Designer temporary tattoo subscription – 56 tattoos in 6 months

The tremendously popular Tattly subscription is back.

Purchase the Tattly subscription and you will receive some of the newest tattoos in your mailbox every month for six months! With every order also comes a special “Oh, Hello” canvas bag to hold all of the tattoos your receive.

This subscription will only be for sale during the month of June, so subscribe now if you want to get on board.

Once you are subscribed, you will receive your canvas bag which will come pre-filled with some of our most awesome current designs.

After that, you will receive a new shipment of 8 new Tattly designs at the beginning of each month for 6 months. You’ll get our favorites of the upcoming months new releases, often before they are even for sale on our site. Each order comes with a total of 56 Tattlys and the brand new “Oh, Hello” canvas bag.

via Tattly

 

Netflix drops $1 million algorithm, goes all-in on streaming recommendations

 

Netflix awarded a $1 million prize to a developer team in 2009 for an algorithm that increased the accuracy of the company’s recommendation engine by 10 percent. But today it doesn’t use the million-dollar code, and has no plans to implement it in the future, Netflix announced on its blog Friday.

The post goes on to explain why: a combination of too much engineering effort for the results, and a shift from movie recommendations to the “next level” of personalization caused by the transition of the business from mailed DVDs to video streaming.

Netflix notes that it does still use two algorithms from the team that won the first Progress Prize for an 8.43 percent improvement.

via ars technica

It turns out that all the prize-winning work was perfect for DVD-by-mail where users add something to their queue and, best-case scenario, receive it the following day. But, now that instant streaming is taking over the parameters have changed. Viewers want something to watch immediately and like the option of flipping between several options.

That is why the Netflix updated all of its interfaces to show rows of movies giving you many, many options. It’s a subtle shift from finding the one movie you will love two days from now, to showing all the possible movies you might want to watch right now.

I guess that is the simplest way to put it, but if you want to know more the Netflix personalization science and engineering team, Xavier Amatriain and Justin Basilico, posted a lengthy and detailed, but interesting write-up, Beyond the 5 stars.