What is object detection Bounding boxes mAP – Mean Average Precision Prediction Confidence Fast (er) R-CNN, HOG, SSD etc. YOLO is the most recent and most effective Prior to YOLO, object detection systems used classifiers or localizers to perform detection. Essentially, they would take an object from the list of classes, and they make several […]
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Why are the months September through December misaligned with the numbers they imply? Not many people think about this issue. We have always used the calendar without questioning it, and we have always known September as the ninth month, October as the tenth, November as the Eleventh, and of course December the twelfth. What seems […]
Facebook has effectively ushered in the death of encryption. With device-level and at-client snooping to be enabled on Whatsapp, our communications will be only a few keystrokes away for the company. This would mean a government or legal agency could subpoena those comms or bring a warrant to access all of them. What this means […]
There is a flurry of scams perpetrated on unsuspecting people using the hugely popular tool Teamviewer. IF you are installing it on your friends or families’ computers, be aware that there are a bunch of scammers trying to exploit that.
Most of the advancements in home entertainment have been with video. After the hugely successful 1080p/i format, it didn’t take long for TV manufacturers to up the ante with UHD and 4K. Even though the broadcasters haven’t kept up( none of the channels broadcast are in 4K), people went ahead and bought those TVs in […]
I have always been a great fan of Michael Levitt’s book “Freakonomics”. In my early post-college years, it was one of the very few books which shocked my brain into looking at things in radically different perspectives. I have used that book as a guide post when faced with challenges in life and work, and […]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”The honeymoon is finally over for Modi”][vc_column_text]For four long years the entire southern India has endured Modi’s step-motherly treatment in terms of allocation of funds and infrastructure projects, and his heavy handed use of justice system as a tool to inflict political vendetta on regional leaders. Over these four years, South has received fewer […]
Oracle Data Relationship Manager ships with a robust webservice API which can be used to develop customised screens and workflows uisng Java. However, one of the first steps before embarking on that process is to deploy the DRM Webservice API onto Oracle Weblogic application server. Oracle have provided a very good tutorial on how to […]
If the real world were anything like the dynastic congress part of India, fools will be running the world, idiots would be in charge of universities, and thieves be policing the streets. Merit or talent would have no standing except for one’s birth.
I haven’t written a movie review in a very long time because, let’s face it, there isn’t a movie worth reviewing. Amidst the constant stream of superhero franchises churning up the same old shitty formulaic action films year after year, and the sappy Oscar bait movies from time to time, Hollywood has bored me to […]