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8 Ways The Grateful Dead Have Become An American Brand

While their music may not be to everyone's taste, there's no denying that the The Grateful Dead have been incredibly successful, not only in their musical career, but also in leveraging their success into an iconic American brand. _________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media Strategies Truth be told, I was never much of a Grateful Dead fan.  My tastes leaned more British Invasion – the Beatles, Stones, Zeppelin, Kinks, and the Who.  And my idea of great bands ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Bruce Springsteen, America, Grateful Dead, Bob Seger, Harley Davidson, Steve, John Mayer, Woodstock, Steve Jones, Harley, Fred, Corey, Cory, Gans


AI-generated pokemon that should not be

Michael Friesen generated these abominable pokemon sprites. Be sure to see a similar set hand-drawn by iguanamouth. [via Janelle Shane] Here's a human illustrating some neural net-generated pokemon names and abilities. Humans earnestly engaging with AI bizarreness is one of my favorite things.https://t.co/bMxUoXSbGB pic.twitter.com/RarbkeJfGX — Janelle Shane (@JanelleCShane) May 12, 2019 Uncurated samples: https://t.co/CEcXvViZXlPre-trained model: https://t.co/nuXdzwGQtS — Michael...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Pokemon, Gans, Janelle Shane, Michael Friesen


Creative Adversarial Networks: GANs that make art

Generative Adversarial Networks use a pair of machine-learning models to create things that seem very realistic: one of the models, the "generator," uses its training data to make new things; and the other, the "discerner," checks the generator's output to see if it conforms to the model. Rutgers comp sci prof Ahmed Elgammal runs an Art and AI Lab where they use "Creative Adversarial Networks" to produce new artworks: CANs use a "discerner" that seeks out "novelty," not fidelity to the stat...
Tags: Art, Post, Business, News, NYC, Atlantic, Chelsea, Sharp, Machine Learning, Cans, Fine Art, Ai, Casio, Portraiture, Parsons School Of Design, Rutgers


Generative adversarial network produces a "universal fingerprint" that will unlock many smartphones

Researchers at NYU and U Michigan have published a paper explaining how they used a pair of machine-learning systems to develop a "universal fingerprint" that can fool the lowest-security fingerprint sensors 76% of the time (it is less effective against higher-security sensors). The researchers used "generative adversarial networks" (GAN) to develop their attack: this technique uses a pair of machine learning systems, a "generator" which tries to fool a "discriminator," to produce a kind of...
Tags: Security, Gadgets, Post, News, Infosec, Scholarship, Machine Learning, Roy, Michigan, Ai, Computer Science, Fingerprints, Biometrics, Nyu, Gans, Gan


Tom Hughes, Milla Jovovich Starring in Swashbuckler ‘Corto Maltese’

Tom Hughes and Mila Jovovich will star in the swashbuckling adventure movie “Corto Maltese” with French director Christophe Gans attached. Gans, whose credits include the French “Beauty and the Beast,” “Silent Hill” and “Brotherhood of the Wolf,” will direct from a script by William Schneider. Samuel Hadida is producing the film through his Davis Films alongside Spain’s production […]
Tags: News, Spain, Markets & Festivals, American Film Market, Corto Maltese, Wolf, Gans, Christophe Gans, Tom Hughes, Mila Jovovich, Tom Hughes Milla Jovovich, Beast Silent Hill, William Schneider Samuel Hadida


Adventure Film Corto Maltese Casts Tom Hughes and Milla Jovovich

Adventure film Corto Maltese casts Tom Hughes and Milla Jovovich The upcoming adventure film Corto Maltese has cast Tom Hughes and Milla Jovovich in starring roles, according to Variety. The film is being helmed by French director Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, Brotherhood of the Wolf), with William Schneider penning the script based on the stories of an adventurous sailor created by author Hugo Pratt. Production is slated to start sometime in January. “Corto Maltese has been a dream project f...
Tags: Movies, Spain, Britain, Indiana Jones, Corto Maltese, St Petersburg, Michelle Yeoh, Gans, Nicolas II, Milla Jovovich, Caribbean Photo, ComingSoon, Movie News, Tom Hughes, William Schneider, Samuel Hadida


Jenna Bush Hager Pays Tribute To 'The Enforcer' Barbara Bush Following The Former First Lady's Passing

Jenna Bush Hager is reeling from the loss of her grandmother. Hours after news broke that Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92, the former first lady's loved ones began paying tribute to her on social media. One stand out post was written by Jenna, who took to Instagram to share fond memories of the woman who taught her so much about life. Sharing a throwback photo with her, Babs, and George H.W. Bush, the 36-year-old wrote: "I already miss this FORCE of a woman— the 'enforcer' because s...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Nbc News, Barbara Bush, George H W Bush, Jenna, Gans, Babs, Jenna Bush Hager, Carrie Devorah WENN


This is the most successful age when Silicon Valley founders exit

Many associate startup founders with young 20-somethings. A presentation from researchers at The National Bureau of Economic Research found the average exit age of successful silicon valley startup founders was 47. When you think of successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who sell their startup or take it public, you'd be forgiven if you thought they were typically in their 30s, or even their 20s. The average exit age of successful Silicon Valley startup founders between 2007 and 2014 was ac...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Silicon Valley, National Bureau of Economic Research, Paul Graham, Gans, Joshua Gans, NBER Summer Institute Gans


Future of US soccer at stake in election – Gans

Los Angeles (AFP) – The United States’ humiliating failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup may have left millions of fans across the country in shock, but for Steve Gans, the debacle had been a long time coming. The 57-year-old Boston attorney’s worst fears came to fruition last month when the USA were eliminated after a 2-1 loss at Trinidad & Tobago in their final qualifying game. The defeat means the United States will be frustrated spectators when next year’s finals in Russia kick off, the...
Tags: Usa, Boston, Russia, US, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Mls, Jurgen Klinsmann, Afp, Klinsmann, Trinidad Tobago, Gans, Sunil Gulati, USSF


Steve Gans to run for Sunil Gualti's post as U.S. Soccer president

ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid. Steve Gans will challenge Sunil Gulati for the presidency of the U.S. Soccer Federation in February. Gulati has never before been opposed in the three elections that have occurred every four years since he took charge of U.S. Soccer in 2006. He is yet to confirm if he will run for a fourth term in 2018, which would be his last under new term limits he supported. Gans, 57, said in May that ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Story, United States, Espn, Gans, U S Soccer, U S Soccer Federation, Sunil Gulati, Gulati, Sam Borden, Steve Gans, Sunil Gualti


Gans & Blattmachr:Family Limited Partnerships And Section 2036

Mitchell Gans (Hofstra) & Jonathan G. Blattmachr (Milbank, New York), Family Limited Partnerships and Section 2036: Not Such a Good Fit, 42 ACTEC J. ___ (2017): The IRS has struggled to close down abusive family limited partnerships. At first unreceptive to IRS arguments, the courts eventually embraced section 2036 as... [Author: Paul Caron]
Tags: Taxes, Tax, Scholarship, Irs, Gans, Paul Caron, Blattmachr


Steve Gans to consider running against Sunil Gulati for U.S. Soccer president

ESPN's Sam Borden chats with U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati about the U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid. Boston attorney Steve Gans is considering whether to challenge Sunil Gulati as the president of U.S. Soccer. Gulati has never been opposed in three elections that have occurred every four years since 2006. He is yet to confirm if he will run for a fourth term in 2018, which would be his last under new term limits he supported. And Gans told Soccer America that he believes the U.S. men&apos...
Tags: Boston, Football, Sport, Story, United States, Espn, Espn Staff, Gans, U S Soccer, Sunil Gulati, Gulati, Soccer America, Sam Borden, Steve Gans, U S Soccer Gulati


TV Bits: ‘Big Bang Theory’ Renewed, ‘Scream’ Rebooted, ‘Midnight, Texas’ Trailer

In this edition of TV Bits: The Big Bang Theory has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12. MTV may be rebooting Scream with season 3. Penelope Cruz has joined American Crime Story season 3. Comedy Central has granted Detroiters a second season. Amazon is cooking up a new comedy from the director of Sausage Party. Peter Sarsgaard joins The Looming Tower. NBC reveals the first trailer for Midnight, Texas. The Big Bang Theory, currently on season 10, has been renewed for seasons 11 and 12. That’...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Texas, Television, Movies, Nbc, Osama Bin Laden, Fbi, Mtv, Jeff Daniels, The Big Bang Theory, Al Qaeda, Cia, Penélope Cruz, Lawrence Wright, Hulu


Spinning Discs: “Strange” Things

OK. Let’s get…strange. After a run of superhero mash-ups, Doctor Strange kicks the tires on the MCU, and got my pulse racing a bit after the fatigue of cluttered Avengers and Captain America installments. Adding sorcery and metaphysical elements broadens the palette, with periodic bursts of psychedelia (tiny hands!) and Inception-ish city morphing literally expanding the (Marvel) universe. Yes, it all leads to the usual nondescript Big Bad, lurking somewhere in the far corners of the multiverse,...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Music, Japan, Featured, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Film, Disney, Spain, South Africa, House, David Bowie, New Zealand, Franco, Neil Degrasse Tyson


‘Beauty and the Beast’ Trailer: No, Not the One Starring Emma Watson

No one’s had better luck than Disney with live-action fairy tales, whose biggest recent hits have included Cinderella and the Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent. But they’re not the only ones in the game. Today we’ve got a new trailer for Beauty and the Beast, but it’s not the Disney version coming out next year with Emma Watson and Dan Stevens — no, this is the French one directed by Christophe Gans and starring Léa Seydoux and Vincent Cassel. Watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer below.  ...
Tags: Movies, France, Fantasy, Disney, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Movie Trailers, Emma Watson, Belle, Dan Stevens, Gans, Seydoux, Lea Seydoux, Cassel, Vincent Cassel, Christophe Gans


Yes, You Can Eat Your Way To Healthier Hair

Illustration by Isabel Castillo. The benefits of a balanced diet have been drilled into our brains from the first time we laid eyes on the food pyramid. If you eat well, you'll feel well. Not so groundbreaking, right? But the effects of a balanced diet on hair, on the other hand, are a little less ubiquitous. That’s a shame, because the food you eat actually has a huge impact on hair growth, shine, strength, and softness — so pretty much everything that matters. Bet they didn't teach you tha...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Omega, Gans


Why Troy Aikman's 'Back The Blue' Tweet Is So Tone-Deaf After This Horrible Week

Troy Aikman expressed his solidarity with police departments around the nation Friday morning, tweeting out a Fox News graphic with what some users thought was an insensitive and telling disregard of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s deaths earlier this week. “Sadly most police departments around the country don’t feel much support these days,” the Dallas Cowboys legend wrote, pairing the tweet with a “#backtheblue” hashtag. Sadly most police departments around the country don't feel mu...
Tags: News, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, Fox News, Sterling, Huffington Post, Juliet Spies-gans, Dallas Texas, Gans, Troy Aikman, Castile, Aikman


Rio Gets $895 Million Government Loan To Help With Olympic Safety

Brazil's government disbursed 2.9 billion reais ($895 million) to cover Olympic security spending by the state of Rio de Janeiro, which declared a state of fiscal emergency just weeks ahead of the global sporting event. A presidential measure published on Thursday in the government's Official Gazette confirmed the emergency loan, an effort to guarantee safety as half a million foreign visitors flock to Rio in the midst of its worst crisis in decades. Brazil's grinding economic recession is stok...
Tags: News, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Brussels, Istanbul, Huffington Post, Rio, Juliet Spies-gans, Gans, Copacabana Beach, Official Gazette


LeBron James Finally Won The City Of Cleveland Its Championship

With a 93-89 win over the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers have clinched the 2015-2016 NBA championship -- the first title in franchise history. True to form, the stars of the night were Lebron James and Kyrie Irving, who combined for 53 points even as the latter struggled from the floor. It was the first time in five decades that a team came back from a 3-1 series hole to force a Game 7. Cleveland made history by winning the title to boot.  This is a breaking news...
Tags: News, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Huffington Post, Golden State Warriors, Juliet Spies-gans, Kyrie Irving, Gans


LeBron James’ Face Really Says It All As NBA Finals Head To Game 7

In the 2016 NBA Finals, LeBron James has been told he’s a baby. He’s been mocked for having his feelings hurt. He’s been booed and jeered and laughed at by the Golden State Warriors crowd. But in Game 6, it was James who got the last laugh. With his Cleveland Cavaliers blowing by the Warriors late in Thursday’s fourth period, James tracked and then packed Steph Curry, swatting his lefty layup attempt out of reach. Then after the play, LeBron stopped in his tracks to soak it all in -- and to sen...
Tags: News, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Oakland, Cleveland, Huffington Post, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, James, Steph Curry, Thompson, Juliet Spies-gans, Steph, Cavs


Kyrie Irving Just Played The Game Of His Life

With just about 7:30 remaining in the game and Cleveland doing everything in its power to hold off Golden State, Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving put his head down and went to work. First, he laced in between Splash Brothers Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. Then, he sliced between Andre Iguodola and Thompson, before spinning, drawing the foul on the latter and kissing a shot off the glass and through the net. With the ensuing free throw, the Cavaliers’ lead was pushed to 10 -- and it looked as ...
Tags: News, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Cleveland, Huffington Post, Livingston, Warriors, James, Steph Curry, Thompson, Irving, Oklahoma City, Juliet Spies-gans, Cavaliers, Klay Thompson


Shaun Livingston Just Threw Down The Biggest Dunk Of The NBA Finals

Shaun Livingston is doing his damnedest to ensure that the Golden State Warriors are soaked in champagne by the end of the evening. Exhibit A. The around-the-horn, one-handed hammer seen above. There was absolutely nothing Cleveland Cavalier veteran Richard Jefferson could do here except close his eyes and wait for it to be over. Of course the Twitterverse loved it: Even LeBron James had to be like, "All right there now..." pic.twitter.com/7QtC3CQjvv— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) June 14, 2016 ...
Tags: News, Nba, Lebron James, Huffington Post, Golden State Warriors, Juliet Spies-gans, Shaun Livingston, Gans, Richard Jefferson, Cleveland Cavalier, Michael Lee


Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving And J.R. Smith Silence Golden State With Game 3 Heroics

The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James stepped in front of Steph Curry Wednesday night with less than three minutes remaining in the third and and got his fingertips on a lazily lobbed Golden State Warriors pass. After nearly falling to the ground, James sent the rock ahead to Kyrie Irving, who tossed it near the rim, leading LeBron into the one-handed oop. Cleveland: 79. Golden State: 59. In a game in which tension swelled between James and Curry, in a contest in which the Warriors' Draymond Gr...
Tags: News, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland, Smith, Huffington Post, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, James, Thompson, Irving, Juliet Spies-gans, Cavaliers, Klay Thompson, Kyrie Irving


Mark Cuban Predicts Donald Trump Will Calm Down For One Compelling Reason

Unpredictability truly defined the 2016 presidential primary campaign. Few pundits, if any, were able to accurately forecast the twists and turns the races took these past few months, and as the gears shift and we turn our attention to November’s general election, the political crystal ball is as foggy as ever. But that hasn’t stopped ever-verbose Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban from providing his own prophecies of what we’ll see from Donald Trump over the next five months. On Wednesday morni...
Tags: News, Dallas Mavericks, Dnc, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Mark Cuban, PAC, Mitt Romney, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Donald


A College Football Recruit Is Taking Violence Against Women More Seriously Than Mississippi State

Prized Mississippi State recruit Jeffery Simmons was caught on tape punching a woman earlier this year. In a year in which the collective dialogue on violence against women, domestic violence and sexual violence has supposedly evolved, the latest incident out of college football makes clear just how very far up the ladder we still have to climb. A little over two months ago, Jeffery Simmons, a highly sought-after, 275-pound, five-star recruit, was caught on tape beating a woman in ...
Tags: News, Mississippi, NFL, Ray Rice, Mississippi State, Ncaa, Baylor, Huffington Post, Juliet Spies-gans, Brown, Penn State, Bulldogs, Simmons, Gans, Greg Hardy, Scott Stricklin


Shaun Livingston And Whoever Else Is On The Warriors Win Game 1 Of The NBA Finals

With 10:19 remaining in the game and his Cleveland Cavaliers needing a spark, Kevin Love turned his shoulder and spun through the paint, flipping up and seemingly finishing what looked to be a pretty move. But the shot rolled off the rim and sent the Golden State Warriors sprinting the other way. Less than 10 seconds later, Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa drilled a jumper, extending Golden State’s lead to 14 and providing a perfect metaphor for the game. Cleveland had the right moves, but just c...
Tags: News, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland, Huffington Post, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Livingston, Warriors, Irving, Juliet Spies-gans, Cavs, Kevin Love, Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, Golden State


Steve Kerr Got Super Mad And Smashed His Whiteboard Like The Hulk

What was once a 14-point Golden State Warriors lead quickly dwindled lower and lower as the third quarter of Game 1 went on, as a series of razzles and dazzles from Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was punctuated by a four-foot lay-in from big man Tristan Thompson. All of a sudden, what was on pace to be a blowout was a four-point game.  All of which is to say that Golden State head coach Steve Kerr was fuming when his team walked into a full timeout at the 8:03 mark of the period. ...
Tags: News, Cleveland Cavaliers, Huffington Post, Golden State Warriors, Juliet Spies-gans, Kerr, Kyrie Irving, Golden State, Steve Kerr, Gans


SEC To Ban Transfers With Histories Of Sexual Assault Or Stalking

The Southeastern Conference is slated to greenlight a rule barring student-athletes with “histor[ies] of sexual assault, stalking or interpersonal violence” from transferring to any of its 14 schools for any sport, according to The New York Times. The new policy, which comes just about one week after chaos covered the campus of (Big 12 school) Baylor over the football program’s treatment of sexual assault allegations, was unanimously approved by each of the programs’ head football coaches.  Why...
Tags: News, Ncaa, SEC, University of Florida, The New York Times, Baylor, Huffington Post, Juliet Spies-gans, Gans, Jim McElwain, Greg Sankey


The Golden State Warriors Just Splashed Their Way To The NBA Finals

In a 336-minute, seven-game series, the Golden State Warriors needed less than 170 seconds in the third quarter to dismantle, dishearten and dispose of the Oklahoma City Thunder, doing what they do best and knocking down five treys in three minutes to earn their second consecutive berth in the NBA Finals with a 96-88 victory Monday night. Of course, it started and ended with Stephen Curry. After a rugged first half that saw Golden State walk into intermission down six, all it took was a 28-foot...
Tags: News, Oklahoma City Thunder, Nba, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Huffington Post, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Warriors, Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry, Oklahoma City, Juliet Spies-gans, Adams, Cavs


Steph Curry: 'We Ain't Going Home'

What a ridiculous sequence from Steph Curry:(via @NBAonTNT)https://t.co/mEBBdnN7kmhttps://t.co/opt4GptEY4— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 27, 2016 With a little over a minute left in Game 5 of the NBA's Western Conference Finals, with his Golden State Warriors trying to stave off elimination, Steph Curry sprinted toward a loose ball, nabbed the steal and steamed downcourt. He skipped his way around a outmatched defender and swept to and through the paint, ultimately swinging his arms and spinning t...
Tags: News, Oklahoma City Thunder, Nba, Huffington Post, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Steph Curry, Bay Area, Oklahoma City, Juliet Spies-gans, Kevin Durant, Gans, NBA MVP