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Marriage equality in the US is fine but perhaps the stopping of the shooting of unarmed civilians by the police should have had the first priority.
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"It could be that the Internet is in fact set up and operates in such a way as to allow easier coordination on complex ideas,"

Does the social network collective intelligence search for the optimum networking topology to optimize learning? Does optimum learning imply self-similarity of the networking topology? Does self-similarity of networking imply groupiness at various scales?

via +Denis Poussart +Ciro Villa 
Social networks affect every aspect of our lives, from the jobs we get and the technologies we adopt to the partners we choose and the healthiness of our lifestyles. But where do they come from?
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"Earth table" was invented by the leftist-Islamist ideology in Turkey, and has been in practice since 2011 during the fasting month of Ramadan. People bring food and put on the table for collective feeding on the street.

Perhaps religion should not be rejected wholesale. What other ideology can invent such a powerful meme?
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Yeryüzü sofralarının isim babası ve sayfamızın adını borçlu olduğumuz Lütfü Oflaz, kalemiyle aramızda
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Or those humane/socially useful traditions can be preserved in a non-religious context like xmas. 
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I bet a significant proportion of the US would be pretty happy about this. The greatest nation on earth.
 
‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens
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The crow throws the plate in the rubbish bin after finishing the leftovers (the order is bwds below).

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http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/foto/cevre/300905/5/Kilavuzunuz_karga_olsun.html
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Someone asks Erdoğan why he is so pleasant personally while sounding so tough in his public speeches, and he replies like a true salesman.

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/koseyazisi/297925/Erdogan_bir_sov_yildizidir.html
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"and states that “western countries, the Gulf states and Turkey” were supporting the opposition’s efforts to take control of eastern Syria."

The Turkey part of this claim has been proven by the recent reports by Cumhuriyet;

http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/291136/Devletin_bittigi_an.html

The Guardian report is quite a bit late and should be seen as damage control and disinformation.

The "West" have been strongly supporting the Turkish Islamists for more than a decade;

http://www.wsj.com/articles/investors-lose-appetite-for-turkey-before-polls-1433331830

and they still support it, despite the weakness of the Turkish economic position;

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jessecolombo/2014/03/05/why-the-worst-is-still-ahead-for-turkeys-bubble-economy/

Is it because they can use the Turkish Islamists in their secret and dirty work?
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+Muffin Man I am not convinced of the independence and courage of The Guardian. In this case for example, they have been quite late in reporting this news.
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A great and timely interview with Weinberg. He is the guy who named the Standard Model of Quantum Mechanics.

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Neural networks interpreting images using other images. A bit like looking at the clouds and seeing other things. It would be good to play around with this technology, but apparently not easy.

Applying this idea to sound would be interesting. Like listening to a river and hearing whispers.

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All of these images were computer generated!

For the last few weeks, Googlers have been obsessed with an internal visualization tool that Alexander Mordvintsev in our Zurich office created to help us visually understand some of the things happening inside our deep neural networks for computer vision.  The tool essentially starts with an image, runs the model forwards and backwards, and then makes adjustments to the starting image in weird and magnificent ways.  

In the same way that when you are staring at clouds, and you can convince yourself that some part of the cloud looks like a head, maybe with some ears, and then your mind starts to reinforce that opinion, by seeing even more parts that fit that story ("wow, now I even see arms and a leg!"), the optimization process works in a similar manner, reinforcing what it thinks it is seeing.  Since the model is very deep, we can tap into it at various levels and get all kinds of remarkable effects.

Alexander, +Christopher Olah, and Mike Tyka wrote up a very nice blog post describing how this works:

http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

There's also a bigger album of more of these pictures linked from the blog post:

https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

I just picked a few of my favorites here.
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These days, one never runs out of good things to watch and participate, and that is a good thing for a slumberer like moi.

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I've often called documentary my favorite kind of film, knowing full well that the label designates less a defined genre than a usefully malleable description. What does a documentary have? An unscripted, nonfictional story; interviews; footage candidly shot — maybe.
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Google as a school in cloud technology :)
 
Learn how to build scalable web apps for #Python using Google App Engine in our latest +Udacity course. http://goo.gl/yU77NZ
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    PCM Engineer, 1981 - 1985
  • Australian Telecom
    Network Engineer, 1985 - 1989
  • Ericsson Australia
    Software Engineer, 1989 - 1993
  • Ericsson Australia
    Software Engineer, 1997 - 2003
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Aspiring World citizen. I love the Universe, Nature, Bach, Classical Guitar, Mathematics, Science, Internet. I despise sexist, racist, materialist and climate change denialist mob mentality. I support localism as well as globalism. In this context I also support positive individualism, tribalism, nationalism, religion and scientific materialism.
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Survived the cruelty of a tough yet rewarding life, achieved inner peace, and overcame the fear of death.
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  • Internet
    Everything, present
  • METU
    BSc in EE, 1981
  • METU
    MSc in EE-Telecommunications (Incomplete), 1985
  • Melbourne University
    BSc (hons) in Physics, 1995
  • Melbourne University
    MSc in Theoretical Particle Physics (Incomplete), 1996
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