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www.nethistory.info
Award winning site for Internet history, email history, computer history, web history and much more
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AFTER TWENTY MINUTES OF OLD YELLER THE DOG LIVES!
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Why an Age of Machine Learning Needs the Humanities | Public Books
It isn’t easy to be a citizen in 2018. We are told to watch out for bots and biased ...
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Bringing Google Reader back (with Gmail labels + filters) (yes I know they already do this but it doesn't get them…
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10 days ago by ericaheinz
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TIME
Watergate: 4 years
White Water: 6.5
Iran-Contra: 7
Mueller: 1.5

COST W/ INFLATION
Watergate: $48 million
Whit…
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10 days ago by patrickmeast
Matt Colville on Twitter: Avengers 4 Cap: You escaped the Quantum Realm? Ant-man: Um, no. Well, yes. I mean, I will. I haven't yet Cap: You will, but you haven't yet Ant-man: Ok so the thing about Quantum is time's sort of optional, turns out? I can sort
@mattcolville: Avengers 4
Cap: You escaped the Quantum Realm?
Ant-man: Um, no. Well, yes. I mean, I will. I haven't yet
Cap: You will, but you haven't yet
Ant-man: Ok so the thing about Quantum is time's sort of optional, turns out? I can sort of travel back in time now. Anyway..what'd I miss?!
10 days ago by sechilds
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RT : That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
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Nick Falvo, PhD on Twitter: “All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for over and over again.” — Kurt Vonnegut
@nicholas_falvo: “All the great story lines are great practical jokes that people fall for over and over again.”

— Kurt Vonnegut
10 days ago by sechilds
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Toca o tema da abertura de Game of Thrones.
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Hackathons are terrible places for some creative thinkers. Most of the best ideas often come to me when I am sleepi…
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As a community, we haven’t invested as much in runtime metrics as we have loading metrics. I think we…
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As a community, we haven’t invested as much in runtime metrics as we have loading metrics. I think we…
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The Daily — Study: Aboriginal languages and the role of second-language acquisition, 2016
Aboriginal languages are an integral part of the social fabric and culture of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities. Specifically, high concentrations of speakers who learned an Aboriginal language as their mother tongue, were often found in small communities, away from major urban centres. Growth rates were conducted using an adjusted base to control for differences in incompletely enumerated reserves from one cycle to another. While the term Indigenous has seen increased use in Canada to refer to First Nations people, Métis and Inuit collectively, the 2016 Census asked respondents whether they identified as an Aboriginal person. To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, or for more information on Insights on Canadian Society , contact Sébastien LaRochelle-Côté (613-951-0803; sebastien.larochelle-cote@canada.ca ).
10 days ago by sechilds
Kira Goldner on Twitter: Today's theory lunch: winning a twitter argument about D&D by showing the proof in a talk on constructions of fair dice. Yep, the primary application of graduate level theoretical computer science. @rweber314 @mattcolville htt
@kiragoldner: Today's theory lunch: winning a twitter argument about D&D by showing the proof in a talk on constructions of fair dice. Yep, the primary application of graduate level theoretical computer science. @rweber314 @mattcolville https://t.co/yuMA1SIvFN

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10 days ago by sechilds
GitHub - google/jax: GPU- and TPU-backed NumPy with differentiation and JIT compilation.
With its updated version of Autograd, JAX can automatically differentiate native
Python and NumPy functions. Compilation and automatic differentiation can be
composed arbitrarily, so you can express sophisticated algorithms and get
maximal performance without leaving Python. JAX is written in pure Python, but it depends on XLA, which needs to be
compiled and installed as the jaxlib package. This 1:1
correspondence makes most of the translations to XLA essentially trivial, and
ensures we only have a small set of primitives to cover for other
transformations like automatic differentiation. So far, JAX includes lots of help and contributions from Jamie Townsend , Peter Hawkins , Alex Wiltschko ,
George Dahl, Eli Bendersky ,
Zak Stone, Alexey Radul ,
Michael Isard,
Skye Wanderman-Milne,
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Have any devs ever left a message to the future based on system specs? "Wow, your hardware is two orders of magnitu…
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Have any devs ever left a message to the future based on system specs? "Wow, your hardware is two orders of magnitu…
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10 days ago by beaugunderson
The State of UX in 2019
Paying lead/director salaries to individual contributors inflates our industry, while fancy job titles create the false expectation that someone is being hired to manage and not to produce designs — leading to frustration and low retention rates. From 33% of divorced couples citing Facebook as a reason for their split , to gamers who die of starvation after binge-playing for several consecutive days, to more extreme cases like the Youtube campus shooter who was allegedly angry at the company’s monetization policies. The same way we take pride in limiting our red meat consumption to avoid cardiovascular diseases and protect the world resources, or campaign against smoking, designers can be the ones advocating for healthier UX. We must proceed with caution as we open our process to more people as it will be tempting to get swept away by “likes” and “claps.” We can lean on two guiding questions as we embark on this new territory: 1) How do we avoid creating a culture of celebrity chefs in design? Special thanks to: Camila Rosa , Jason Fried , Julie Zhuo , Erika Hall , David Teodorescu , Amber Case , Paul Graham , Joe Munko , Dave Malouf , Jonathan Lieberman , Sungjoon Steve Won , Benjamin Berger , Ivan Manolov , Mario Hugo , Bruno Oyama
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Jennifer Keesmaat on Twitter: When I was Chief Planner in Toronto, Mayor Ford approached staff and asked them to 'look the other way' when a family friend's business was caught dumping toxic chemicals into the river. Staff refused. Yesterday, Doug Ford's
@jen_keesmaat: When I was Chief Planner in Toronto, Mayor Ford approached staff and asked them to 'look the other way' when a family friend's business was caught dumping toxic chemicals into the river. Staff refused. Yesterday, Doug Ford's government made doing so legal. Beyond the pale. https://t.co/bDxLisJqk3

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Power & Politics on Twitter: .@JustinTrudeau says @fordnation thinks we "should make pollution free again." Says Ford may want to play games with numbers, but feds will move forward in a very consistent way. "If anyone is moving the goalposts it’s Premi
@PnPCBC: .@JustinTrudeau says @fordnation thinks we "should make pollution free again." Says Ford may want to play games with numbers, but feds will move forward in a very consistent way. "If anyone is moving the goalposts it’s Premier Ford." #cdnpoli #onpoli https://t.co/ifsrZpC4pK

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Letting neural networks be weird • Aw yeah it’s time for cookies with neural networks
By seeing examples of what humans did, they can learn to translate languages, predict product sales, and even categorize text and images as innocuous or explicit (it has a lot of trouble with this last task, as it turns out). I’ve given them paint colors , bandnames , and even guinea pig names and in each case their results are somewhat… mixed. (Paint colors called Stanky Bean , Stargoon, and Turdly, for example) The problem is that it doesn’t know what any of these words mean - it’s just picking letter combinations that seem likely to it. For more cookies, including the neural net’s strange obsession with “balls,” as well as bonus material every time I post, you can sign up here . kitchen-prose-and-gutter-rhyme liked this vandorendra liked this laudanumandabsinthe reblogged this from horse-badorties and added: I’d like to slip my Low Fuzzy Feats into your Hersel Pump Spritters Show more notes Loading...
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Okay looking at this, I'm convinced my hair is getting shorter! How do I fix this I'm really unhappy about it. 😭
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10 days ago by jamuraa
Nvidia's AI creates video game worlds from scratch
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Realistic-looking driving simulator with each frame rendered by semantic AI…in real-time. https://t.co/IpJWK7wwRa

— Kontra (@counternotions) December 8, 2018
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10 days ago by Ryanvlower
Ontario stalls on climate action | Pembina Institute
“Today, the Ontario government released a climate plan that lacks a clear path to reduce our carbon pollution and ensure a clean, healthy, and safe environment. “A credible climate plan would, at minimum, present effective solutions to reduce carbon pollution from transportation, industry, and homes and buildings. “We will be assessing the government’s announced plan to regulate industrial carbon pollution and their proposed flexibility mechanisms such as compliance payments. “As the recent United Nations IPCC report made clear, we need urgent action to limit climate change and head off its more extreme impacts. Ontario is already experiencing extreme climate events, from the polar vortex the last few winters, to the record-setting wildfires of this past summer, to the flooding in Toronto, Ottawa, and Windsor.
10 days ago by sechilds
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I'm really looking forward to being a part of next June in New Orleans! and I can't wait.…
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Ben Sasse (@BenSasse)
There’s a deep divide among Americans (that we shld be able to debate without screaming at each other).... **is Trump mostly a CAUSE of our lack of national unity? OR... **is he mostly a CONSEQUENCE of our lack of national unity? Thoughts?
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10 days ago by AlexanderERyzhov
Laguardia #1 Review: A Sci-Fi Comic Full of Beautiful Black People - Black Nerd Problems
With Laguardia #1 , Nnedi Okorafor continues her work of bringing a unique, insightful Black African science fiction aesthetic to audiences. The story centers on Future Nwafor Chukwuebuka, a Nigeria-American doctor who’s returning to New York pregnant from Lagos, leaving behind a concerned boyfriend/baby daddy, Citizen Raphael Nwabara. Together with colorist Devlin, Ford does a great job of bringing dark-skinned Black folks to the pages, surrounded by African art and clothes. By the end of the issue, Future has re-united with her grandmother in the Bronx and is settling in with her unborn baby and her alien plant roommate, while Citizen is getting pulled deeper into the unrest in Lagos. If on the nose social commentary with your alien sci-fi all mixed with an evocative African vibe is your speed, along with strong Black characters, I can recommend keeping up with Laguardia.
10 days ago by sechilds
Olivia Guest | Ολίβια Γκεστ on Twitter: Anybody else laughing at how the same constellation of scientists who retweet "robots/AI will take over and enslave us" also retweet "fuck ethics boards in science — ethics committees just slow me down
@o_guest: Anybody else laughing at how the same constellation of scientists who retweet "robots/AI will take over and enslave us" also retweet "fuck ethics boards in science — ethics committees just slow me down without adding anything of value"?

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I mean... 😂
10 days ago by sechilds
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Opposition politicians took turns Thursday trying to woo Indigenous vote - APTN NewsAPTN News
A federal election is less than a year away. So this week’s Special Chiefs Assembly in Ottawa was too good to pass up for the leaders of Canada’s federal political parties. Elizabeth May (Green), Jagmeet Singh (NDP) and Andrew Scheer (Conservative) all took turns at the Assembly of First Nations podium.
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I bring Krispy Kremes. Eval game SKRONG
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Latest House results confirm 2018 wasn't a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami. - CNNPolitics
Republican Rep. David Valadao of California's 21st District conceded on Thursday to Democrat T.J. Cox. Cox's victory combined with other election results means that Democrats have picked up a net gain of 40 seats. Put another way, this was the fourth best performance for Democrats in the 37 general House elections since President Donald Trump was born. This year's 8.6 point House popular vote win for the Democrats is the greatest on record for a minority party heading into an election. (Note: I'm assigning the Democrats and Republicans the votes for their candidates on other lines via electoral fusion .)
10 days ago by sechilds
It’s a Good Year to Get Into Gardening Because of Weed - VICE
Since then I have spent hours browsing gardening videos on YouTube and leafing through local seed catalogues and watching how the sun and the wind move across my backyard. No, there isn’t much to do in the dead of winter except watch the barren ash trees bend in the brutal Newfoundland wind and dream about the life you will sprout up in spring. I found a little dogberry sapling in the backyard that has already grown into a spiral, so I’m also thinking about training it as a bonsai, because I’ve gone insane and now I’m completely obsessed with trees. Not far from my house is a crabapple tree that was knocked over about a decade ago but lived to grow sideways through a chainlink fence, flowering and fruiting over a hillside full of trash. The man at the counter told me I was mad to think of starting a garden in St. John’s; not only is the climate hostile, but most of the soil is polluted with old lead paint.
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