Machine Learning Video Library - Learning From Data (Abu-Mostafa) -
As Torkington/Radar explains: “a pile of video introductions to different machine learning concepts.”
Nice uh? Yeah, but wrong. It is quite common when you make artistic representations of scientific issues, run the risk, not always consciously, to create confusion in physical concepts, scales, mechanisms, etc… Not a criticism, but I think it is important to consider, especially when speaking of very small scales (nanotechnology, quantum mechanics, particle physics…).
Read more in the source: Why fancy illustrations are so wrong (All That Matters).
This image was the cover of the issue March 2011 Volume 6 No 3 of Nature Nanotechnology.
Image credit: Andras Kis
Improving the performance of field-effect transistors (FETs) involves reducing the length and thickness of the channel between the source and drain electrodes. Andras Kis and co-workers have made an FET in which the channel is a single layer of MoS2 that is just 0.65 nm thick and 1,500 nm long: the black spheres in this schematic (which is not to scale) are Mo atoms; the yellow spheres are S atoms. The MoS2 layer also has a bandgap, which is crucial for many applications.
(via D3.js Broke and Art Came out of IT)
Five Stages of Data Grief -
Designing Offline-First Web Apps · An A List Apart Article
This reliance [on an active data connection] ignores a fundamental truth: Offline is simply a fact of life. If you’re mobile, you’ll be offline at some point. It’s okay, though. There are ways to deal with it.
Alex Feyerke surveys current offline-app tactics and techniques.
Someone's Been Siphoning Data Through a Huge Security Hole in the Internet | Threat Level | Wired.com -
Earlier this year, researchers say, someone mysteriously hijacked internet traffic headed to government agencies, corporate offices and other recipients in the U.S. and elsewhere and redirected it to Belarus and Iceland, before sending it on its way to its legitimate destinations. They did so repeatedly over several months. But luckily someone did notice.
(Source: johngoodwin225, via techspotlight)
We want to ensure that governments use legal process rather than technological brute force to obtain customer data — it’s as simple as that,” said Bradford L. Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, in an interview. — Internet Firms Step Up Efforts to Stop Spying - NYTimes.com (via infoneer-pulse)
America’s newspaper columnists are grumpy old men.
Newspaper columnists are, statistically speaking, old dudes. This is unsurprising, since columns are usually bestowed on the tried, true, and grizzled. But if you’re staffing your back pages with almost all veterans, you’re missing out on a wide swath of important perspectives—like, for example, “The internet is a useful tool” and “I am not made uncomfortable by interracial relationships.”
New York Times brings print edition to tablets and computers with Today’s Paper web app | The Verge
Via and details:
http://t.co/bILR0PBI4V is both tablet and desktop optimised - and downloads the whole edition for offline browsing. pic.twitter.com/kraKS37hKV— Alastair Coote (@_alastair) December 5, 2013
And to throw out some random tech keywords- Today’s Paper is a cross-platform HTML5 webapp, using local storage and touch interactions. Fun.— Alastair Coote (@_alastair) December 5, 2013
We should pray that we learn his great gift of introspection, so that we never let the bitterness grow inside us, even when it seems nothing is changing. — Madiba, I let you go, by South African journalist Marelise van der Merwe, regarding Nelson Mandela.
Coding Towards Accessibility ◆ 24 ways -
Another goodies from the 24Ways geeky advent calendar.
Beyond Bitcoin: A Guide to the Most Promising Cryptocurrencies -
As Bitcoin booms, a host of other cryptocurrencies are rising in its shadow. Here’s a guide to the biggest contenders.
(Source: futurescope, via emergentfutures)
A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering: How does the NSA break SSL? -
Professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins rounding up the collective NSA document bits and pieces to address the main question.