Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 08/02/2017

NVIDIA Research Brings AI to Computer Graphics | NVIDIA Blog “At SIGGRAPH 2017 this week, NVIDIA is showcasing research that makes it far easier to animate realistic human faces, simulate how light interacts with surfaces in a scene and render realistic images more quickly.” tags: ai nvidia Google says AI…

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Coding topics for 07/21/2017

​Programming languages: Python is hottest, but Go and Swift are rising | ZDNet “IEEE Spectrum’s latest ranking of the hottest programming languages puts Python ahead of the rest, but Apple’s two-year-old Swift is now a top 10 contender. The open source Python language climbed two places in IEEE Spectrum’s fourth…

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General Reading for 10/16/2015

Marine Corps Study Finds No Detriment to Morale in Mixed-Gender Combat Units – The New York Times “The Marine Corps has long held concerns that integrating women into combat units could erode morale in all-male platoons and lead to increased sexual tension that would undermine fighting capability. But a Marine…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 08/19/2015

Beyond Just “Big” Data – IEEE Spectrum “Just how much information are we talking about here? Estimates vary widely, but big-data buffs sometimes speak of storage in units of brontobytes, a term that appears to be based on brontosaurus, one of the largest creatures ever to rattle the Earth.” tags:…

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What I’m Reading on 08/19/2015

Atlas, a Humanoid Robot, Takes a Walk in the Woods – The New York Times “In a video shown recently by Atlas’s makers, it is hard to miss the human in the humanoid as the 6-foot-2 machine takes a casual, careful stroll through the woods. It walks like a crouched…

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What I’m Reading on 04/28/2015

How to Configure Drupal with MongoDB Replica Set | Severalnines “Drupal’s modular setup allows for different datastores to be integrated as modules, this allows sites to store different types of Drupal data into MongoDB. You can choose to store Drupal’s cache, session, watchdog, block information, queue and field storage data…

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What I’m Reading on 04/17/2015

Some comments on the Hugos and other SF awards | The official home page of author Eric Flint “First, on the Hugo and Nebula (and all other) awards given out in science fiction. Do they have problems? Yes, they all do. For a variety of reasons, the awards no longer…

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What I’m Reading on 01/20/2015

Open source Ubuntu Core connects robots, drones and smart homes – CNET “The smallest version of the Ubuntu operating system, Snappy Ubuntu Core, is now opening up to smart devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Builders of drones, robots and smart-home kit will be able to develop, simulate…

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What I’m Reading on 12/29/2014

WordPress WordPress › P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) « WordPress Plugins “This plugin creates a profile of your WordPress site’s plugins’ performance by measuring their impact on your site’s load time.  Often times, WordPress sites load slowly because of poorly configured plugins or because there are so many of them. By using…

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W3C 20th Anniversary: Memories

Today the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is celebrating its 20th anniversary as an organization. Luminaries and participants in the open standards effort will be gathering in Santa Clara, CA, this afternoon for a Future of the Web Symposium and then a Gala Dinner. I’m in New York, unfortunately, but I’ll…

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