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June 28, 2014

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1:02 PM | A monumental perpetuation of genius [patent]
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12:00 PM | Saturday Morning Videos: SpaceX raw and restored video footages of Falcon 9 landing
More information: SpaceX releases raw video footage of Falcon 9 landing  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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11:28 AM | SSRN Electronic Library- Nader Ale Ebrahim
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5:00 AM | Saturday Morning Videos: Leo Breiman (CART, Random Forests,...)
Here are the only two videos I have found of Leo Breiman on the Interweb. Enjoy ! 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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3:11 AM | Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing
Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writingBakhtiyari, K.; Salehi, H.; Embi, M.A.; Shakiba, M.; Zavvari, A.; Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.; Ale Ebrahim, N.; Mohammadjafari, M. (2014) Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. International Education Studies, 7 (7). pp. 52-62. ISSN 1913-9020 PDF - Published Version [error in script] Download (429Kb) | Preview Official URL: […]

June 27, 2014

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11:01 PM | Historical Contingencies at the Birthday Party
Historical contingencies are perhaps the most interesting outcomes of the evolutionary process. Stephen J. Gould spent a lot of time and energy making this idea popular, but evidence comes from both paleontology [1], extant populations [2], and experimental evolution [3]. However, the ubiquity of the contingency concept does not resolve its phylogenetic consequences. Is historical contingency highly specific (a hard constraint resulting in unique paths), or is it a softer constraint? And […]
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4:00 PM | Google 'Cardboard' Offers $2 DIY Virtual Reality
On a shoestring budget? Assemble your own VR headset with materials from the local hardware store. Continue reading →
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3:55 PM | Adhesive Tattoo Unlocks Your Phone
Just tap and go. Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | Random Branches
It's Friday afternoon, it's Hamming's time. Let us push the argument of About t'em Random Projections in Random Forests further.Leo Breiman, and many others afterwards, were concerned about linking Adaboost with Random Forests (see 7. Conjecture: Adaboost is a Random Forest). Let us look at it some other way, Random Forests are a set of randomized trees built node by node based on the sequential determination of an optimal split of groups of elements according to a certain metric […]
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3:18 PM | Hard Science: Indulge Your Creative Side with Some LED Art
Want to make some non-destructive street art? Check out the fun you can have with some inexpensive LED throwies.
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2:00 PM | Nano-coating Keeps Textiles Dry and Stain-Free
Nanomaterial innovators take to Kickstarter to raise funds.
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1:44 PM | If Climate Change Was Not Real…
… there would be a lot of other environmental issues to deal with. This is no big revelation, but it’s a question I’ve been pondering recently: What is the state of the world, not counting climate... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:31 PM | Distributed Outlier Detection using Compressive Sensing
To the previous list of references [1] Data Stream Algorithms Notes from a series of lectures by S. Muthu Muthukrishnan [2] Some Algorithmic Problems and Results in Compressed Sensing by S. Muthukrishnan and attendant papers that cited this paper. [3] S. Muthu MuthuKrishnan, Data Stream Algorithms: Developments and Implications for ML and Sam Bessalah, Stream Mining via Abstract Algebra (ppt version).I […]
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12:41 PM | Echocardiography – the wild side
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10:29 AM | Impression Store: Compressive Sensing-based Storage for Big Data Analytics
Here is a related use of compressive sensing: simple storage for Ads. Overall, I am very surprised that none of the references include any of the sketching contribution to compressive sensing [1,2]. In retrospect, it was wise for us to invite Muthu and Sam at the last Paris Machine Learning Meetup [3] so that these techniques don't get re-discovered everytime.Impression Store: Compressive Sensing-based Storage for Big Data Analytics by Jiaxing Zhang, Ying Yan, Liang Jeff Chen, […]
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7:00 AM | Photo Friday: Electric Utilities for the Household
This Westinghouse advertisement was published in The Literary Digest on November 30, 1918. The text reads as follows: Westinghouse ELECTRIC UTILITIES FOR THE HOUSEHOLD Fuel and Labor Many are the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:48 AM | Double your fun, double your standards
I had an extremely bizarre experience recently.  I’m sure others have had similar experiences, but I still can’t help but wonder what surreal world I’ve stepped into. It’s basically dealing with an optimization problem.  All of engineering really is that, of course.  In fact, much of life is. I’ve been trying to understand all the […]

June 26, 2014

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9:37 PM | Quote o' the day: On the use of ducks
Because if your self already had the answer, you wouldn't need the duck, would you? hypster on rubber-duck debugging.
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8:20 PM | Concept Cargo Plane Morphs Into Mobile Hospital
The ginormous GIGAbay plane would also feature hybrid engines, greater efficiency, fewer emissions and less noise. Continue reading →
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8:09 PM | Strange Compulsions.
I’m a huge fan of international soccer, and I’m thrilled today that the USA has advanced into the knockout stages, probably to play Belgium. A fine squad, and formidable challenge. We’ll have our work cut out for us. I hope we stand tall, win or lose, and acquit ourselves well. Today I wanted to write […]
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4:35 PM | Apple Unveils Cheapest iPod Touch Yet
The company just launched a refreshed version of its 16GB iPod touch for $199.
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2:42 PM | Running Again.
Well, now I’ve done it. I’ve signed up to run a second half-marathon, this time in Philadelphia. My time in Pittsburgh was 2:38. I wrote that I’m estimating I’ll make it in at 2:25 in Philadelphia. I have no idea if that’s reasonable or ambitious or even if I should think about time. My only […]
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2:31 PM | About t'em Random Projections in Random Forests
If anything comes out of Kaggle competitions, it is that Random Forests [4,5,6], while not consistently giving the best scores, have pretty good results most of the times. Random Forest [4] typically is a technique of supervised learning in Machine Learning parlance.Recently, some folks have made some sorts of connection with these techniques and compressive sensing or Johnson-Lindenstrauss. In one of the earliest case, the intention was to use the sparsity of the label within a generally […]
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