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Justine Alexandra Roberts Tunney
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Wow I sent some email feedback to https://codacy.com and they added it as a new feature to their product one week later. So cool.
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I helped do this :)
We’re always thinking about what’s ahead, but sometimes it’s important to look backwards. In that spirit, we’re proud to introduce http://com.google, available today. Made possible by new gTLDs (http://goo.gl/HolXqe), http://com.google gives us an opportunity to reflect on our efforts by flipping our results on their head (and y axis).

So take a minute out of your day to peek at the Search you know and love at http://com.google. It might just change your perspective.
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This is a good example of what I like to call “high trolling.” I nearly lost it when wooster said, “i accuse you of standing in the way of progress”

95% of the time, trolls are just the worst sorts of people imaginable. But there's a rare few who do it so creatively, that it can almost be considered art.

High trolls are the sorts of people who cause others discomfort by attacking their beliefs, rather than as them as persons. High trolls are not afraid to use hyperbole and satire to provoke strong emotional reactions in others, in order to make a point. Like low trolls, they too take pleasure in the lulz (schadenfreude) of sending others into panic. But the high troll usually does it with a higher purpose in mind, e.g. truth, altruism, and art.

Diogenes was the first high troll. He was a man who roamed around Ancient Greece violating unspoken social norms and pointing out the contradictions in the values held by his fellow greeks. He was sort of like a medieval jester in the sense that he pointed out truths others didn't want to see.

Diogenes lived a life of purity and virtue that reflected the ugliness inside others—ugliness they desperately wanted to ignore. He didn't have to emotionally berate anyone to troll them. He just had to do things like walk around saying, “I'm looking for an honest man” which was more than enough to remind people of how dishonest they really were at heart.

Jonathan Swift was another one. He wrote an essay titled “A Modest Proposal” which said that the solution to ending poverty in Ireland was for Englishmen to literally eat their babies. It shocked the English nobility by satirizing their selfishness and apathy. It made them realize they were failing in their nobile obligation to help those beneath them. And you know what? Things changed.

While trolling glibc developers isn't as awesome as saving Irish children, it's still very amusing. In this case, the author is trolling them by pointing out how powerless they are to the standards committees. This provides entertainment that helps educate people in the history of UNIX and its mistakes.

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Behold! Open source Chubby.

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Today, countries all over the world are recognizing Data Privacy Day — known as Data Protection Day in Europe. Take a tour of one of our data centers to see how we’re safeguarding your data.

Learn more about protecting your privacy in the Google Safety Center: http://goo.gl/JBKqaY 

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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.

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The Dalai Lama just announced his conversion to Marxism, thus ending 600+ years of Tibetan Buddhism, just as the conversion of Constantine to Christianity ended 1000 years of Roman paganism.

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This infographic is Baby Boomer music idol iconoclasm at its finest. Let's free our culture from Generation Degeneracy.
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