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Language Imitation Games and the Arrival of Broad and Shallow AI
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Language Imitation Games and the Arrival of Broad and Shallow AI

On the impact of large language models.

We Are Camille
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We Are Camille

Who is Camille Noûs, who has contributed to hundreds of papers on Google Scholar?

How Does One Divide with Napier's Rods?
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How Does One Divide with Napier's Rods?

Napier's multiplication and division rods, deriving from the basic multiplication table, simplify calculations considerably.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Key Value   

Of all non-relationals, the key-value store is by far the most popular due to its extreme simplicity.

New Areas for Application of Self-Organizing Routing
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New Areas for Application of Self-Organizing Routing

To organize the productive work of multiprocessor chips, it is necessary to establish an efficient distribution of computational processes between computational...

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Document

Document databases are particularly useful in app development.

Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Column
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Understanding NoSQL Database Types: Column

The elements of one of the most used and popular data designs around.

Anna Karenina On Development Methodologies
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Anna Karenina On Development Methodologies

The quest for development productivity.

Computer Systems Research: The Joys, the Perils, and How to Count Beans Well
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Computer Systems Research: The Joys, the Perils, and How to Count Beans Well

This post is meant to highlight my subjective take on the joys and the road bumps on the way to doing innovative work in computer systems.

Why Great Programmers Pull Back the Curtain While Programming
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Why Great Programmers Pull Back the Curtain While Programming

Want to be a great programmer? If so, you have to pull back the curtain and learn how software really works. A deeper understanding helps programmers further their...

How Objective is Peer Review?
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How Objective is Peer Review?

The ESA Experiment.

Measuring Up: How to Properly Measure Your Programmers
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Measuring Up: How to Properly Measure Your Programmers

To measure or to not measure, that is the question. Ask programmers and many will tell you that measurement is a fool’s folly. Measurement undermines the team spirit...

Closing the 'Trust Gap' in Contact Tracing/Exposure Notification Technology
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Closing the 'Trust Gap' in Contact Tracing/Exposure Notification Technology

The digitization of contact tracing presents an array of challenges.

Clean Code Isn't Enough; It Must Be Crystal Clear, Too
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Clean Code Isn't Enough; It Must Be Crystal Clear, Too

Writing clean code is a great start, but for programmers who really want to master their craft, you have to go further. You need to write clear code that other...

Getting a Program Right (1)
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Getting a Program Right (1)

Why it is good to have a systematic approach to software verification.

Talented Programmers Don't Tolerate Chaos
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Talented Programmers Don't Tolerate Chaos

Talented programmers will strive to structure chaos and write perfect code.

Dynamic Analysis in the Browser
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Dynamic Analysis in the Browser

Autopsy of a Google Query.

Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project
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Hazardous Enthusiasm and How Eagerness Can Kill A Project

Many otherwise competent software developers and potential contributors end up being overwhelmed by "hazardous enthusiasm." They end up overwhelmed by their excitement...

Fake Translations?
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Fake Translations?

Inconsistencies in translation programs.

Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts
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Google Translate Does Not U­nderstand the Content of the Texts

How well do translation programs translate?
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