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  1. Oct 2023
    1. beans and 00:13:54 this is a benchmark of animal sounds and it's a collection of audio recordings from more than 250 species and this large aggregate data set is a way to 00:14:07 test tools for classification and detection and these are outstanding problems in bioacoustics that we desperately need solutions to
      • for: BEANS, Benchmark of Animal Sounds
  2. Sep 2023
      • for: animal communication, AI - animal communication, bioacoustic

      • title: BEAN: The Benchmark of Animal Sounds

      • author

        • Masato Hagiwara
        • Benjamin Hoffman
        • Jen-Yu Liu
        • Maddie Cusimano
      • Abstract

        • The use of machine learning (ML) based techniques has become increasingly popular in the field of bioacoustics over the last years.
        • Fundamental requirements for the successful application of ML based techniques are curated, agreed upon, high-quality datasets and benchmark tasks to be learned on a given dataset.
        • However, the field of bioacoustics so far lacks such public benchmarks which cover multiple tasks and species to measure the performance of ML techniques in a controlled and standardized way and that allows for benchmarking newly proposed techniques to existing ones.
        • Here, we propose BEANS (the BEnchmark of ANimal Sounds), a collection of bioacoustics tasks and public datasets, specifically designed to measure the performance of machine learning algorithms in the field of bioacoustics.
        • The benchmark proposed here consists of two common tasks in bioacoustics:
          • classification and
          • detection.
        • It includes 12 datasets covering various species, including
          • birds,
          • land and marine mammals,
          • anurans, and insects.
        • In addition to the datasets, we also present the performance of a set of standard ML methods as the baseline for task performance.
        • The benchmark and baseline code is made publicly available at
        • in the hope of establishing a new standard dataset for ML-based bioacoustic research.
  3. Feb 2023
    1. Among their chief concerns are the massive amount of stormwater runoff from the millions of square feet of paved over surfaces that would imperil the watershed that provides drinking water for Northern Virginia residents, and the hazardous and noisy construction activities next to residential areas. There are also lingering questions over the impact of energy intensive data centers on the state’s clean energy targets and the true economic benefit for the state. 

      How loud are they? Surely as a percentage of the cost of a datacentre, the sound deadening must be a tiny

  4. Aug 2022
    1. New functionality is typically implemented with first class objects that import behavior from issues via shared concerns.

      How does this cause problems?

  5. Apr 2022
  6. Sep 2021
    1. Thomas Edison was using the photograph. To preserve dying languages like the dying language of indigenous people. He was also preserving A dying culture with peoples voices.

  7. Apr 2021
    1. They cause completely different behavior for auto margins. If you have a fixed element for example with top/bottom/left/right set to zero and you stick an image in it you want to center wrapped in a div, then in order to center that div with auto margins, you MUST specify a CSS width/height, because specifying an HTML attribute width/height has no effect and the margins remain zero. I have no idea why the difference exists.
    2. Whether to specify in html or css is best judged on individual circumstances. A large number of images of the same size would probably be best served with css, a single image with html. That said, if you are specifying other styles for the image (border colour, style or radius, float etc) it would make sense to add width & height to the css.
  8. Mar 2021
    1. Opal is a Ruby to JavaScript source-to-source compiler. It comes packed with the Ruby corelib you know and love. It is both fast as a runtime and small in its footprint.
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  9. Dec 2020
    1. I'd instinctively associate a this.cache() inside preload with the preloaded data only -- meaning no matter what crazy thing I did inside preload, the returned data would be cached locally, where local means either the client or server.
  10. Oct 2020
    1. Pom! Ta-ta-ta Tee-ta!

      I’m imaging the sound/volume/rhythm of this, and I think it’d be really interesting as to how authors write sound. I remembering reading in The Moonstone a lot of Sergeant Cuff singing “The Last Rose of Summer”, but I don’t remember any individual notes being written…this says a lot about Laura and the effect it has on her and the attention she’s paying to the music maybe?

  11. Feb 2019
    1. sweetest music to the ears

      This is interesting too. That our own speech and sounds provides us with a level of comfort.

    2. The organs of hearing in each species, are tuned only to the sounds of their own

      This is a very interesting idea that we can only hear the sounds of our own speech

    3. The organs of hearing in each species, are tuned only to the sounds of their own;

      What about in the instance where an animal, such as a dog, makes sounds which humans interpret? For instance, I am thinking of a dog whining for more water if its dish is empty or growling at the sight of danger.

  12. Jun 2016