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  • Another Year Pains the Orioles, but This Time There Is Hope
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    By acquiring pitching, signing core veterans, and grooming rookies, the Orioles believe that they are on a path to contention, despite having a record well below .500.

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  • Everton seal £6m Heitinga signing
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    Everton announce the signing of Netherlands defender Johnny Heitinga from Atletico Madrid for a fee of £6m, which could rise to £7m.

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  • Collaborative Filtering and the Rise of Ensembles
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    igrigorik writes “First the Netflix challenge was won with the help of ensemble techniques, and now the GitHub challenge is over, and more than half of the top entries are also based on ensembles. Good knowledge of statistics, psychology and algorithms is still crucial, but the ensemble technique alone has the potential to make the collaborative filtering space a lot more, well, collaborative! Here’s a look at the basic theory behind ensembles, how (more…)

  • Things That You Never Noticed About Pokemon
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    Pokemon is a pretty crazy franchise. Sure, any series that has had that many titles is sure to get complicated, especially one full of hundreds upon hundreds of characters. There are bound to be tons of cool little facts and references that have fallen through the cracks.

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  • Robotic Mold
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    Canis Lupus writes to mention that researchers from the University of West England are designing the world’s first biological robot, constructed from mold. The robot, “Plasmobot,” will be created using vegetative slime mold called plasmodium (Physarum polycephalum) that is commonly found in forests, gardens, and most damp places in the UK. “This new plasmodium robot, called plasmobot, will sense objects, span them in the shortest and best way possible, (more…)

  • Microsoft responds to Xbox 360 54.2% failure rate, FAILS
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    Admittedly, when we saw Game Informer’s survey that pegged Xbox 360′s failure rate at 54.2 percent, we were thinking that was a bit steep of a number, possibly bumped up a few digits from some possible sampling errors. So when we were gearing up to read Microsoft’s statement responding to the data, we fully expected some harsh rebuttal…

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