Posts Tagged ‘hasshadow’

Maison Kayser

March 5, 2018

http://maison-kayser-usa.com/locations-upper-east-side-74th/ Blues & yogurt + table service
ssid=MKBakery129,passwd is phone
7a opening

Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) App | It’s Your Yale

March 4, 2018

https://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety/campus-safety-services/bulldog-mobile-livesafe-app

China’s Selfie Obsession

February 12, 2018

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“People would suspiciously ask what kind of camera it was before walking away with expressions ranging from offense to pity. “I can’t allow you to take a picture of me with that camera—it’ll be too ugly,” a woman from Chongqing told me. I assured her that I was not a wang hong and would not be posting it, and we reached a compromise: she would take a selfie of us on her Meitu phone, edit her face, and then send the photo to me.”
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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/18/chinas-selfie-obsession

Imaging Without Lenses

February 3, 2018

Imaging Without Lenses
https://www.AmericanScientist.org/article/imaging-without-lenses Computational #photography w. compressive sensing (reconstruction from arbitrary image bases) & diffractive imaging (forming an image via scattering from gratings) via @AmSciMag

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Computational Imaging

As its name suggests, the key advance in this new paradigm is the essential role played by computation in the formation of the final digital image. …
When the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope first sent its photos to Earth in the late 1980s, the images were far blurrier than expected; it quickly became apparent that something was wrong with the telescope optics. NASA scientists diagnosed the optical problems and, in the years before the unmanned telescope could be repaired, designed sophisticated digital processing algorithms to correct the images by compensating for many of the effects of flawed optics.

In the mid-1990s, W. Thomas Cathey and Edward R. Dowski, Jr., realized that one could go further still: One could intentionally design optics to produce blurry, “degraded” optical images, but degraded in such a way that special digital processing would produce a final digital image as good as, or even better than, those captured using
traditional optics
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Diffraction for Imaging

One class of lensless devices for imaging macroscopic objects relies on miniature gratings consisting of steps in thickness in a
transparent material (glass or silicate) that delay one portion of the incident light wave with respect to another portion. The pattern of steps expresses special mathematical properties that uniquely ensure that the pattern of light in the material does not depend much on the wavelength of the light and thus upon the unintended variations in thickness arising during the manufacture of the glass. …The light from the scene
diffracts through the grating, yielding a pattern of light on the array that does not appear like a traditional image—it does not “look good” but instead more like a diffuse blob, unintelligible to the human eye. Nevertheless, the blob contains enough visual information (albeit in an unusual distribution) such that the desired image can be reconstructed through a computational process called image
convolution.

Compressive Sensing

….An optical image on a sensor is just a
complicated signal that can be represented as a list of numbers and processed digitally. Just as a complicated sound can be built up from a large number of simpler sounds, each added in a proportion that depends on the sound in question, so too can an image be built up from lots of simpler images. …

Enter compressive sensing. Theoretical results from statisticians have shown that, as long as the information from the scene is redundant (and the image is thus compressible), one does not need to measure such mathematically elegant bases, but can use measurements from a suitably random one. If such “coded measurements” are available then one can still exploit the idea that the signal can be well represented in the elegant basis elements (such as cosines or wavelets) and recover the image through compressive sensing.
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Two E Bar/Lounge – Residential Style Lobby Lounge and Art Deco Bar at The Pierre

January 29, 2018

at the pierre, open to 10p (or 11)
live music Th,F,Sat?
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-pierre-new-york/restaurants/two-e-bar/

How bike-sharing conquered the world

January 13, 2018

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“Health benefits are harder to quantify, especially in smoggy cities like Beijing. Mobike has found that its bikes are used more or less as much when the air is really bad as when it is not, suggesting that the good done by exercise may be undone by heavy breathing in toxic air. But in less-polluted cities the gains from exercise are larger than the risks from road accidents or air pollution, according to a study of Barcelona in the British Medical Journal.
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How #bikesharing conquered the world
https://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21732701-two-wheeled-journey-anarchist-provocation-high-stakes-capitalism-how Using tech to overcome the problem of theft. Getting health benefits from exercise to counterbalancing breathing polluted air. Reducing congestion a bit.

Upper East Side | 5 Napkin Burger

January 4, 2018

ssid=5NB_GUEST
Pita instead of biscotti
11a to 11p
http://5napkinburger.com/locations/upper-east-side/

Jack’s Steakhouse – New Haven CT

December 30, 2017

http://www.jacksnewhaven.com/

Upper East Side | Sarabeth’s

December 30, 2017

3 tbl w/o cover, open ’till 10p, ~93rd
http://sarabethsrestaurants.com/upper-east-side

Yasmina Alaoui – Sediments Show

September 17, 2017

http://www.operagallery.com/yasmina-alaoui
http://www.operagallery.com/event/index/index/eventId/410/