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Awesomeness!
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Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
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Surreal art by ©Adam Andrearczyk.
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Would "deep learning" help Tinder.com (owned by IAC) find better matches?

Probably, but I think Google would create a better algorithm. Google is so predictive sometimes that it's scary!
 
Can deep learning help you find the perfect women?

The time that you were predetermined to marry one of the 50 girls/boys of your town is over. New technologies will continue to change the way how we find our romantic partners. Although randomness sometimes determines love, we should embrace the great opportunities in machine learning to help anyone looking for a soulmate!

can a computer learn to which girls I'm attracted? I have tried by labeling over 9K profile pictures on Tinder and using deep learning, the latest revolution in artificial intelligence. In this blog post, I will provide a high-level view how I used these techniques to predict my Tinder swipes. You can find the technical details in this paper, which was accepted for the ICML deep learning workshop.
Can deep learning help you find the perfect girl? One of the first things I did when I moved to Montreal was installing Tinder. For those of you not familiar with the online meat market, Tinder is a dating app showing nearby users you can like or dislike by their profile pictures.
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I can only hope that people wake up and understand the true depth of the situation. I fear that it is more sinister and dire than even those who believe they are in control think.
 
The greatest danger is the emergence of a balkanized Internet

Several days ago +David Amerland posted a really good intro to an article where he summarised some of the challenges our data and the way they are used meet. There he mentioned the problem with “walled gardens” (https://goo.gl/db8o1B).

In an article called Why the Indie Web movement is so important (http://goo.gl/xzF1kU) Dan Gilmor talks about a similiar thing and the “danger of losing what’s made the Internet the most important medium in history – a decentralized platform where the people at the edges of the networks – that would be you and me – don’t need permission to communicate, create and innovate.”

It’s funny that Gilmor’s article links (asynchronously) to something I’ve discussed with David Amerland when he was here in Sofia. The connection with David, my mind and the Internet :) is the word “balkanization”.

Variety vs. Farrago

The article has a link to a short and very interesting piece with some quotes from +Tim Berners-Lee on “the danger of the emergence of a balkanized Internet” (http://goo.gl/jlGGQy).

As a proud inhabitant :) of the Balkans when I first met the verb "to balkanize" a year ago, I thought it meant to make messy and/or to be motley. When I spoke to David about it (what a thesaurus I had the chance to look up the word in), he said it meant compartmentalised, divided.

Balkan music and open standards

Fast-forward through  several for neural pathways, I ended up trying to think about the Balkans not through the word conflict but through the word contrast.  And, of course, Balkan music* (ping +Sergio Redondo ) and Balkan food (ping +Aaron Bradley) came to my mind. Suddenly divided became diverse ...

But then, there’s this thing (a paradox maybe) about the formal standards that would make for the real beauty (diversity) of the Web. Standards that would not be a thread, but rather a guardian of the variety - open standards. Standards for which we need to play together as to turn the farrago (balkanization) into variety (Balkan music) :)

* Here's a wonderful piece to listen to (right under the photo - http://goo.gl/NEGlWA), part of a project of the Bulgarian National Radio called - The Rhythms of the Balkans Amazing music, really.

And a mesmerising variety of rhythms.
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A planet with a tail? Who'd have thought? ;^)

+Lew Graham​ - I thought you'd get a kick out of this.
 
Strange Comet-Like Planet Is The Only Such Alien World Yet Discovered, Scientists Say http://bit.ly/1IpH3hJ
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Lol!
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One cannot dispute President Obama's claim of having "the most transparent administration in America's history." So true. It's so transparent you can see right through it to his Imperial Presidency that will destroy the nation from within. Unless voters tip the balance of power back to the people very soon, the left's disregard for Constitutional restraints and our rule of law will fundamentally transform America into a nation unrecognizable to the men and women who paid the price to see America rise as the world's shining city on a hill – shining because we've reflected the beauty of freedom. We now get the government we asked for in 2008, and then four years later asked for more. As in the days of old, as history records in the book of Samuel in the Old Testament, in shortsightedness the people wanted someone to take care of them, to "do it for them," so they cried out for a king. Though it wasn't in their nation's divine destiny, nonetheless they were given a king. Tragically, the people realized too late that their demand for a king was not in the people's best interest. History is the best teacher. As America dethrones independence, self-responsibility, work ethic, and – most significantly – God, we'll realize that elevating fallible men to provide for us and control us will be our downfall. Of course, it's not too late to halt this transformation and begin the restoration of all that is right about America. It's in our hands. With humble acknowledgment of the mistake we've made in demanding the proverbial king to take control, we can move forward with the imperative task of replacing an Imperial Presidency with a government of, by, and for the people again. Once we restore the proud and free ideals that made America exceptional, soon our allies will respect us as reliable again, and enemies will not trample us as they fear what happens when you mess with the United States Military. The people will be sparked with optimism and a spirit of ingenuity and generosity again; and being ever vigilant we can get back to the peace that only faith, family, and freedom can provide. It's in our hands. It's at the ballot box.
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Words to read and heed
 
This is How to Successfully Assert Your Rights
Learn more: http://bit.ly/1uPw6fU
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Why Harvest horseshoe crab eggs; much less over-har est them?

For me, the answer is simple. Give the food back to the Knots.
 
Most books about wildlife conservation must find a precarious balance between hope and despair. Here are two that teeter in opposite directions, while telling remarkably parallel stories.
From saving the migratory paths of endangered knots to establishing new colonies of puffins, two new books show the tough challenges bird conservationists face
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I am told that I'm imaginative.  I know that I'm creative.  I am also intelligent.  I do both creative editing and enhancing of digital images.  As my Fractalman237 alias implies, I enjoy the various applications of fractal geometry.  I also enjoy both scientific and philosophical discussions.

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