Slashdot: News for nerds, stuff that matters

Google’s Zero shot translation was described better than I saw on their site on slashdot:

If you teach the translation system to translate English to Korean and vice versa, and also English to Japanese and vice versa… could it translate Korean to Japanese, without resorting to English as a bridge between them?

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Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It. – NYTimes.com

Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral article. The idea that if you engage in enough of this low-value activity, it will somehow add up to something of high value in your career is the same dubious alchemy that forms the core of most snake oil and flimflam in business.

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Echo Park Time Travel Mart

A few photos I shot in 2009 of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart in Los Angeles, a time travel themed store that helps support 826LA, a non-profit organization “dedicated to supporting students …

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Just how close are we to solving vision? – Piekniewski’s blog

we’re not.

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The Happiest People Don’t Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

In the age of unparalleled distraction and in a field where a wandering mind / serendipity are king, this is troublesome.

‘an unruly mind creates unhappiness and dysfunction, and that the keys to happiness lie in mastering the mind, and not in changing external factors in our lives.’

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it’s true.

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