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April 11, 2015

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5:00 AM | Saturday Morning Videos: Information Theory, Learning and Big Data @ Simons Institute, Berkeley
  Here are the videos and slides for the Information Theory, Learning and Big Data @ Simons Institute, BerkeleySparsity and Base Learning Low-Rank Matrix Recovery Through Rank-One Projections, Tony Cai, University of Pennsylvania Sketching for M-Estimators: A Unified Approach to Robust Regression ,  David Woodruff, IBM Almaden Simple, Efficient and Neural Algorithms for Sparse Coding ,  Ankur Moitra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Learning a Hidden Basis through […]
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12:45 AM | Apple Watch Hands-On Demo Impressions
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April 10, 2015

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9:12 PM | Slides: Stephen Boyd's Russell Severance Springer Lectures on Convex Optimization
I just stumbled on Stephen Boyd's Russell Severance Springer Lectures Convex Optimization: from Real-Time Embedded to Large-Scale Distributed Distributed Optimization via Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (Associated paper.) Parameter Selection and Pre-Conditioning for a Graph Form Solver (Associated paper.)Domain Specific Languages for Convex Optimization   Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? […]
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4:35 PM | LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 5
LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 5
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2:19 PM | Generating a New Reality with Deep Architectures
It started with a tweet and is a good conversation starter for a Friday afternoon's Hamming's time.Convolutional neural nets: anyone know work that resynthesises from deep CNN, &how to "reverse" max-pooling? / @sedielem @sidsig @igorcarron— Dan Stowell (@mclduk) March 31, 2015 and then the rest of the conversation followed.Learning to Generate Chairs with Convolutional Neural Networks by Alexey Dosovitskiy, Jost Tobias Springenberg, Thomas Brox We train a generative […]
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10:17 AM | My Python page is leading in Golden ZEEF Award!
My Python page is currently leading in the Golden ZEEF Award! ZEEF’s vision is to provide relevant links to quality content. Curators do the searching and filtering for you and rank the best results. I entered 2 new pages, the other... The post My Python page is leading in Golden ZEEF Award! appeared first on TUXAR.uk.
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10:00 AM | Stephen Prouty - Episode 10 - 4/10/15
On this episode of CreatureGeek, Frank and Len welcome academy award nominated makeup designer, Stephen Prouty. NOTE: Frank and Stephen's audio is pretty rough on this ep. We apologize for the technical glitches, but hope you enjoy hearing Stephen's stories. We promise to have him back on a future show to make up for this.
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7:43 AM | CSJob: Joint EPFL/Inria postdoc: Fast Transforms on Graphs (applications until the end of April 2015)
Joint EPFL/Inria postdoc proposal: Fast Transforms on Graphs (applications until end of April 2015) #url https://t.co/fUZAkA1KoT— Rémi Gribonval (@RemiGribonval) April 9, 2015From the announcement: Joint EPFL/Inria postdoc proposal:Fast Transforms on GraphsIn the context of a new EPFL/Inria lab, the PANAMA team at Inria Rennes and the LTS lab at EPFLpropose a joint one year postdoc fellowship. The postdoc will be based at Inria Rennes and will visit the LTS2 lab at EPFL several […]
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6:37 AM | Vote for Tested in This Year's Webby Awards!
We're thrilled to be nominated this year for two Webby Awards in the Online Film & Video Category! Webbys are awarded based on the decision of a panel of judges, but a People's Voice award is also given based on online voting. That's where we could really use your help!First up, Adam is one of the five finalists for Best Web Personality/Host, for our Inside Adam's Cave series. It's a competitive category with other great nominees, so help Adam win this one by voting on this page.One of our […]
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6:27 AM | Watch SpaceX Rocket Launches in 4K
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6:13 AM | In Brief: Dropbox Adds Office Online Integration
Microsoft and Dropbox today announced further integration between their two web services, Office Online (Microsoft's free document editing web apps), and the Dropbox website. In the former on Office.com, you're now able to create and edit Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents and have them saved directly to Dropbox, as you would previously have done with OneDrive. That's a little more convenient than manually exporting a local document file when working with something like Google Docs. And when […]
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6:00 AM | Tested Mailbag: Tabletop Game!
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4:00 AM | CSJob: PhD Position – Exploration of wiring diagnostics via compressive sensing: Algorithms and ultra-compact Analog-to-Information (A2I) architectures
Found the following PhD position by accident:PhD Position – Exploration of wiring diagnostics via compressive sensing: Algorithms and ultra-compact Analog-to-Information (A2I) architectures Wired networks are considered as the backbones of complex systems. The increase of the complexity of modern systems has come with the increase of wire lengths. Whatever their application domain, wires can be subject to aggressive environmental conditions which may create defects. These defects can have […]
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12:28 AM | Subset sums
Last year I came across a wonderful post on the arXiv, a paper titled A new approach to enumerating statistics modulo n written by William Kuszmaul while he was a high school student participating in the MIT Primes Program for Research in Mathematics. Among other things, Kuszmaul solved the problem of counting the number of subsets of the n-element set that sum to k mod m. […]

April 09, 2015

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7:49 PM | LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 4
LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 4
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6:27 PM | Testing: Zoom Q8 HD Camera for Podcasting
I've been looking for the right camera for our mobile podcasting setup ever since we started recording video podcasts away from our studio in 2012. When we first started Still Untitled, we used a GoPro HeroHD 2 to record the show. Over the years, we've upgraded those GoPros to newer models, but have remained pretty dissatisfied with the cameras--they just aren't meant to be used for long videos with lots of talking.The action cameras I've tested have a hard time maintaining a consistent clock […]
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6:00 PM | Putting the Original Tron's Special Effects Together
Seeing Tron when it first came out in the theaters was an insane experience. You knew by word of mouth it was going to be a major step forward in special effects technology -something state of the art, like when Star Wars first exploded - and many young filmgoers, like myself, were completely blown away. I had no idea the movie was a flop until many years after the fact, and I was completely flabbergasted to learn this.Even with the film initially tanking at the box office, it's remarkable how […]
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5:00 PM | Screen-Used Star Wars Stormtrooper Armor Replica
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4:03 PM | Why not statistics
Jordan Ellenberg’s parents were both statisticians. In his interview with Strongly Connected Components Jordan explains why he went into mathematics rather than statistics. I tried. I tried to learn some statistics actually when I was younger and it’s a beautiful subject. But at the time I think I found the shakiness of the philosophical underpinnings […]
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4:00 PM | Projection-Mapped Fight Choreography Performance
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3:30 PM | Video: Statistical Estimation on Graphs, Andrea Montanari
vv  Statistical Estimation on Graphs by Andrea MontanariI will provide a general introduction to some problem of statistical estimation with an underlying random graph structure. Examples range from coding theory to subgraph detection, to the hidden clique problem. I will emphasize unifying concepts and open challenges.Download Video [962.9MB .mp4]   Join the CompressiveSensing subreddit or the Google+ Community and post there ! Liked this entry ? subscribe to Nuit Blanche's […]
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2:00 PM | Realistic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes
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2:00 PM | In Brief: The Mystery of Dancing Droplets
Back in March, Stanford researchers announced that they had found an explanation for an interesting phenomena: droplets of food coloring on glass spontaneously move and interact with each other. From the Stanford Report: "A puzzling observation, pursued through hundreds of experiments, has led Stanford researchers to a simple yet profound discovery: Under certain circumstances, droplets of fluid will move like performers in a dance choreographed by molecular physics." Super cool, thoughtfully […]
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10:00 AM | Episode 296 - The Return of the Duke - 4/09/2015
This week, Will, Norm, and Jeremy discuss digital releases of Star Wars, the DJI Phantom 3 announcement, Apple Watch reviews, the latest iOS and OSX updates, an Amazon Echo update, and a whole slew of new products in What We're Testing. Enjoy!
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5:00 AM | Sparse Signal Processing Concepts for Efficient 5G System Design
Gerhard just sent me the following (the paper was on my backlog, I swear): Dear Igor, on behalf of Thomas Strohmer, Holger Boche, Peter Jung and myself I would like to announce the paper "Sparse Signal Processing Concepts for Efficient 5G System Design"http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.0435 to appear in IEEE Access this year. In the paper we link CS to next generation 5G wireless communication system design which has received major attention in various communities recently. We question some of the […]
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2:16 AM | A Quantum Two-Finger Exercise
More mileage than expected from a little example Cropped from World Science Festival source Sean Carroll is a cosmologist in the Department of Physics at Caltech. He also maintains a blog, “Preposterous Universe,” and writes books promoting the public understanding of science. I have recently been enjoying his 2010 book From Eternity to Here: The […]

April 08, 2015

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8:08 PM | Video and Slides: Learning Sparse Data with Near-optimal Speed and Efficiency from a Variety of Measurement Processes
Learning Sparse Data with Near-optimal Speed and Efficiency from a Variety of Measurement Processes by Sidharth JaggiCompressive sensing, in which a k-sparse signal in an ambient real space of much larger dimension (n) is to be reconstructed via linear measurements is a canonical example of sparse recovery problems. There are others — network tomography (in which the structure of a network is to be probed via measurements that are linear but are constrained by the (unknown) structure of […]
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7:18 PM | Request an invitation to RosettaCON2015
Requests are now being accepted through the RosettaCON website for invitations for the limited openings for RosettaCON2015 for members of the pharmaceutical, biotech, and related industries. RosettaCon is an invitation-only conference at the Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat in Washington’s Cascade Mountains, where Rosetta Commons member laboratories share the latest experimental and computational research breakthroughs in […]
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5:02 PM | LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 3
LEGO with Friends: Veronica Belmont, Part 3
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4:42 PM | A Glimpse Inside Aviation Artistry
I am of the opinion that airplanes are themselves a form of functional art (even the ugly ones). Perhaps that is why I also think that airplanes are great subjects for more conventional art mediums. I recently had an opportunity to speak with three noteworthy and successful aviation artists. They create drawings, paintings, and photographs covering all genres of aviation. As you will see, my interviewees are all lifelong-airplane fanatics and multi-talented artists. Between them, they can claim […]
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