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Jaroslav Janukevic
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CourseMap - course recommendation system

CourseMap mission is to allow you to create a personalized curriculum that takes in account what you already know. It aggregates information from the major MOOC providers like Coursera, Udacity and edX. It has three main concepts:

a Path which is created by a user, that consists of courses, for example "Basics of Programming"
a Course can be a MOOC, a book or any other learning material, for example Data Structures 101, Writing a "Hello World"
a Concept is what you learn from a course, for example Array, List, Variables. 
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Stoicism is perhaps the only “philosophy” where the original, primary texts are actually cleaner and easier to read than anything academics have written afterward. Which is awesome because it means you can dive into the subject and go straight to the source.
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Yep

 http://xkcd.com/1357/

Alt text: I can't remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you're saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it's not literally illegal to express.
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It means the very rich will be guaranteed thousands of more more votes than you.    
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Critical OpenSSL security bug shows why all websites need perfect forward secrecy.
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CourseMap - course recommendation system

CourseMap goal is to provide a knowledge map, based on which a user can pick a learning path. It aggregates data from MOOC providers and creates a knowledge map of concepts based on the course categories. Furthermore a user can create his own learning path and provide additional information to learning a concept, like books or videos that helped him learn a particular concept.

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CourseMap - course recommendation systemCourseMap goal is to provide a knowledge map, based on which a user can pick a learning path. It aggregates data from MOOC providers and creates a knowledge map of concepts based on the course categories. Furthermore a user can create his own learning path and provide additional information to learning a concept, like books or videos that helped him learn a particular concept.
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Computational Photography Starts to Mature.

Computational photography (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computational_photography), the use of advanced algorithms and software to simulate powerful (and expensive) cameras such as DSLRs, starts to make an impact in the latest update to the Google Camera application on current Android (4.4+) phones. The default Google Camera for Android already shipped with an impressive second-generation HDR mode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging), but the latest update includes a Lens Blur mode that allows tiny phone camera sensors and lenses to simulate a big lens and big aperture in order to reproduce shallow depths of field or "bokeh" effects. This is another great example of software eating the world.

The image below demonstrates the new camera application using the crappy front-facing 1.3MP camera on my Nexus 5 and delivers a believable depth of field. Look closely and you can see some artifacts on the edges of the foreground subjects; a good DSLR with a good lens is obviously going to still produce superior images. But those algorithms will get better with time; results will improve and image artifacts will be taken care of. While DSLRs will always have superior light capture capabilities the best camera is always the one you have on you. More details can be found here http://googleresearch.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/lens-blur-in-new-google-camera-app.html and I'm particularly interested in the ability of this app and its algorithms to produce depth maps of an image like the Lytro camera and adjust the point of focus as needed after the image is taken.

Further advances might allow these depth maps to be used in 3D scanning applications for 3D modeling and printing, 3D imaging for 3D TVs and Oculus Rift devices, and might even tie in with Project Tango to help more accurately model our world.

If you have a recent phone running the latest version of Android and don't have a Nexus device then head over to the Play Store to grab the app and have a play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.GoogleCamera. This is also the first time that non-Nexus devices get access to the amazing PhotoSphere capability that I've been enjoying and wowing people with for the last 18 months now.

#googlecameraapp   #computationalphotography   #lensblur  
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A handy guide to spotting bad science (best viewed large):
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For those contributing to this group, a huge thank you! I have one small request, if possible when you post an album or track include a link where one can buy it. Preferably in flac, with easy payment, even better bandcamp. 

And here is some great #psytrance  http://kinematicrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-controlled-delirium
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Programmer, blogger, humanist. I love reading scifi/science and listening to psybient/psytrance.
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  • PostgreSQL/MongoDB
  • Backbone.js/Angular.js
  • ERB
  • Sass/Bourbon
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  • Git, Vim, Tmux
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  • MOOC(massive open online courses) database and recommendation engine. Similar to Khan Academy knowledge map.
  • Organizing knowledge, books in the way http://musicbrainz.org/ does.
  • Building better tools for developers.
  • Pairing and creating a supportive environment
Stuff I'm learning in my free time:
  • German language
  • Go programming language
  • DevOps
  • Ethical hacking
  • Android
  • Science, rational thinking, skepticism


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  • University of Aberdeen
    Computing Science, 2010 - present
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