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An album with some cool climbing pictures
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Historical rankings for the four world cup favourites are plotted below. I'm amazed that for the last 20 years Brazil and Spain have dominated the #1 position so much. And the only real blip not covered by one of these four teams is France (a year after winning WC 98 and Euro 2000).

Anyway it's good that all four are looking strong right now and to see Brazil shoot back to near the top just before their world cup. This should be good :)

http://www.fifa.com/worldranking/rankingtools/compareteams.html#g=m&t1=ESP&t2=BRA&t3=GER&t4=ARG&dRange=5&fm=1&fy=1993&tm=6&ty=2014
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The latest Watson demo is pretty cool
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This looks awesome. Anyone think the robot can win?
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Thanks for a great climbing holiday +Jason O'Nions and +Rebecca Griffiths 

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Amazing how many people are rushing to the defence of Islam after a killing that was clearly linked. Religious freedom and the freedom to criticise religious beliefs should not be mutually exclusive. #woolwich   #islam  
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Theres no defending the horrific babaric murder of yesterday.and to do it in the name of religion is bollocks.
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Some Guardian reader made a very cool poster of my favourite goal ever! :p

https://witness.theguardian.com/assignment/5387443de4b05a3fd1ec1af6/997907

What weirded me out was when Googling to check if it was actually for sale I came across this site:
http://www.bergkampgoalsposter.co.uk/

Do these things exist for all footballers? or is there something about Dennis Bergkamp's goals in particular that people find aesthetically pleasing in diagram form?
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It's almost time for the world cup and Cloudbet are giving away 100 bitcoins to anyone who correctly predicts the winners of each stage of the entire tournament. It's free to enter and at today's price that's $65,100.00!

On the down side... assuming for every match each team was equally likely to win would give you only 1/28,179,280,000,000 odds, which is the same order of magnitude as winning the UK lottery twice in a row.

Anyway here are my world cup picks :)
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Our robotics lab made it on to BBC news today :) Congrats +Roboant Edinburgh !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26222542
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Well done guys!
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I really like this Lexus advert with real quadrotors from KMeL robotics.
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A pretty church in northern Italy

Found this church walking randomly around a forest in the Dolomites :)
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Gorgeous photo
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Software engineer with machine learning, AI background.
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  • University of Edinburgh
    PhD Student, 2012 - present
  • J Sainsbury
    Slave, 2003 - 2005
  • BT
    Customer service assistant, 2005 - 2006
  • Sun Microsystems
    Student lab engineer, 2008 - 2009
  • Self Employed
    Programmer, 2011 - 2012
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Puebla, Mexico - Edinburgh, UK - Camberley, Surrey, UK - Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, UK - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK - Best, NL - Kenley, Croydon, UK - Hastings, UK
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PhD Neuroinformatics at Edinburgh University
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Hi, I'm Tom. I am currently studying for the first year of my Ph.D. in computational neuroscience at Edinburgh University, after spending last year living in Mexico climbing mountains. I'm interested in machine learning, philosophy and rock climbing.
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  • University of Edinburgh
    PhD Neuroinformatics, 2012 - present
    Introduction to Vision and Robotics (audited), Advanced Vision (audited)
  • Gereformeerde Basisschool Emmanuel, Best, NL
    Primary, 1989 - 1995
  • Christiaan Huygens College, Eindhoven, NL
    VWO, 1995 - 1998
  • Meole Brace Secondary, Shrewsbury, UK
    GCSE's, 1998 - 2000
  • Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, Shrewsbury, UK
    Btec National Diploma Computer Studies, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK
    BSc Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (First class), 2006 - 2010
  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc Cognitive Science (Distinction), 2010 - 2011
    Computational Cognitive Neuroscience (90), Computational Cognitive Science (85), Concepts and Categorisation (57), Introductory Applied Machine Learning (80), Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition (74), Neural Computation (92), Probabilistic Modelling and Reasoning (81), Topics in Cognitive Modelling (81), Cognitive Neuroscience of Language (audited)
  • University of Edinburgh
    MSc by Research Integrative Neuroscience (Distinction), 2011 - 2012
    Computational Neuroscience of Vision (74), Information Theory (80), Neural Information Processing (73), Neuroinformatics Research (80), Principles of Neuroscience (79), Reinforcement Learning (81)
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