Here are the noteworthy links for last week. I will start with a link to a blog post by Daniel Russell, from Google, who asks his readers to answer the question “Where am I?” in as much detail as possible solely by gathering information from the following image:
On another post he then shows how you can find out exactly where this is (including a phone number for the office), by using some simple tricks.
The rest of the links are below:
- FF Chartwell: an interesting new typeface (i.e. font) that can directly be used to generate graphs.
- Loch Ness monster cited by US schools as evidence that evolution is myth: The title says it all. This kind of news reduces my hopes in humanity.
- Uruguay’s Plan to Legalize Marijuana Sales: Should the Rest of the World Follow?: I think the answer is yes, but I am not sure about the specific state-controlled plans Mujica is proposing.
- Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster — from scratch: Funny and thought-provoking.
- Building high-level features using large scale unsupervised learning: This is pretty neat. A less academic writeup of the results can be found on a New York Times article.
- David Roberts – Climate Change is Simple: I still haven’t found a good introduction video to show to students. David also wrote about this based largely on Kevin Anderson‘s work.