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GuidedTrack--scripting that leads to a webapp
used by Michael Simmons for conducting surveys; see foober⁩ ▸ ⁨Users⁩ ▸ ⁨gr⁩ ▸ ⁨Dropbox⁩ ▸ ⁨aa ALL MY WRITING⁩ ▸ ⁨Seminal staff feedback on titles, Facebook ads⁩ >"Michael's GuidedTrack script for doing surveys.rtf"
scripting  seminal  surveys 
8 weeks ago by GreggInCA
Judenplatz 1010 - Wiener Festwochen
Talk by Timothy Snyder, Historian, Yale University, on the European project as an actual new alternative answer to the disappearing of imperial empires. The EU as a "union of nation states where economic advantages gave reason to join" is a *myth*!
europe  history  politics  TimothySnyder  vienna  imperialism  nationalism  eu  future  seminal 
may 2019 by 0x72776F7A
Compositing Digital Images

Most computer graphics pictures have been computed all at once, so that the rendering program takes care of all computations relating to the overlap of objects. There are several applications, however, where elements must be
rendered separately, relying on eompositing techniques for the anti-aliased accumulation of the full image. This paper presents the case for four-channel pictures, demonstrating that a matte component can be computed similarly to the color channels.
image  pdf  seminal  paper 
january 2018 by jberkel
Responsive Web Design · An A List Apart Article
We can design for an optimal viewing experience, but embed standards-based technologies into our designs to make them not only more flexible, but more adaptive to the media that renders them. In short, we need to practice responsive web design.
responsive  design  seminal 
october 2017 by jberkel
Can the Tech Giants Be Stopped? -
July 14, 2017 | WSJ | By Jonathan Taplin.

Google, Facebook, Amazon and other tech behemoths are transforming the U.S. economy and labor market, with scant public debate or scrutiny. Changing course won’t be easy....."we are rushing ahead into the AI universe with almost no political or policy debate about its implications. Digital technology has become critical to the personal and economic well-being of everyone on the planet, but decisions about how it is designed, operated and developed have never been voted on by anyone. Those decisions are largely made by executives and engineers at Google, Facebook, Amazon and other leading tech companies, and imposed on the rest of us with very little regulatory scrutiny. It is time for that to change.

Who will win the AI race? The companies that are already in the forefront: Google, Facebook and Amazon. As AI venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee recently wrote in the New York Times , “A.I. is an industry in which strength begets strength: The more data you have, the better your product; the better your product, the more data you can collect; the more data you can collect, the more talent you can attract; the more talent you can attract, the better your product.”".....How did we get here? I would date the rise of the digital monopolies to August 2004, when Google raised $1.9 billion in its initial public offering......This shift has brought about a massive reallocation of revenue, with economic value moving from the creators of content to the owners of monopoly platforms. Since 2000, revenues for recorded music in the U.S. have fallen from almost $20 billion a year to less than $8 billion, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. U.S. newspaper ad revenue fell from $65.8 billion in 2000 to $23.6 billion in 2013 (the last year for which data are available). Though book publishing revenues have remained flat, this is mostly because increased children’s book sales have made up for the declining return on adult titles.....The precipitous decline in revenue for content creators has nothing to do with changing consumer preferences for their content. People are not reading less news, listening to less music, reading fewer books or watching fewer movies and TV shows. The massive growth in revenue for the digital monopolies has resulted in the massive loss of revenue for the creators of content. The two are inextricably linked......In the third quarter of 2016, companies owned by Facebook or Google took 90% of all new digital ad revenue. ....The history of Silicon Valley itself offers some guidance here. The astonishing technological revolution of the past half-century would never have occurred without the impetus of three seminal antitrust prosecutions. ....The clear historical lesson, which is waiting to be rediscovered in our own day, is that antitrust action has often served not to constrain innovation but to promote it.
Apple  Alphabet  Big_Tech  Google  Amazon  Microsoft  Facebook  artificial_intelligence  privacy  antitrust  Silicon_Valley  content  platforms  virtuous_cycles  content_creators  public_discourse  oligopolies  oversight  value_migration  regulation  innovation  seminal  no_oversight  imperceptible_threats  FAANG  backlash  Kai-Fu_Lee 
july 2017 by jerryking
Literate Programming in the Large - YouTube
Axiom is an open source computer algebra system written mostly in Common Lisp. As one of the original authors at IBM Research I wrote a fair amount of code. Later Axiom was sold commercially as a competitor to Mathematica and Maple.
lisp  seminal 
july 2015 by priyadarshan
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Homepage describing iSAX for time-series data mining using text mining tools.
Contains a list of links to papers on alternative approaches!! :-)
algorithm  time-series  shapes  search  datamining  seminal  software  bibliography  papers  sax 
november 2014 by 0x72776F7A
Savitzky–Golay filter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Savitzky–Golay filter is a digital filter that can be applied to a set of digital data points for the purpose of smoothing the data, that is, to increase the signal-to-noise ratio without greatly distorting the signal
digital  filter  time-series  data  signal-to-noise  snr  smoothing  seminal 
november 2014 by 0x72776F7A
Alex Payne — Dear Marc Andreessen
"Unless we collectively choose to pay for a safety net, technology alone isn’t going to make it happen. Though technological progress has sped up over recent decades of capitalist expansion, most people on the planet are in need of a safety net today. The market hasn’t been there to catch them. Why is this different in Awesome Robot Future? Did I miss one of Asimov’s Laws that says androids are always programmed to be more socially-minded than neoliberals?"
essay  tech  future  dystopia  seminal  economy  robots  from delicious
june 2014 by ssn

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