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Is there any abstract in English? What are his points in a nutshell?
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Brillant experiment that reveals how far our ability to understand a dynamical process is from our ability to control it.
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well worth reading.
 
As someone said in the OP (it was a private share): this article changed my mind. It's very well-written and brushes a very human story of the war on drugs. Long, but totally worth reading.
Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape.
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very nicely done...
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UBC Computer Science is hiring!  Three openings are posted, with two more likely to come soon. 
https://www.cs.ubc.ca/our-department/employment/faculty-positions
UBC Computer Science is one of the top computer science departments in Canada, known for excellence in both research and teaching.
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Announcing OpenDR, an approximate differentiable renderer. We take "vision as inverse graphics" literally.

OpenDR is an open-source Python-based toolkit for concisely rendering and optimizing graphics models to match image or depth evidence in a differentiable manner. 

Everything you need is here: http://open-dr.org/

For details, see the paper:

OpenDR: An Approximate Differentiable Renderer
Loper, M.M. and Black, M.J.
ECCV 2014.
pdf: http://files.is.tue.mpg.de/black/papers/OpenDR.pdf

If you are at ECCV, come to poster 19 on Thursday,1400–1645, Session 4B, Gartensaal.
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Facebook's first quarter spending in R&D (around $1b USD) now exceeds the entire annual budget of Canada's science research council (NSERC), around $1b CAD. I'm not sure if this says more about Facebook or NSERC.  http://venturebeat.com/2015/04/22/why-facebooks-rd-spend-is-huge-right-now/
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Unbelievable at first. But it seems to be a real sport, i.e., https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyTIN9IvF1Y
Insanely agile.
 
Found this link from an article about an IROS 2013 paper.  The maneuvers are so crazy that you might think that the video is fake! (http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/iros-2013-should-quadrotors-all-look-like-this)  
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Interesting test regarding the randomness of conference program committee decisions, done at NIPS this year.
http://mrtz.org/blog/the-nips-experiment/
TL;DR: Half the papers appearing at NIPS would be rejected if the review process were rerun.   [This is a guest post by Eric Price.] I was at NIPS in Montreal last week, which has a really adv...
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maybe we should test it for SIGGRAPH !
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One of the best uses of drones so far
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Pour l’économiste américain Jeremy Rifkin, l’heure de la troisième révolution industrielle a sonné. La société va devoir s’adapter.
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Quand le consommateur partagera ses biens? quand la richesse , le savoir ne sera plus accessible juste a une minorité? 
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