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Automating Tinder with Eigenfaces
While my friends were getting sucked into "swiping" all day on their phones with Tinder, I eventually got fed up and designed a piece of software that automates everything on Tinder.


This is awesome. (via waxy)
via:waxy  tinder  eigenfaces  machine-learning  k-nearest-neighbour  algorithms  automation  ai 
february 2015 by jm
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turn Youtube videos into animated GIFs (via Waxy)
via:waxy  gifs  youtube  video  animated-gifs  images  web 
february 2014 by jm
Reflected hidden faces in photographs revealed in pupil
The pupil of the eye in a photograph of a face can be mined for hidden information, such as reflected faces of the photographer and bystanders, according to research led by Dr. Rob Jenkins, of the Department of Psychology at the University of York and published in PLOS ONE (open access).


(via Waxy)
via:waxy  future  zoom-and-enhance  privacy  photography  eyes  photos 
december 2013 by jm
Edward Snowden's E-Mail Provider Defied FBI Demands to Turn Over SSL Keys, Documents Show
Levison lost [in secret court against the government's order]. In a work-around, Levison complied the next day by turning over the private SSL keys as an 11 page printout in 4-point type. The government called the printout “illegible” and the court ordered Levison to provide a more useful electronic copy.


Nice try though! Bottom line is they demanded the SSL private key. (via Waxy)
government  privacy  security  ssl  tls  crypto  fbi  via:waxy  secrecy  snooping 
october 2013 by jm
Unbound: The Crowdfunding Cargo Cult – Telegraph Blogs
'why was Unbound set up in the first place? It’s because they constructed a cargo cult, believing that if they mimicked the superficial elements of successful crowdfunding, they could enjoy the same success as others – but perhaps even more, thanks to their relationships with publishers, agents, authors, and the media.' They're not the only Kickstarter-cargo-culting company, too. via waxy
via:waxy  unbound  kickstarter  cargo-cult  funding  crowdfunding  books  uk 
july 2011 by jm
_Spotify: Large Scale, Low Latency, P2P Music-on-Demand Streaming_
Gunnar Kreitz' paper on its innards! 'Spotify is a music streaming service offering lowlatency access to a library of over 8 million music tracks.
Streaming is performed by a combination of client-server access
and a peer-to-peer protocol. In this paper, we give an overview
of the protocol and peer-to-peer architecture used and provide
measurements of service performance and user behavior.
The service currently has a user base of over 7 million and
has been available in six European countries since October 2008.
Data collected indicates that the combination of the client-server
and peer-to-peer paradigms can be applied to music streaming
with good results. In particular, 8.8% of music data played comes
from Spotify’s servers while the median playback latency is only
265 ms (including cached tracks). We also discuss the user access
patterns observed and how the peer-to-peer network affects the
access patterns as they reach the server.'
spotify  via:waxy  streaming  p2p  music  architecture  papers  networking 
june 2011 by jm
Hacker News | Ooops.
brilliant thread of epic "OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE" stories
fail  ouch  oops  via:hn  via:waxy  computers  software  rm-rf 
june 2011 by jm
Telehack: May the command line live forever
'Connected to TELEHACK port 13 / It is 8:16 am on Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Mountain View, California, USA. There are 10 local users. There are 24139 hosts on the network.' via Waxy
via:waxy  simulation  history  telnet  arpanet  networking  unix  bbs 
june 2011 by jm
Netflix Beats BitTorrent’s Bandwidth
'For perhaps the first time in the internet’s history, the largest percentage of the net’s traffic is content that is paid for.' A great demo of how *good*, legit, for-pay services, can beat out less usable, dodgy, but free ones (via Waxy)
via:waxy  piracy  bandwidth  bittorrent  internet  netflix  filesharing 
may 2011 by jm
Reddit Comment of the Year : bestof2010
some great gags and stories.  Plus an excellent recipe for tamales in "today you, tomorrow me" (via waxy)
via:waxy  tamales  recipes  stories  funny  jokes  reddit  bestof2010  2010  from delicious
january 2011 by jm
Two Gentlemen of Lebowski
nicely done; Lebowski a la Shakespeare (via Waxy)
via:waxy  shakespeare  writing  humor  lebowski  movies  parody  funny  from delicious
january 2010 by jm
Me and Belle de Jour – ‘Could it be Brooke?’
LinkMachineGo knew the true identity of Belle du Jour way back when -- and set a Google trap to ensnare snooping journos. nice work
belle-du-jour  google  blogging  blogs  via:waxy  privacy  googlewhack  identity  daily-mail  journalism  from delicious
november 2009 by jm
Very cool subpixel typeface
interesting concept, designing a typeface only for use on LCDs (via Waxy)
via:waxy  type  fonts  graphics  typography  subpixel  cleartype  from delicious
september 2009 by jm
codepad.org
'an online compiler/interpreter, and a simple collaboration tool. It's a pastebin that executes code for you. You paste your code, and codepad runs it and gives you a short URL you can use to share it.' supports C, C++, D, Haskell, Lua, OCaml, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Scheme, and Tcl code; isolated by a geordi-based supervisor, in turn running inside a firewalled virt, in turn running inside a firewalled dom0. nice work!
codepad  vm  jails  infrastructure  security  via:waxy  c  languages  programming  sandbox  pastebin 
august 2009 by jm
iPhone Sudoku Grab: How does it all work?
lovely run-through of the computer-vision algorithms this iPhone app uses (via Waxy)
via:waxy  ai  image  programming  algorithms  graphics  iphone  ocr  computervision  opencv  sudoku 
august 2009 by jm

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