The Surprising Truths About Income Inequality in America: Big Issues: GQ
Frantz says he has never even seen a customer or a menu at the steak house where he toils in the kitchen. "If I get money," says the Haitian immigrant, "I'm going to leave."
"Contrary to what appears to be a widely-held intuition, our experimental results reveal that it is possible to train a face detector without having to label images as containing a face or not."
And, of course, they used it for identifying cat pictures. Good to what they did with 16,000 CPU cores for three days.Posted on 2012-06-26T21:23:34+0000
II. As a weapon in the hands of the restless poor—By Earl Shorris (Harper's Magazine)
Earl Shorris’s book about the Clemente Course in the Humanities, The Art of Freedom: Teaching the Humanities to the Poor, will be published in 2013 by W. W. Norton. He was awarded a National Humanities Medal in 2000. This story, part two of a package titled “On the Uses of a Liberal Education,” ran ...
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Nergis Mavalvala, professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, can check off a whole lot of boxes on the diversity form. She isn't just a woman in physics, which is rare enough. She is an immigrant from Pakistan and a self-described 'out, queer person of colo...
Why Nearly Every Sport Except Long-Distance Running Is Fundamentally Absurd
At first glance the annual Man vs. Horse Marathon, set for June 9 in Wales, seems like a joke sport brought to us by the same brilliant minds behind dwarf tossing and gravy wrestling. It was, after all, the product of a pints-fueled debate in a Welsh pub, and for...
WHY THREE PRONGS? Electrical ground, stray voltage
QUESTION: WITH AC POWER, AREN'T BOTH THE WIRES OF THE PAIR INTERCHANGABLE? WHY IS ONE WIRE CALLED "NEUTRAL?" WHAT'S ALL THIS STUFF ABOUT "GROUNDING?" WHY ARE THREE PRONGS NEEDED?