I’m a huge advocate of using products with an SPF. Especially being the pale person that I am! However, have you ever noticed when you have a photo taken your skin looks slightly paler? Some foundations with high spfs have an ingredient in them called Titanium Dioxide. This ingredient *which is…
Every application needs authentication like this?
Some experiments with a psuedo-fractal subdivision algorithm I (co-)wrote.
This is one of the many magical projects i’ve been working on lately.. stay tuned!
Being used treated and seen as outsiders, they initially felt uncomfortable being approached and photographed by Brazilian fine art photographer Gustavo Lacerda. However, they felt great pride after seeing the results; a series of stunning portraits of albinos. The series received the highest honors in the Brazilian photography community after having been placed Pirelli/Masp Photography Collection.
Genetic Programming is a machine learning technique used to optimize a population of computer programs according to their fitness for performing a task. So, the Genetic Programming engine applies biological evolution to find the best computer program for doing some task.
The way Genetic Programming algorithms work is
- they generate a population of random programs
- they evaluate how good they are are doing some job
- they do some mutations and crossover on the best programs
- and they repeat the process from the second step until we have a program we consider “the best”
However, the second step can be quite time consuming as it requires to run all programs in the population, and we can be talking about a very big population or a really CPU intensive problem. Things get worse we consider that these programs are usually written in some simplified form, usually some
byte-code, that is interpreted by the Genetic Programming engine.
So one of the alternatives could be to translate the population of pseudo-code programs to a population of native programs that could be directly run by the host machine. That is the purpose of Shine, a genetic programming library that does this transformation by using the LLVM Python bindings. Shine not only get a big performance boost when evaluating solutions fitness, but it also brings some flexibility by using a restricted Python for the representation of individuals on a Genetic Programming engine (so it could, potentially, call Python libraries).
I always like to see a sweet twist on tradition which is why I fell in love with these dome-shaped cakes. I think they would be perfect for a French-themed shower or displaying a few on a table at the wedding itself. Precious!
* Photo Credit: Just Married Cakes
Anthony Rubio with Bandit at The Pre-Westminster Fashion Show
Anthony Rubio with Bandit Rubio at The 2010 Pre-Westminster Fashion Show in New York.
Bandit Rubio was awarded the Top Dog Award.
Bandit is wearing a suit and hat designed by Anthony Rubio.