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Friedman Comments on Yardley
From Schneier on Security

Friedman Comments on Yardley

This is William Friedman's highly annotated copy of Herbert Yardley's book, The American Black Chamber....

Apple and Augmented Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apple and Augmented Reality

In CW: Some thoughts and speculations about how Apple might implement augmented reality.   Outside the obvious game spaces.  Apparently in evidence by their recent...

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

WHISPER: A New Persistent Memory Benchmark Suite

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Vice Chair Mark D. Hill of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While he is coauthor of the paper discussed...

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives
From insideHPC

Intel’s Diane Bryant on How AI Will Change Lives

"Artificial Intelligence will deliver the next wave of societal transformation on parallel with the industrial, technical and internet revolutions that preceded...

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Unveils Bixby as Assistant

Another new virtual advisor emerges, competing it seems for now just for the S8 phone and competing with Siri.  and Google Assistant.  Can we also expect this on...

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s
From insideHPC

Mellanox Doubles Silicon Photonics Ethernet Transceiver Speeds to 200Gb/s

Today Mellanox introduced a new line of 200Gb/s silicon photonics and VCSEL-based transceivers in the same QSFP28 package as today’s 100Gb/s products. These new...

PRACE 2 Adds Piz Daint Supercomputer
From insideHPC

PRACE 2 Adds Piz Daint Supercomputer

Earlier this month, the European PRACE initiative went into Phase 2, with Switzerland becoming a new Hosting Member. As a Hosting Member, Switzerland is now making...

Apply Now for the PEARC17 Student Program
From insideHPC

Apply Now for the PEARC17 Student Program

PEARC17 provides students with a range of opportunities in the Technical Program and in targeted student activities. For all student attendees, PEARC17 will include...

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Report Calling for Aggressive Action to Compete with China in Supercomputing
From insideHPC

Radio Free HPC Looks at Recent Report Calling for Aggressive Action to Compete with China in Supercomputing

In this podcast, Radio Free HPC looks at a recent report that the USA needs to take aggresive action to keep up with China in High Performance Computing. Produced...

Alexa Delivers Medical Advice via WebMD
From The Eponymous Pickle

Alexa Delivers Medical Advice via WebMD

An example where an advisory system is essentially just replacing a long existing web service.  With the convenience of voice interaction. With no additional conversational...

Security Vulnerabilities in Mobile MAC Randomization
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities in Mobile MAC Randomization

Interesting research: "A Study of MAC Address Randomization in Mobile Devices When it Fails": Abstract: Media Access Control (MAC) address randomization is a privacy...

Interpreting Machine Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Interpreting Machine Learning

By their nature the results from deep learning and neural methods can be non transparent. Via O'Reilly.Ideas on interpreting machine learningMix-and-match approaches...

From Computational Complexity

If you want to help your bad students DO NOT give an easy exam

1) When I was a grad student TAing Formal Lang Theory we had a final ready to give out but noticed that one problem was too hard. So we changed it. But we made...

Google Tango Location is Testing at Lowes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Tango Location is Testing at Lowes

Been a long time tester of retail location intelligence solutions.  Now news that Lowes is starting to test Google Tango location intelligence using augmented reality...

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…
From The Noisy Channel

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s…

I recognize that my participation in the gig economy is hardly representative of most people’s experience. Indeed, I wrote a post about “The Hook-Up Economy” (https...

Will we be Dinosaurs in Three Years?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will we be Dinosaurs in Three Years?

Reminds me of things said at the end of the last AI up tick ... Wildly exaggerated.   Most of us will use it rather than develop it. Mark Cuban via  Via O'Reilly...

Intel Rolls Out First Optane SSD with 3D XPoint Technology
From insideHPC

Intel Rolls Out First Optane SSD with 3D XPoint Technology

"Delivering an industry-leading combination of low latency, ultra endurance, high QoS, and high throughput, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is the most responsive...

Video Preview of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition
From insideHPC

Video Preview of the SC17 Student Cluster Competition

"SC17 is excited to hold another nail-biting Student Cluster Competition, or SCC, now in its eleventh year, as an opportunity to showcase student expertise in a...

Gadget Earth Video
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gadget Earth Video

A video view of the personalities and capabilities of drones and other semi autonomous gadgets out of the recent CES conference.   From the Verge.     Impressive...

Smartphones Revolutionizing Medicine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartphones Revolutionizing Medicine

In the CACM:  New details on gow smrtphone devices are changing medicine and health data.
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