Python vs. Rust for Neural Networks
Python vs Rust for Neural NetworksIn a previous post I introduced the MNIST dataset and the problem of classifying handwritten digits. In this post I’ll be using the code I wrote in that post to port a simple neural network implementation to rust. With that sorted I then had to figure out how to represent the Python Network class in rust. The rewritten Python version ends up faster than the Rust version, again by a factor of two or so. I’ll definitely reach for rust in the future when I need to write optimized low-level code with minimal dependencies.
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Kaspersky AV injected unique ID allowing sites to track users in incognito mode
The following weeks and months seemed to offer little excitement – the Kaspersky software worked essentially as well or as badly as Windows Defender. So I had an inkling that the Kaspersky software might have something to do with it. In that case, websites can track Kaspersky users, even if they switch to a different browser. It affected all consumer versions of Kaspersky software for Windows, from the free version to Kaspersky Internet Security to Total Security. However, that means it is still possible to find out if a visitor has installed Kaspersky software on their system and how old that software is.
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In the US, it's cheaper to build and operate wind farms than buy fossil fuels
This puts it in third place behind natural gas and solar power. Plummeting pricesIn the US, the prices for wind power had risen up until 2009, when power purchase agreements for wind-generated electricity peaked at about $70 per MegaWatt-hour. The report uses an estimate of future natural gas prices that show an extremely gradual rise of about $10/MW-hr out to 2050. That means wind sited in the center of the US is already cheaper than fueling a natural gas plant, and wind sited elsewhere is roughly equal. Thus, unless natural gas prices reverse the expected trend and get cheaper, wind and solar will remain the cheapest sources of new electricity in the US.
Apple will soon treat online web tracking the same as a security vulnerability
Model-Based Reinforcement Learning for Atari
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“The Nemo effect” is untrue: animal movies promote awareness, not harm
There was, however, an increase in online searches for that species, showing that blockbusters can drive information-seeking behaviour about nature. The emotive warnings were made because of global reports that its precursor ‘Finding Nemo’ had inspired a surge in purchases of clown fish, which in turn caused environmental and animal harm. Their results suggest that exposure to these movies does not increase demand for live animals, but can instead drive information-seeking behaviour. ‘Our results suggest that the impact of movies is limited when it comes to the large-scale buying of animals. Further references:For more information, please contact the University of Oxford press office at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01865 280730.
Why Software Architects Must Be Involved
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