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Byron Knoll
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cmix updates
There was recently a new winning entry (called phda) for the Hutter Prize . The Hutter Prize is a contest for compressing the first 100MB of Wikipedia (called enwik8). Here is how all of the previous versions of cmix performed on enwik8. phda is incredible ...
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Dollar Cost Averaging
Dollar cost averaging (DCA) is an investment strategy where you invest a fixed amount of money on a regular schedule over time. If you have some money, let's say $100, which of these strategies is better? Strategy #1: invest $100 on day 1 Strategy #2: inves...
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Rock Paper Scissors Using LSTM
Recently I have been doing a lot of research into using LSTM for data compression (in cmix , lstm-compress , and tensorflow-compress ). In 2011 I made a website about Rock Paper Scissors AI . I realized that LSTM should be good at playing RPS, so today I ma...
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Solar Panels
My wife and I recently bought a house in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are getting solar panels installed on the roof of the house. In this area it is a great financial investment - there is a lot of sun and the electricity rates are high. There is also a ...
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38 - Sequoia
38 - Sequoia
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Avegant Glyph Review
Two years ago I made a post about a device called Avegant Glyph . I ended up investing in the Kickstarter. The estimated delivery during the Kickstarter campaign was December 2014. I finally got the Glyph two days ago. It is a very cool device, but fell sho...
Avegant Glyph Review
Avegant Glyph Review
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Raspberry Pi Thermostat Instructions
Here are some details on how I put together my Raspberry Pi thermostat . My apartment's thermostat uses a very simple mechanism to control the heater: Connecting the red wire to the white wire turns on the heater. Near the center of the thermostat is a glas...
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Raspberry Pi Thermostat
I have connect a Raspberry Pi up to the heater in my apartment. Now I can control the heater over the Internet.
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An Update on Baka
[ previous post ] Although Baka Analytics has stopped updating, Baka is still alive. The occasional gaps in the data were due to Baka chewing through the wire which connects the magnetic sensor to the Raspberry Pi (which I had to fix several times). The out...
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