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A case of aerial mustelid transport by a picid resulting from alleged attempted picidivory by a mustelid 
Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.
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Both are euphemisms for penis... thus cockblocked?
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Fine polemic on the failure of macroeconomics to predict or handle the financial crisis.

Clearly, the exclusion of the financial industry from models of the macroeconomy was a major omission. Equally clearly, the fact that most macroeconomists did not, and to a large extent still do not, understand the mechanisms by which money is created and circulated in the modern monetary economy, is a big, big problem. Central banks are now “adding” the financial sector to existing DSGE models: but this does not begin to address the essential non-linearity of a monetary economy whose heart is a financial system that is not occasionally but NORMALLY far from equilibrium.
This is the text of a talk given at Manchester University on 26th February 2015 proposing the motion "This house believes that mainstream economics has failed". It was followed by contributions from Trina Watson of the Post-C...
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Placing an obstacle in front of the bottleneck of a particle flow helps control clogging. Dramatically exemplified with a flock of sheep.

http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141204/srep07324/full/srep07324.html
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The team that made a thin flat lens in 2012 has now improved it with silicon nanostructures ("achromatic metasurface") which focus three different wavelengths in the same spot, just like a much bulkier traditional composite achromatic lens.
No need for color correction—Harvard physicists’ flat optics, using nanotechnology, gets it right the first time
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The latest complaints about Stack Overflow inspired me to write my own rant. I think the system works as intended, it's just not a very nice system.

(Not my picture, it's from an SO commentator -- linked in my post!)
Programmer Q&A site Stack Overflow has attracted legions of volunteer moderators (including privileged users possessing various editing capacities) with a “gamified” reputation system, but the ...
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On flat earths, harmful GOTOs, premature optimizations, and other myths taken out of historical context...
Alvaro VidelaVordenker. Post-modern Gifmacher. Harmful GOTOs, Premature Optimizations, and Programming Myths are the Root of all Evil. What follows is the presentation I gave in the inaugural meeting of Papers We Love Madrid. The subject of the talk was the paper Structured Programming with Go ...
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Every programmer is accessing the Internets from smartwatches these days, so that's very appropriate.
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Lambda expressions in Java 8 and C# 5 can both capture the loop variable of for-each loops, in an intuitively correct fashion. Java does not allow closing over for loops. C# does, and older versions used the for-closure behavior with for-each loops. You wouldn't believe what happened next!
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This monumental article on Java method dispatch performance (including assembly output analysis) is so long that the author made it available as an ebook for download.
This post is very long, but please try to read it without skipping. The text naturally builds up on the observations done earlier in the same text. That's also why the first part is rather boring and slow. Buckle up, and read. If you are running out of steam, take a break, and pick up you where ...
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Long interview with good simple explanations of how "deep learning" works. LeCun is also careful to reject false analogies with the human brain.
The Deep Learning expert explains how convolutional nets work, why Facebook needs AI, what he dislikes about the Singularity, and more
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Computers slowly catching up with humans: Windows 10 gets a universal "shaping engine" that directly consumes the Unicode standard to typeset those complex non-European scripts that require shaping each individual character in a word, depending on context.
For Windows to be a truly global product, anyone in the world should be able to type in their language. The first step to unlocking text input for the world is to be able to display any of the world’s languages. This is a challenging task, one which most people don’t need to worry about... <a href="http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/02/23/windows-shapes-the-worlds-languages/" class="read-more">Read more</a>
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Someone tell me that's an Onion link, or an April's fools joke or something.
 
Researchers are buzzing about a publication that accepts only 'brief ideas'.
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Moving up from Sony Vaio Duo 13 (~ MacBook Air) to the latest Dell XPS 15 (~ MacBook Pro). The Dell has some surprising drawbacks that I wanted to note since reviews tend to ignore them, but overall I quite like the new system.
About a year ago I switched to a stylish ultrabook hybrid, the Sony Vaio Duo 13. While I was overall quite happy with that neat little device, two of its unavoidable compromises eventually got on m...
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No, it's from any sound source. From what I've read, USB still has problems prioritising different output streams, so it's unable to guarantee that audio streams won't be interrupted.
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