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Markov Chains explained visually

If the state space adds one state, we add one row and one column, adding one cell to every existing column and row. This means the number of cells …

Data Science

Collective Awareness

A Conversation withJ. Doyne Farmer[7.17.18]<i>Economic failures cause us serious problems. We need to build simulations of the economy at a much more</i> …

20th Century

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It

By the summer of 1830, Victor Hugo was facing an impossible deadline. Twelve months earlier, the famous French author had made an agreement with his …

Procrastination

Traveling the World on a Third World Passport - What is it like and how to overcome it

There are many things in life that we can choose to be but one thing we can't choose is where we are born. The location of our birth can determine …

Passports

Duplo Layouts

Duplo is a train set system made by Lego®. It is well built and a great toy for kids. There is a useful Eurobricks forum on Duplo trains and track.<p>It …

Trains

Poland was shockingly liberal during the 1400s

I feel like my teachers lied to me. The version of Western history that I was taught in school mostly focused on Spain and Portugal during the 1400s …

World History

How To Write Unmaintainable Code

README.md<p>Ensure a job for life ;-)<p><b>Roedy Green</b> <b>Canadian Mind Products</b><p>Introduction<p><i>Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.</i> …

World Peace

Think Julia: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Think Julia<p>by Ben Lauwens with Allen Downey<p>Copyright © 2018 Allen Downey, Ben Lauwens. All rights reserved.<p><i>Think Julia</i> is available under the …

Programming

Kungsträdgården Metro Station

Stockholm's deepest subway station is also a stunning ecological wonder.<p>Beneath Stockholm runs one of the world’s most beautiful subway systems. …

CC BY-SA

dadsresume

README.md<p>My dad is 92 and we just put him in a home. I have been clearing out the house and found his resume and skills (application letter) from …

Houses

Redux vs. The React Context API

React 16.3 added a new Context API – <i>new</i> in the sense that the <i>old</i> context API was a behind-the-scenes feature that most people either didn’t know …

Software Engineering

Regarding the most recent Mturk data contamination

<b>Backgrounds:</b><br>In the past day or two, I discovered that a large number of responses in my latest Mturk survey appear to be random responses. I detect …

North America

Lego's Voltron Is Wonderful Proof That Fans Are Sometimes Worth Listening To

Listening to what customers want is crucial for any company to survive, but in 2008 Lego took that idea farther than most by enlisting its dedicated …

Lego

You Can Shout 'ENHANCE!' Like a TV Detective With This Voice-Controlled Browser Game

Half the fun of watching <i>CSI</i> years ago was the over-the-top crime scene technology that detectives had at their disposal. Their impossibly-capable …

Google Chrome

The 10:1 rule of writing and programming

Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.<p>— Douglas Hofstadter, <b>Gödel, Escher, …

Google Docs

Deep Learning World

README.rst<p>Table of Contents<p>Introduction<p>Motivation<p>What's the point of this open source project?<p>Papers<p>Models<p>Convolutional Networks<br>• Recurrent …

Deep Learning

You Can Open a Bank

The financial crisis may turn out to be a blessing for Michael Wagner, a 37-year-old financial advisor with Joseph Gunnar & Co., a broker/dealer …

Nassau County

Notes Nearing Ninety: Learning to Write Less

Donald Hall, who died in June this year at the age of eighty-nine, was a prolific poet, essayist, and editor whose work has had an enormous impact on American letters. He was The Paris Review’s first poetry editor, and he served as the U.S. poet laureate. His Art of Poetry interview appeared in our …

Literature

Cache-Line Aware Data Structures

In this paper, we explore cache-line friendly data structures, in particular queues built with atomics that will be used in multi-threaded …

Intel Corporation

NVIDIA Unveils Quadro RTX, World’s First Ray-Tracing GPU

NVIDIA Unveils Quadro RTX, World's First Ray-Tracing GPU<p><b>New Turing-Based Design Revolutionizes Workflow of Millions of Designers and Artists on the</b> …

Workstations

Tourists Vying for Perfect Selfie Spot Brawl at Rome's Trevi Fountain

Imagine standing before an iconic piece of Baroque architecture—and starting a giant fight. That’s effectively what happened earlier this month at …

Unbridled

Your External Hard Drive Can Finally Join Your Computer's Trippy Light Show

If you’re someone who can’t work, play, or kill time online without your desktop PC blinding you with a spectacle of flashing LEDs, ASUS will now let …

Gear & Gadgets

Mask-RCNN

README.md<p>A PyTorch implementation of the architecture of Mask RCNN, serves as an introduction to working with PyTorch<p>Decription of folders<p>model.py …

Deep Learning

A Songwriting Mystery Solved: Math Proves John Lennon Wrote 'In My Life'

Lennon-McCartney is likely one of the most famous songwriting credits in music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote lyrics and music for almost 200 songs and The Beatles have sold hundreds of millions of albums. The story goes that the two Beatles agreed as teenagers to the joint credit for all …

Paul McCartney

How ML algorithms see nudity in images.

In the era of smartphones with phones loaded with 1, 2, 3 or even more cameras, images (and videos) have become the de-facto way for users to …

Machine Learning

A Visual, Intuitive Guide to Imaginary Numbers

Imaginary numbers always confused me. Like understanding e, most explanations fell into one of two categories:<p>It’s a mathematical abstraction, and …

Mathematics

Reading the NSA’s codebase: LemonGraph review–Part I - Storing Nodes

A few months ago the NSA released LemonGraph, a graph database based on LMDB. This weekend I took the time to explore the codebase. As usual, I’m …

JavaScript

because on a long enough timeline, everyone becomes unpopular with someone

Given a diverse enough population, your beliefs are almost certain to already be offensive to some sub group. As HackerNews user nostrademons put it, …

Owens

You Cannot Serve Two Masters: The Harms of Dual Affiliation

Ben Recht, David A. Forsyth, and Alexei Efros • Aug 9, 2018<p>Facebook would like to have computer science faculty in AI committed to work 80% of their …

Academic Research

VuePress Brings Your Documentation to Life

VuePress is a static site generator based on Vue JavaScript framework. With the first release appearing back in April and the current version being …

Web Development