Erin K. Banks

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banks rants – Facebook cloned accounts

I have to admit, I was not familiar with Facebook cloned accounts until last week when at least one of my friends ran into this issue. Even though USA Today wrote a report on it last year (2017), it was not something that popped into my mind… for a couple of reasons. I don’t accept […]

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banks rants – marketing mailings

I shred a lot and I recycle a lot. I shred anything that has my name on it. Whether it is a package, a magazine, or mailings. If it has my address on it, I shred the label. I just don’t like or feel comfortable with my name and address out there in the trash […]

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banks rants – security (questions)

It is only appropriate that my next banks rants is focused on security but more specifically the information you share on Facebook. Sure there are other places you may be sharing this information but Facebook seems more prevalent and more importantly, your posts are searchable. The posts/examples I show below are from 2010. Now you […]

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banks rants – data lake

My first official banks rants is about “data lake”. Anyone that wants to make me annoyed will say “data lake” to me. The term drives me crazy. Why? Well because people throw it out there like they understand what it means and they usually don’t. Almost like the term blockchain. Companies say they want it […]

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banks rants – introduction

I have started a new YouTube series called “banks rants”. These short rants are about a minute long and hopefully will stay that way, but I can’t guarantee they won’t go longer. The concept is to keep them short and sweet with little tidbits that will keep you thinking and maybe drive you to discussion. […]

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Machine Learning Coursera – Week 4

As I have mentioned before, I am taking a Coursera course this year focused on Machine Learning.┬áIt has been a great class and I am learning a lot. Now if you are thinking of taking this class, a couple of my friends and I got together to do some videos on the class, discussing our […]

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MATLAB for Coursera – Machine Learning

In the Coursera – Machine Learning class you can use MATLAB or Octave. MATLAB is free for the class and I decided to use it since I refer a GUI and I was told by my friend Kyle Prins that he used it in school and that people tend to continue to use it after […]

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