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The fifth novel for my 26 Book 2017 Reading Challenge has probably been my most disappointing so far. I read/listened via audiobook to Vlad by Carlos Fuentes, a short novel originally written in Spanish. 387 more words

NetVLAD - Supervised Place Recognition

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Vector of locally aggregated descriptors (VLAD) [1] is a simple and popular technique for computing a fingerprint of an image for place recognition. 156 more words

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Drabble Dump #8

{Have some random cute drabbles that’ve been sitting in my files for awhile–I wrote the Vlad/Uriel one in November and the Gabriel/Oliver one I wrote during work when it got slow to stave off boredom.} 700 more words

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[Podcast] Hip Hop Now with Vegas: Extra #34

In this exclusive, Vegas takes on VLAD of VLAD TV about his ethics in journalism. EDIT from the podcast “Nas is the worst beat picker.”  Salute the King and follow his twitter @VegasWorldInc


Soft Indicator Function

Very often we come across indicator functions denoting class membership. These functions in their native form are neither continuous nor differentiable. I will describe a trick to convert such indicator functions to an approximate continuous and differentiable function.  314 more words

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