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History of Neural Nets

5/01/2018 @ 20:04 UTC

nelson : History of Neural Nets - 60 years of computer science in 4 short blog posts

Box Breathing

5/01/2018 @ 19:05 UTC

nelson : Box Breathing - A simple calming meditation technique

Kander on voting rights

5/01/2018 @ 18:05 UTC

nelson : Kander on voting rights - Editorial after the voter suppression committee disbanded

Þrídrangar lighthouse

4/01/2018 @ 20:59 UTC

nelson : Þrídrangar lighthouse - Remarkable rocks in Iceland

2020 Census Manager

4/01/2018 @ 00:04 UTC

nelson : 2020 Census Manager - Trump's pick is virulently political

Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President

3/01/2018 @ 21:04 UTC

nelson : Donald Trump Didn’t Want to Be President - Excerpts from Michael Wolff's upcoming book. Literally nauseating.

Amazon/Microsoft sex trafficking

3/01/2018 @ 18:05 UTC

nelson : Amazon/Microsoft sex trafficking - Men soliciting prostitutes from work email

Banning hate speech

2/01/2018 @ 21:05 UTC

nelson : Banning hate speech - Academic research shows you can change communities by banning horrible behavior

FBI's GamerGate investigation

2/01/2018 @ 17:05 UTC

nelson : FBI's GamerGate investigation - Actual confessions, no prosecutions

Sonoma fires burnt weed wealth

1/01/2018 @ 21:04 UTC

nelson : Sonoma fires burnt weed wealth - Marijuana businessmen can't use banks; many lost hoards of cash in fires

MNIST database

1/01/2018 @ 21:04 UTC

nelson : MNIST database - Machine learning test database; images of handwritten numerals

Freedmen's Bureau Project

1/01/2018 @ 20:04 UTC

nelson : Freedmen's Bureau Project - Documents from the end of slavery to be digitized

Mystery security bug

1/01/2018 @ 18:04 UTC

nelson : Mystery security bug - Evidence there's a serious bug in virtual memory management in CPUs that software can only fix with expensive workarounds

Elephant drawings

1/01/2018 @ 01:04 UTC

nelson : Elephant drawings - 600 years of drawing an animal the illustrator had never seen

Favourite maps from 2017

1/01/2018 @ 00:05 UTC

nelson : Favourite maps from 2017 - Nice roundup

Milo Yiannopoulos' book

28/12/2017 @ 17:05 UTC

nelson : Milo Yiannopoulos' book - His editor is having none of it

J. Kenji López-Alt

27/12/2017 @ 21:04 UTC

nelson : J. Kenji López-Alt - Profile of the experimenter cook and his new San Mateo restaurant

npycat

19/12/2017 @ 20:05 UTC

nelson : npycat - Command line tool for examining large NumPy arrays

Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF

19/12/2017 @ 20:05 UTC

nelson : Cloud Optimized GeoTIFF - Save geographic imagery in a way that makes it easy to progressively fetch in a web browser

UN human rights in the US

19/12/2017 @ 17:05 UTC

nelson : UN human rights in the US - Statement from a visit to the US by human rights expert for the UN

Multivariate Maps

18/12/2017 @ 19:04 UTC

nelson : Multivariate Maps - A collection of visualization techniques

Jeff Dean at NIPS 2017

11/12/2017 @ 17:04 UTC

nelson : Jeff Dean at NIPS 2017 - Details about machine learning in production from Google

Comcast Javascript injection

9/12/2017 @ 21:05 UTC

nelson : Comcast Javascript injection - Ads from your ISP. Scroll down for the link to the RFC

leela-zero

8/12/2017 @ 00:04 UTC

nelson : leela-zero - Cooperative effort to reproduce AlphaGo Zero by using donated CPU and GPU cycles

Pulp Federation

7/12/2017 @ 20:05 UTC

nelson : Pulp Federation - Tarantino wants to do a Star Trek movie

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