it's highly regrettable but they could not support the parade after it banned uniformed police.Bradley is a former ...…
 
The Defence Force is disputing dozens of claims made in the controversial book Hit and Run.The book alleges civilians were killed during a New Zealand-led raid in Afghanistan in 2010.The Defence Force now says authors Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson made 105 errors, and that new US military footage has emerged to exonerate those involved.New Zea ...…
 
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