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What it takes to build great machine learning products - O'Reilly Radar

What it takes to build great machine learning products - O'Reilly Radar: "Machine learning (ML) is all the rage, riding tight on the coattails of the "big data" wave. Like most technology hype, the enthusiasm far exceeds the realization of actual products. Arguably, not since Google's tremendous innovations in the late '90s/early 2000s has algorithmic technology led to a product that has permeated the popular culture. That's not to say there haven't been great ML wins since, but none have as been as impactful or had computational algorithms at their core. Netflix may use recommendation technology, but Netflix is still Netflix without it. There would be no Google if Page, Brin, et al., hadn't exploited the graph structure of the web and anchor text to improve search."

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Syndicated 2012-04-17 15:50:00 from sness

HTML5 jQuery Paint Plugin | Websanova

HTML5 jQuery Paint Plugin | Websanova: "Websanova Paint is a HTML5 canvas based jQuery plugin. It allows you to free paint on a canvas area with various shapes and colors including an eraser. It also features the fantastic Websanova Color Picker allowing you to set both border and fill colors. The canvas area can be set to any size you like and perhaps it’s greatest feature is the ability to save your drawing as an image and then load it back in later. In fact you can load any image in as your drawing as long as it is a base64 encoded PNG image. "

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Syndicated 2012-04-17 15:49:00 from sness

..::CLAM::.. C++ Library for Audio and Music

..::CLAM::.. C++ Library for Audio and Music: "CLAM finally made its way into the official Debian repositories. Many thanks to the maintainer, Taniguchi Takaki.


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Syndicated 2012-04-17 12:30:00 from sness

DBLP: Xavier Amatriain

DBLP: Xavier Amatriain: "Xavier Amatriain, Jorge Castellanos, Tobias Höllerer, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Stephen Travis Pope, Graham Wakefield, Will Wolcott: Experiencing Audio and Music in a Fully Immersive Environment. CMMR 2007: 380-400
6   Tobias Höllerer, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Xavier Amatriain: The allosphere: a large-scale immersive surround-view instrument. EDT 2007: 3"

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Syndicated 2012-04-17 12:30:00 from sness

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1)

The Netflix Tech Blog: Netflix Recommendations: Beyond the 5 stars (Part 1): "We evaluated some of the new methods offline but the additional accuracy gains that we measured did not seem to justify the engineering effort needed to bring them into a production environment. Also, our focus on improving Netflix personalization had shifted to the next level by then. In the remainder of this post we will explain how and why it has shifted.


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Syndicated 2012-04-17 12:27:00 from sness

Introducing QAMA Calculator

Introducing QAMA Calculator: "The revolutionary calculator that shows the answer only when you also enter a suitable mental estimate.
With QAMA as the student's regular calculator and used exclusively, calculations can no longer be performed without involving the head and the proper comprehension of the ingredients. As expected, its effects on performance and, more importantly - understanding, are phenomenal.

It is even fun: Getting estimates accepted is satisfying. Understanding is pleasing. Users at all levels rapidly find themselves much better at it than they thought.

QAMA helps to, altogether, combat the reliance on useless rote performance that is so prevalent in math and science education."

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Syndicated 2012-04-17 11:55:00 from sness

Urban Dictionary: Sparkle Pony

Urban Dictionary: Sparkle Pony: " Sparkle Pony 218 up, 49 down
A high maintenance person at the Burning Man Festival who is unprepared for the harsh camping environment and becomes a burden to their camp-mates.
Burner #1: "Can you believe that Sparkle Pony over there brought 60 costumes but only 2 gallons of water and some ramen noodles?"

Burner#2: "Yeah. They asked me where the food court was located.""

Syndicated 2012-04-16 23:24:00 from sness

Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Text-Stroke

Surfin' Safari - Blog Archive » Introducing Text-Stroke: "
This text has a black 3px stroke and a purple fill.

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Syndicated 2012-04-16 21:20:00 from sness

Packages lookup / .labs { float: both }

Packages lookup / .labs { float: both }: "Looks up packages on PyPI, CPAN, RubyGems, NPM, Maven Central, Clojars, GitHub, Bitbucket, Ubuntu, Arch User Repository, FreeBSD ports, Fedora and Homebrew.

Results are cached for five hours."

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Syndicated 2012-04-16 16:25:00 from sness

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New Advogato Features

New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.

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