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Janne Sinkkonen

Engineer (Machine Learning and Statistics)
Espoo, Finland

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Life at Google - ongoing by Tim Bray
At 7:45 AM on Monday the 15th, I and a bunch of really nervous-looking new employees stood together in a lobby at the Googleplex, waiting to be led in. Here are some random first-week notes while my...
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RT @ilmasto: Viikonlopun alussa etelästä nousee mahdollisesti ensimmäinen keväinen hönkäys. Lämpötilat saattavat kohota etelän sisämaass ...
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Wake up and smell the coffee - Effect Measure
I'm a coffee drinker. I'm not finicky about grind or bean or method of preparation, although I guess I have some preferences. There is one thing that coffee has to have for me, though, and that it's...
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Google Alleges That Viacom ‘Secretly Uploaded Its Content to YouTube, Even While Publicly Complaining About Its Presence There’ - Daring Fireball
Zahavah Levine, chief counsel for YouTube in its litigation with Viacom: For years, Viacom continuously and secretly uploaded its content to YouTube, even while publicly complaining about its...
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Cap versus Tax after Copenhagen - EU Energy Policy Blog
As the Copenhagen Accord makes emphatically clear, developing countries are not accepting emission caps. This will make passing a strong national cap more difficult. Economically cap and trade is a...
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Distributed Version Control is here to stay, baby - Joel on Software
A while ago Jeff and I had Eric Sink on the Stack Overflow Podcast, and we were yammering on about version control, especially the trendy new distributed version control systems, like Mercurial and Git. In that podcast, I said, “To me, the fact that they make branching and merging easier just means that your coworkers are more likely to branch and merge, and you’re more likely to be confused.”...
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A double flip - bit-player
All my closest friends know about my strange obsession with the mathematics of mattress flipping. A few thousand other people also know my secret, since I have written about it in an American Scientist column (HTML, PDF), which later became a chapter in a book. To recapitulate: Fussy housekeepers rotate their mattress twice a year to ensure even wear. But a mattress has three axes of twofold s...
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O'Reilly at OSBC: The future's in the data - Revolutions
Tim O'Reilly's keynote talk at OSBC this evening was thought-provoking to say the least. The title of the talk was "The Real Open Source Opportunity", and the surprise for me was that he wasn't...
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Long Now Media Update - The Long Now Blog
There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them. Watch the video of Alan Weisman’s “World Without Us, World With Us”
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How Much Of The World Is In a Liquidity Trap? - Paul Krugman
While you can think of things the Fed can do even at the zero lower bound, that lower bound is in practice a major constraint on policy.
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Extreme wildlife photography - kottke.org
Photographer Greg du Toit spent months in the disease-infested water of a Kenyan watering hole to catch intimate images of animals drinking. Sitting in my hide, I would have to remain motionless for...
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Talvi ei luovuta ilman taistelua - Helsingin sää kuvina
Luvassa asiaa kevään tulosta sekä ensimmäinen hyvin yleisluontoinen katsaus tulevan kesän mahdolliseen säähän. Pitkän ajan tilastojen mukaan termisen kevään (keskilämpötila yli nollan) pitäisi alkaa Helsingissä viikon päästä. Tämä näyttää olevan toiveajattelua sillä talvi saattaa vielä vetää yhden ässän hihastaan loppukuussa. Niin ikään tilastojen mukaan talvea voisi etelässä olla "pahimmillaa...
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GW Sells! - Cruel Mistress
If you can’t sell a rag the old way, why not the new way? Thanks to Tom Yulsman for the tip.
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Paljonko pysäköinnistä kannattaa maksaa? - Soininvaara
Espoon metrosta riideltiin näkyvästi liki kolmekymmentä vuotta. Helsinki valmistautuu hiljaisuudessa lähes samaa suuruusluokkaa olevaan liikenneinvestointiin. Satamalta vapautuville asuinalueille on...
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Google's Command for Posting Buzz Messages - Google Operating System
Google Mobile Blog has a cool tip for those who post Google Buzz messages from an iPhone or an Android phone: "You can post your public buzz simply by speaking it. From the Google Mobile App for iPhone or Quick Search Box on Android, select the voice search icon, say "post buzz" followed by the text you'd like to post, and watch your words appear. Before your post is sent, you'll be able to ed...
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An epidemiologist and daylight savings time - Effect Measure
If you check the blog for tomorrow's Sunday Sermonette, it will be an hour earlier, astronomically speaking. That's because in the US the clocks are shifted forward by an hour for "Day Light Savings...
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Flash in the Pan - Cruel Mistress
The numbers are in. The CRU hack had its day in the sun. Not much to see here. Move along. Move along. Despite recent news reports questioning the credibility of climate science, the vast majority of...
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Making Organic Structure Visible - KK Lifestream
Originally posted in The Technium Science is forever trying to model nature. By simplifying its complexity, or extracting its structures into new modes, science can begin to understand how living things work. One clever way to study biology is to make virtual 3D models of living creatures. Hollywood special effects artists and hackers often model real animals in 3D in order to bring them to the...
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Machine Learning Contests: Life and Death - This Number Crunching Life
There is a lot happening with data analysis and machine learning focused contests. Yahoo has launched a learning to rank challenge. Given a set of query-dependent features of documents (e.g., how...
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euxoa: RT @lazybear_: RT @pedronis: pedronis #pypy 1.2 is out: http://codespeak.net/pipermail/pypy-dev/2010q1/005699.html with JIT; hopefull ...
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Memory loss - The Long Now Blog
The Long News: stories that might still matter fifty, or a hundred, or ten thousand years from now. Today, humans speak to each other in nearly 7,000 languages; it’s estimated that 90% of those languages will be gone by 02050, displaced by English, Spanish, or Chinese. Meanwhile, there’s a broader question about how well we’re preserving the rest of the world’s cultural heritage. But w...
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DYI Garage Biotech - KK Lifestream
Originally posted in The Technium One day, we knew, biotech would become so easy and so cheap that two guys in a garage could hack life in the way kids hack code. That day is now here. Exhibit A is this biohacking lab in a garage in Silicon Valley. Assembled from used equipment the kit includes two clean cell-culture hoods, an incubator, two robot sequencers, and lots of software packed into...
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