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"Asynchronous" WebGL shader compiling. Taking advantage of the fact that Chrome compiles and links shaders in a thread. Will blog more about this if I get the chance, but the code should be helpful.
Asynchronous Shader Compilation. This test demonstrates two methods for compiling WebGL shaders. The exact same GL calls are made in both cases, only the order of operations is different. The primary code involved is here. The "Synchronous" method follows a common pattern for compiling and ...
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"But he knew from his research that his abnormality was near the brain’s olfactory center. So when he started smelling whiffs of vinegar last summer, he suspected they might be “smell seizures.”

He pushed doctors to conduct an M.R.I., and three weeks later, surgeons in Boston removed a cancerous tumor the size of a tennis ball from his brain."
There is evidence that letting patients see their medical files helps them take better care of themselves, but the medical establishment still resists sharing the data.
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Elsevier at work. I get email today: "The first issue of our new journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (SEGAN), is now available to read on ScienceDirect. Papers published in SEGAN will be freely available on ScienceDirect during the journal’s first year of publication (until 31 December 2015)." [Note: freely available during the first year.] Now why, you might wonder, is Elsevier sending this to me? Good question; then I looked at the email they used, and it's a bulk email. So this is what Elsevier has stooped to: commercial, unsolicited, bulk email, a.k.a., spam. I have written to let the Executive Publisher know.

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"The term ‘explorable explanation’ was coined 4 years ago by Bret Victor, in his essay with the same title. Victor argues that readers will be more engaged and will learn and remember better when they are ‘active readers’.

Active reading requires ‘reactive documents’: text and visuals enriched with small interactive handles for the user to play and interact with. In Victor’s words, this is the definition of a reactive document:"
Standard 9 Comments Posted on maart 4, 2015 by maarten · EN. The rise of explorable explanations. Something I strongly believe in seems to be taking off lately: explorable explanations. It may be that I'm just late to the party, but the last couple of months some very interesting mixes of text ...
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"In Search of Types" a paper exploring how they are used in engineering and in symbolic logic
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"The best way to view Kythe is as a “hub” for connecting tools for various languages, clients and build systems. By defining language-agnostic protocols and data formats for representing, accessing and querying source code information as data, Kythe allows language analysis and indexing to be run as services. This, in turn, enables lightweight (“thin”) composition of analysis tools with client tools such as editors, IDEs, and code browsers."
A pluggable, (mostly) language-agnostic ecosystem for building tools that work with code.
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"I think hand-drawn has a lot still to do. I think it’s a medium that hasn’t really been fully used because for a long time, people working in hand-drawn were so influenced by Disney [that] they just copied Disney. And Disney’s look was limited by the technology of the time"
Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore discusses the future of hand-drawn animation and the magic of Irish folklore in the wake of his second Oscar nomination.
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"Let's forget everything we know about languages: meaning of words, the very concept of a word, grammar, syntax -- let's make the machine learning system discover everything relevant to the task, by itself."

According to Xiang Zhang at Berkeley and Yann LeCun at Facebook, you can put characters into convolutional neural networks and they can figure out the words, phrases, sentence structure, all the way up to abstract concepts and sentiment.

It's just a proof of concept but they said they tested it by asking to predict whether Amazon reviews were positive or negative, and it was 96% accurate, predicting what the number of stars were, which it got with 73% accuracy, predicting the main topic of news articles, which it got with 92% accuracy in English, 97% accuracy in Chinese, and predict the main topic of Yahoo! answers, which it got with 70% accuracy.
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Coming soon, tutorials on scary functional programming math. Some videos already up: coyoneda, f-algebras, etc
We also do onsite training to make your programmers better! Hire us to train your conglomerate corporation. Lo-Fi Learning. Advanced topics from our blackboard to your screen. (coming soon). (not spammy, we promise). What is Loop School? A sampling of things to come: ...
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"Inspired by similar lists by Michaels Feathers and Fogus, I've compiled a timeline of papers that (for me) represent something of the spirit of the development of computer science over the past 100 years."
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+Claudia Doppioslash it would be great to see your CS posts over at "Computer Science, Seriously"!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/111381551813675174408 (It's a split of the serious topics from the too-large and too-noisy Computer Science community.)
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"For years, the primary bottleneck for virtual machine based development environments with Vagrant has been filesystem performance. CPU differences are minimal and barely noticeable, and RAM only becomes an issue when many virtual machines are active[1]. I spent the better part of yesterday benchmarking and analyzing common filesystem mechanisms, and now share those results here with you."  
For years, the primary bottleneck for virtual machine based development environments with Vagrant has been filesystem performance. CPU differences are minimal and barely noticeable, and RAM only becomes an issue when many virtual machines are... | Mitchell Hashimoto | Founder of HashiCorp, Creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul. O'Reilly Author, Developer Obsessed with Automation.
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Shall we play a game?

Researchers at DeepMind have published a paper in the journal Nature wherein they describe a novel algorithm, called a deep Q-network (DQN), that can learn to excel at a wide variety of classic Atari 2600 videogames — everything from side-scrolling shooters to boxing to 3D car racing — using only the raw screen pixels, a set of available actions and game score as input. 

By using a neurobiologically inspired mechanism, termed experience replay, DQN performed at more than 75% of the level of a professional human player in more than half of the 49 games tested, sometimes even developing long-term strategies for success. Head over to the Google Research blog to learn more about the Machine Learning framework that made this possible.
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Mind Contortionist and Bit Enchantress.
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Mobile game developer. 
Interested in Game AI, Shaders, Elm, Clojure, WebGL, Erlang, ObjC, Cognitive Science
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Meddling with the workings of the universe since 1984 - One of MCV's 100 Top women in games 2015
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Polyglot developer (Unity3D/iOS/Android/Marmalade/Web/Whatever)
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Elm, C#, Cg shader language, Unity3d, iOS, Android, Objective-C, Javascript, Clojure, Clojurescript, Boo, Lua, F#, Racket, Java, Python
Employment
  • Starship
    Game Developer, 2013 - present
    Unity3D game development, shader programming
  • Setgo Ltd
    Software Developer, 2012 - 2012
    Client SDKs on various platforms for the company's Game Analytics service
  • Racelogic
    Junior iOS Developer, 2011 - 2012
    iOS apps with MFi interfacing
  • Me
    Freelance iOS Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • Milkytea Ltd
    Mobile Game Developer, 2013 - 2013
    Unity3D mobile game development
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