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Manny
Manny is on page 125 of 442 of Min kamp 1
If Proust had decided to describe how two Norwegian teens attempt to transport twenty-four bottles of beer to a New Year's Eve party, it might have come out like this. But to be honest, I have my doubts.
Jun 02, 2014 01:52AM 4 comments
Min kamp 1

Manny
Manny is on page 45 of 442 of Min kamp 1
So it turns out I have to read it in Norwegian, since there are constant references to the subtle differences between Norwegian and Swedish. Why didn't anyone tell me? And is it possible to get the Norwegian edition for less than $50, if you include postage?
May 30, 2014 02:10AM 11 comments
Min kamp 1

Manny
Manny is on page 30 of 442 of Min kamp 1
Well, it does start off with a hysterical bedtime scene featuring a small boy. Something tells me this isn't accidental...
May 29, 2014 11:28AM 8 comments
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Manny
Manny is on page 325 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
A concern with crowdsourcing is the fact that the real task is cut into pieces and presented to the workers in a way that may obscure the real nature of the work. An extreme case was presented by Zittrain (2008), who noted that the task of matching photographs to people could be used by an oppressive regime to identify demonstrators.
May 26, 2014 11:54PM Add a comment
Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment

Manny
Manny is on page 300 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
In his blog post "Mechanical Turk: Now with 40.92% spam", Ipeirotis (2010) analyzed how many MTurk tasks are "spammy", i.e. tasks that generate ad clicks, create social network followers and friends, and so on. He arrives at the disturbing conclusion that over 40% of all tasks fall into this category.
May 26, 2014 03:51AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 210 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Rzeszotarksi and Kippur (2010) introduce a technique for monitoring of crowdsourced workers based on task fingerprinting, which involves logging user events such as clicking, scrolling, pressing a key or moving the mouse, using these to accurately predict the quality of the work.

Move over, Orwell: 1984 was more than two decades ago.
May 23, 2014 12:41PM Add a comment
Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment

Manny
Manny is on page 165 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Accents can cause attitudinal reactions in listeners, who may feel charmed, soothed or interested when listening to certain voices or conversely may get irritated, anxious or bored when listening to accents that differ from their own. Negative reactions are common with foreign accents. Paradoxically, foreign speakers who achieve near-native accents may also provoke unusual reactions such as suspicion or envy.
May 19, 2014 06:05AM 3 comments
Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment

Manny
Manny is on page 125 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Reverse Turing tests such as CAPTCHA are in theory crackable with crowdsourcing. There have been rumors of pornography sites asking their users to solve CAPTCHA in exchange for access to images, also known as a pornography attack. The existence of such sites is however denied by CAPTCHA.
May 17, 2014 04:21AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 80 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Although not always reported, typically most of the work in a crowdsourced task is completed by just a few individuals. As can be seen in the figure, a power-law distribution emerges when the individual workers are sorted by the size of their contributions.
May 15, 2014 06:56AM Add a comment
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Manny is on page 50 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Crowdsourced workers who get paid are clearly more productive than crowdsourced workers who don't get paid. However, several studies failed to demonstrate that being paid more reliably increased productivity, and two reported that it had a negative effect.
May 14, 2014 05:03AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 25 of 356 of Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
From commissioning to publication in one year. This must be some kind of speed record for an academic book in our field... I am envious!
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Manny is starting Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment
Just arrived! Flicking though it, I have already found my name mentioned twice. This is clearly a very good book.
May 12, 2014 09:29AM 14 comments
Crowdsourcing for Speech Processing: Applications to Data Collection, Transcription and Assessment

Manny
Manny is on page 300 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 10. In which Switzerland briefly tries being a republic, but is occupied by France, Austria and Russia and then starts a civil war.
May 11, 2014 05:47AM 3 comments
L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls

Manny
Manny is on page 270 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
The first commissaire militaire in French-occupied Switzerland has the unfortunate name Rapinat. This gives rise to the following popular poem:
Le pauvre Suisse que l'on ruine
Voudrait bien qu'on décidât
Si Rapinat vient de rapine
Ou rapine de Rapinat
May 10, 2014 05:54AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 265 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 9. In which Switzerland tries its best to stay out of the way of the French Revolution, but gets sideswiped all the same.
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Manny
Manny is on page 235 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 8. In which Switzerland discovers that a policy of strict neutrality makes it easier to sell cheese, trade slaves, crush rebellions and nurture great philosophers.
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Manny
Manny is on page 200 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 7. In which the Swiss peasants are revolting, and the Swiss ruling classes are even more revolting, but Louis XIV takes the prize.
May 08, 2014 03:51AM 5 comments
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Manny
Manny is on page 175 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 6. In which the Swiss Catholics and Protestants consider slaughtering each other to the last man, but decide it would be bad for business.
May 07, 2014 02:32PM 2 comments
L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls

Manny
Manny is on page 215 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
Les sociétés "libérales" d'Occident ensignent encore, du bout des lèvres, comme base de leur morale, un écœurant mélange de religiosité judéo-chrétienne, de progressisme scientiste, de croyance en des droits "naturels" de l'homme et de pragmatisme utilitariste.
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Manny
Manny is on page 185 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
On pourrait penser que le découverte des mécanismes universels sur lequel reposent les propriétés essentielles des êtres vivants a éclairé la solution des origines. En fait ces découvertes, en renouvelant presque entièrement la question, posée aujourd'hui en termes beaucoup plus précis, l'ont révélée plus difficile encore qu'elle ne paraissait auparavant.
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Manny
Manny is on page 155 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
Certains évolutionnistes post-darwiniens ont eu tendance à propager de la sélection naturelle une idée appauvrie, naïvement féroce, celle de la pure et simple "lutte de la vie", expression d'ailleurs qui n'est pas de Darwin, mais de Spencer.
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Le hasard et la nécessité

Manny
Manny is on page 110 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
Le chercheur finlandais Karström, qui avait dans les années 30 apporté des contributions notables à l'étude de ces phénomènes merveilleusement et quasi miraculeusement téléonomiques, a par la suite abandonné la recherche, pour se faire moine paraît-il.
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Manny
Manny is on page 65 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
C'est en vertu des mêmes principes que Lénine attaquait, avec quel violence, l'épistemologie de Mach; que Jdanov plus tard ordonnait aux philosophes russes de s'en prendre "aux diableries kantiennes de l'école de Copenhague"; que Lyssenko accusait les généticiens de soutenir une théorie radicalement incompatible avec le matérialisme dialectique, donc nécessairement fausse.
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Manny
Manny is on page 140 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 5. In which just-born Switzerland kicks the shit out of Austria and Burgundy, and expands rapidly.
May 02, 2014 07:17PM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 30 of 244 of Le hasard et la nécessité
Il est imprudent aujourd'hui, de la part d'un homme de science, d'employer le mot de "philosophie", fût-elle "naturelle", dans le titre, ou même le sous-titre, d'un ouvrage. C'est l'assurance de le voir accuelli avec méfiance par les hommes de science et, au mieux, avec condescendance par les philosophes.
May 02, 2014 09:43AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 105 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 4. In which we discover that William Tell was probably Danish.
May 01, 2014 12:52PM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 85 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 3. In which we skip 900 years due to lack of written records.
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Manny
Manny is on page 60 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 2. In which the Helvetii decide to become good citizens of the Roman Empire, but are disappointed to see it decline and fall.
Apr 30, 2014 10:57AM Add a comment
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Manny
Manny is on page 250 of 736 of Principles of Physical Cosmology
This is sometimes referred to as the twins paradox, though it is not paradoxical and the effect is observed.
Apr 30, 2014 04:22AM Add a comment
Principles of Physical Cosmology

Manny
Manny is on page 40 of 410 of L'Histoire de la Suisse pour les nuls
Chapter 1. In which we learn that Julius Caesar is an unreliable narrator.
Apr 29, 2014 05:28AM 4 comments
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