Archive for April, 2014 | Monthly archive page

What makes an image popular?

Using a dataset of about 2.3 million images from Flickr, we demonstrate that we can reliably predict the normalized view count of images with a rank correlation of 0.81 using both image content and social cues. In this paper, we show the importance of image cues such as color, gradients, deep learning features and the […]

5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws

5 Ways to Remove Stripped Screws. – YouTube.

Airider – floating vacuum cleaner

No more scratching your floors – whatever, it’s a flying vacuum cleaner! For $257,-!!! Our Product.

HDHomeRun TV Streamer

This takes a DVB-C cable and streams it over your entire house, to all devices with much ease and low cost. Really nice, but unfortunately not CI+ certified. Welcome to SiliconDust | SiliconDust – HDHomeRun®.

Project Naptha – Copy and translate text in images

Project Naptha automatically applies state-of-the-art computer vision algorithms on every image you see while browsing the web. The result is a seamless and intuitive experience, where you can highlight as well as copy and paste and even edit and translate the text formerly trapped within an image via Project Naptha.

OpenSSL fork LibreSSL removes 90000 lines of code with no difference in functionality

LibreSSL is backed by OpenBSD and will be prepped for other platforms later. Now they’re working through a complete rewrite as apparently OpenSSL is just too too messy. Read the story here:OpenSSL code beyond repair, claims creator of “LibreSSL” fork | Ars Technica. read the rage and the coding diffs here on OpenSSL Rampage

Silk Road repaying its $2.7m BTC hacked loss to affected customers

This is an incredible story: The Silk Road 2.0 decided not to fold and has been repaying customers that lost their BTC by randomly assigning service costs BTC to duped customers instead of paying it out to staff. How Silk Road Bounced Back from Its Multimillion-Dollar Hack | Motherboard.

tesseract-ocr – An OCR Engine for 60 languages

Tesseract is probably the most accurate open source OCR engine available. Combined with the Leptonica Image Processing Library it can read a wide variety of image formats and convert them to text in over 60 languages. It was one of the top 3 engines in the 1995 UNLV Accuracy test. Between 1995 and 2006 it […]

US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study | Common Dreams

Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. […] When the preferences of economic elites and the stands of organized interest groups are controlled for, the preferences of the average […]

Afterburner inc proves copyright is broken after dissallowing figher pilots to speak like fighter pilots, wear their flight suits

Afterburner Inc sued the Corps Group – ex military pilots – for using pictures of fighter aircraft and cockpits, wearing flight suits and using fighter pilot parlance. Not only does this show that the CEO of Afterburner Inc, Jim Murphy, is a dick, but it also shows how broken these laws are in the USA. […]

Robohand: 3D printed Customised, Fitted, Mechanical Fingers and Hands

The plans for the hand are open source as well, so you can make your own. Robohand » Customised, Fitted, Mechanical Fingers and Hands.

Scale Model WWII Craft Takes Flight With Fuel From the Sea Concept – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen (H2) from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. The predicted cost of jet fuel using these technologies is in the range of $3-$6 […]

How to Start Parkour: A Beginner’s Guide to Parkour

How to Start Parkour: A Beginner's Guide to Parkour.

The Netherlands Must Outlaw Downloading, EU Court Rules

This will probably cost the copyright owners millions, because the current system won’t work any more. Considering studies keep showing that freely shared content sells better than DRM content, copyright will shoot itself further in the foot. Well done on furthering shortsighted, US business interests, EU. The Netherlands Must Outlaw Downloading, EU Court Rules (Update) […]

Parkour Roll Tutorial (Part 1)

Beginner Roll Tutorial (Part 1) – Parkour Ukemi – YouTube.

Magic floor sinks into the ground to transform into an outdoor pool

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/magic-floor-sinks-into-the-ground-to-transform-into-an-1543605242?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+gizmodo%2Ffull+%28Gizmodo%29

Predicting Successful Memes using Network and Community Structure [on Twitter]

Lilian Weng, Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn from Cornell University have created a model that can take a small amount of tweets and tell 2 months in advance whether the tweets will go viral and become a meme or not. This is a network based model, that takes into account: connectivity: number of early adopters, size […]

DCentral 1 by John McAfee

This app tabulates the different access permissions given to apps on your device. DCentral 1 by John McAfee – Android Apps on Google Play.

OpenSSL heartbeat Proof of Concept with STARTTLS support.

OpenSSL heartbeat PoC with STARTTLS support.. Also some exploiting tool called openmagic

How To Build A Quantum Telescope

Last month, physicists used this idea to build the world’s first entanglement-enhanced microscope that dramatically increases its resolution over purely classical instruments. They created entangled photons and used one to illuminate the object. The second photon can then give them information about the first that they use to increase the resolution of the resulting image. […]

Generate energy using flapping wings

This system is incredibly efficient at low wind speeds. DualWingGenerator | Festo Corporate.

 
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