Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers astorfi/lip-reading-deeplearning

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers astorfi/lip-reading-deeplearning

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This repository contains the code developed by TensorFlow for the following paper: The input pipeline must be prepared by the users. This code is aimed to provide the implementation for Coupled 3D Convolutional Neural Networks for audio-visual matching. Lip-reading can be a specific application for this work. If you used this code, please kindly consider…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Alzheimer’s disease: mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause

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More than 30m people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the strongest evidence yet that the herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer’s, suggesting that…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Arcan versus Xorg – Approaching Feature Parity

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Arcan versus Xorg – Approaching Feature Parity

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This is the first article out of three in a series where I will go through what I consider to be the relevant Xorg feature set, and compare it, point by point, to how the corresponding solution or category works in Arcan. This article will solely focus on the Display Server set of features and…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How I Became a Knife Steel Metallurgist

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How I Became a Knife Steel Metallurgist

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Thanks to Jon Broida of Japanese Knife Imports and Anton Kudris for becoming Knife Steel Nerds Patreon supporters! When I was 16 I went with my father to the Las Vegas Custom Knife show. My interest in custom knives up to that point had been pretty limited. My father, Devin, has run a Damascus steel…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Understanding Quaternions

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Understanding Quaternions

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Understanding Quaternions In this article I will attempt to explain the concept of Quaternions in an easy to understand way. I will explain how you might visualize a Quaternion as well as explain the different operations that can be applied to quaternions. I will also compare applications of matrices, euler angles, and quaternions and try…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Lithium giants feud over competition, brine in Chile’s Atacama Desert

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precious metal — Albemarle and SQM can’t settle water disputes and a sale might draw them closer. Megan Geuss – Oct 21, 2018 6:00 pm UTC Enlarge / A general view of Laguna Colorada located near the border with Chile, in the Uyuni salt flats, Bolivia. The Uyuni salt flats are estimated to contain 100…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Guilty review: Even in 2018, a simple phone can be utterly thrilling

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | The Guilty review: Even in 2018, a simple phone can be utterly thrilling

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Not the room but a room — Director tells Ars—”This is like us not trying to show the shark for the whole film.” Nathan Mattise – Oct 21, 2018 2:00 pm UTC Ars chats up The Guilty writer/director Gustav Möller in a particularly Ars-y (and dark) karaoke room at Fantastic Fest 2018 (produced/edited by Nathan…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | First thing we do, let’s kill all the experts

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Who needs em? — Tom Nichols’ book describes how experts are no longer ignored—they’re attacked. John Timmer – Oct 21, 2018 1:00 pm UTC Enlarge / Here lies an expert (maybe).There is a Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. Take a moment to consider the implications of that fact. The inhabitants of what, under other circumstances,…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Hack on 8 adult websites exposes oodles of intimate user data

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EXPOSED — A recovered 98MB file underscores the risks of trusting personal info to strangers. Dan Goodin – Oct 20, 2018 7:45 pm UTC Enlarge / One of the hacked websites, wifelovers.com, as it appeared on October 12.A recent hack of eight poorly secured adult websites has exposed megabytes of personal data that could be…

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | I’ve Never Seen The North Star

Hexbyte – News – Science/Nature | I’ve Never Seen The North Star

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UNITED STATES—Sometimes it’s a casual statement that jerks you’re head up.  “..never seen the North Star..” wow.  I’ve been cruising the Equator for a week, traveling in the Galapagos Islands, seeing amazing things, but this observation stopped me dead in my tracks. It came from the mouth of our hard working, charming Naturalist. It seemed…