November 2016 archive

Nov 28 2016

AI Creates Videos of Future Events

Minority Report

Set 38 years in the future, the plot of 2002’s blockbuster film Minority Report revolves around Washington DC’s PreCrime unit, a police force who able to stop future murders from happening with the aid of three mutant human who are able to predict homicides before they happen.  Minority Report managed to side step the “psychic predicts a murder” …

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Nov 14 2016

Osram Unveils New LIDAR System for Autonomous Vehicles

Osram Scanning LIDAR

LIDAR (LIght Detecting And Ranging) sensors play a critical role in almost all autonomous and semiautonomous vehicles. Using lasers and relatively simple time of flight calculations, LIDAR can very accurately measure distances and generate detailed 3D maps of environments, but traditionally the best performing systems have been large and very expensive. German lighting manufacturer Osram Opto Semiconductors unveiled their new …

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Nov 01 2016

How to Disable IPv6 in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

Disable IPv6

In the course of troubleshooting a pseudo-distributed mode installation of Apache Hadoop on my Ubuntu 16.04 vm, one of the tips I stumbled across suggested disabling IPv6. For any networking neophytes, Internet Protocol version 6, aka IPv6, is the most recent version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the system governing the assignment of addresses to networks …

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