Archive | September 2016

Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter

Yahoo is the latest tech company to open source its computer vision code. The beleaguered outfit’s application for it? Filtering porn. Yahoo hopes that its convolutional neural net (CNN) will empower others to better guard innocent eyes, but admits t… …read more      

This retro ‘Stranger Things’ 8-bit cinema will give you major nostalgia

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Stranger Things is widely known for its ’80s vibes but watching it in 8-bit really lays on the nostalgia.

8-bit Cinema “gamifies” your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80’s arcade and NES inspired action!

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This entry was posted on September 30, 2016, in Mashable.

Old school will be back in this ‘Terminator 2’ 8-bit short

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Good luck running Skynet on this outdated software. This animated short depicts James Cameron’s Terminator 2 as an old-school action game.

Our CineFix series, 8-bit Cinema, transforms your favorite Hollywood blockbusters into ’80s arcade- and NES-inspired action.

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This entry was posted on September 30, 2016, in Mashable.

Knicks’ Joakim Noah skips cadet dinner over anti-war views

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New York Knicks center Joakim Noah skipped a team dinner with cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point on Thursday night because of his anti-war views.

The Knicks are holding part of their training camp at West Point, and Noah reportedly had permission from coach Jeff Hornacek to skip the function.

Noah’s decision comes amid the context of sports taking an increasingly political tone recently. San Francisco 49ers quarterback …

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This entry was posted on September 30, 2016, in Mashable.

Students suspended after 1 dawns blackface, mocks Black Lives Matter in Snapchat videos

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Two students were suspended from Albright College this week after they posted a series of video Snapchats in which one of them — a white woman — is wearing blackface.

In the videos, the woman in blackface calls herself “Carlisha,” mocks the Black Lives Matter movement, and adds padding to her pants before she walks into the hallway to mockingly twerk.

“Black lives matter now, OK?” the woman on camera says. “Fuck white people.”

She spends most of the videos laughing. You can watch a compilation, below. …

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This entry was posted on September 30, 2016, in Mashable.