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Juan José Silveira
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Uruguayan Engineer playing with mobiles in London
Uruguayan Engineer playing with mobiles in London

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Google Pixel XL camera review - For its latest smartphone generation, Google has dropped the Nexus moniker of previous models and used Pixel branding borrowed from the company's top-end Chromebooks and tablets. The Pixel XL is the larger of two models and comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen that uses AMOLED technology.  In terms of technical camera specifications, not much has changed compared to last year's Nexus devices. A 1/2.3" 12MP sensor is paired with an F2.0 aperture but offers no optical ...

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I was honored to give the Commencement speech -- "Find a Better Way" -- at my alma mater, the University of Illinois, earlier today. HUGE thanks to the Class of 2016 for giving me such a warm welcome, and birthday serenade! :)

Here's the video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/pVAnC_-zF_E (it's a little rough due to ~30mph gusty winds!)

Full text: https://medium.com/@jhuber/find-a-better-way-19e9dde7a2fd

I'm saddened +Laura Huber couldn't be there to share the experience, but having my family there and more family (Hi Dad!) & friends watching the livestream was wonderful & loving support.

Go Illini! ‪#‎ILLINOIS2016‬

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5/15/16
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TIL that diapers are high on the list of needs for displaced people.

Over the last few days that I've been back in my home town I watched as the Uruguay river flooded to record heights. 2,000 people are now homeless and will be spending Christmas in stadiums, gyms, schools.

Today, with my brothers and a few excellent friends, we got together to try and help the situation. It was a good way to spend Christmas Eve.
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Open Source Release of TensorFlow

I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow machine learning library that I and many others at Google have been building.

This blog post gives an overview:
  http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/11/tensorflow-googles-latest-machine_9.html

The web site has a number of tutorials and documentation about the system:
  http://tensorflow.org

The source is on GitHub:
  https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow

You might also be interested in the whitepaper we've prepared that describes TensorFlow in more detail:
  http://tensorflow.org/whitepaper2015.pdf

We'd love to hear what people think.

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Amazing engineering and a whole new level for hardcoding.

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Really interesting discussion of a paper[1] in the Lancet on  the effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant in the prevention of depression relapse.

The paper didn't find evidence of its hypothesis that mindfulness without maintenance antidepressants was superior to maintenance antidepressants or more cost effective, but looking at the graphs they look awfully close.

That's not enough to say they are equivalent, that would be a different kind of trial, but it suggests they could be. Looking forward to more trials on this.

Another interesting thing on the video is that +Ben Goldacre pointed out inconsistencies between the reported outcomes and the registered outcomes. This is a negative-results paper, which means they didn't use that to hack the results and get something that looked good, but it goes to show just how prevalent it is.

It's also really great to see this kind of discussions done in the open. I'm used to this kind of thing in engineering reviews at work, and its fascinating to see a similar thing in a totally different area.

Thanks +Evidence-Based Mental Health that was great to watch.

[1] http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62222-4/fulltext - Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial

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It is mind blowing to me that we have a life video feed from space publicly accessible 24x7 http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/HDEV/ 

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Just came back from watching Uruguay vs Fiji for #RWC2015  

It was a great match. Fiji were very strong but Los Teros played well, got two tries and were relentless, never giving up. It was fantastic to watch.

I also liked seeing how much support we got from the locals, each time Uruguay scored the stadium went wild! And it wasn't just the surprising number of Uruguayans in the crowd.

Arriba Uruguay!
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