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Several years ago I got to the point where I actively avoid open source projects hosted on SourceForge. The whole SF enterprise feels scuzzy and like it is stuck circa-2001.

There's a couple of things (mainly KeePass) I use that are still hosted on SF but every time I have to download them I've got this undercurrent of resentment that I'm sure these projects don't want me feeling towards them.

Just move to GitHub already!

(on the other hand I get theoretically nervous about GitHub being so dominant...in 10 years everyone will be on GitHub and it will be the new SourceForge)
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New Star Trek series from CBS.
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This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics is hopeless.

-- Hayao Miyazaki
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A transcription factor (the colorful protein) sending signals to the basal machinery as part of the mechanism that turns genes on.

A simulation from some new research: http://goo.gl/7gSnzt (warning: typical dense scientific paper)


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Machine-Vision Algorithm Learns to Transform Hand-Drawn Sketches Into Photorealistic Images.

> A more promising approach is to use machine-vision algorithms that rely on neural networks to extract features from an image and use these to produce a sketch. In this area, machines have begun to rival and even outperform humans in producing accurate sketches.

> But what of the inverse problem? This starts with a sketch and aims to produce an accurate color photograph of the original face. That’s clearly a much harder task, so much so that humans rarely even try.

> Now the machines have cracked this problem. Today, Yagmur Gucluturk, Umut Guclu, and pals at Radboud University in Denmark have taught a neural network to turn hand-drawn sketches of faces into photorealistic portraits. The work is yet another demonstration of the way intelligent machines, and neural networks in particular, are beginning to outperform humans in an increasingly wide variety of tasks.

Article: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601684/machine-vision-algorithm-learns-to-transform-hand-drawn-sketches-into-photorealistic-images/
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Why housing is about to take over the US economy...again.


One of the most influential business op-eds of the decade was Marc Andreessen’s August 20th, 2011 piece in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Why Software is Eating the World.” It was written during a...
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From the Tangible Media Group at MIT:

The surface responds to touch input as if it was a simulated liquid with varying viscosities.
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Pretty heartbreaking to read about how terrible things are in Venezuela.

While Venezuelans were dying for lack of simple, inexpensive pills, their radical socialist government was spending tens of millions a year to keep a native son, Pastor Maldonado, competing in the Formula 1 global auto-racing circuit.
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Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, PDVSA, spent some $45 million each year to keep Maldonado racing under its logo. Why an oil company without a retail arm and with monopoly rights to Venezuelan oil needs to advertise in the first place was never clear.


Scenes from daily life in the failing state
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Well... Chavez won multiple elections, and maybe the race car helped. Too bad he didn't live long enough to turn into a real dictator of a failed state; things were just starting to go bad while he was dealing with cancer.
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I can't really explain what this is very well, but it's just a tech demo that draws lines that follow your mouse cursor....and it's strangely satisfying.


Accumulation of drawn lines, this time with options. Tested in Firefox 3.5 Safari 4.0.2 & Chrome. Fade? Color? Lots? Javascript Files: library.js particle.js. Full Source: many-lines.zip. Related Links: More HTML5 ...
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When I think of intelligent people who probably have the Right Answers To Build Our Utopia, the first people I always think of are people who are very intelligent but also good communicators and writers.

I think this probably gives short shrift to a very large group of just as intelligent people with just as many Right Answers who just aren't as good at communicating, or, at the very least, are too busy to be writing cool essays for me to read on the internet.
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"Neurotics have problems, psychotics have solutions." Thomas Szasz
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Owner of a couple small businesses.  Husband and father. Terribly interested in cognitive science, rationality, physics, meta-questions about thinking and scientific progress...basically anything science-y.

I spend much of my time applying critical thinking towards making processes more efficient.

As far as my posts on G+ expect something like 70% science news, 10% tech news, 15% musings about something, and 5% internet memes or funny stuff of some sort.
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