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La foto de boda de los padres // The wedding photo of the parents (by Nan Goldin, 1985)

<i><br>“A menudo temo que los hombres y las mujeres sean irrevocablemente extraños el uno para el otro, irreconciliablemente inadecuados, casi como si</i> …

Something Peculiar to Java

I have a confession to make: I like Java.<p>Really! I do!<p>That may not be shocking to you. I did help write a book full of Java code, after all. It’s …

Programming

A Year Without a Byte

One of the largest cost drivers in running a service like Flickr is storage. We’ve described multiple techniques to get this cost down over the …

He Helped Create the 'Google Brain.' Here's What He Thinks About AI Now

Trucks that can drive themselves along delivery routes. Computers capable of defeating world champions in a notoriously complex game. Apps that can …

Susan Worsham: By The Grace Of God

These portraits represent a connecting point where two separate paths cross in the road and make something beautiful together that they could not …

Santa Fe

El Crédito con Aval del Estado explicado con manzanitas

En la siguiente columna de <b>Economía Para Todos</b> intentaremos explicar una de las políticas públicas más polémicas de la última década: el <b>Crédito con</b> …

Study These Photographs by the Legendary William Eggleston and You’ll Learn Plenty About Portraiture

The legendary American photographer William Eggleston was a true pioneer in the potential of color photography and his quirky, eccentric portraits of …

Street Photography

My Uncle Billy: An Intimate Remembrance of Bill Cunningham

<i>Earlier this month, the legendary photographer Bill Cunningham was honored in a tribute at Carnegie Hall by some of New York’s most prominent names. Anna Wintour and Michael Bloomberg spoke before a crowd that included Naomi Campbell, Ralph Lauren, Virgil Abloh and Iris Apfel and countless other</i> …

David Bowie Becomes a DJ on BBC Radio in 1979; Introduces Listeners to The Velvet Underground, Talking Heads, Blondie & More

Cast your mind back to 1979, a time before Internet radio, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social networks beginning with the letter T. And now imagine …

These Urban Wineries Bring Washington's Vineyards to Seattle

Seattle oenophiles rejoice: You no longer have to travel to the distant vineyards of Walla Walla or even the tasting room-rich town of Woodinville to taste the killer offerings of Eastern Washington's bountiful grape harvest. From Georgetown and the SoDo Urban Works tasting center to family-owned …

See the First Trailer for the Robert Frank Documentary, Don’t Blink

The Robert Frank documentary <i>Don’t Blink</i> has an official trailer, and boy, does it look good.<p>The Laura Israel-directed <i>Don’t Blink</i> made its world …

meet the photographers exploring contemporary african identity

New African Photography unites six of the continent’s strongest new voices.<p>Red Hook Labs is following British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth's first-ever solo exhibition with an exciting new group show spotlighting six contemporary photographers from Africa and the African diaspora.<p>Created in …

It's Official: Japan Now has More Electric Car Charging Spots than Gas Stations*

One of the first countries in the world to embrace modern electric cars, Japan has long been considered something of a shining example on how …

Fashion Film Photographic Marketa Uhlirova

Still from Inez & Vinoodh fashion film with Daria Werbowy for Vogue Paris, 2012<p>Still from Jean-François Carly, I Feel for Raf Simons, 2005<p>Still from …

The Personal and Poetic Prints of a Female Pioneer of Copier Art

GLENSIDE, Pa. — Last weekend, I made the short drive from Philadelphia to Arcadia University, about a half-hour outside the city. A friend had highly …

The hacker who built his own self-driving car is ushering in the age of cheap AI

Silicon Valley was taken aback when Bloomberg profiled a 26-year-old named George Hotz in December who said he had single-handedly built a self-driving car in his garage. It was true that Hotz was an accomplished hacker, being the first person to jailbreak an iPhone. But could a solo effort …

Autonomous Cars

The Slums of 1980s Glasgow Through the Lens of a French Photographer

Raymond Depardon's photo series captured everyday life in some of the city's most deprived neighbourhoods amid the grind of Thatcher's Britain.<p>In 1980, French photojournalist Raymond Depardon was commissioned by a British newspaper to shoot a story in Glasgow. He knew nothing about the city and …

“The Panama Papers”: Los secretos de chilenos en paraísos fiscales salen a la luz

<b>Vea además: “Los reportes de Mossack Fonseca que develan su relación con Gonzalo Delaveau”</b>El bufete panameño de abogados <b>Mossack Fonseca</b> (Mossfon) …

PAUL GRAHAM: "Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult" (2009)

By Paul Graham<p>It’s so easy it’s ridiculous. It’s so easy that I can’t even begin – I just don’t know where to start. After all, it’s just looking at …

Typing Attack

Are you looking for the best online typing shooting games? Typing Attack is a way to hone your keyboarding skills and have fun at the same time. The …

Typing

Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users

This story originally appeared on Engadget<p>Microsoft's Tay AI is youthful beyond just its vaguely hip-sounding dialogue -- it's overly impressionable, too.<p>The company has grounded its Twitter chat bot (that is, temporarily shutting it down) after people taught it to repeat conspiracy theories, …

Algorithms from the Book.

Paul Erdos talked about the "Book" where God keeps the most elegant proof of each mathematical theorem. This even inspired a book (which I believe is …

Algorithms

Retrofuturism – imagining a future that never arrived

Noritaka Minami and Laurent Kronental combine portraits of people and their environments to give a different take on once revolutionary building …

Unseen images of Martin Parr’s everyday England

<i>Taken from the spring 2016 issue of Dazed:</i><p>“I’ve always had criticism," says Martin Parr, staring confidently at me through a screen, surrounded by framed photographs and books. “I’ve never really understood why. All I do is photograph ordinary things”. His portfolio of around 33,000 images is …

Street Photography

With Garry Winogrand as His Copilot, Mark Steinmetz Photographed 1980s Los Angeles

Street Photography

Watch Tiny Neural Nets Learn

In this post I'll show you some animations of tiny neural nets learning. Finding the right neural net for a given problem needs experience and …

Deep Learning

Profiling Python in Production

10 Cloverfield Lane review – taut, Hitchcockian thriller

It was perhaps inevitable that the endless cycle of sequels, prequels and reboots would finally enter a phase that took into account the snark that greets every new incarnation of the old. Rather than trot out a tired product that exists only because of a brand name, we’ve seen a fresh set of films …

Movies

How One Hardware Startup Solved Silicon Valley’s “Woman Problem”

Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine’s “Woman Problem”<p>Other Machine has made gender equity a breeze<p>At Other Machine, a hardware startup at the …