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Dear Google+, what's the difference between "People to add" and "Suggestions"?
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We present a method that enables users to perform the full range of 3D manipulations, including scaling, rotation, translation, and nonrigid deformations, to an object in a photograph. As 3D manipulations often reveal parts of the object that are hidden in the original photograph, our approach uses publicly available 3D models to guide the completion of the geometry and appearance of the revealed areas of the object. The completion process leverages the structure and symmetry in the stock 3D model to factor out the effects of illumination, and to complete the appearance of the object. We demonstrate our system by producing object manipulations that would be impossible in traditional 2D photo-editing programs, such as turning a car over, making a paper-crane flap its wings, or manipulating airplanes in a historical photograph to change its story.
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New research from +Siddharth Suri i +Dan Goldstein +Preston McAfee on the wisdom of filtered crowds. Thanks for sharing, +Greg Linden.
 
Good paper showing , again, that picking experts out of the crowd can yield better results than using the entire crowd.  So filter down that crowd if you can.
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Congrats +Lance Fortnow!
 
Lance Fortnow wins 2014 SIGACT Distinguished Service prize in part for his blog! a rare scientific award citing blogging, a gamechanger! congratulations! part of the citation reads "His blog, and many others that followed, changes the way our field communicates, both with itself and with the outside world." he says "I owe this award to you, my readers and commenters. May the conversations always continue." [dont know where full citation or award announcement is online yet] ... see also http://cstheory.stackexchange.com/questions/22191/what-cs-blogs-should-everyone-read
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Follow the Oscar odds in real time on PredictWise tonight. If Steven Spielberg wins Best Director, will Lincoln's odds for Best Picture go up? Trade live during the broadcast. Winn bragging rights and help prediction market science. http://wiseq.predictwise.com/2013oscars/ 
Oscar Winners/Home · Oscars By Film · Leaderboards · Portfolio · Leagues · FAQ. Make a Prediction. Make a prediction on: ... Oscar Winner in Category, Oscar Winners in Two Categories, Oscar Count By F...
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Sorry, I was wrong. We did not enable live trading during the broadcast this time. My apologies. Trading closed at 8pm when the broadcast began. Clearly we could also use more informative error messages. Thanks for trying.
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+Hal Varian  has endowed a new chair at Berkeley, joint in Economics and at the I-School.
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Thrilled today to launch Microsoft Prediction Labs, our playground to experiment with new prediction and polling technology. We're live with predictions for every single Senate, House, and Gubernatorial election in 2014. Read more in today's +The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/upshot/microsoft-begins-a-push-into-the-polling-world.html and on Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/microsoftpredictionlab-092914.aspx . Huge kudos to project leaders +David Rothschild and +Miro Dudik. Many many others helped along the way including Paul Oka,+Jenn Wortman Vaughan, and +Sebastien Lahaie.
The company, having done polls through video games in 2012, plans to have its automated digital assistant survey people through their mobile phones.
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Very cool. Intriguing. Would love to see. 
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Nice selective survey of AAAI 2014 by Lev Reyzin
 
I've just returned from AAAI 2014, which was held in Quebec City, Canada. It was my first time submitting to, attending, or presenting at a AAAI, and I was very pleasantly surprised on many levels -- the strength of the program, the breadth of research topics covered, and the conference ...
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Microsoft Research New York City is hiring postdocs. Applications are due Dec 13. More info: http://aka.ms/msrnyc-postdoc
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This is a great editorial - I couldn't agree more.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/dowd-peeping-president-obama.html?_r=0

"Back in 2007, Obama said he would not want to run an administration that was “Bush-Cheney lite.” He doesn’t have to worry. With prisoners denied due process at Gitmo starving themselves, with the C.I.A. not always aware who it’s killing with drones, with an overzealous approach to leaks, and with the government’s secret domestic spy business swelling, there’s nothing lite about it."
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That's a good point Ariel. That part of her argument is illogical and besides the point. Failing to stop one attack is not a reason not to spy, just as stopping an attack is not a reason to spy.
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Surface Pro, with an "extremely elegant, bordering on beautiful, sense of design", "lives up to hype" http://reviews.cnet.com/microsoft-surface-pro/ (see also Pogue in NYTimes, "Surface Pro Tablet Changes the Game")
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Brilliant
 
This year why not forget practicality and give them something completely and utterly useless? The Useless Machine from the Maker Shed!  Read more: http://bit.ly/Zmfob3 

Find it In the Maker Shed: http://bit.ly/XiqtEW
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    Principal Research Scientist and Assistant Managing Director, 2012 - present
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A Principal Researcher and Assistant Managing Director at Microsoft Research, and author of Oddhead Blog
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  • University of Michigan
    computer science, 1994 - 1999
  • Duke University
    Physics, 1989 - 1993
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