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January 06, 2015

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1:13 PM | [Pictures] The spirit of Taizé in Prague
Punctuated by Staňte se solí země echoes, the European meeting of the Taizé Community took place in the city of Prague from Dec. 28th 2014 to Jan. 2nd 2015. The images below summarize the meeting. Part of this collection has been published daily on the Twitter and Facebook feeds of the event. See also the pictures of Taizé Strasbourg (2013).   The post [Pictures] The spirit of Taizé in Prague appeared first on Martin Grandjean.
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8:30 AM | Join one of these five open source projects in the new year
You’ve been using open source software for a while, and now you want to give back to the community. Even... The post Join one of these five open source projects in the new year appeared first on Tuxar.uk.
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8:00 AM | CES 2015: Hands-On with Tobii Eye Tracking
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6:00 AM | Pose estimation using time-resolved inversion of diffuse light
Outstanding !Pose estimation using time-resolved inversion of diffuse light Dan Raviv, Christopher Barsi Nikhil Naik, Micha Feigin, and Ramesh Raskar We present a novel approach for evaluation of position and orientation of geometric shapes from scattered time-resolved data. Traditionally, imaging systems treat scattering as unwanted and are designed to mitigate the effects. Instead, we show here that scattering can be exploited by implementing a system based on a femtosecond laser and a streak […]

January 05, 2015

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10:55 PM | C++ Merge Sort Algorithm
C++ Merge Sort Algorithm stdout Unsorted: -2 14 7 -15 -9 -17 -8 -1 13 1 -10 -7 16 -19 6 2 -12 -11 8 -18 -14 10 5 4 17 12 15 -16 -5 18 -4 -3 -6 -20 0 3 9 -13 11 19 Sorted: -20 -19 -18 -17 -16 -15 -14 -13 […] The post C++ Merge Sort Algorithm appeared first on Lindons Log.
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9:48 PM | Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
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4:30 PM | Compressing Deep Convolutional Networks using Vector Quantization
Quantization in CNNs : Compressing Deep Convolutional Networks using Vector Quantization by Yunchao Gong, Liu Liu, Ming Yang, Lubomir BourdevDeep convolutional neural networks (CNN) has become the most promising method for object recognition, repeatedly demonstrating record breaking results for image classification and object detection in recent years. However, a very deep CNN generally involves many layers with millions of parameters, making the storage of the network model to be extremely […]
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3:00 PM | CES 2015: What's in Your Bag, Will?
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2:07 PM | Yet Another Open Source Software Directory
I recently created a directory of open source software for Zeef, and then decided I should host a more detailed... The post Yet Another Open Source Software Directory appeared first on Tuxar.uk.
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10:45 AM | An interview with the First Female Microsoft Apprentice of the Year
The IT sector is an exciting, evolving and ever expanding market industry to work in. In fact, 500,000 new professionals will be needed in the UK over the next five years to fill the expansion in jobs and what is a growing skills gap. A great way to fill this void is through IT Apprenticeships. The Apprenticeship […]
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8:08 AM | Google Play App Roundup: Tutanota, Knights of the Old Republic, and SXPD
Your Android phone is capable of a lot of cool things, but not because of what Google built in. Developers have access to all sorts of hooks in the system to make your phone do amazing things, you just have to find the right apps. That's what the weekly Google Play App Roundup is all about--helping you find the right apps. Just click on the app name to head right to the Play Store and pick it up yourself.This week we've got secure email, the force, and comic book biker chicks.TutanotaSecure […]
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8:00 AM | Show and Tell: Hypnocube LED Cube
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6:00 AM | Recovery from Linear Measurements with Complexity-Matching Universal Signal Estimation - implementation -
Dror just sent me the following:Hello Igor,  Here's a link with an improved implementation of our universal compressed sensing algorithm:http://people.engr.ncsu.edu/dzbaron/software/SLAM_ZhuBaronDuarte/ In recent work http://arxiv.org/abs/1204.2611Junan, Marco, and I significantly improved our universal algorithm from 2011, often by 5 dB or more. The new algorithm is often competitive in terms of reconstruction quality with other Bayesian approaches *although* our algorithm does not […]
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2:48 AM | Mathematics: It’s About the Future
How some predictions fared in 2020 and other years Zimbio source Simon Donaldson, Maxim Kontsevich, Terence Tao, Richard Taylor, and Jacob Lurie (photo order) won the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics. This did not happen since Thursday; it happened last June. When Tao was asked to explain the 2015 prize date at the start of […]

January 04, 2015

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4:09 PM | Solution: Create unhackable systems
  Needless to say, this tweet prompted a number of subtle (and not so subtle) responses; it is just vague enough to not be 100% sure he is actually joking (because the software verification problem is trivial, right?). Did North Korea hack Sony? I doubt it; perhaps it was from an unexpected agent. N.B. high-profile […]
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4:06 PM | Pathomx Linux Developer Release
A developer release of Pathomx (Python3) is now available. This release can be installed by using the ./developer_release_linux_python3.sh script from the cloned Github repository. This script installs all dependencies (via apt-get and pip) that are required for Pathomx to run. This developer release is an important first step to getting Pathomx successfully packaged for Linux. Any contributions, comments and feedback most welcome. Hope you’ve had a great Christmas and […]
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2:37 PM | MOOC Course Report: Jan 2015
MOOC Course Report is a monthly column published by Class Central during the first week of each month. MOOC Course report aims... The post MOOC Course Report: Jan 2015 appeared first on Tuxar.uk.
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1:15 PM | Sunday Morning Insight: The Great Convergence ?
While empirical evidence is great, we all yearn to have a disciplined approach to some of the most recent results in Machine Learning. The next two papers are instances of providing a Framework on how to go conceptually from things we know theoretically to things that seem to work well. The first paper is about Kernel Machines using L1 regularization while the second is about the convexity of Neural Networks, an important property as has been shown in compressive sensing.  Different […]
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12:52 PM | LFS101x.2: Introduction to Linux
Develop a good working knowledge of Linux using both the graphical interface and command line, covering the major Linux distribution... The post LFS101x.2: Introduction to Linux appeared first on Tuxar.uk.

January 03, 2015

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1:23 PM | Photo review
Here are some of the photos I took on my travels last year. Bicycles on the Google campus in Mountainview, California: Sunrise at Isle Vista, California: View from University of California Santa Barbara: Reflection of the Space Needle in the EMP museum in Seattle, Washington: Paradise Falls, Thousand Oaks, California: Bed and breakfast in Geldermalsen, […]

January 02, 2015

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4:30 PM | A quick review of the Paris Machine Learning Meetup in 2014 (and a little bit earlier)
I wrote an email out to the members of the Paris Machine Learning meetup group and just translated it for the blog ( the French version is here: Une rétrospective rapide des présentations du Paris Machine Learning Meetup)With 2014 ending, here are some notes on what happened last year and a half at the Paris Machine Learning meetup.From an organisational point of view, our sponsors allowed us to host the meetup in several places. These sponsors, DojoCrea, Criteo, Google, […]
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2:00 PM | Bill Moseley "Chops" In - Episode 7 - 1/2/15
Horror character actor Bill Moseley starts off the new year with some talk from the third side of the makeup world: the chair. Bill talks with Frank and I about his time in the makeup chair creating such popular characters such as ChopTop. He also talks about his time as a writer for National Lampoon. Plus, much chatter about cow anus's being removed during alien abductions. Don't miss it!
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12:42 PM | Commentary: Does it even matter whether you use Microsoft Word or LaTeX?
Shortly before Christmas, PLOS ONE published a paper comparing the efficiency of using Microsoft Word and LaTeX for document preparation: An Efficiency Comparison of Document Preparation Systems Used in Academic Research and Development The choice of an efficient document preparation system is an important decision for any academic researcher. To assist the research community, we […]
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6:00 AM | Phase recovery from a Bayesian point of view: the variational approach - implementation -
Phase recovery from a Bayesian point of view: the variational approach by Angélique Drémeau, Florent Krzakala In this paper, we consider the phase recovery problem, where a complex signal vector has to be estimated from the knowledge of the modulus of its linear projections, from a naive variational Bayesian point of view. In particular, we derive an iterative algorithm following the minimization of the Kullback-Leibler divergence under the mean-field assumption, and show on […]

January 01, 2015

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11:01 PM | A set of books to read in 2015
Having been shamed by Stephen Curry’s excellent posts on the books he has read the previous year for the second year on the bounce, I have decided to pick twelve books to read in 2015 that have been sitting unread in piles around my house. Thus, to continue in my “A set of…” series, here […]
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8:16 PM | New Year Links
1. Excelent Ken Regan article on chess: László Mérő, in his 1990 bookWays of Thinking, called the number of class units from a typical beginning adult player to the human world champion the depth of a game. Tic-tac-toe may have … Continue reading →
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4:58 PM | Bringing back Coltrane
In the novel Chasing Shadows the bad guys have built a time machine named Magog. “The bottom line is this. And it is hard for me to believe. They are going to use Magog to bring someone back from the past.” Jack did not blink or move. His heart was beating very quickly now, but […]
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3:00 PM | Testing: Dell P2715Q 4K Monitor
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6:01 AM | Thesis: Synthetic Aperture Radar Tomography: Compressed Sensing Models and Algorithms, Esteban Aguilera
Esteban Aguilera just sent me the following:Dear Igor,I defended my PhD last September and have just made my thesis available online. It is entitled:Synthetic Aperture Radar TomographyCompressed Sensing Models and AlgorithmsAlthough the thesis is more on application side of things, I have provided a theoretical introduction to Compressed Sensing, which many people have found very useful – let us hope a bigger audience can benefit from it, too. In addition, I have included many […]

December 31, 2014

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11:00 PM | Bonne Année 2015 !   Modifié récemment
2014 fut une année paradoxale pour ce blog. J'y ai publié seulement 26 articles, mais il a reçu plus de visiteurs que jamais : 405'000 mercis à vous tous !
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