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Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Earth Science

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

How to Be a Stoic

Born nearly two thousand years before Darwin and Freud, Epictetus seems to have anticipated a way out of their prisons.<p>The Stoic philosopher Epictetus was born a slave, around 55 A.D., in the Greco-Roman spa town of Hierapolis—present-day Pamukkale, Turkey. I first encountered his teachings in …

San Francisco

Essence of linear algebra preview

Mathematics

How to get picture-in-picture for Netflix and Hulu on your Mac

With macOS Sierra and beyond, you can pop out a video window and watch movies or TV shows while you're working on something else. Unfortunately, it …

Must-know Siri commands for Apple's wireless AirPods

Tips<p>To keep AirPods as hassle-free — and aesthetically pleasing — as possible, Apple opted to completely replace physical controls with Siri voice …

Tech Trends

Researchers May Have Located the Neurological Origins of Misophonia

The sound of someone chewing with their mouth open stokes an inner rage. Ditto snapping gum. I’ve learned to navigate this frustration by keeping …

Remove DRM from iTunes and Apple Music to play your audio on any device

<i>This post is brought to you by Convertanymusic.com, maker of Apple Music Converter.</i><p>When we download music from iTunes, or audiobooks from Audible, the files that get onto our devices are DRM-protected. That means they can’t be played on “unauthorized” devices. This, let’s face it, is pretty …

Apple Music

Lane Following Autopilot with Keras Tensorflow.

This document walks through how to create a convolution neural network using Keras+Tensorflow and train it to keep a car between two white</b> …

Convolutional Neural Networks to find Cars

Computer Vision has improved a lot ever since the emerge of Deep Learning. One thing that always struck me as odd however, is how many tutorials …

Yes you should understand backprop

When we offered CS231n (Deep Learning class) at Stanford, we intentionally designed the programming assignments to include explicit calculations …

AnyBar: OS X menubar status indicator

AnyBar is a small indicator for your menubar that does one simple thing: it displays a colored dot. What the dot means and when to change it is up to …

An Interactive Tutorial on Numerical Optimization

Numerical Optimization is one of the central techniques in Machine Learning. For many problems it is hard to figure out the best solution directly, …

Algorithms

H.264 is magic: a technical walkthrough of a remarkable technology.

H.264 is a video compression codec standard. It is ubiquitous - internet video, Blu-ray, phones, security cameras, drones, everything. Everything …

Deep Learning Papers Reading Roadmap

If you are a newcomer to the Deep Learning area, the first question you may have is "Which paper should I start reading from?"<p>Here is a reading …

IPFS is the Distributed Web

The web of tomorrow needs IPFS <b>today</b><p><b>HTTP is inefficient and expensive</b><p>HTTP downloads a file from a single computer at a time, instead of getting pieces …

Blockchain

These are three of the biggest problems facing today's AI

Not-so-deep learning<p>Speaking to attendees at a deep learning conference in London last month, there was one particularly noteworthy recurring theme: humility, or at least, the need for it.<p>While companies like Google are confidently pronouncing that we live in an "AI-first age," with machine …

Artificial Intelligence

Lesser known Git commands

Git has a strong commitment to backwards compatibility: many powerful features are hidden behind options rather than exposed as default behaviour. …

DevOps

Learn Git- Git tutorials, workflows and commands

Getting Git right, with tutorials, news and tips.<p>Top Posts<p>Sarah Goff-Dupont<p>Five tips for CI-friendly Git repos<p>Matt Shelton<p>Git or SVN? How Nuance …

The Desktop Desktop

I have a bit of a soft spot for desktops that actually <i>look</i> like desktops. Alec’s desktop fits the bill nicely, and actually looks like a desk …

If Donald Trump Had Been President Throughout History

An Intuitive Explanation of Convolutional Neural Networks

What are Convolutional Neural Networks and why are they important?<p>Convolutional Neural Networks (<b>ConvNets</b> or <b>CNNs</b>) are a category of Neural Networks …

X's and O's

pdf [2MB] ppt [6MB] <br>in French by Charles Crouspeyre <br>in Japanese <br>in Simplified Mandarin by Jimmy Lin <br>in Traditional Mandarin by Jimmy Lin <br>in Persian …

Introducing Variational Autoencoders (in Prose and Code)

Effective machine learning means building expressive models that sift out signal from noise—that simplify the complexity of real-world data, yet …

Deep Learning

Habits of highly mathematical people

The most common question students have about mathematics is “when will I ever use this?” Many math teachers would probably struggle to give a …

Increase Your Productivity by Mastering Singular Focus and Mindful Meditation | Emma Seppälä

Making Deep Networks Probabilistic via Test-time Dropout

In Quantum Mechanics, Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle states that there is a fundamental limit to how well one can measure a particle's <b>position</b> …

Deep Learning

Git Workflow

A Git Workflow is a recipe or recommendation for how to use Git to accomplish work in a consistent and productive manner. Git workflows encourage …

DevOps