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Florian Loitsch
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A group of researchers at the University of Tubingen, Germany, have developed an algorithm that can morph an image to resemble a painting in the style of the great masters. Technically called “deep learning” algorithms, they are already in use by companies such as Google for image recognition and other applications.
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Like a crazy amusement ride for your bags! There's a lot more different types of mechanisms than I would have thought.
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At the time of this writing, someone has been connecting to Mongodb Servers and creating databases with the name "DELETED_BECAUSE_YOU_DIDNT_PASSWORD_PROTECT_YOUR_MONGODB", specifically 347 different IPs had this in them.
A lot of technologies present themselves as solutions for multiple challenges. At BinaryEdge, we are big adepts of analyzing all the different technologies until we see what correctly adapts and fits our environment. From a security perspective, most of these...
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Don't know how I missed this gem.
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The perfect kind of reasoning for software development as well :D
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So far only 11 confirmed cases of Guinea worms [0] this year. This is amazing, given that there were about 3.5 million in 1986.

This is not the only attempt to eradicate diseases [1]. So far humans have already managed with two diseases: Smallpox and Rinderpest (which doesn't affect humans).
It seems like Polio is on a similarly good path: so far only 36 cases this year (with an estimated 400,000 in 1980).
Yaws [2] is another disease that is on WHO's list. According to the their roadmap, the elimination should be achieved by 2020. It's almost sad that we (humans) aren't able to do it faster. Quoting Wikipedia: Yaws is a relatively easy disease to eradicate. Humans are likely the only reservoir of infection. A single injection of long-acting penicillin or other beta lactam antibiotic cures the disease and is widely available; and the disease is highly localised making case tracing relatively easy.
The fourth, and last, disease that humans are trying to eradicate is Malaria. Although it's still endemic in Africa it has already been eradicated from places like Europe and the US (where it was once common). From what I can tell there is still no perfect way to achieve the eradication goal, but a lot of research is put into it (like vaccines). And there is always the "easy" way of making sure that mosquitos don't bite you. As of 2012, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has distributed 230 million insecticide-treated nets.

[0] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracunculiasis
[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eradication_of_infectious_diseases
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaws
Guinea Worm Cases. Jan. 1 – July 31, 2015. 11*. View detailed comparison chart. Reported Cases by Country. Chad: 7*; Ethiopia: 1*; Mali: 1*; South Sudan: 2*. Learn more about the Center's work in each country. Note: Additional reported cases are expected for 2015. Summary of Carter Center Guinea ...
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I'm now part of the DEP meetings :)

(Actually not the first time, but I forgot to reshare before.)
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"Making named parameters mandatory unless they have a default value" PLEEEEEEASE!
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Facebook is embedding ~200 byte preview photos to improve perceived loading speed on profile pages. Interesting (and in-depth) look at motivation + implementation details: http://bit.ly/1Mjg9cr
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Paper about a chatbot from Google: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1506.05869v2.pdf

Less technical discussion: http://uk.businessinsider.com/google-tests-new-artificial-intelligence-chatbot-2015-6

In particular the tech-stop discussions are surprisingly good. I was able to fill in some of the redacted terms and it mostly made sense.
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  • Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
  • École supérieure en sciences informatiques
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
  • McGill University
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2002
  • BG & BRG Baden Biondekgasse
    1989 - 1997
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    2010 - present
  • Wootsoft
    2002 - 2003
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