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Image Synthesis from Yahoo open_nsfw (NSFW: contains nudity pictures)

Yahoo's recently open sourced neural network, open_nsfw, is a fine tuned Residual Network which scores images on a scale of to on its suitability for use in the workplace.

When your screen breaks in the Himalayas

Usually when your laptop screen breaks you curse and just fork out the cash to get it fixed. Perhaps whilst you’re waiting for the replacement parts you plug in an external monitor. It’s annoying but it needn’t be a show stopper. But what if you’re two days bus ride from the nearest major city and you can’t trust the postal service to send you anything valuable?

HN comments are underrated

I haven’t found a public internet forum with better technical commentary. On topics I’m familiar with, while it’s rare that a thread will have even a single comment that’s well-informed, when those comments appear, they usually float to the top.

Parsing JSON is a Minefield 💣

JSON is the de facto serialization standard when it comes to sending data over HTTP, the lingua franca used to exchange data between heterogeneous software, both in modern web sites and mobile applications.

Applying the Linus Torvalds “Good Taste” Coding Requirement

In a recent interview with Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, at approximately 14:20 in the interview, he made a quick point about coding with “good taste”. Good taste? The interviewer prodded him for details and Linus came prepared with illustrations.

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