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Interesting typo in a quote of mine from a recent press article: "neurally inspired" -> "neutrally inspired".

I'm going to start working on "Deep Neutral Networks" ASAP.

Unlike current deep models, Deep Neutral Network are neither positive nor negative.

They consist of multiple layers of linear operators interspersed with "FlU" activation functions whose output is constant and equal to zero (FLU stands for Flat Units). The big advantage of FlUs over ReLUs is that you don't need to use drop out. FlUs are dropped out by construction.

You can pre-train Deep Neutral Networks with unsupervised learning, using NNNPMF (Neither Negative Nor Positive Matrix Factorization). 

But unsupervised pre-training is superfluous since Neutral Networks never seem to exhibit overfitting problems. Their VC dimension doesn't depend on the number of parameters (it has been suggested that the VC dim of Neutral Nets is actually zero).

Neutral Nets have been shown to work much better than similarly mistyped methods, such as Adaboot,  Support Sector Machines, Latent Dirigible Allocation, Local Linear Embezzling, Maximum Barging classifiers, Crassification Tees, Booted Stomps,  Eulogistic Regression, Fixture of Russians, Constricted Boltzmann Machines, Principal Opponent Analysis, Variational Plays, and most Colonel Methods such as Prussian Grossest Regression. 

A popular, but particularly complicated, variation of Neutral Nets is Convoluted Neutral Nets. They are design to be invariant to shifts. In fact they can be shown to be invariant to every single transformation known to humankind. 
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A nice graphical introduction to share with git beginners.
 
Learn #Git Branching with this incredibly well thought interactive game 
A interactive Git visualization tool to educate and challenge!
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There are few things better than finding a new author you greatly enjoy, and then finding out they've written 47 novels of fairly even quality.
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I don't know much about Trollope except the title Sir Harry Hotspur of Humblethwaite cracks me up, so I remember that.

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+Dianna Gabbard and I do this all the time, and I highly recommend it with the right work.  Since we got married we've done  _The Lord of the Rings_, The Silmarillion, the Divine Comedy (all of it - Purgatory is the best), both of Anne Fadiman's excellent books on essays on reading, and are currently halfway through Chesterton's collected Father Brown Stories.  I'm sure she'll remind me of some things I've forgotten.
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I wanted to do this and discovered that listening to Ryan read is actually incredibly painful, because it's the most monotone event ever. Ryan also ends up just looking over my shoulder and reading it faster when I read. Alas.

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"This setup is based on an exhibit from the early 1950s at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, where the author was first introduced to the magic of switching circuits. The machine in Chicago, designed circa 1940 by W. Keister of Bell Telephone Laboratories allowed me to go first; yet I soon discovered there was no way to defeat it. Therefore I decided to move as stupidly as possible, hoping that the designer had not anticipated such bizarre behavior. In fact I allowed the machine to reach a position where it had two winning moves; and it seized both of them! Moving twice is of course a flagrant violation of the rules, so I had won a moral victory even though the machine announced I had lost" ~ footnote in Donald Knuth, The Art of Computer Programming, Volume 4
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However, upon seizing the two winning moves at the same time, the machine had overcome it's Euclidean programming and began crackling with energy. Two lightning bolts flew up to the ceiling and began moving apart to reveal a gate to another world. I stood with my gun drawn to see what eldritch abomination came out from the portal and went to yell at the other people to leave, but they just stood there laughing. Of course! Now it all makes sense! That's why they opened a branch in Arkham. That's why they've been evading me until now. But no time left for piecing together the puzzle, the tentacle was coming out of the portal toward me. I emptied my gun into it,
- An excerpt from "Donald Knuth, Badass Arkham Investigator"

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Here's how you explain virus reproduction to a 4-year-old (who's been eavesdropping on his big sister's science questions):

"Suppose you find Daddy's list of things to make for dinner. So you get a pen and write 'Cookies' at the end of the list. What would happen? Oh, you're so sneaky!

"Now, imagine that instead of you, a cookie snuck out of the jar and wrote 'Cookies' at the end of the list. So the cookie tricked Daddy into making more cookies!"
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As a dad, a programmer, and a BBN employee, I had to back this.
Robot Turtles is a board game you play with your favorite 3-8 year old. It sneakily teaches programming fundamentals.
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I really want to, but I'm trying to stick to my self-imposed Kickstarter moratorium. Too many things backed...

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Wow, Google Plus actually had something interesting in its "What's Hot and Recommended" for once.  I'm seriously considering doing this.
 
Using clutch pedals with vim. #winning  
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I'll provide the obligatory Editor Wars comment that emacs is always in input mode, and the Meta and Control keys are much easier to hit than a foot pedal...

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"Classic Nintendo Games are (NP-)Hard"

"For Mario and Donkey Kong, we show NP-completeness. In addition, we observe that several games in the Zelda series are PSPACE-complete"

Via: Scott Aarronson
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I wish I was a game theorist!

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I think I'm going to make a circle to talk about books I'm reading (mostly theology, history, and fiction). If you'd like to be in it, please comment. If you're already in it (in which case you will have seen the first post a minute ago) and aren't interested, also please comment. Thanks!
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+John Farrell : Hard to say. I'll stick you in, and if it's not to your taste you can always drop me an e-mail to get removed (I won't mind at all).
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  • University Of Pennsylvania
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2010
  • University Of Kentucky
    Mathematics and Linguistics, 2000 - 2004
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