I always hesitate writing pieces like this as it will unavoidably sound like bragging. However, as we've grown so quickly and the tent keep getting bigger and bigger, it makes a lot of sense to take stock at the end of the year and celebrate great accomplishments across the board. Upfront I think it's also right to say that I will focus on the "good stuff". You can be quite sure there were plenty of areas for improvement in 2017.
Everybody has heard of the dark web. But for most, it’s a nebulous concept at best. Even the name makes it sound more like a plot from a spy novel than a real thing. It conjures up images of mob bosses arguing over territory at a back room card table. The truth, of course, is altogether different. It’s much less fantastical, and much more commercial.
The identity shrouding Tor browser is a godsend for many people - including criminals - trying to avoid detection online. But using it doesn't erase everyone's digital footprints, giving researchers many clues for hunting down Tor's more nefarious users.
@anton_chuvakin Interesting topic! Especially since you say "over-engineered" - takes you quickly into overfitting. I would say that it depends on what you're trying to classify. If the problem is deterministic and known space, sure any IF-THEN-ELSE statement should work. Otherwise, perhaps not.
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