VALUABLE LESSONS: ALAN TURING FATHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.

Quite mind-boggling and lot of goose bump moments while watching the movie The Imitation Game.

Alan Turing , in full Alan Mathison Turing, (born June 23, 1912, London, England—died June 7, 1954, Wilmslow, Cheshire), British mathematician and logician, who made major contributions to mathematics, cryptanalysis, logic, philosophy, and mathematical biology and also to the new areas later named computer science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and artificial life.

The moment the movie got over, I started searching documentaries and started finding books too. Precisely, Alan’s curiosity on building a machine and decrypting enigma code seems too interesting in the movie.

It was really special experience to watch this movie. I won’t simply watch a movie or reading stuff for entertainment purpose. Something has to impact me. Not purely based on motivation. Of course, there should be a motivation. Along with that, particular character/scenes/words/statements/books are the one that drives humans in an impactful way or in a professional manner.

I would sincerely encourage the readers to watch this movie.

Here are the quotes and insights from Alan Turing.

One more interesting article, I found which is from pbs.org, 8 things you don’t know about Alan Turing.

1. He was an Olympic-level runner.

2. He embodied some values of the Hippie movement.

3. He got bad grades and frustrated his teachers.

3. He got bad grades and frustrated his teachers.

5. He developed a new field of biology out of his fascination with daisies.

6. He stuttered when talking.

7. He didn’t keep his sexuality a secret among friends.

8. He refused to let a punishment of chemical castration stop him from working.

SOURCES:

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alan-Turing

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/8-things-didnt-know-alan-turing

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VALUABLE LESSONS: Geoffrey E. Hinton the Godfather of AI.

Over the last two years, my curiosity and misunderstandings in AI Artificial Intelligence was skyrocketing. I was such a beginner to read passionately about data and AI. More often, I misunderstood. But still looking for books, research papers to read and videos on AI documentaries and experts lectures too. I watched a video from Bloomberg Quicktake YouTube channel by Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance meets the “Godfather of AI”. I downloaded it. It is still my YouTube offline video. This is the moment where I started going quite a bit deeper on professor Hinton’s work and visiting his website and started reading some of the materials and watching lectures. So far I could see more on professor lectures on Neural Network and Deep Learning.

Professor Hinton got his PhD on Artificial Intelligence in University  of  Edinburgh 1978.

If readers look at his website, you can see more academic work or if you look at his Wikipedia these are his fields; Machine Learning, Neural Network, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Object Recognition.

So here, I searched professor Hinton’s views on AI, Deep Learning and few more through pictures. Please have a look.

I would sincerely encourage you all to visit the links down below.

SOURCES: https://www.cs.toronto.edu/~hinton/

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/geoffrey-hinton-alan-francis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geoffrey_Hinton

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VALUABLE LESSONS: LET’S KNOW ABOUT DATASET.

In the initial times, when I started learning about data and data science, I am still in chaos regarding what is dataset.

Sometimes, it hard to go through the dataset or researching about dataset. More often, still clarity is missing. I started looking and searching and started applying and applied once in R programming language. I struggled and paused in the midst. But, still I have mind-set and curiosity to learn.

Very few questions, I started asking myself.

How to understand the dataset?

How to clean it?

How to go through large dataset?

How the dataset been formed/created?

How to identify the pitfalls and major mistakes?

I completely misunderstood. A dataset supposed to be only in Microsoft Excel format. I was completely wrong.

A dataset could be images, videos and even more precisely in Excel CSV and XLSX too.

Please correct me, if I am wrong, downloading, cleaning and sometimes manipulating, mining datasets and forming the appropriate algorithms (for example, Machine learning algorithms) with predictive analytics “the output will be derived.

So, here are some of the concept of dataset and let’s have a look and download some of the most common datasets.

What is a dataset?

A dataset, or data set, is simply a collection of data.

The simplest and most common format for datasets you’ll find online is a spreadsheet or CSV format — a single file organized as a table of rows and columns. But some datasets will be stored in other formats, and they don’t have to be just one file. Sometimes a dataset may be a zip file or folder containing multiple data tables with related data.

A data set consists of roughly two components. The two components are rows and columns. Additionally, a key feature of a data set is that it is organized so that each row contains one observation.

How are datasets created?

Different datasets are created in different ways. In this post, you’ll find links to sources with all kinds of datasets. Some of them will be machine-generated data. Some will be data that’s been collected via surveys. Some may be data that’s recorded from human observations. Some may be data that’s been scraped from websites or pulled via APIs.

Whenever you’re working with a dataset, it’s important to consider: how was this dataset created? Where does the data come from? Don’t jump right into the analysis; take the time to first understand the data you are working with.

Creating a Dataset

It’s easy to create a dataset on Kaggle and doing so is a great way to start a data science portfolio, share reproducible research, or work with collaborators on a project for work or school. You have the option to create private datasets to work solo or with invited collaborators or publish a dataset publicly to Kaggle for anyone to view, download, and analyze.

Types of Datasets

Kaggle supports a variety of dataset publication formats, but we strongly encourage dataset publishers to share their data in an accessible, non-proprietary format if possible. Not only are open, accessible data formats better supported on the platform, they are also easier to work with for more people regardless of their tools.

This page describes the file formats that we recommend using when sharing data on Kaggle Datasets. Plus, learn why and how to make less well-supported file types as accessible as possible to the data science community.

7 public data sets you can analyze for free right now.

1. Google Trends.

2. National Climatic Data Center.

3. Global Health Observatory data.

4. Data.gov.sg.

5. Earthdata.

6. Amazon Web Services Open Data Registry.

7. Pew Internet.

SOURCE: https://www.dataquest.io/blog/free-datasets-for-projects/ https://towardsdatascience.com/what-is-a-data-set-9c6e38d33198 https://www.kaggle.com/docs/datasets https://www.tableau.com/learn/articles/free-public-data-sets.

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VALUABLE LESSONS: FAIL FAST.

If we wanna succeed, we should understand how failures are occurring and we must realize, “the more you fail, the more often you fail in the initial point of progress, the more you are willing to make a progress, even though you are failing, you will gonna succeed as soon as possible.

In order to get vivid in our progress, we should learn to fail faster.

If you jump and make a move as much as faster, our learning curve becomes deeper and wider. Or if you are slow in making progress and approaching shortcuts for success or just only having mind-set for success and you easily think, there is no room for failures.

I think, that is not okay. Because, the lessons from failures are far more different experiences than success.

Success is ultimately secondary.

Respected readers,

Please correct me, if I am wrong, success might give us the pleasure or a momentum. But failures are the most important one in our every progress. Primarily failures occurs and finally success comes.

Just allow yourself to fail faster and be volunteer to failures.

Please don’t mistake me, if you ready attain failures, each and every day your progress of doing work will becomes much stronger than ever. Even more, if you started swallowing the failures, your “attitude” becomes far stronger than ever.

Sorry, please correct me, if I am wrong or paraphrased. I read a quote by saying,

“Failures are the part of success”.

Failures seems inevitable in our progress and entire life. Rather than simply accepting the failures from your progress. March-A-Head towards failures.

Why am I saying March-A-Head towards it?

I am paraphrasing again, the more we get engaged in our progress and more attain failures, the more we are willing to learn from our progress in our failure road. Our progress will gets polished. We, definitely gonna fell that our progress will becomes stronger and stronger.

If we are hesitating from our initial progress or scared about results and feeling like “what if, if I cannot succeed? Oh, almighty, I couldn’t accept the failure any more. Why can’t I succeed? Unfortunately, our progress could not be fully sculptured. Our success could be delayed.

Sounds great, every human has a fabulous mind-set towards in the first step. Please, do not directly aim for success, be deliberate and fast in our progress and ready to accept the failures more and more.

I am consciously talking about failures and the lessons it will give us.

Nothing to worry to success will be there in our life.

“Fail faster and faster and attain success earlier”.

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VALUABLE LESSONS: FIVE PICS SAYS “HOW TO WRITE A BOOK”.

Bonus,

This above pic, really touches the bottom of my heart and my conscious mind too. When I started searching pictures, the above pic comes across in the midst, I started thinking few minutes. Most probably, I should read every book minimum twice here-after. I had a pep-talk with myself and decided to read. That’s it. Because, whatever we are reading, it should stays in our heart and mind.

Most of the books which I read so-far, I do have a set of feeling, ‘gosh’, why this book ends. It’s not simply funny to say, the special experience/feeling while you reading or you are in the last page of the book. Then, to me, it seems inevitable to me to avoid this particular pic.

The next moment, I decided that, this could be the right moment to include this pic. Because quite honestly, I knew that reading a book one more time or even few times, makes us to dig deeper/clarity.

Let’s appreciate the story foremost and let’s appreciate the writing. Let’s do it.

With respect.

VALUABLE LESSONS: What Writers Can Learn from Eminem.

https://thereadywriters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/What-Writers-Can-Learn-From-Eminem.jpg

There is always something to learn from something/someone.  

Let’s step-aside from hesitation and ego, and let’s start learning something from anyone.

Along with reading and writing, simultaneously every writer supposed to learn apart from his/her habits (reading and writing).

To me personally, I notice vocabularies, accent, way of conveying, gradual pace from writers and speakers. Even more, I do consciously notice from singers, independent artists, documentarians and poets too. Rather than simply enjoying the song. Foremost, lyrics, music, background musicians and the instruments they use and the more precisely I search a “song making” video for a particular song. Although, it seems inspiring but it clearly shows “the reality of an independent artists/singers/composers”. Sadly, way they deeply struggle, to write a lyric and compose a sing with the background musicians and several rehearsals. Well, might be for some people the path could be smooth or their innate abilities sounds enormous. More sadly not for all. Most of them are “making it happen, no matter what. I, myself one of the example here. I am still stretching and I am a sculpturer too.  

With all the aforementioned, we should ready to listen and learn from the people who are performing. So, let’s search, research and observe their valuable lessons.

Respected readers,

You could see my last two posts, the valuable lessons from Katie Melua and Eminem, I would say their lessons are ground-breaking.

Still, we can learn a lot from all independent artists, documentarians, poets etc.

I deeply think, we should seek and get in touch with all of those artists more often through direct experience or we watch from their channels and websites.

There is always something to learn from something/someone.

Here, what writers can learn from Eminem?

Below are some important things I learnt from The Real Slim Shady:

  1. Write, Read, Repeat.
  2. Edit and Edit some more.
  3. Write from the heart.
  4. Start Strong and Finish Stronger.

To read the full post, I would sincerely encourage you all to visit the source link down below.

SOURCE: https://thereadywriters.com/what-writers-can-learn-from-eminem/

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VALUABLE LESSONS: AM I ADDICTED WRITER?

We all are addicted to something that might ruining us.

Sometimes those addictions, which makes you felt happy/satisfied, that is where the problem starts. Particular habit or set of habits will store in your mind that command you to do every single day to make you happy/satisfy.

I started realizing these addictions and reading over the last just couple of days, I started coming to the conclusion, whether you addiction is with good intent or bad intent is quite dangerous too.

I think, I said few more times in my past posts. When I started blogging in the initial times, every day at 07:30 PM, I decided to write. My thought, whatever but I wanna write. I said to myself from the first post, I should not miss not even a single day, at any cost, at any moment.

I feel great when I was keep on writing, sometimes when I back to my hometown. I write while traveling. Feels too good. Sometimes, work pressure, circumstances seems too untidy. I could not pause my writing. Badly, I pushed it. Badly. Most of the times, I could not able to come up with the content. I pushed and forced my brain. Content aroused. Just pushing and gushing, sometimes makes be bit embraced and pain too. I wasn’t thinking at that time, am I writing with the flow or am I addicted “to write every day for the sake of dopamine ingredient”.

When the days goes along with my writings. I do have a quite a bit wider approach towards writings. I select a topic and get into bit deeper.

Am I searching inside and outside of my mind and body to “just write” in an addictive manner?

Or

Am I thinking and deciding very well to deliver contents in a good manner?

I started having this catastrophe thought, am I addictive to writing?

I think, naturally every writer stretch his/her mind. That’s fine. I am not exceptional. But by letting yourself, the flow, to keep writing. That doesn’t mean you must write every single day. No more excuses. Nothing.

To me as an upcoming writer, if my reason is rationale, fine. I pause myself and once I get into the flow of writing. I do write and my flow continuous.

I knew that writing every day is very important. But your state of mind is saying to pause for a while?

Just pause it.

I asked myself when I took terrible one week break due to burnout and sleep deprivation.

What if, my addictions leads to stop my writing?

What if, my addictions leads to stop my natural creativity with regards to writing?

What if, I could not make come up with the on that particular day to write?

I sabotage, myself.

That is not okay at all for my profession. I should have to prepare and research for the content which I had chosen.

I understood, nothing to worry. Just recover and allow yourself the flow of writing. Do not push, you must write. Don’t get into the addictive mode.

Note down every content and just be prepare and do it as good as.

I wanna be gradual writer (I am a rationale writer too).

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VALUABLE LESSONS: WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO SAY TO THE UPCOMING WRITERS?

Again there is one more valuable lesson: Yesterday, on LinkedIn, I had a conversation with a Signaling Engineer, Ashish pradhan. This gentleman asked me in a professional manner,

I want to learn about writing and make it my professional career, could you plz guide me.

Immediately, I said “Yes”. After a moment, I started thinking, what should I have to guide to the upcoming writers? Although, I thought for a second, I just writing over the last just two years, is it required to guide someone?

Then, I decided, I do have to something to say, something valuable, a valuable lesson,

Brutal fact is; my mistakes, my pitfalls, not editing after writing. So, I am ready to guide someone. I would love to share my experience and ready to say about my realistic lesson

I knew myself very well as a writer, I am not better in writing, but I do have a good writing with very good consistency and with openheartedness, I would share valuable information, stories, quotes and books too.

I remember very well about the mistakes I made as a writer. I took few notes on writing from those who guided me and even from books too.

Here I wanna sort it and then I need to deliver to him.

I started to deliver without any self-esteem about my mistakes and lessons. I completely decided to write.

I started by saying,

Hello Mr Ashish,

Great to connect with you. Again my extreme apologize. The reply was delayed by a day to you. I felt bad. But I am in extreme burnout and sleep deprivation.

Sorry to start with my personal story. It could be a lesson for you.

I am just, just been writing almost 2 years to the public readers by WordPress blog. So far I have written just 650+ posts. I have a huge and deep hesitation to show-off my writings to anyone when I was a diary writer from 2006-2019. I just learned I should come up and start writing. Let others guide you. Even more, if someone pointed out your mistakes. I will take it as “Constructive Criticism Accepted”.

Here, my lesson, foremost I would like to say to you is, please start writing right now. Today. I am deeply and badly struggling as a writer. Still, you could notice grammatical mistakes or editing part is completely missing in my blog. But I decided to be an editor too and started learning and simultaneously editing my past posts too.

No, there is nothing known as a good time to write or once you learned the 100% grammar or once your mind strikes something innovative idea to write.

I don’t think anything works. If it works you or someone, fine. Please Go-Ahead.

But you should start writing. Even if you have or not grammatical skills/innovative ideas.

A writer supposed to write. Even things aren’t working out.

Setting a target is fine. Example; setting “I will write minimum 250 words everyday”.

Just keep writing.

Read and write simultaneously. If you read for one hour and you should write for an hour.

Whether Fiction/Non-fiction. You can decide.

I would sincerely encourage you to start a blog and deliver it to the public. Or please write an article for a newspaper/magazine. Let them notice. Most probably, you could get guidance. I got in the initial point of times. Even a couple of week before. I got a guest post to my blog.

Not finally, have a purpose before you write. Please consider my point, do not write for a click or by giving content strategies.

Have a morality before you write.

You can start with a story or you say something before you share something valuable information.

1. Read more and widely.

2. Write. Keep writing.

3. After writing and keep reading what you wrote. If you could found any mistakes/any editing part is required. Please do check and rectify.

4. Read several times what you wrote.

5. Give it to your mentor or you well-wisher to read what you wrote.

6. Please don’t give up. If things aren’t working out.

Until things works, you need to keep writing.

For a writer, there is nothing called perfection. You should learn to be a better version on every piece which you are yet to write.

With respect.

SKILLS NEEDED TO LEARN FOR 2021 AND MOREOVER, FOREVER.

Not only in 2021, forever for the future.

This is my “Aaahaa” moment for me as a writer. Simultaneously, I started understanding, just over the last 2 or 3 months, don’t be too ruthless to acquire skills. Have a look, what is the requirement?

Consciously writing, I am not blind-folded by the skills acquisition. But let’s have a look, what is going on and what are the changes required from 2020 to 2021 beyond at some point forever too. And what we need to change.

Whether it could work/apply to your profession or you could have a wider passion to learn something more skills.

I do have some procedure to start when it comes to sharing the skills that I started doing every year or from my most of the recent posts. These are skills which I gonna share from few multiple sources.

I purely hate to put a word by stating, “Disclaimer” as a writer to my readers. I more often would sincerely suggest and fairly, even more wisely to my readers. I am not disrupting my readers by giving the skills. If you (readers) in your profession is, so far, too good. Fine. I congratulate. Please Go-Ahead.

If you are interested to look further the skills below which I sorted. Please have a look.

Here we need to look, this era, digital and data economy are far more booming. I have an opinion to my readers, there are some of the skills that we should learn, not from the strategic point of view. Certain hard and softs skills sometimes works in our profession or in any vantage point in our profession.

To me personally, the above scenario has been working. Along with my sincerity in writing, precisely, I do engage more and more in Economics, Entrepreneurship, Linguistics, Statistics and Data Science and Machine Learning. Here I’m not gonna say most of the skills I must learn. Rather some of the required skills/mandatory skills that supposed to work such as communication, writing, critical thinking, leadership, collaborativeness, intensive research, data handling, math and statistics and programming.

Not finally, I would say we should have the innate mind-set/skill is being open-minded and adapt to learn whatever new stuff and arising critical questions and giving smart solutions is the most required too.

The reality is, I too deeply struggle from the aforementioned lines.

So, we should take a project/case studies and we need to apply the above skills in order to evaluate our own results. I think, this is the practical way we can start from our own companies/organizations by asking voluntarily or if you are a freelancer, please make your own initiative.

All right. Skills comes here.

I will paste the sources links down below. I would sincerely encourage you all to read full post and visit further.

The research surveyed 23,000 respondents and uncovered the skills which organisations are most in need of over the next 12 months. These are:

Communication and interpersonal skills (needed by 55%)

Ability to adopt change (53%)

Problem-solving (45%)

Flexibility and adaptability (43%)

People management skills (41%)

Despite these skills being most in demand by employers, they differ considerably to the skills which employees want to develop in order to progress their career. These are:

People management skills (37%)

Communication and interpersonal skills (29%)

Critical thinking (29%)

Negotiation (27%)

Judgement and decision-making skills (26%)

Only communication and interpersonal skills make it into both lists, highlighting that there is a clear mismatch between the skills organisations are in need of and those employees want to develop.

Don’t Forget Soft Skills as You Plan for 2021 and Beyond

Here are some other soft skills to consider refining as you solidify your career:

Adjustment

Ambiguity Acceptance

Asking for Help

Conscientiousness

Curiosity

Listening

Risk Approach (or Courage)

Deepening Your Soft Skills

Most in Demand Tech Skills for 2021 and Why You Should Learn Them

Top Tech Skills That Can Boost Your Career

1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

2. Cloud Computing.

3. Cybersecurity.

4. Full Stack Development.

5. AR and VR.

6. Blockchain.

Cybersecurity Skills: Which Ones Are Needed For 2021?

Now, heading into 2021, which are the cybersecurity skills that matter the most, and which ones can offer professionals an edge—whether it’s getting a job, applying for a promotion or looking to for a pay bump? Here’s a look at some of the most prominent:

Digitalization.

VPNs

Cloud Skills

Speaking of Hackers…

Soft Skills

IT careers: 10 critical skills to master in 2021

Looking to make the right investments in your IT career? We asked IT leaders and career experts to share the tech and core skills most likely to be in high demand in 2021

It’s always wise for IT pros to keep learning and advancing their skills, but how do you make the right investments in your career when you don’t know what the future holds? We asked IT leaders and career experts to share the skills that are most likely to be in high demand in 2021. Development in these areas is a smart bet for IT career advancement in the year ahead.

1. Core leadership skills.

2. AI and machine learning.

3. Video conferencing.

4. Communication.

5. Cybersecurity and data science.

6. Core skills (a.k.a. soft skills).

7. Project management.

8. Data skills.

9. Virtual collaboration.

10. Digital transformation-related skills.

Top Hard Skills to Put on a Resume (And How to Improve Yours)

Employers often look for particular hard skills when reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates for an open position. Knowing how to successfully portray these skills on your resume and in the interview can increase your chances of getting the job. Here we discuss the top hard skills to put on a resume, how to highlight them and how to improve yours.

The following are examples of a few of the most in-demand hard skills broken down into individual categories:

Communication skills

Computer technology

Data analysis

Accounting

These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them

And

Reimagining the future of skills: what do young people think?

1. Modern skills, not old fashioned curricula.

2. Soft skills are key.

3. Digital connectivity and digital learning

4. Reach vulnerable communities.


SOURCES: https://www.thehrdirector.com/business-news/skills/employers-reveal-top-skills-for-2021/

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2020/12/it-careers-10-critical-skills-master-2021

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/hard-skills-for-a-resume

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/top-10-work-skills-of-tomorrow-how-long-it-takes-to-learn-them/

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/reimagining-future-skills-what-we-learned-young-people

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VALUABLE LESSONS: TERRIBLE BREAK IN MY BLOGGING.

I still have no idea, where to start the lessons that I have learned over a week.

It took a week to back and blog and started focusing on the works that I had been doing so far.

Couple of days before, I had a 9 hours travel from noon to night to visit my room where I stayed. Looks pretty ugly. Because I am quite happy to visit my place (my room) where I worked and my favourite place to study and the environment and everything.

After opening the door, I could not able to enter. Not even a step. Cockroaches were roamed very well and finally died even more spider conquered and well settled.

Oh almighty. But thank you almighty. My books are absolutely clean in my wardrobe. But newspapers and my whiteboard seems too nasty to clean.

Finally, I cleaned it in five hours in a determined way. I haven’t slept the whole night. Again, by the next day, back to my hometown. No sleep, while travelling. Just thinking about what I forgot. Precisely, which book I forgot. Keep on thinking.

Then the next five consecutive days, I could not sleep that leads to blur on my each and every work. I just start the day by writing journal (Some point, I miss, But I do write separately every night) or reading or watching a documentary. I could not give my full attention to any of the particular activity. That caused over the last 7 days. Severe sleep deprivation.

Yesterday, my eyes was uncomfortable. I just look into my mirror. I, eye gazed myself and noticed down to my eyes looks swelling. Very bad to look at my face.

Then I started a bit by bit and started learning and thinking deeper.

What’s wrong with me?

Why I again started not follow my 6 hours of my sleep schedule?

Just last two days, I was trying to write. There is no clarity within myself. My mind just roaming. I do have few contents to start. But I could not focus at all.

I said to myself, I should I have proper 24-hours schedule. If not sometimes, that’s okay. But not too suffering.

Even I am writing this content in the mid-night only.

I should change my time of blogging. In order to smooth and consistent process in my future blogs.  

Why am I writing my personal story here?

The lessons are, the 24 hours-cycle in our human body and our productivity supposed to in chronological way.

Some of them who are doing night-shifts differs.

I would sincerely suggest to all of my respected readers, having 6 hours of perfect sleep and work 75% productively in 18 hours. Remaining 25% of 18 hours is the leisure times.

To me, I totally stumbled here in this process over a week.

Ladies and gentleman, my extreme apologize to “the most respected readers”.

With respect.