Images via chineasy.org
Reading in Chinese can be difficult for language learners, so ShaoLan Hsueh and a team of visual designers have created Chineasy, a new book of pictograms featuring more than 400 Chinese characters.
Check out our story – and more cute illustrations – here.
NO BIG DEAL #sxswlam
My horoscope for this week.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You won’t be the recipient of good luck in
the coming days. Nor will you experience bad luck or dumb luck or weird
luck. No, Scorpio. The serendipitous slew of synchronicities that will slip
and slide into your sphere requires a new word, which I have coined for
this occasion. That word is “shluck.” Shluck is a cracked yet plucky sort of
backwards luck that provides you with an abundance of curious slack.
Shluck slings your way a series of happy accidents and curious
coincidences that give you experiences you didn’t even realize you
needed. To take maximum advantage of shluck’s benefits, you have to
dispense with your agendas and drop your expectations. -Rob Brezsny
Dexter Gordon (February 27, 1923 – April 25, 1990)
Tomorrow is Monday. Bitten is on SyFy.
I predict 70% of the dialogue will be spoken softly, in an earnest, breathy half-whisper, that bespeaks of tragedy & solemn respect.
* oh. … … no. *
Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee
I just wanna go on more adventures. Be around good energy. Connect with people. Learn new things. Grow.
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This neural network—which you can read about here, basically it’s a computing network modeled on animal nervous systems—has eleven layers of neurons, which makes it possible to ID millions of house numbers a day from the Street View raw image data. “We can, for example, transcribe all the views we have of street numbers in France in less than an hour using our Google infrastructure,” write the engineers in a new Arxiv paper about the project. What about the numbers that are too blurry for this giant brain to make sense of? No prob—those are identified by humans as part of a second generation CAPTCHA program. So you may have already contributed to the cause, without even realizing it.
From Comment: ’ “Insane neural network”… Because nothing bad ever came from those three words being together…’ -Echo
soulfulSunday | Otis Redding “Cigarettes & Coffee”
Out walking the dog in the grey drizzle - and I started to crave this song.
A long-time favourite.
I really need to move the record player back to the living room…
Fibonacci - Processing
- Parent to child at the library: Shhh...remember what we said about being loud in the library?
- Child: We'll wake up the books.
- Parent: That's right.