Four short links: 18 October 2016

Awesome Falsehoods, Neural Network Vision, Toy and Family Robots, and Over-Engineered Software

By Nat Torkington
October 18, 2016
Four short links
  1. Awesome Falsehoods — great collections of lies that we programmers tell ourselves about such things as what email addresses are, what networks do, and (my favourite) time zones.
  2. How Do Neural Networks See The World (YouTube) — short and interesting video explainer.
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  4. Anki Cozmo — toy robot, compare to NXROBO’s BIG-i the first personalized family robot. BIG-i is a natural-interaction robot with mobility, 3D vision, voice programming, and active perception. It can manage smart appliances to suit your needs.
  5. Ten Modern Software Over-Engineering Mistakes3. Everything is Generic is my current jam^w nightmare as I write some software to support research. “Should it X or Y?” “Yes, we don’t know yet, so both” is always the answer!
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