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Why Code Comments Still Matter
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Why Code Comments Still Matter

Some believe that commenting code is bad, but comments still matter in our programs.

Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'
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Let's Not Forget the 'Science' in 'Computer Science'

There is a growing trend to treat very difficult problems in computer science as purely engineering problems where solutions are approximated using data-driven...

Human Acts and Computer Apps
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Human Acts and Computer Apps

Our behaviors often seem to mimic the procedures that we induce in computers. What questions does that raise?

SC16 Expands Focus on Hpc Provider Community, Practitioners
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SC16 Expands Focus on Hpc Provider Community, Practitioners

State of the Practice focus at SC16 expands opportunities for HPC service providers and practitioners to publish their innovations and best practices.

Danke Sehr!
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Danke Sehr!

I was not sure what to talk about. And then from Wolfsburg (Germany), miracle struck!

SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards
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SIGGRAPH Presents 2015 Awards

Five are honored for exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)
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The Robots Are Taking Over! (Perhaps Not Quite Yet)

Programs fix themselves! Today! It's scary!

Hpc: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity
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Hpc: Computational Performance vs. Human Productivity

One of the themes at SC14 was the tension between developing programs that run fast vs. the time required by humans to develop and maintain fast-running programs...

Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @miraikan
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @miraikan

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while mitigating risks.

Hpc For Undergraduates
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Hpc For Undergraduates

At SC14, graduate students mentor undergraduates interested in pursuing advanced degrees in fields related to high performance computing.

Why Does Hpc Matter?
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Why Does Hpc Matter?

SC14 launched this year’s gala with a new plenary session to highlight the advancements that HPC enables in everything from soap to safer cars to the discovery...

Hpc Matters, and We Have Video Evidence
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Hpc Matters, and We Have Video Evidence

SC14 gets underway this week in New Orleans, LA (USA). This year the conference has produced a series of accessible videos highlighting why — in terms that hopefully...

Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure
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Lessons from Winnie the Pooh: Sustainable Cyberinfrastructure

The longitudinal value of research data often accrues to disciplines other than those where it was created. We need a new model that judiciously balances investment...

Software’s Vital Role @japan Robot Week 2014
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Software’s Vital Role @japan Robot Week 2014

Modern robots are no longer just about hardware. Software algorithms play an essential role in bringing life-like movements to industrial robots and humanoids.

What Is Reality?
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What Is Reality?

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
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Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing language does not matter are simply trying...

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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Challenges and Competitions

The program of ACM Multimedia is very diverse: apart from oral and poster presentations, panels and keynotes there are challenges and competitions. Some may really...

ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – Best Papers and the Revision Process

This year ACM Multimedia had a new revision process that may be of interest for other ACM conferences. Let's review it and see also the best papers selection.

ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day
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ACM Multimedia 2013 – The First Day

ACM Multimedia, the foremost conference on multimedia, has started in Barcelona (Spain). Let's see what are some highlights of the first day.

Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?
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Are Data Miners Ready to Hang Up the Hard Hat and Put on a Lab Coat?

We will find out this week at the annual ACM SIGKDD on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference in Chicago.
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