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March 01, 2015

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5:00 PM | Virtual Pong #Exergaming in your Living Room
Playing Pong used to be played on a couple of dials knobs attached to the console and be on a black and white, then we had Wii controllers, but now you can use your whole living room to play Pong... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

February 28, 2015

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4:01 PM | Integrating a java program in #usegalaxy.
This is my notebook for the integration of java programs in https://usegalaxy.org/ . create a directory for your tools under ${galaxy-root}/tools mkdir ${galaxy-root}/tools/jvarkit put all the required jar files and the XML files describing your tools (see below) in this new directory:$ ls ${galaxy-root}/tools/jvarkit/ commons-jexl-2.1.1.jar groupbygene.jar htsjdk-1.128.jar vcffilterjs.jar
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12:45 PM | VIZBI 2015 Deadlines
A few brief updates on VIZBI 2015, which is now only a few weeks away: Poster submissions. March 7 is the new deadline for uploading posters for normal participants. ‘Virtual’ poster submissions. March 15 is the deadline for upload of posters for remote participants. Art of Biology submissions. March 15 is also the deadline for Art & Biology [...]

February 27, 2015

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8:34 PM | Approximate Message Passing with Restricted Boltzmann Machine Priors
The great convergence is upon us. From the following paper:The present paper demonstrates the first steps in incorporating deep learned priors into generalized linear problems such as compressed sensing. Approximate Message Passing with Restricted Boltzmann Machine Priors by Eric W. Tramel, Angélique Drémeau, Florent Krzakala Approximate Message Passing (AMP) has been shown to be an excellent statistical approach to signal inference and compressed sensing problem. The AMP […]
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3:00 PM | Totally Unauthorized Commentary: Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'
Totally Unauthorized Commentary: Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil'
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12:19 PM | Partnership for a Healthier America Summit 2015
Thank you to all the staff at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit for organizing such a wonderful summit. Meeting such a diverse group of attendees, educators, industry experts, and health... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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6:00 AM | Gaussian Phase Transitions and Conic Intrinsic Volumes: Steining the Steiner Formula
  Stéphane Chrétien just sent me the following: Dear Igor, I hope you are doing fine ! I recently read the following paper:http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.6265 which uses techniques such as the Stein method for proving a CLT explaining precisely the asymptotical phase transition phenomenon in compressed sensing with gaussian measurements. The readers of Nuit Blanche might also be interested in this research. Best regards,  StéphaneThank you […]

February 26, 2015

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6:51 PM | Mandrian’s Fractal Art Gallery
Mandrian’s Fractal Art Gallery displays fractal art rendered by a sentient AI who has been roaming the Universe – possibly even the Multiverse – to bring us these wonderful pictures of far-away… [read] The post Mandrian’s Fractal Art Gallery appeared first on TUXAR.uk.
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4:30 PM | Tutorial: Submodularity in Machine Learning Applications
Here is a tutorial on Submodularity in Machine Learning Applications by Jeff Bilmes.  Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's feed, there's more where that came from. You can also subscribe to Nuit Blanche by Email, explore the Big Picture in Compressive Sensing or the Matrix Factorization Jungle and join the conversations on compressive sensing, advanced matrix factorization and calibration […]
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3:30 PM | In-Depth: Replicating 'The Shining's' Overlook Maze Model
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3:02 PM | Photo Gallery: Adam Savage's Overlook Hotel Maze Model
A few photos from the build, as well as the pictures from our photo session before shipping Adam's Overlook Maze model off to the next stop of the <a href="http://www.stanleykubrick.de/en/ausstellungstour-exhibition-on-tour/">Stanley Kubrick travelling exhibition</a> in Mexico!
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3:00 PM | Adam Savage's Overlook Hotel Maze Model
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1:19 PM | 2014 Visualization Challenge winners
Winners of the 2014 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge have just been announced. In total, 10 outstanding entries were announced as either winners or honorable mentions in 5 categories (Photography, Illustration, Posters & Graphics, Games & Apps, or Video). To see all 10 winning entries, click here.
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8:00 AM | Episode 290 - Positively Stephensonian - 2/26/2015
This week, Will and Norm are joined by <a href="http://www.tekthing.com/">TekThing's</a> Patrick Norton to discuss this week's news, including the FCC's broadband as a utility vote, more Smartfish aftermath, the Gemalto hack, China, why it's Pebble TIme, and Valve's not-so-top-secret-anymore VR tech.
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6:00 AM | RSVDPACK: Subroutines for computing partial singular value decompositions via randomized sampling on single core, multi core, and GPU architectures - implementation -
RSVDPACK: Subroutines for computing partial singular value decompositions via randomized sampling on single core, multi core, and GPU architectures by Sergey Voronin, Per-Gunnar Martinsson This document describes an implementation in C of a set of randomized algorithms for computing partial Singular Value Decompositions (SVDs). The techniques largely follow the prescriptions in the article "Finding structure with randomness: Probabilistic algorithms for constructing approximate matrix […]

February 25, 2015

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7:30 PM | RC Transmitter Guide: The Basics of Computer Radio Systems
Once the RC bug has bitten and you know that you’ll be in the hobby for a while, buying a good quality computer radio system is one of the best investments that you can make. These radios have onboard processors that enrich them with many features not usually found on “dumb” units. The benefits of some of these features are self-evident, such as the ability to use the same transmitter for multiple models. Other features found on computer radios are a bit tougher to grasp. […]
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6:30 PM | A Peek Inside Warner Bros' Prop Vault
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6:00 PM | In Brief: Shift Accessory Adds Motion-Tracking to Quadcopters
Shift is an upcoming quadcopter accessory from Perceptive Labs that adds a video tracker on top of a DJI Phantom or 3D Robotics Iris drone and takes control of camera tilting and panning for automated tracking shots. The $800 accessory ($600 during the pre-order period) adds a small 200 camera system to a quad, processes that video and sends it to a tethered tablet, where you can mark any point in its field of view for tracking. Software subject tracking is all done with an onboard processor, […]
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5:37 PM | Unsupervised Learning of Acoustic Features Via Deep Canonical Correlation Analysis
When Random Features compete with Deep neural networks:  Unsupervised Learning of Acoustic Features Via Deep Canonical Correlation Analysis by Weiran Wang, Raman Arora, Karen Livescu, Jeff A. BilmesIt has been previously shown that, when both acoustic and articulatory training data are available, it is possible to improve phonetic recognition accuracy by learning acoustic features from this multi-view data with canonical correlation analysis (CCA). In contrast with previous work based on […]
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5:00 PM | The Best Budget Gaming Laptop (So Far)
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.Read the full article below atTheWirecutter.comThere’s no such thing as a perfect budget gaming laptop, and every one we’ve tested so far has at least one serious flaw. But after 40 hours of research and testing, we determined that the $1,000 Asus ROG GL551JM is the budget gaming laptop we’d recommend for most people because it has the best gaming performance and best build quality […]
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4:30 PM | Building the Academy Awards LEGO Oscar
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4:00 PM | In Brief: Pebble Time Smartwatch on Kickstarter
Pebble, the most successful smartwatch so far, yesterday launched its second-generation product: Pebble Time. It's a much bigger advancement over the original Pebble than the Steel--Time uses a color e-paper display, is 20% thinner, has an integrated microphone, and utilizes a new timeline system for notifications. The new timeline software will make its way to previous Pebble models, too. Battery life is expected to be a full week, and the watch will retail for $200 ($180 on Kickstarter now, […]
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3:00 PM | Tested In-Depth: Dell Venue 8 7000 Android Tablet
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1:15 PM | How can we fight online shaming campaigns?
Longtime friend and colleague Boaz Barak sent me a fascinating New York Times Magazine article that profiles people who lost their jobs or otherwise had their lives ruined, because of a single remark that then got amplified a trillionfold in importance by social media.  (The author, Jon Ronson, also has a forthcoming book on the topic.)  The article opens with Justine […]
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1:00 PM | Too easy
When people sneer at a technology for being too easy to use, it’s worth trying out. If the only criticism is that something is too easy or “OK for beginners” then maybe it’s a threat to people who invested a lot of work learning to do things the old way. The problem with the “OK […]
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12:29 PM | Kinect Powers Evaluation of Kids with Duchennes
Finding ways for children to become eligible for clinical trials requires them to be able to walk for six minutes. In using Kinect to track upperbody movements, researchers have proved at Nationwide... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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7:20 AM | Clinical trial software
This week’s resource post lists some of the projects I managed or contributed to while working at MD Anderson Cancer Center. CRMSimulator is used to design CRM trials, dose-finding based only on toxicity outcomes. BMA-CRMSimulator is a variation on CRMSimulator using Bayesian model averaging. EffTox is used for dose-finding based on toxicity and efficacy outcomes. TTEConduct […]
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6:00 AM | Scalable audio separation with light Kernel Additive Modelling - implementation -
Using randomization to scale some capabilities on low power systems, this is what we have today: Scalable audio separation with light Kernel Additive Modelling by Antoine Liutkus, Derry Fitzgerald, Zafar Rafii Recently, Kernel Additive Modelling (KAM) was proposed as a unified framework to achieve multichannel audio source separation. Its main feature is to use kernel models for locally describing the spectrograms of the sources. Such kernels can capture […]

February 24, 2015

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5:19 PM | Finding the best dose
In a dose-finding clinical trial, you have a small number of doses to test, and you hope find the one with the best response. Here “best” may mean most effective, least toxic, closest to a target toxicity, some combination of criteria, etc. Since your goal is to find the best dose, it seems natural to compare dose-finding […]
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5:18 PM | Crossing the P-river (follow-up)
A follow up to yesterday's blog entry. How much time did it take to gather all the information from the entire bacterial genome using a USB connected instrument that looks like a large memory stick and featured in the paper in Crossing the P-river: A complete bacterial genome assembled de novo using only nanopore sequencing data ?@IgorCarron This was 4 runs worth which took 48 hours each, so 8 days with 1 MinION (or 2 days with 4 MinIONs!)— Nick Loman (@pathogenomenick) February 24, […]
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