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August 21 2015

13:44

《铁道》:火车上的中国时空 - 纽约时报中文网 国际纵览

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  • “Iron”(铁)一方面指铁路、火车等事物,另一方面也指代发展、进步和现代性等概念。此外,从更为间接的层面上讲,它还可以指中国共产党对各个发展阶段和各种经济结构的管制:集体主义体制下的“铁饭碗(意指让所有人都有饭吃),和对社会实行持久的“铁拳”控制,尽管它同时也努力发展软实力。
08:03

Inside Google's Infinite Music Intelligence Machine ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

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  • Eck's team is focused on the technical side of this equation, relying on a dual-sided machine learning methodology. One component of that is collaborative filtering of the variety employed by Netflix and Amazon to recommend horror flicks and toasters. The other involves machine listening. That is, computers "listen" to the audio and try to pick out specific qualities and details within each song.

      

  • "By and large, audio-based models are very good at timbre," says Eck. "So they're very good at recognizing instruments, very good at recognizing things like distorted guitars, very good at recognizing things like whether it's a male or female vocalist."

      

07:30

Research Blog: Instant Mix for Music Beta by Google

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  • “Is there a Hammond B-3 organ?” (instrumentation / timbre), “Is it angry?” (mood), “Can I jog to it?” (tempo / meter)
  • Our goal with Instant Mix is to build awesome playlists from your music collection. We achieve this by using machine learning to blend a wide range of information sources, including features derived from the music audio itself. Though we’re still in beta, and still have a lot of work to do, we believe Instant Mix is a great tool for music discovery that stands out from the crowd. Give it a try!

August 20 2015

09:31

Urban Dictionary: 'splainin' to do

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  • A direct allusion to the 1950's American sitcom, I LOVE LUCY. In the show, the American protagonist (Lucille Ball) has a husband (Desi Arnaz) who is Cuban-born, and who occasionally makes some unintentionally humorous gaffes with English. One of these is his curious pronunciation of the word "explaining", which he always pronounces "'splainin'".  

August 19 2015

00:26

Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router | WIRED

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  • This is intentional: Google doesn’t want you to crawl behind your desk every time you need to get at your router. It wants the OnHub right in the center of everything. This itself is a boon to your connection; hiding your router behind closed doors or underneath your TV is horrible for your signal. (Yes, people do that.)

     

August 18 2015

15:30

乱流青年:正常国家幻觉 - 中国数字时代

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  • 灾难当前,人人都会有太多话想说,从点蜡烛祈福到讥笑蘑菇节的声音,自左而右渐次铺开。换了以前我真可能跑去找美国欧洲的安全指引看看有什么可以翻译过来教大家如何自保,这个事情嘛,从不缺席果壳网已经做了,现在也不劳我费心了。

     

August 17 2015

14:50

Amazon.com Help: Connect to Wi-Fi

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    • On your Amazon Echo, press and hold the Action button for five seconds. The light ring changes to orange, and your mobile device connects to Amazon Echo. A list of available Wi-Fi networks appear in the app.    
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August 16 2015

07:09

Kristen Stewart’s Sexual Revolution: ‘I’m Not Hiding’ - The Daily Beast

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  • The media storm started when a Mirror reporter effectively tricked Kristen’s mother, Jules Stewart, into admitting that “I’ve met Kristen’s new girlfriend, I like her,” and that “I accept my daughter loves women and men.” With that one casual remark, Stewart’s relationship with Alicia Cargile, a visual effects producer, was elevated from idle gossip to breaking news.

     

August 13 2015

01:45

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention | TED Talk | TED.com

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    • In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception — and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted. 

       
       
         
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August 12 2015

09:39

谷歌重组 变身Alphabet科技集团 - 新闻与分析 - FT中文网

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  • 佩奇和布林早就制定了一个深谋远虑的路线,以避免重蹈微软的覆辙。微软没能利用从软件垄断中获得的利润,在其他大型科技市场建立领先地位,而且在移动世界已经难以赶上。

      
        
     
01:10

Things are falling apart in China - Business Insider

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  • Then there’s the plunge of the China Containerized Freight Index (CCFI), which tracks contractual rates and spot market rates for shipping containers from major Chinese ports to major port around the world. Last week, the CCFI dropped 2.4% to 798.89, near its multi-year low at the beginning of July. It is now 23% below where it was in February, and 20% below where it had been in 1998, when it was set at 1,000!

     

August 10 2015

12:26

博客中国|罗伯特卡帕:到底是“爱国青年”还是“法西斯青年”? - 中国数字时代

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  • 法西斯分子不但践踏本国人民的人权,也践踏敌国人民的人权,所以才有“核平日本”“强奸日本女人”这样的言论。
05:51

Apple - Press Info - Apple Reports First Quarter Profit of $38 Million

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  • We launched the wildly popular iPod and sold more than 125,000 of them in two months. And we ended the year with 27 Apple retail stores that attracted over 800,000 visitors in the month of December alone.”
03:54

Lin Xiao - Google+

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  • 中文网站看到的标题都是“五种中国可能购买的俄国新式武器”?
    一个购买,一个fear,完全不一样啊
03:44

Apple Store - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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  • lean inventories and streamlined supply chain

August 09 2015

13:17

10 weird objects seen on Mars, explained (pictures) - CNET - Page 6

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  • Everybody likes shiny things. We like them even more when they pop up seemingly out of context on faraway planets.
07:15

Exclusive: From Internment Camp to MacArthur’s Aide in Rebuilding Japan - The Daily Beast

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  • The Japanese government submitted a constitution draft in early 1946, which GHQ found unacceptable. Using it as a springboard, they drafted a constitution that was primarily the work of MacArthur and his staff. The new constitution was de facto endorsed in popular elections in April 1946—in which Japanese women were also allowed to vote for the first time.
  • “He was criticized for saying the Japanese were ‘a nation of 12 year olds.’ But he was expressing that Japan worships the victor; that ‘the winner is the good guy and the loser is the bad guy’ mentality.
06:37

How to Live to 100: Scientists Crack the Secrets of Centenarians | Neuroscience News

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  • Centenarian offspring maintained lower levels of markers for chronic inflammation. These levels increased in everybody with age including centenarians and older, but those who were successful in keeping them low had the best chance to maintain good cognition, independence and stay alive for longer.

     

03:38

The Lexus hoverboard is real, but it isn't coming to a skate park near you - CNET

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  • Called "Slide," it is a skateboard-like device that floats a few inches above the ground, promising the ultimate in futuristic, personal travel. To pull off this seemingly impossible feat, the thing contains a series of magnets and superconductors cooled by liquid nitrogen. The board is real, and it exists exclusively for the purpose of elevating the Lexus brand image.

August 06 2015

17:26

班加罗尔的秘密 - 荐读 - FT中文网

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  • “颠覆”一词迅速成为了班加罗尔那些时尚的科技企业家们的谈论内容。这个词在硅谷已经是老生常谈了。即便如此,有关班加罗尔等城市的初创企业或许会在很大程度上影响印度经济结构的观点绝非异想天开,尤其是考虑到印度从零售到城市交通等许多行业的萎靡不振的发展态势。

     

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