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William Uther
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Why did Alonzo Church use lambda for function abstraction?
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This is very cool. I have no inside info - I've just read the paper (doi:10.1038/nature16961). Like many of these things, there isn't really a single breakthrough. Rather, they've combined a bunch of known techniques (in novel ways) and quality engineering. That isn't to detract from the work - in fact, I think it makes it even more exciting.
DeepMind's program AlphaGo, masters the ancient game of Go. First ever program to defeat a human professional player!
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Just finished watching 'Jessica Jones'. Now I want to see a show where David Tenant faces off against Benedict Cumberbatch. Perhaps a psychological thriller where you don't know which of them is the good guy for most of it.
#drwho #sherlock #killgrave #khan
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Won't surprise me if we see Killgrave vs. Dr Strange at some point. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1211837/

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Now your tinfoil hat can be stylish!

If you trust this kickstarter... but should you really trust someone like this?

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Summer is coming up (on this side of the earth)...
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This will be interesting... 
The United States has always been a terrible country to live in. I have no intention of going back
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The story of Star Wars is a familiar one from an unfamiliar angle. It follows the life of a young jihadi, from his socially isolated teenage years on a hardscrabble farm, through his encounters with local radical elements, through the death of his parents as "collateral damage" in a military operation, through his move to a remote location where he studies under a hard-line mullah, to his involvement in a series of terrorist acts, leaving thousands of soldiers dead in his wake. What's unfamiliar about this story (from a Western perspective) is that we see this story not from the point of view of civil society, the police, or the victims of radical Jedi terror, but from the point of view of the terrorists themselves. That is, this is a chance to see the logic of violent terrorism from the perspective of those participating in it.

This unconventional angle may make the film politically highly sensitive in these security-conscious times, but with a new installment coming shortly (about the consequences of living in the aftermath of the destabilization of the government by terror and insurrection), I think it may be worth the risk of being placed on watchlists to watch this film and seriously consider its lessons for our day. After all, nobody is a villain in their own eyes.

h/t +A.V. Flox​
You may find yourself surprised by how much the original Star Wars trilogy's characters and themes echo the current War On Terror.
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This is both wonderful and damn scary. 
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Worth watching. This is a mainstream news presenter on the nightly news on one of the Australian TV networks.

He was also a lawyer with a human rights support group, is an academic with the Global Terrorism Research Centre at Monash University, and is Muslim.

Sorry, I don't have a transcript.
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Arabic translator Alice Guthrie explains how Daesh, the new name for ISIS, undermines the terrorist group, and asks why anglophone media can't understand it.
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2013 - present
  • University of New South Wales
    Adjunct Senior Lecturer, 2013 - present
  • University of New South Wales
    Conjoint Senior Lecturer, 2003 - 2012
  • NICTA
    Senior Researcher, 2003 - 2012
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    PhD (Comp. Sci.), 1995 - 2002
    Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning / Robotics
  • University of New South Wales
    Graduate Diploma of Applied Intellectual Property, 2010 - 2013
  • University of Sydney
    BSc. (Comp. Sci.), 1991 - 1994
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the filter, reloaded
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I stayed in the Hotel Pod Vezi while on my honeymoon and we didn't try this creperie downstairs until our last night in Prague. Big mistake. It is a small place, and doesn't have the ambiance of many of the restaurants in Prague, but the crepes were very very good.
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The Ritz is great value. A wonderful local cinema. I wish there were more like it around Sydney.
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reviewed 12 months ago
Best Indian food I've had in Sydney. Generous servings and attentive service. Not too expensive, but not cheap. I do wish they'd turn off the Bollywood video though...
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Poor service, mediocre food, not cheap. Won't be going back.
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Great hotel. Would stay again.
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