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OK. There are lots of views-from-orbit videos, but this one is particularly amazing.
VIDEO: Earth like you've never seen it before.
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Physicists have simulated a photon interacting with an older version of itself in an experiment that could help reconcil…
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As Google abandons its past, Internet archivists step in to save our collective memory.
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The Neural Turing Machines paper is well worth reading, even if your interests lie more towards the TM part.

It took me several reads to appreciate it, but I find it exceedingly helpful to digest different computation models. Just as lambda calculus is a useful education (even though I don't program in it often), the NTM is a differentiable analog computer that makes you think about programs slightly differently.

On the N side, I find the idea of moving the design of recurrent neural networks closer to something we can reason about interesting. While the LSTM is a simple and incredibly effective model, I have found no insights by looking at a trained model. They work, but they are completely alien. NTMs on the other hand, could potentially be understood.

Towards understanding: I'm wondering if it is possible given a small ordinary computer language, to translate it minimally and faithfully into an NTM model. That would let us use the programming we know to give us a baseline that we can hold a gradient descent trainer to.
Abstract: We extend the capabilities of neural networks by coupling them to external memory resources, which they can interact with by attentional processes. The combined system is analogous to a Turing Machine or Von Neumann architecture but is differentiable end-to-end, allowing it to be ...
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You can recycle batteries from the curb in SF. Just put them in a plastic bag on top black cart lid!
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Realtime video of light traveling from sun to Jupiter.... so yeah.. it's long.
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What a great visualization!  Space is big.  Really big.
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Consider signing this petition. Smart phones have basically become personal computers that fit in your pocket. Only thing is you are not the administrator.

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Did your phone come preinstalled with some lame 3rd party software that you never use and just sits there eating your battery in background and maybe even monitoring your location?

Did you wonder why you can't uninstall it? Well, that's because you're not actually the administrator!

Jailbreaking (aka "rooting") allows you to become the administrator of your phone or tablet. Not only should it not be a crime, it should be an option when you get your device!

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Millions of people jailbreak the phones and tablets they own, in order to run the software they want on their own terms. Whether it's to cut out annoying bloatware, install the latest security fixes, change the home screen, or just to use it in a way the manufacturer hasn't considered, jailbreaking is an important part of how we interact with our devices. But the Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress could cast its future into jeopardy in j...
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We certified Google’s new Local SSDs using the Aerospike Certification Tool for SSDs (ACT) and found RAM-like performance and 15x storage cost savings.… - Urs Hölzle - Google+
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In a previous post, we explored techniques for visualizing high-dimensional data. Trying to visualize high dimensional data is, by itself, very interesting, but my real goal is something else. I think these techniques form a set of basic building blocks to try and understand machine learning, ...
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