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@Mattress, I'm taking a graduate class on Python right now. Python is janky as fuck compared to R! Uh, I just finished my first homework. Didn't take me too long, but damn, I'm not sure how the fuck the professor thinks he gave us all the information we needed when I had to look up shit by myself!

Motherfucker told me he gives a very easy introduction, but he writes the homework problems so fucking janky it's insane. I wish I could post them, but if he Googles his questions (which professors do), it'll show up in the results. Seriously, you'd be ripping out your hair if you read them and attempted them!

I think this is the last fucking class I ever have to take, though (other than seminars)! Man, wish me so much luck because I think this one will fuck my 4.0. Worse yet, the instructor is my mentor!!!! It's not so much Python that is giving me trouble. It's just how insanely bad how he's writing these questions. Fucking reminds me of my undergrad when they were actively trying to weed out everyone.
good luck man. If you need anything python at all, let me know.

...are they trying to weed you out?:think1
 
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good luck man. If you need anything python at all, let me know.

...are they trying to weed you out?:think1
No, this is the second course I took with him. The first one was an R/Linux/high-throughput ngs course. This one is a biochemistry/Python course. In essence, this one should be substantially easier than the R/Linux course I took in the fall! We're only learning one language instead of multiple.

Uh, just the way he's writing these questions. I was going through his easy video library, and I was thinking that his first homework would be very simple. I mean they're not difficult problems if he didn't write them like shit.

Even when I was taking his first course, he wants to write tricky questions, but they just end up being confusing. He's not trying to be confusing, though.
 
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No, this is the second course I took with him. The first one was an R/Linux/high-throughput ngs course. This one is a biochemistry/Python course. In essence, this one should be substantially easier than the R/Linux course I took in the fall! We're only learning one language instead of multiple.

Uh, just the way he's writing these questions. I was going through his easy video library, and I was thinking that his first homework would be very simple. I mean they're not difficult problems if he didn't write them like shit.

Even when I was taking his first course, he wants to write tricky questions, but they just end up being confusing. He's not trying to be confusing, though.
Is he super smart or is English not his first language - or both? Those are the two usual scenarios for poorly written questions.



*had to insert the ‘-or both’ bit to cover my arse. I didn’t want someone assuming I meaning that non-English speakers cannot be super smart!
what the fuck has the world come to?
 
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Is he super smart or is English not his first language - or both? Those are the two usual scenarios for poorly written questions.



*had to insert the ‘-or both’ bit to cover my arse. I didn’t want someone assuming I meaning that non-English speakers cannot be super smart!
what the fuck has the world come to?
I think his background is from Ireland, but I'm pretty sure he was born here. Insanely smart use to build viruses and vaccines and now does bacteria. Got his masters at CalPoly and his PhD at Cornell.

No, I completely understand. I've met several prominent doctorates that are very, very bad at English. I remember I attended the lecture of one that was a CEO of some biopharma, and I couldn't understand anything at all. I think he was Indian/Pakistani. Talked in a low voice and had far too heavy of an accent, made it 10x's worse.

I took a class with one from, I think Korea or China, has a very, very heavy accent. Says insulin like insurin. Dude was from Duke, though. That was the adv. bio. of disease vectors class I just finished this spring. Very difficult class and got worse after the pandemic since we were stuck writing thesis-like homework problems.

No, he actually answered my e-mail and I understand now. I think I just looked at a tutorial online, and I went way ahead of where he wanted me. Eh, first week is always the worst since you're getting adjusted.

Just a small taste, but he wanted me to use the concatenate function to do a merge instead of using a series of replace functions if that makes sense...
 
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Is he super smart or is English not his first language - or both? Those are the two usual scenarios for poorly written questions.



*had to insert the ‘-or both’ bit to cover my arse. I didn’t want someone assuming I meaning that non-English speakers cannot be super smart!
what the fuck has the world come to?
Got a 100 on both assignments. Test on Monday, uh. Took the practice exam he gave for this first one. He puts in these subtle ass things that you need to really figure out. IDK why but every biochem-like class always has you memorize those fucking 20 amino acids!

I'm glad he graded easy on my first original code. Made a code to look up open reading frames for COVID-19 nucleocapsid sequence and add an SR-rich domain to the finished protein. I guess it'd be useful if you wanted to do an in-silico experiment or something... IDK, but he graded easy since I botched the code for converting DNA into proteins.

Anyways, no wonder science is moving towards machine learning. Man, it's so simple manipulating huge strings with python. I'm going to be dangerous when I get used to it :lol:. I just have to finish this fucking course first.
 
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Got a 100 on both assignments. Test on Monday, uh. Took the practice exam he gave for this first one. He puts in these subtle ass things that you need to really figure out. IDK why but every biochem-like class always has you memorize those fucking 20 amino acids!

I'm glad he graded easy on my first original code. Made a code to look up open reading frames for COVID-19 nucleocapsid sequence and add an SR-rich domain to the finished protein. I guess it'd be useful if you wanted to do an in-silico experiment or something... IDK, but he graded easy since I botched the code for converting DNA into proteins.

Anyways, no wonder science is moving towards machine learning. Man, it's so simple manipulating huge strings with python. I'm going to be dangerous when I get used to it :lol:. I just have to finish this fucking course first.
It will all be machines an AI soon.

I was reading somewhere that AI was better at diagnosing breast and lung cancer than a specialist consultant. Also, there was some ailment that AI was used to scan photos of and diagnosed the issue at a ridiculous rate. Coders and healthcare professionals can’t even explain what the AI actually sees!

I’ll have to find out what it was.
 
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It will all be machines an AI soon.

I was reading somewhere that AI was better at diagnosing breast and lung cancer than a specialist consultant. Also, there was some ailment that AI was used to scan photos of and diagnosed the issue at a ridiculous rate. Coders and healthcare professionals can’t even explain what the AI actually sees!

I’ll have to find out what it was.
I've been a huge advocate of maneuvering medicine towards AI ever since I had an interview where we had to stay for a seminar. Pharmacist presenting was saying that they've been using DNA sequencing and algorithms to determine dosages and are showing statistically significant results that doctors are fucking up medication by not utilizing their algorithms. I hope to have influence in that movement some day. It's going to bring the cost of medicine down significantly here in the States where doctors are paid far too much!

Doctors are super fucking scared of it, though. Their only argument so far is that people respond better to humans than machines, but fuck me, people also aren't responding at all because of the lack of insurance and doctor's visits. They're living in some fantasy where everyone can afford insurance or doctor's visits every year.

I mean an MD degree is a vocational degree, ffs. They seem to treat it as such in other countries except the US. In reality, doctors are glorified technicians. Their salary and workload needs to start reflecting that.
 
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Fucking bullshit, that test was hard as all hell. Got a 96, though. I'm going toe-to-toe with engineering PhD's. Quite fucking insane since they've been using Python far longer than me! So, we have to memorize what code-pieces do and answer questions without using the python console. He gives us a script and we either finish it or write the output. It's quite fucking insane. I'm so glad this might be the last class I ever have to take.
 
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I've been a huge advocate of maneuvering medicine towards AI ever since I had an interview where we had to stay for a seminar. Pharmacist presenting was saying that they've been using DNA sequencing and algorithms to determine dosages and are showing statistically significant results that doctors are fucking up medication by not utilizing their algorithms. I hope to have influence in that movement some day. It's going to bring the cost of medicine down significantly here in the States where doctors are paid far too much!

Doctors are super fucking scared of it, though. Their only argument so far is that people respond better to humans than machines, but fuck me, people also aren't responding at all because of the lack of insurance and doctor's visits. They're living in some fantasy where everyone can afford insurance or doctor's visits every year.

I mean an MD degree is a vocational degree, ffs. They seem to treat it as such in other countries except the US. In reality, doctors are glorified technicians. Their salary and workload needs to start reflecting that.
Yup. Ive been teaching myself R programming for the machine learning capabilities, because banking is slowly moving that way too. Slowly because of the regulatory restrictions, but it is gonna happen.
 
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I'll be doing more after this class. Fuck me, I'm hanging on by a thread here. Dude said it was easy, but I think I'm overthinking a lot of the code... Monday's exam is going to be a bitch at the rate I'm going.
 
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I'll be doing more after this class. Fuck me, I'm hanging on by a thread here. Dude said it was easy, but I think I'm overthinking a lot of the code... Monday's exam is going to be a bitch at the rate I'm going.
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Udemy is your saviour.



Maybe!
Nothing can save me. His questions are fucking ridiculous! It's not that I'm struggling to learn Python. It's just that his questions are insane!

Like, one question had a print from a for loop in the form of a list, and you literally had to tell the difference between:

["ex"," ex","ex",",ex"]
["ex ","ex ","ex","ex"]
["ex","ex","ex ","ex "]

They all look the same right? Wrong! Only one of them is right! You are also timed so you can't take all day! The text here is big compared to how it is in the anti-cheat browser too. This class is fucking insane! Only three more tests left, though, thank god.

Got an 85.

Got all 100's on my homework code, and luckily, it'll prop me up if I don't fuck up. It's 50% of my entire grade and the other 50% are tests. I think this one might kill my 4.0, though.
 
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Nothing can save me. His questions are fucking ridiculous! It's not that I'm struggling to learn Python. It's just that his questions are insane!

Like, one question had a print from a for loop in the form of a list, and you literally had to tell the difference between:

["ex"," ex","ex",",ex"]
["ex ","ex ","ex","ex"]
["ex","ex","ex ","ex "]

They all look the same right? Wrong! Only one of them is right! You are also timed so you can't take all day! The text here is big compared to how it is in the anti-cheat browser too. This class is fucking insane! Only three more tests left, though, thank god.

Got an 85.

Got all 100's on my homework code, and luckily, it'll prop me up if I don't fuck up. It's 50% of my entire grade and the other 50% are tests. I think this one might kill my 4.0, though.

Fuck that, just hire an Indian coding geek from Bangalore for $30 a week and promise he will stay with you for your whole career.
 
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Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020 Masterclass (100% off) @ Udemy
Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020 Masterclass (100% off) @ Udemy



Code, if required A86BF8215E4C16678A93

What you'll learn
  • Pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate Certification (DVA-C01)
  • Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns
  • Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk
  • Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS
  • Deploy serverless applications
  • Make authenticated calls to AWS services and Implement encryption using AWS services
  • Optimize application to best use AWS services and features
  • Write code for serverless applications and Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI
  • Implement application design into application code
  • Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production and build complete CI/CD pipelines
  • Implement messaging and integration patterns using AWS SQS, SNS & Kinesis
This course also comes with:
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✔ A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section
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✔ FREE AWS Certified Developer Associate sample exam within this course.
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Nothing can save me. His questions are fucking ridiculous! It's not that I'm struggling to learn Python. It's just that his questions are insane!

Like, one question had a print from a for loop in the form of a list, and you literally had to tell the difference between:

["ex"," ex","ex",",ex"]
["ex ","ex ","ex","ex"]
["ex","ex","ex ","ex "]

They all look the same right? Wrong! Only one of them is right! You are also timed so you can't take all day! The text here is big compared to how it is in the anti-cheat browser too. This class is fucking insane! Only three more tests left, though, thank god.

Got an 85.

Got all 100's on my homework code, and luckily, it'll prop me up if I don't fuck up. It's 50% of my entire grade and the other 50% are tests. I think this one might kill my 4.0, though.
All looks Dutch to me mate. In fact, I have a similar issue when reading Junior's posts.
 
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Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020 Masterclass (100% off) @ Udemy
Ultimate AWS Certified Developer Associate 2020 Masterclass (100% off) @ Udemy



Code, if required A86BF8215E4C16678A93

What you'll learn
  • Pass the AWS Certified Developer Associate Certification (DVA-C01)
  • Deploy written code in AWS using existing CI/CD pipelines, processes, and patterns
  • Deploy applications using Elastic Beanstalk
  • Prepare the application deployment package to be deployed to AWS
  • Deploy serverless applications
  • Make authenticated calls to AWS services and Implement encryption using AWS services
  • Optimize application to best use AWS services and features
  • Write code for serverless applications and Write code that interacts with AWS services by using APIs, SDKs, and AWS CLI
  • Implement application design into application code
  • Perform root cause analysis on faults found in testing or production and build complete CI/CD pipelines
  • Implement messaging and integration patterns using AWS SQS, SNS & Kinesis
This course also comes with:
✔ Lifetime access to all future updates
✔ A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section
✔ Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download
✔ A 30 Day "No Questions Asked" Money Back Guarantee!
✔ FREE AWS Certified Developer Associate sample exam within this course.
✔ FREE E-Book on AWS Cost Optimization
✔ DevOps, Python Introduction and Python Advanced topics

According to salaries reported by LinkedIn members who work at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in United States:
"The average salary for the role of Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in United States is $155,000 per year. This salary is based on 142 salaries submitted by LinkedIn members with the title “AWS Certified Developer Associate” at Amazon Web Services (AWS) in United States"
This might be worth gold for what I'm going to be doing in my project. We'll be doing something hosted on an AWS. I hope this one teaches you how to use it. Just enrolled. Will be looking at it once I finish this brutal ass course!
 
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