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If anyone wants to buy SLCC '16 tickets feel free to use this link so I get rewards points :)
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Awesome! I really want a massive GPU cluster I can use for #TensorFlow
 
In order to continually improve the Machine Learning models used in Google products, it's crucial that the training process be as fast as possible. One way to do this is to run #TensorFlow  across hundreds of machines. Ever since we released TensorFlow as an open-source project, distributed training support has been one of the most requested features. Now the wait is over.
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#pixelpushing

When you are saying "I am not exploring alternative opportunities at the present moment" and unsolicited mass-fishing recruiters hear "I am not looking for anything this week, but it's quite fine if you ping me next week and the week after that and the week after that as well" and it's all like...
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I love seeing progress in quantum computing. Once we can take the recent high temp silicon-based quantum processors out of the lab and get them in the hands of common people we'll see so much more than this. Exciting times to be sure.
 
The +Google Quantum A.I. Lab Team has found that for certain hard optimization problems, quantum annealing on the D-Wave 2X Quantum Computer significantly outperforms both simulated annealing and Quantum Monte Carlo, showing a processing time speedup of ~100 Million! For more details and a link to the paper, head over to the Google Research blog.
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Incredible
 
10 Billion Views on Google - Thanks! - 10 Free Video Tutorials!

I wanted to give away 10 free HDR Tutorial videos to thank everyone for the 10 billion views - how insane - thank YOU so much! Just leave a comment below if you want to win http://goo.gl/Fl8gQz - I'll pick winners in about 24 hours!

For this special day, I wanted to upload this new photo (19,000 pixels across!) that I just captured in the sweet spot in the northern bits of the Guangxi province, just to the south of the Guizhou and Hunan provinces of China. 桂林市 - 广西. I am standing on top of another spire (just like the ones you see!), and it was incredibly difficult, to say the least. Here's the story.

It was a muggy day, the sort where you feel your t-shirt sticking to you before you even realize it. We hired some local guides, who then hired some even more local guides to help show the way to the spire we wanted to ascend. Boy was it grueling! Jagged rocks, thorny bushes, all-fours most of the way. Sometimes the only thing to hold onto was a thorn bush or a glassy-evil-jaded rock. At the top, I looked down to see all kinds of grisly lacerations... but gathered my wits to get this photo!  My bff Tom Anderson was very smart and wore more clothes than me to keep his skin baby-smooth. This photo is a panorama, which I don't normally do, but the Dr. Seuss countryside there is so vast and overpowering, it was kind of the only way to bring it all together.

I think I'll go back here again... if you wanna come along, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com/news — or if you wanna go on your own, I'll take time to detail everything there including how to contact some local guides so you can find the same spot.  

Anyway, thanks again for all the views and I'm happy you enjoy them so much here and other places on the interwebs... I used to do this back in the day when it was just me and my mom that would look at the photos... she still comes every day — hi mom! And don't worry, I got down safe and I'm putting aloe vera on the wounds just like you taught me! :)
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I always knew Palin's intelligence was quite questionable but to so blatantly try to deny climate change and call herself a "scientist"...just...wow! Man-caused climate change is so clearly factual from the scientific data we have and yet there are still people trying to line big oil's pockets using any form of denial they can.
 
The comments section on this article though...
Sarah Palin tore into Bill Nye’s scientific qualifications Thursday.
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+Justin Warkentin​ does this remind you of anyone? Lol
 
#pixelpushing

Overly Attached PMs that want to know exactly what you're planning to accomplish by the end of the day be all like...
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Here is an excellent breakdown of the Juniper backdoor and a perfect example of why it is a terrible idea to ever include a backdoor into any system. Bruce Schneier warned us way back in 1997 (See https://www.schneier.com/cryptography/archives/1997/04/the_risks_of_key_rec.html) and still we have to constantly battle governments on this issue.

#encryption   #security   #backdoor  
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Machine learning has had a huge impact on computer science, making it possible explore new frontiers of research and to develop amazingly useful products that millions of people use every day. Our machine learning system, TensorFlow, is used for everything from speech recognition in the Google app, to Smart Reply in Inbox, to search in Google Photos. 

And now you can use it too.

Today, we’re proud to announce the open source release of TensorFlow - our second-generation machine learning system that is a general, flexible, portable, easy-to-use, and completely open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Head over to the Google Research blog to learn more.
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Reminder to All Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Nexus 5, Nexus Player and Nexus 6 owners. OTA Rollouts for #Marshmallow  start this week. I cant wait for the factory images to drop. 

Reminder to all iOS9 users, you will eventually get most of these features within the next few years.
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