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New research suggests a 90-minute nature walk can lead to less rumination -- a risk factor for depression.
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fun vid I took at Heckscher over the weekend
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+Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have developed a probabilistic programming language, dubbed Picture, that can be used to infer the 3D shape of an object from 2D images with as little as 50 lines of code. Instead of requiring photo-realistic models which must be matched to input images, Picture can be used to compare hypothesized scenes to observations, using a hierarchy of more abstract image representations to determine the correct representation for an image.

This method of “inverse graphics”, deducing the likeliest 3D model from 2D visual information, incorporates previous machine learning research and readjusts probabilities based on available training data. The researchers believe that this method of probabilistic programming will alleviate the re-writing of code when tackling different computer-vision problems. Read the full paper at http://goo.gl/WKkXZ2
Probabilistic programming does in 50 lines of code what used to take thousands.
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Greetings, DM looking for more players on roll20. We play saturdays from 3pm-7pm Eastern. Its a conversion of Kingmaker AP to 5e. 
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its been fun, working around spring weather saturday afternoons is brutal though
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Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to see Venice. We did get to explore Vesuvius and Pompeii near Naples, and our train went from Rome up to Zurich through Florence and Milan
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Backend Developer nodejs apps, native c++ mods, video processing, libcairo, graphicsmagick, opencv
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    Principal Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Fast Society
    Chief of Research and Development, 2012 - 2014
    acquired by Vimeo in March 2014
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founder, web hacker, alg geek, pro sim-gineer, video & gpu dude
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I’m Mark Essel, recovering systems engineer that’s taken on multiple roles: cofounder, web dev, startup R&D, backend video engineer, and graphics dev, and finally principal engineer


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