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Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap - YouTube
This might be my Magnum Opus. Go to https://NordVPN.com/MarkRober and use code MARKROBER to get 75% off a 3 year plan and an extra month for free. My buddy Sean…
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How Alexa Knows “Peanut Butter” Is One Shopping-List Item, Not Two
At a recent press event on Alexa's latest features, Alexa’s head scientist, Rohit Prasad, mentioned multistep requests in one shot, a capability that allows you…
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18 hours ago
Welcome to Ladyfag's 'Brave New World'
Allie X performing in the Sapphire Room at Holy Mountain. View Full Images As most of New York City prepared to call it a night on Friday, Ladyfag — the patron…
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19 hours ago
Why 536 was ‘the worst year to be alive’
An 72-meter ice core drilled in the Colle Gnifetti Glacier in the Swiss Alps entombs more than 2000 years of fallout from volcanoes, storms, and human…
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How The Verge makes video reviews
Here at The Verge , we’ve been at this video thing for over seven years — from first looks at new devices to full-fledged, in-depth reviews. It’s kind of like…
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5 days ago
Producing, Recording, Editing, and Sharing Animated Videos on iPad
A significant part of my pedagogical approach involves the creation of short, animated videos that convey statistical concepts. Students watch these videos and…
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8 days ago
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
DEC. 10, 2018 Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds. They say it’s anonymous, but the data shows how personal it…
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9 days ago
Introduction to A*
Created 26 May 2014, updated Aug 2014, Feb 2016, Jun 2016 In games we often want to find paths from one location to another. We’re not only trying to find the…
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9 days ago
‘Siege warfare’: Republican anxiety spikes as Trump faces growing legal and political perils
President Trump added to the tumult Saturday by announcing the abrupt exit of his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, whom he sees as lacking the political judgment…
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9 days ago
A Bayesian Perspective on Generalization and Stochastic Gradient Descent – Google AI
Zhang et al. (2016) argued that understanding deep learning requires rethinkinggeneralization. To justify this claim, they showed that deep networks can…
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10 days ago
Wisconsin’s $4.1 billion Foxconn factory boondoggle
It was a veritable lovefest in Milwaukee in July 2017 when Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou announced their plan to create a heavily…
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11 days ago
Nobody Believed Neil deGrasse Tyson's First Accuser. Now There Are Three More.
Alexandra Hootnick for Buzzfeed News Pin Tchiya Amet in Covelo, California. Ashley Watson was ecstatic, earlier this year, when she got the job to be Neil…
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12 days ago
Goodbye, EdgeHTML – The Mozilla Blog
Microsoft is officially giving up on an independent shared platform for the internet. By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online…
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12 days ago
The State of Web Browsers – Ferdy Christant
Late 2018 edition Update (Dec 6, 2018): Microsoft has confirmed the rumor to be true. We now have one less browser engine, and a last man standing (Firefox) in…
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12 days ago
The Enormous Life of Anthony Bourdain, According to Those Who Knew Him Best
Chris Bourdain is searching for a word that he cannot quite find. We're sitting together in a small café in Grand Central Terminal, drinking table wine and…
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12 days ago
Emotion Science Keeps Getting More Complicated. Can AI Keep Up?
In the early 1990s, Lisa Feldman Barrett had a problem. She was running an experiment to investigate how emotions affect self-perception, but her results seemed…
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13 days ago
Bizarre 'dark fluid' with negative mass could dominate the universe – what my research suggests
It’s embarrassing, but astrophysicists are the first to admit it. Our best theoretical model can only explain 5% of the universe. The remaining 95% is famously…
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13 days ago
Hamiltonian Monte Carlo explained by Alex Rogozhnikov
MCMC (Markov chain Monte Carlo) is a family of methods that areapplied in computational physics and chemistry and also widely used in bayesian machine learning.…
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13 days ago
The 100 Best Songs Of 2018
During a turbulent year rife with personal and political trauma, the most memorable songs pulled no punches in the pursuit of pop. They also arrived from all…
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14 days ago
The 50 Best Albums Of 2018
Art is identity, scream these best albums of 2018. Even when it's pure invention. The most striking things we heard this year mined personal experiences that…
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14 days ago
Optimizing Siri on HomePod in Far‑Field Settings - Apple
The typical audio environment for HomePod has many challenges — echo, reverberation, and noise. Unlike Siri on iPhone, which operates close to the user’s mouth,…
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15 days ago
Can Global Semantic Context Improve Neural Language Models? - Apple
Entering text on your iPhone, discovering news articles you might enjoy, finding out answers to questions you may have, and many other language-related tasks…
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15 days ago
parsnip - Tidyverse
The parsnip package is now on CRAN . It is designed to solve a specific problem related to model fitting in R, the interface. Many functions have different…
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20 days ago
Antitrust, the App Store, and Apple
Yesterday the Supreme Court held a hearing in the case Apple Inc. v. Pepper . “Pepper” is Robert Pepper, an Apple customer who, along with three other…
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20 days ago
A Business With No End
Where does this strange empire start or stop? Where does this strange empire start or stop? By JENNY ODELL Part I: Zooming Out 1. Orders and Fulfillment 2. The…
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20 days ago
How to balance full-time work with creative projects
November 27, 2018 Part of: Making time for creative work Finding balance Staying on track Having a day job Copied link to guide! Be honest about your 9 to 5…
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21 days ago
Google Pixel Slate review: slapdash software ruins good hardware
The tricky thing about Google’s new Pixel Slate is that it checks so many boxes a lot of people want checked on a tablet. Desktop-class web browser that won’t…
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21 days ago
Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is Attack of the Clones
Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures Significant spoilers ahead for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald . 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them had its…
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21 days ago
Across South, Democrats Risk Speaking Boldly and Alienating Rural White Voters
Supported by Former Representative Mike Espy, with students from Barack H. Obama Magnet Elementary School in Jackson, Miss., is trying to unseat Senator Cindy…
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23 days ago
Translating Between Statistics and Machine Learning
Posted on by in Machine Learning by Zachary T. Kurtz Statistics Ph.D. and Machine Learning Research Scientist CERT Division Statistics and machine learning…
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29 days ago
How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet
California is currently ablaze, after a record hot summer and a dry fall set the stage for the most destructive fires in the state’s history. Above: The Woolsey…
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4 weeks ago
Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck
Fernando Vergara / AP The writer Stewart Brand once wrote that “science is the only news.” While news headlines are dominated by politics, the economy, and…
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4 weeks ago
Across the West powerful firms are becoming even more powerful
O NE BRIGHT morning earlier this year your correspondent travelled from New York to the University of Chicago to attend a conference on the threat to prosperity…
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4 weeks ago
Trump’s latest interview shows a president who’s in way over his head
Alex Wong/Getty Images In some ways, the friendliest Donald Trump interviews are the most revealing. Given the opportunity to ramble and free-associate without…
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4 weeks ago
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis
Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.…
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4 weeks ago
Facebook has a growing morale problem
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg testifies during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations’ use of social…
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4 weeks ago
Tensorflow 2.0: models migration and new design
Tensorflow 2.0 will be a major milestone for the most popular machine learning framework: lots of changes are coming, and all with the aim of making ML…
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5 weeks ago
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
Mendelsund / Munday T hese should be boom times for sex. The share of Americans who say sex between unmarried adults is “not wrong at all” is at an all-time…
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5 weeks ago
There’s more evidence Facebook can make you feel lonely
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Eleven months ago, Facebook published what I then called the most extraordinary blog post in its history: an…
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5 weeks ago
species2vec: A novel method for species representation
4,817 followers Timothée Poisot @tpoi RT @noamross : Would love reactions to this by @thinking_code : "species2vec: A novel method for species representation."…
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5 weeks ago
The fake video era of US politics has arrived on Twitter
President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with Jim Acosta of CNN after giving remarks a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room…
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5 weeks ago
Are ‘you’ just inside your skin or is your smartphone part of you?
Photo by Andy Rennie/Flickr In November 2017, a gunman entered a church in Sutherland Springs in Texas, where he killed 26 people and wounded 20 others. He…
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5 weeks ago
How Dad’s Stresses Get Passed Along to Offspring
Credit: Getty Images A stressed-out and traumatized father can leave scars in his children. New research suggests this happens because sperm “learn” paternal…
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5 weeks ago
How AI will dominate the 21st century & what to do about it
Transcript Robert Wiblin: Hi listeners, this is the 80,000 Hours Podcast, where each week we have an unusually in-depth conversation about the world’s most…
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5 weeks ago
Learning Complex Goals with Iterated Amplification
We’re proposing an AI safety technique called iterated amplification that lets us specify complicated behaviors and goals that are beyond human scale, by…
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5 weeks ago
Discussion on the machine learning approach to AI safety
At this year’s EA Global London conference, Jan Leike and I ran a discussion session on the machine learning approach to AI safety. We explored some of the…
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5 weeks ago
How Democrats Won The House
After two years of pent-up anticipation, Democrats have finally done what they have long been favorites to do : win control of the U.S. House of…
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5 weeks ago
How Republicans Made Gains In The Senate
On a night filled with mixed results for both parties, partisanship mostly prevailed in the Senate, to the benefit of Republicans. According to ABC News’s…
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5 weeks ago
Democrats Had A Big Night In Governors Races, But It Could Have Been Bigger
The Democrats made substantial gains at the gubernatorial level, as we expected. They won control of the governor’s offices from Republicans in Illinois,…
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5 weeks ago
What Went Down In The 2018 Midterms
Sarah Frostenson 1:48 PM We Don’t Know Yet Who Won The Arizona Senate Race, But We're Wrapping Up Our Live Blog Both ABC News and CBS News indicate that…
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5 weeks ago
“A Horrifically Bad Idea”: Smartphone Voting Is Coming, Just in Time for the Midterms
Mobile voting has arrived. By Maksim M/Shutterstock. Almost a year ago, the Department of Homeland Security alerted roughly half of all U.S. states that their…
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5 weeks ago
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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6 weeks ago
Republicans are paying the Trump tax
At this point, Democrats look certain to take back the House . But due to geography and gerrymandering, their majority in the chamber will fall far short of…
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6 weeks ago
Algorithms Designed to Fight Poverty Can Actually Make It Worse
Near the end of 2006 Mitch Daniels, then governor of Indiana, announced a plan to give the state's “neediest people a better chance to escape welfare for the…
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6 weeks ago
CRISPR is Going to be Replaced – The Antisense
Recently, a paper was published in PNAS titled, Stem cell-derived clade F AAVs mediate high-efficiency homologous recombination-based genome editing . It could…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning
Artificial Intelligence Hits the Barrier of Meaning Machine learning algorithms don’t yet understand things the way humans do — with sometimes disastrous…
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6 weeks ago
Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain - Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus
R eading is such a new ability in human evolutionary history that the existence of a “reading area” could not be specified in our genes. A kind of recycling…
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6 weeks ago
Apple iPad Pro review 2018: the fastest iPad is still an iPad
Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with a spectacular series of statistics that made laptops seem like old news. More iPads are sold than any other company’s…
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6 weeks ago
Jony Ive reveals how he created the new iPad
The new products just revealed by Apple at a special event in Brooklyn this week have several things in common. But most notable is the input of Apple's Chief…
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6 weeks ago
The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test
The Pixel 3 is Google’s third generation in-house design, meant to showcase the company’s own view of what an Android device should be, whilst fully embracing…
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6 weeks ago
How a Month without Computers Changed Me
No emails left for me to read. Nor write. I’ve sent a message to my family and delegated my open source projects (Autoprefixer and PostCSS) to my friends. With…
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6 weeks ago
Why Jupyter is data scientists’ computational notebook of choice
Perched atop the Cerro Pachón ridge in the Chilean Andes is a building site that will eventually become the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). When it…
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7 weeks ago
Decoding images from the Golden Record
More than 11 billion miles away from Earth, two small discs are rocketing through space at speeds in excess of 37,200 miles per hour. Their journey started in…
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7 weeks ago
The DS GPU and its fun quirks - melonDS
melonDS Home | Downloads | Screenshots |Forums | Source code |RSS The DS GPU and its fun quirks Oct 27th 2018, by StapleButter Oh hey, another 'technical shito'…
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7 weeks ago
Stanford Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Initiative A Stanford initiative dedicated to studying infection-associated chronic diseases The Stanford…
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7 weeks ago
The Selfish Dataome - Issue 65: In Plain Sight - Nautilus
Y ou’ve heard the argument before: Genes are the permanent aristocracy of evolution, looking after themselves as fleshy hosts come and go. That’s the thesis of…
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7 weeks ago
Programmer, Teach Yourself Foundations of ML and AI with these 6 Books
You can adopt a pet function! Support my work on my Patreon page , and access my dedicated discussion server . Can't afford to donate ? Ask for a free invite.…
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7 weeks ago
Google’s smart-city dream is turning into a privacy nightmare
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet division focused on smart cities, is caught in a battle over information privacy. The team has lost its lead expert and consultant ,…
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7 weeks ago
The midterms are already hacked. You just don’t know it yet.
One evening last May in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the night of the local primary election, Dave Ball, the assistant IT director for Knox County, settled into…
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7 weeks ago
Republicans are misleading voters about preexisting conditions
Demonstrators hold signs as Democratic leaders held a rally supporting the Affordable Care Act on June 26, 2018. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Part of A guide…
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7 weeks ago
Former CIA Chief Explains How Spies Use Disguises | WIRED - YouTube
Former Chief of Disguise for the CIA, Jonna Mendez, explains how disguises are used in the CIA, and what aspects to the deception make for an effective…
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7 weeks ago
How One Climate Reporter Helps Readers Care About Kelp
A red urchin (right) among purple urchins during a sea urchin removal event in California. Credit Gabriella Angotti-Jones/The New York Times Times Insider…
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8 weeks ago
California’s Underwater Forests Are Being Eaten by the ‘Cockroaches of the Ocean’
Oct. 22, 2018 Oct. 22, 2018 ALBION, Calif. — Early on a gray summer Saturday, an unusual assemblage — commercial fishermen, recreational boaters, neoprene-clad…
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8 weeks ago
An incredibly nerdy deep-dive into the AirPower charging animation
Maybe this is not common for all developers, but as an iOS developer, one of my favorite things to implement are beautiful user interfaces and cute animations.…
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8 weeks ago
First Evidence of Sleep in Flight - Max Planck Neuroscience on Nautilus
F or the first time, researchers have discovered that birds can sleep in flight. Together with an international team of colleagues, Niels Rattenborg from the…
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8 weeks ago
Here's Every Vegetarian And Vegan Recipe You Could Ever Need
1. For when you're craving pasta: Amy Sefton / BuzzFeed Full list: 15 Delicious Pastas With No Meat 2. For when you want high-protein options: Taylor Miller /…
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9 weeks ago
In Defense of Elon Musk
He is under attack. For tweeting the wrong thing, for not making enough cars, for appearing unstable. Some of the criticisms have merit. Much of it is myopic…
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9 weeks ago
A Google Pixel 3 Review In The Age Of Incremental Updates And Unrelenting Trauma
We are captives to our phones, they are having a deleterious effect on society, and no one is coming to help us. On the upside, this is a great phone. Mahmud…
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9 weeks ago
‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss
The emerald anole, one of the main insect eaters in the Luquillo forest of Puerto Rico. (Brad Lister/PNAS) Insects around the world are in a crisis, according…
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9 weeks ago
How Lisp Became God's Own Programming Language
When programmers discuss the relative merits of different programminglanguages, they often talk about them in prosaic terms as if they were so manytools in a…
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