Confessions of an ml-class and db-class dropout.

Dec. 14, 2011, 4:01 a.m. db-class , ml-class , stanford

Like many others, I too enrolled for the ml-class and db-class online courses conducted by the Stanford University. My degree isn't in Software Engineering or Computer Science so there are plenty of gaps in my knowledge to be filled and Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning is one of them.As fo ...

Will the new broom sweep clean?

Dec. 8, 2011, 3:47 p.m. cse , sec

Last post on the market for a while, from tommorow it's just going to be sit and watch with most of the money out of the market and safely back in the bank. Let us hope that the new Chief of the Securities Exchange Commission doesn't end up having to fight a bubble as his first task like the last on ...

Now is that a speculative bubble or what?

Dec. 5, 2011, 1:39 a.m. Bubble , CLPL , GREG , Ponzi Scheme , warrants

It was only yesterday that I talked about how doomsday theorist are crawling out of the woodwork. It only needs one glance at the top gainers list of the Colombo Stock Exchange for the previous week to know that those fears are justified. Top Gainers for the week ending Dec 02 at the Colombo Stock E ...

Crawling Out of The Woodwork

Dec. 4, 2011, 12:24 p.m. BUKI , cse , sec , T-Bill

It was only six weeks ago that the Lanka Business Review had a piece by Shamindra Kulamannage on the Colombo Bourse: ...

Broadband speeds

Dec. 2, 2011, 5:51 a.m. broadband

Sri Lankan broadband speeds have always been pathetic, the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission finally recognized this and attempted to take measures to force Broadband service providers to improve their service. It's been a while since they sent out a few press releases on that subject and been ...

The SEC Chief Resigns

Dec. 1, 2011, 1:54 p.m. Dow Jones , Madoff , Rajaratnam , sec

"I have repeatedly said I serve at the pleasure of the president and at my own pleasure"Thus spoke, William Donaldson, the former chairman of the United States Securities Exchange Commision on the day he handed over his resignation. Apparently Donaldson's reign was a stormy one, he resigned after st ...