Four short links: 30 March 2017
Tacotron Speech, QM Code, Reversing Malware, and Modal Guidelines
- Tacotron: A Fully End-to-End Text-To-Speech Synthesis Model — Tacotron achieves a 3.82 subjective 5-scale mean opinion score on U.S. English, outperforming a production parametric system in terms of naturalness. In addition, since Tacotron generates speech at the frame level, it’s substantially faster than sample-level autoregressive methods. Google put audio samples online.
- Quantum Mechanics for Programmers — code-based explanation of QM.
- Reverse-Engineering Malware 101 — what it says on the cover.
- Best Practices for Modals — Modals have become today’s version of the dreaded pop-up window. Users find modals annoying and have been trained to instinctively and automatically dismiss these windows. But if you absolutely must modal out, here’s how to do it with a minimum of disgrace.