With photos, out-of-focus used to be a permanent condition. Not any more. De-blurring algorithms, written by people who paid lots of attention in math class, reduce and sometimes almost eliminate several kinds of blurring: incorrect focus, motion blur, and Gaussian blur.
Moscow-based image processing guru Vladimir Yuzhikov has created SmartDeblur, a Windows application that does a remarkable job of making blurry images less blurry. Basically, the blurred bits in an image [...]
LONDON (Reuters) – Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same.
Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010.
A team led by artificial intelligence specialist Joan Serra [...]
Facebook is casting around for new sources of revenue, Geoffrey Fowler and Shayndi Raice of the Wall Street Journal report.
One new feature the company is testing is called “Highlight.”
Currently live in New Zealand, Highlight allows you to pay up to NZ$2 (~$1.50 US) to be sure that your friends see a post. It’s a per-post charge.
(Without this, your post might get pushed down your friends’ news feeds before they see it. Or Facebook’s algorithms [...]
Facebook is said to be working on an upgraded version of its search engine – a move which would put it in even closer competition with Google
Facebook is quietly working on a technology that might make Google nervous – a new, upgraded version of the site’s search engine.
The move could give web users a new way to find content – ‘steered’ by the huge amount of information Facebook stores on [...]
With gold and silver plunging, along with stock markets and crude oil, today King World News interviewed legendary Jim Sinclair’s chartist Dan Norcini. Norcini told KWN what we are seeing today in the gold and silver markets is not what most people think: “People will tend to blame this takedown in gold and silver on the bullion banks. Interestingly, I don’t think that’s the case this time, Eric. I think what happened [...]
From SETI at UC Berkeley:
We’ve started searching our Kepler SETI observations and our analyses have generated some of our first candidate signals. Each of the signals below is shown in a pair of plots, one from an observation of Kepler Object of Interest (KOI) 817 and one from an observation of KOI-812. During an observation, we alternated between targets to enable us to rule out signals seen coming from two different places in [...]
The Latest In The Broken Market Chronicles: Explaining Last Friday’s Ridiculous Market Action
Reg NMS Has Been Rescinded!
HFT no longer bound by Trade Through Rules
On October 7, 2011 beginning at 12:03:39.950, a massive surge of quotes in SPY, IWM, DIA and other market index ETFs, along with many symbols in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, caused an overload in CQS that lasted several seconds. This, [...]
September 11, 2011, at 9:59 pm
by Jim Sinclair in the category General Editorial
Dear Extended Family,
I am on the road once again. I am one hour from departure to Tanzania. A great deal of rescheduling had to be made but it all worked out. My Toronto meeting with a high level delegation from Tanzania was postponed because of the national tragedy involving the sinking of a ferry.
Those that I had [...]
by The World Complex
Deconstructing algos, part 1
The third part of the series on information theoretic methods of analysis for dynamic systems is taking longer than anticipated. Crunching the numbers is killing me. So I’ll take a break from it and look a little farther forward–how we can use the methods I have been describing so far to forensically examine the algorithms used in various high-frequency trading [...]
Today Wall Street is ruled by thousands of little algorithms, and they’ve created a new marketâ€”volatile, unpredictable, and impossible for humans to comprehend.
Photo: Mauricio Alejo
Last spring, Dow Jones launched a new service called Lexicon, which sends real-time financial news to professional investors. This in itself is not surprising. The company behind The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires made its name by publishing the [...]
by Boca Joe
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said her agency will examine whether market participants who buy and sell thousands of shares in milliseconds should face restrictions on their trading strategies.
â€œHigh-frequency trading firms are subject to very little in the way of obligations,â€ Schapiro said at an event held today by the Security Traders Association in Washington. â€œWe will consider carefully whether these firms should be subject [...]
This is what a “Statistical” Recovery looks like:
First, report a boom based on fraudulent data, dishonest algorithms and, of course, the interpretations of craven and complicit establishment economists who are no more than Regime propagandists. Big Media trumpets this boom and the millions of invisible jobs that are being created, Big Money revels in it and Big Govt indulges in an orgy of self congratulation: the Upper class agrees and [...]