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Vitali Burkov

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Shared publicly -Most JS/Python/Ruby apps...

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Shared publicly -My new favorite YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAs245Gu1JX0hy8MPgiKRQ 8-bit music, a snarky host, low quality graphics.

What's not to love?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDAs245Gu1JX0hy8MPgiKRQ 8-bit music, a snarky host, low quality graphics.

What's not to love?

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Shared publicly -You can't reason with people raised on Marvel comics. V. Putin, UN assembly, 2015.

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Shared publicly -Okay google, why the card width in the new Google+ webapp has to be one third of the screen width regardless of the page scale factor choosen?

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Shared publicly -Musik

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10 A Million Cells by Miracle Days

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Shared publicly -Many research papers are written to impress reviewers rather than to clearly share ideas. Academia needs to do better. Our job isn't to convince others how smart we are. Our job is to create and share knowledge to help humanity get better!

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Shared publicly -Auto-generating clickbait with recurrent neural networks. Lars Eidnes made a neural network with word vector and LSTM layers and trained it on 2 million clickbait headlines from Buzzfeed, Gawker, Jezebel, Huffington Post and Upworthy.

"Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) is something two Germans came up with in the late 90s that makes it easier for RNNs to learn long-term dependencies through time. The LSTM units give the network memory cells with read, write and reset operations. These operations are differentiable, so that during training, the network can learn when it should remember data and when it should throw it away."

The he created Click-o-Tron, possibly the first website in the world where all articles are written in their entirety by a Recurrent Neural Network.

"Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) is something two Germans came up with in the late 90s that makes it easier for RNNs to learn long-term dependencies through time. The LSTM units give the network memory cells with read, write and reset operations. These operations are differentiable, so that during training, the network can learn when it should remember data and when it should throw it away."

The he created Click-o-Tron, possibly the first website in the world where all articles are written in their entirety by a Recurrent Neural Network.

"F.D.R.'s War Plans!" reads a headline from a 1941 Chicago Daily Tribune. Had this article been written today, it might rather have said "21 War Plans F.D.R. Does Not Want You To Know About. Number...

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Shared publicly -What matrices actually are. "Your high school algebra teacher probably told you this thing was a 'matrix.' You then learned how to do things with matrices. For example, you can add two matrices, and the operation is fairly intuitive. You can also subtract matrices, which works similarly. You can multiply a matrix by a number. Then, when you were taught how to multiply matrices, everything seemed wrong. That is, to find the entry in the i-th row, j-th column of the product, you look at the i-th row of the first matrix, the j-th column of the second matrix, you multiply together their corresponding numbers, and then you add up the results to get the entry in that position. How come matrix multiplication doesn’t work like addition and subtraction? And if multiplication works this way, how the heck does division work?"

It's interesting that this was never told to me directly in any of my math courses but I eventually figured it out, and stopped using the word "multiplication" for matrices in my own head. (I still have to use it to interface with the rest of the world, though, because that's what the rest of the world calls this operation.) Matrix "multiplication" shouldn't be called "multiplication" because it isn't "multiplication" in the arithmetic sense of the word (and the fact that it is non-commutative should be a dead give away to this fact.) This seems to be a very common thing in education: students are given a mechanical explanation of how to perform a task, without any explanation as to why it's done that way -- the "how" is provided and the "why" is omitted. Presumably because the "why" doesn't matter; as long as the student knows how (and knows why the "how" works -- which is different from knowing why the "how" was invented in the first place), then they can pass the tests and whatever else.

It's interesting that this was never told to me directly in any of my math courses but I eventually figured it out, and stopped using the word "multiplication" for matrices in my own head. (I still have to use it to interface with the rest of the world, though, because that's what the rest of the world calls this operation.) Matrix "multiplication" shouldn't be called "multiplication" because it isn't "multiplication" in the arithmetic sense of the word (and the fact that it is non-commutative should be a dead give away to this fact.) This seems to be a very common thing in education: students are given a mechanical explanation of how to perform a task, without any explanation as to why it's done that way -- the "how" is provided and the "why" is omitted. Presumably because the "why" doesn't matter; as long as the student knows how (and knows why the "how" works -- which is different from knowing why the "how" was invented in the first place), then they can pass the tests and whatever else.

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