GeekSpeak for 2017-07-07

AIs get Burned Out on AR

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Verizon kills Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality, LeVar Burton’s new Podcast – like Reading Rainbow for Adults, AI to create design in code, AI drawing, Not even wrong, being Burnt Out, AR stuff, Words are cool, and a fun post show.

Verizon is killing Tumblr’s fight for net neutrality - The Verge

One reason for Karp and Tumblr’s silence? Last week Verizon completed its acquisition of Tumblr parent company Yahoo, kicking off the subsequent merger of Yahoo and AOL to create a new company called Oath.

What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law by Roman Mars on Apple Podcasts

Professor Elizabeth Joh teaches Intro to Constitutional Law and most of the time this is a pretty straight forward job. But with Trump in office, everything has changed. Five minutes before class Professor Joh checks Twitter to find out what the 45th President has said and how it jibes with 200 years of the judicial branch interpreting and ruling on the Constitution. Hosted by acclaimed podcaster Roman Mars (99% Invisible, co-founder Radiotopia), this show is a weekly, fun, casual Con Law 101 class that uses the tumultuous and erratic activities of the executive branch under Trump to teach us all about the US Constitution. Proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.

LeVar Burton’s New Podcast is Like READING RAINBOW for Adults

One of the numerous things I miss about being a kid, aside from mandatory nap time and not having any idea what the word “cholesterol” meant, is being read to. Being able to close your eyes and listen allows your imagination to roam in a different way than if you’re the one doing the reading. You can get a similar experience these days from audio books, but LeVar Burton has his own approach to reading to adults and it’s perfect for those of us from the Reading Rainbow generation. Yes, I said perfect.

This app uses artificial intelligence to turn design mockups into source code

As UIzard founder Tony Beltramelli explains in his research, the novel approach could potentially “end the need for manually-programmed” user interfaces altogether. At present, the method generates code from screenshots

Quick, Draw! The Data

Over 15 million players have contributed millions of drawings playing Quick, Draw! These doodles are a unique data set that can help developers train new neural networks, help researchers see patterns in how people around the world draw, and help artists create things we haven’t begun to think of. That’s why we’re open-sourcing them, for anyone to play with.

Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology — Benedict Evans

There’s a story told of the theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli that a friend showed him the paper of a young physicist that he suspected was not very good but on which he wanted Pauli’s views. Pauli remarked sadly "It is not even wrong”. For a theory even to be wrong, it must be predictive and testable and falsifiable.

Burnout

Earlier this month, venture capitalist Keith Rabois set off a Silicon Valley firestorm about what it takes to succeed. When another tech investor wrote on Twitter that working on the weekends and burning out isn’t cool—and doesn’t work—Rabois fired back. “Totally false,” he said. Rabois cited icons like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Belichick as proof that dogged dedication (usually measured by long hours) was the only way to reach the top of your field.

Lots of people objected to this assessment

Apple’s AR is closer to reality than Google’s - The Verge

Apple is far from being able to claim it invented AR, but its new ARKit in iOS 11 is already showing signs to suggest that Apple will help bring AR into the mainstream faster and better than anyone else.

Made With ARKit

Hand-picked curation of the coolest stuff made with #ARKit

Airbnb AR Map Concept by Isil Uzum - Dribbble

I wanted to explore some new features to improve the Airbnb experience for both hosts and guests. Given the ever increasing possibilities of augmented reality and new technologies like Google’s Tango, Apple’s AR kit, combined with geotagging, I thought guests could pin any hard to find object/area and also attach videos/images in augmented reality, instead of writing letters on paper to explain where to find/how to use things.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

This beautiful, approachable book not only teaches you how to cook, but captures how it should feel to cook: full of exploration, spontaneity and joy. Samin is one of the great teachers I know.

Rigetti Computing – Andreessen Horowitz

At first, quantum technology will seem vastly inferior to its classical counterparts. And then, within just a single generation, the tables will be turned. Consider an application in a specific domain where it takes 100 qubits for a quantum computer to beat a classical one. Quantum computers will have 8, then 16, then 32, then 64 qubits; years will go by and the classical machines will continue to dominate. But then, in the very next year in the transition to 128 qubits

Forest is a suite of tools for experimental quantum programming

Forest provides development access to our 30-qubit simulator the Quantum Virtual Machine ™ and limited access to our quantum hardware systems for select partners.

Words are cool

Buffalo Buffalo is a complete sentence. Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo is too! Confused? Check out the wikipedia page.

Also, ever notice how yoga instructors seriously misuse and overuse present participles?

Um Peru De Peru Do Peru – Jeffrey Broer – Medium

Last year mike pesca started using Um Peru De Peru Do Peru on The Gist, his Slate podcast.

According to statistics, programming with spaces instead of tabs makes you richer | Ars Technica

But never before has the survey revealed something as devastatingly terrible as the 2017 survey.

Hedy Lamarr - Wikipedia

At the beginning of World War II, Lamarr and composer George Antheil developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers. Although the US Navy did not adopt the technology until the 1960s, the principles of their work are now incorporated into modern Wi-Fi, CDMA, and Bluetooth technology, and this work led to their induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014.

One Horse Size Duck vs 100 Duck Sized Horses


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