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Mind: How to Build a Neural Network (Part One) Artificial neural networks are statistical learning models, inspired by biological neural networks (central nervous systems, such as the brain), that are used in machine learning. These networks are represented as systems of interconnected “neurons”, which send messages to each other. The connections within the network can be systematically adjusted based on inputs and outputs, making them ideal for supervised learning. Neural networks can be intimidating, especially for people with little experience in machine learning and cognitive science! However, through code, this tutorial will explain how neural networks operate. By the end, you will know how to build your own flexible, learning network, similar to Mind.

The only prerequisites are having a basic understanding of JavaScript, high-school Calculus, and simple matrix operations. A neural network is a collection of “neurons” with “synapses” connecting them. The circles represent neurons and lines represent synapses. Forward Propagation. Serenity-plan-1200.jpg (1400×577) A Guide to Becoming Sherlock. 2000 followers Giveaway and Happy Birthday Sherlock Dear fans and followers of this blog, It’s been almost two years now since I first created this blog and now we have officially reached over 2000 followers on “A Guide to Becoming Sherlock” on Sherlock Holmes’ actual birthday!

Happy Birthday Sherlock! From the bottom of my heart, I wanted to say thank you to each and every single one of you who have followed me from the beginning or have just stumbled upon my blog now. You have given me such incredible support and I am eternally grateful for it. Now, before I ramble any further (considering Sherlock is over my shoulder watching me type this post), here is my 2,000 follower giveaway competition! Here are the conditions: 1) You must be a follower of this blog. 2) You must submit your entries by midnight (AEST) on February 20th, 2014. 5) Have fun and don’t be afraid to have a go! Best of luck and if you have any questions regarding the giveaway competition, do not hesitate to ask me. P.S. 5 Badass New Sci-Fi Movies You Can Watch on Your Lunch Break. The “True Nature of the Force” is Way More Complicated Than You Think.

It started off pretty simple—there was a young man who wanted to become an agent of good, like his father before him. He would use a mystical energy known as “the Force” to become powerful enough to defeat darkness. Once he did, the universe would be restored to its balanced state, freedom would spread throughout the galaxy, and all would be well. But you know what? Balance is not good triumphing over evil. Balance is balance. The seesaw doesn’t tip in either direction here, so… what does that mean for Star Wars? While George Lucas may have based the general outline of Star Wars on western mythology, the Force itself resembles faiths and spiritual ideas from all over the world from Zen Buddhism and Taoism to audio fragments from an Arthur Lipsett film in 1963.

For the record, Lucasfilm has stated officially (in the Power of the Jedi sourcebook) that the “correct” philosophy where the Force is concerned is the one held up by the Jedi Order in the prequels. And this right here? 2012 Embed Player 16:9 Chromeless HTML 5 Geoblocked. William Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists. The 1931 Histomap: The entire history of the world distilled into a single map/chart. The Vault is Slate's history blog.

Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.) This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world!

The 5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers. The actual picture of the march of civilization, from the mud huts of the ancients thru the monarchistic glamour of the middle ages to the living panorama of life in present day America. This stunning geological map of Europe was produced in 1875 by Andre Dumont, a Belgian scientist and mapmaker. Crocheted R2D2 Earflap Hat {Pattern} Materials/Tools: - 5.5mm crochet hook - Worsted weight yarn in Blue, Grey, and small amounts of Black and Red. (I used Red Heart SuperSaver in "light grey" and "blue", you will have enough yarn from a 364yard skein for at least 3 hats) - Using standard North American terms, you need to know how to make a "magic ring", a sc (single crochet), a hdc (half double crochet), increase, decrease, sl st (slip stitch), how to change colours by pulling through your last stitch with the new colour, and how to crochet over the string of the colour you're not using so you can carry it with you until the next colour switch (this makes it look really clean and seamless inside) Fits 1 to 4 years (to my knowledge - I only tried it on Logan and Ella, but it does not fit myself) Main Part of Hat: Round 1: With blue, start with the magic ring & make 6 hdc into the ring, pull tail tightly to close.

Add braided tie strings consisting of 3 grey and 3 blue strands of yarn 18" long, to the tips of the earflaps. Is Link A Timelord? ELLIPSIS. . . - Read People. Deduce this?