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The battle between Google's AlphaGo AI and Go champion Lee Sedol was more than just a game. It was proof that AI can think like us---and make us better.
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Computer science professor David Zuckerman discovered a new method to generate high-quality random numbers out of weak randomness sources such as the stock market or weather temperatures.
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We’ve begun to release large batches of Snowden documents to the public — and to open the archive to greater access by foreign and U.S. journalists.
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Backblaze has released new data from its hard drive reliability survey. Seagate has recovered dramatically since BB pulled their 3TB drives, but HGST leads the pack in minimum failure rates.
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I am 63, retired, a typical overweight geeky Silicon Valley nerd who rarely worked out a day in his life and doesn't even know the rules of basketball (think Sheldon and Leonard). Then last year the UFC Gym opened across the street from where I live. The convenience and the closeness to New Year's made me resolve to join. They gave a free training class and I got an introduction to hell and realized I'd better take a few more training classes just so I wouldn't hurt myself. I was extremely fortunate to get Katy who specialized in older people with disabilities. My life-long poor computer posture gave me a pinched nerve in the neck that weakens my right arm and hand. I also have terrible balance issues. A few training sessions later I became hooked. I saw very rapid progress and weight loss. I became a lot more confident in using the equipment. I have had training classes once or twice a week for about 6 months now. I go there 6 days a weeks for about 1.5-2 hours. On even days I do strength training and sometimes have a training class, on the odd days I do cardio workouts solo. I take Sundays off. I usually go around 3 PM when it is not so crowded, but often I will go at 6 on my cardio days so I could watch the Daily Ultimate Training class while I use the elliptical. I do not use the heavy weights at all, nor the weight-lifting stuff, but I have used most of the other gear. I see a lot of the same people working out at the same times, I've watched a lot of the personal trainers give classes. There are all types of people working out: I see the body-builders - men and women. Lots of women doing very difficult exercises. Lots of women doing the group exercise classes, but not so many men in there. The kid's classes are fun to watch, they really seem to be enjoying themselves. And I also see a few disciplined handicap people regularly. The employees are very nice and friendly, the place is kept very clean. The equipment is new, but once or twice when something broke down it was quickly repaired. There are several hand sanitizer dispensers spread throughout the gym. The gym floor is a tough, non-skid material which seems perfect for good traction and pain-free falls. They keep it very clean at all times. The locker rooms are clean. Since I live next door I shower at home, so I don't know what they are like at the gym. I enjoy the Octane Fitness elliptical with it's programmable MMA setting. It simulates a bout and reacts to you as an opponent. Levels above 20 are brutal. It takes the boredom out of a 30-minute cardio interval workout and leaves me soaked with sweat. It has adjustable weights as well so you can have a flexible workout without leaving the station. The FreeMotion is my most frequently used weight machine - very flexible. But I do use a few other cable machines for rowing and lifting and to target my problem areas. I also use the small dumbbells, kettle bells, resistance bands, Bosu balance balls, etc. Most of my exercises are the functional type, not so much targeting a specific muscle. I focus a lot on my balance and core muscles. I wrote this specifically to address my fellow geeks who desperately need to be more health-conscious in this frazzled techno-culture called Silicon Valley. Although the name is UFC, the focus is on all-around fitness, not necessarily fighting. I think if you gave the place a try-out you will like it.
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