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Which are some good online platforms to learn more about Math?

I'm getting into things like machine learning and HPC. These fields, naturally require a lot of math, mainly stuff like linear algebra. I took classes on linear algebra, calculus, probability and statistics. I don't really remember much of it and while I have an inkling of what is going on, my understanding of almost everything except for linear algebra is not very good. [more inside]
posted by Braxis to Education at 1:45 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 6 answers [14 favorites]

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"

I'm looking for some authors / historians who draw on the parallels of historical events to give context to today. [more inside]
posted by jacobean to Society & Culture at 7:04 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 8 answers [13 favorites]

dealing with last-minute publishing terror

I've been in a state of low-level anxiety for the last several months regarding an academic journal article I am not qualified to write about and really struggled with. Now I have to do the final proofs, I'm paralyzed with horror. I seriously don't want this to be published. But I can't back out. Please help give me strength to see this through and not care about what happens after... [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Writing & Language at 2:29 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 13 answers [6 favorites]

Sources of awesome cards?

I’m looking for your favorite sources for awesome birthday/thank you/holiday cards — witty, quirky, smart, funny, and creative. Bonus points for indie sources. (Super extra bonus points for interesting paper choices.)
posted by Celsius1414 to Shopping at 7:25 AM on Apr 19, 2019 - 17 answers [19 favorites (5 in the past 24 hours)]

Visiting NY City with a curious 10 year old.

So we landed in NY City yesterday with a ten year old girl whose interests start with Harry Potter (and sometimes seemingly end there as well). Looking for things to cater to her curiosity. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Rumple to Travel & Transportation at 11:21 AM on Apr 19, 2019 - 29 answers [14 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

Walking my cat named Dog or whatever

Is this really the most recent thread about harness/leash training a cat? There's lots of good information about the training aspects, but many of the product links are old. What's new in cat walk fashion (sorry) since 2012? [more inside]
posted by doift to Pets & Animals at 9:05 PM on Apr 19, 2019 - 5 answers [5 favorites (4 in the past 24 hours)]

How do I articulate my career goals?

I've just finished my master's in library and information science (yeah, I know), anyway, I'm now starting to apply for jobs and I'm stumped by what to write in a cover letter for an academic library internship. I'm supposed to write statement regarding my career goals and interest in academic librarianship. I don't have any career goals beyond "get a job in a library" so how am I supposed to articulate something more than that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 2:29 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 6 answers [4 favorites]

Can I sail to Hawaii from California without a passport?

I’m having trouble Googling this as all questions seemed to relate to passenger ships and not yachts. It looks like the Jones Act was amended to exempt yachts (assuming it was foreign flagged). I guess the question is, could I reasonably just go to Hawaii and dock at a temporary slip without a government ID? [more inside]
posted by geoff. to Law & Government at 2:55 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 3 answers [4 favorites]

This is (not) Sparta(n)!

I need some brown sandals that work for problem feet, which are also work appropriate for an employer that accepts fairly lax stabdards. I'm trying to decide between Olukai Upena and Chaco z cloud. Opinions wanted. [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion at 4:45 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 11 answers [4 favorites]

caffeine tragedy

I love cold brew coffee but I hate acid, please tell me where to go? [more inside]
posted by colorblock sock to Food & Drink at 2:18 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 7 answers [4 favorites]

Family biking after the Chariot

My kid is outgrowing the bike trailer, both in size and in disposition, and I'm having trouble figuring out where we go from here. I bike her to school a few days a week, and we need a new solution. Ideally it will allow me to bring her bike along too, and not cost as much as a used car. It seems like we are looking at some kind of cargo bike situation. What family biking setups have worked best for your family? [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin to Travel & Transportation at 7:16 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 5 answers [4 favorites]

Articles about corporate politics and drama

I recently enjoyed this article about the internal drama within Facebook and would like to read more like it. [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated to Media & Arts at 10:53 AM on Apr 19, 2019 - 12 answers [23 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Good Western novels for a genre newbie

What classic or modern western novels would you recommend to a genre newbie? [more inside]
posted by Lorc to Media & Arts at 10:05 AM on Apr 19, 2019 - 26 answers [13 favorites (3 in the past 24 hours)]

Help me find a more reasonable substitute for dream vacation destination

I've been looking for the perfect place to go on our "babymoon"- and have almost found it. Little St. Simon's Island is to die for: www.littlestsimonsisland.com A combination of it being far away and expensive make it a bit less than reasonable for us. Do you know of good alternatives? [more inside]
posted by cacao to Travel & Transportation at 11:06 AM on Apr 20, 2019 - 3 answers [3 favorites]

Best SanFran on crutches?

I’ll have one full day in San Francisco next month. Normally I’d explore on foot, but I’ll be on crutches, and, well, hills. So what’s one place I could easily visit that would be accessible and memorable? [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr to Travel & Transportation at 2:31 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 4 answers [3 favorites]

Concrete Retaining Wall Planters

While on a recent trip in Europe, we saw many retaining walls built with pre-cast concrete rings or boxes, which allowed for planting in the tops of the overlapping rings. Are there any US sources for these, or similar? [more inside]
posted by tomierna to Home & Garden at 3:47 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 4 answers [3 favorites]

Best way to plan a Tanzania safari and Zanzibar beach combo?

I have been thinking about doing a trip that includes several days of safari in Tanzania followed by a few days of beach relaxation in Zanzibar in the late summer (this summer if possible, otherwise next year). Please tell me the best type of itinerary for this type of trip plus any recommendations for packages! More inside. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway to Travel & Transportation at 7:46 PM on Apr 20, 2019 - 1 answer [3 favorites]

Recommendations for serious non-fiction podcasts (no comedians allowed!)

There are so many non-fiction podcasts for exploring subjects like History, Science etc but almost every one I have found tends to have a "humour" element - ie a comedian trying to make jokes which I find jarring - looking for something without the laugh track [more inside]
posted by mrbenn to Computers & Internet at 4:05 AM on Apr 14, 2019 - 33 answers [49 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

Frugal/simple living podcasts

I'd appreciate any suggestions for frugal living podcasts , particularly those where the people aren't naturally inclined to be thrifty and sometimes struggle with being more money-conscious (or are sympathetic to those of us that are muddling our way along). I listen to YNAB already and am looking for more, but I'm overwhelmed by choice! [more inside]
posted by bighappyhairydog to Work & Money at 12:01 PM on Apr 1, 2019 - 3 answers [36 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

How to stop ruminating on an enemy

I don't want any zen advice about how no one is really an enemy. The person is a lost cause and short of quitting my job (not an option) they are absolutely unavoidable. They are a personal demon and a genuine bully. I don't have to interact constantly and already do my best to avoid the person to my greatest ability. However, [more inside]
posted by anonymous to Work & Money at 11:54 PM on Mar 22, 2019 - 22 answers [24 favorites (2 in the past 24 hours)]

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