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Best of Last week ๐Ÿ“†
By Apoorv Tyagi • Issue #7 • View online
Welcome to another issue of The Trojanโ€™s weekly newsletter ๐Ÿ—ž
Here we are again, Issue 7 of this newsletter and this time I am going slightly change the format.
๐Ÿ”— I will share some links from the last week to the articles/videos/tweets that I found really interesting and I am sure youโ€™ll love them too.
So letโ€™s begin โฌ

1. Monte Hall Paradoxโ˜ฏ
Theย Monty Hall problemย is a brain teaser, which is more like aย probabilityย puzzle.
The problem statement goes like this ๐Ÿ‘‡
Assume that a room is equipped with three doors. Behind two are goats๐Ÿ, and behind the third is a new car ๐Ÿš—
You are asked to pick a door, and will win whatever is behind it. Letโ€™s say you pick door 1.
Before the door is opened, however, someone who knows whatโ€™s behind the doors opensย one of the otherย two doors, revealing a goat, and asks you if you wish to change your selection to the third door (i.e., the door which neither you picked nor he opened).
The Monty Hall problem is deciding whether you do it or not.
If you think that you have the same opportunity to win no matter what decision you make, then without even thinking twice you should checkout Joseโ€˜s thread below.
I am sure youโ€™ll be surprised after knowing the correct answer๐Ÿคฏ
Jose Jorge
Let's have a little talk about the Monty Hall "paradox"

Do you know it?

Whatever your answer is, this thread might interest you

It won't be lengthy... So, let's get started

๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿ‘‡
2. Chamath Palihapitiya's take on various important pieces ๐Ÿ›‘
Chamath Palihapitiya is a venture capitalist, and the founder andย CEOย ofย Social Capital. He was also an early senior executive atย Facebook.
๐Ÿ—ฃ During his interview at Stanford, he discussed how money is an instrument of change, social mediaโ€™s affect on our society & capitalism etc. There are lot of learnings for me personally in it.
Itโ€™s a one hour long interview but if one important part I want you to watch is at Timestamp - 21:23 where he discusses how all of us are being programmed. He told how back in early days of Facebook a lot of people knew how this whole social media thing will turn out.
Just spend those 5 minutes watching that part, if not the whole interview. It is just amazing ๐Ÿ’ช
Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change
Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change
3. Deep Learning: when and why is it useful? ๐Ÿค–
Have you ever wondered WHY do we need deep learning when we already had algorithms like decision tree, linear regression etc.?
OR When will a neural network will be your best choice to make predictions on any data?
If you have ever intrigued by these question then I recommend you to check this blog post out by Madeline.
In this 10 minute read, you will learn about so many cool things about neural network ๐Ÿง 
If youโ€™re someone starting out with Machine Learning, then I highly recommend you to read it once.
Deep Learning: when and why is it useful?
4. Nullish Coalescing Operator (??) vs Logical OR (||)
Also yesterday, I published a new blog where I have explained the basic difference between a Nullish Coalescing operator and Logical OR in Javascript ๐Ÿ’ป
And why I wrote about it is because I got multiple responses when a published a tweet and a post on LinkedIn about the nullish coalescing operator saying that โ€œWe already have OR operator to do thatโ€, which is incorrect.
I have also explained how combining the nullish coalescing operator with optional chaining operator prove to be a powerful novelty in some cases.
JavaScript -Better way to check for "Nullish" Value Only!
5. Finally a Meme ๐Ÿ˜œ
And yeah, I checked my twitter timeline for this month and more than 50% of my tweets are filled with writings related to NFT and Jagdish was very kind enough to observe it and make a meme about it ๐Ÿ˜œ
The text in the image roughly translates to โ€œIโ€ฆ I Know everything. I am an expertโ€ (In a very excitement tone) ๐Ÿคฃ
๐Ÿ‘‹ Thatโ€™s it for this week. I hope you enjoyed it.
If you have more suggestions on how can I make this newsletter better for you, Iโ€™d love to hear about them as well.
ย See you on the Internet next Wednesday!
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Apoorv Tyagi

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