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Interesting Links 24 May 2017
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 24 May 2017

It’s been a while since I posted one of these collections. And I’ve been blogging a lot less lately. Call it a sort of blogging vacation. I just needed to prioritize...

Hacking Fingerprint Readers with Master Prints
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Fingerprint Readers with Master Prints

There's interesting research on using a set of "master" digital fingerprints to fool biometric readers. The work is theoretical at the moment, but they might be...

Why Fashion and Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why Fashion and Technology

Good piece in Engadget on movement in wearables, fashion and Technology.   Continues to evolve, and you can never predict fashion well, but the business side will...

Marketing Data on Demand
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marketing Data on Demand

Google announces  Marketing Data on Demand   via Twitter.  In Think with Google." ... Get excited, marketing gurus! Today we’re rolling out a brand new (and super...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Stopped Watches and Data Analytics

Is this a new or old paradox? UK Independent source—and “a gentle irony” Roger Bannister is a British neurologist. He received the first Lifetime Achievement Award...

Gillette Replaces Dad with Assistant
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gillette Replaces Dad with Assistant

In Fastcompany, by Jeff Beer.   Includes video of Ad:Most Men Ask Their Phone For Advice Before Dad, So Gillette Made An App For ThatThe brand’s new Father’s Day...

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at AAMAS 2017
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track held at AAMAS 2017

The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) recently sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Conference Track at the Sixteenth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and...

ICE is Using Stingray to Track Illegal Immigrants
From Schneier on Security

ICE is Using Stingray to Track Illegal Immigrants

According to court documents, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is using Stingray cell-site simulators to track illegal immigrants....

Transaction Processing Performance Council Launches TPCx-HS Big Data Benchmark
From insideHPC

Transaction Processing Performance Council Launches TPCx-HS Big Data Benchmark

Today the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) announced the immediate availability of TPCx-HS Version 2, extending the original benchmark’s scope to...

Why Summer of HPC is an Experience to Remember
From insideHPC

Why Summer of HPC is an Experience to Remember

The Summer of HPC is a PRACE program that offers summer placements at HPC centres across Europe. “I was part of the Laboratory of Computer-Aided Design at the University...

SPEC High-Performance Group Seeking Applications for New MPI Accelerator Benchmark
From insideHPC

SPEC High-Performance Group Seeking Applications for New MPI Accelerator Benchmark

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corp.'s High-Performance Group (SPEC/HPG) is offering rewards of up to $5,000 and a free benchmark license for application code...

Grafana for Time Series
From The Eponymous Pickle

Grafana for Time Series

Brought to my attention. Grafana." ... The leading open source software for time series analytics ... Grafana is an open source metric analytics & visualization...

Counting exactly the number of distinct elements: sorted arrays vs. hash sets?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Counting exactly the number of distinct elements: sorted arrays vs. hash sets?

Suppose that you have ever larger sets of 64-bit integers, and you want to quickly find out how many distinct integers there are. So given {10, 12, 10, 16}, you...

Kimberly Keeton from HPE Presents: Memory-Driven Computing
From insideHPC

Kimberly Keeton from HPE Presents: Memory-Driven Computing

Kimberly Keeton from HPE gave this talk at the MSST Conference. "Data growth and data analytics requirements are outpacing the compute and storage technologiesKimberly...

Digital Twin Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Digital Twin Technology

Mostly about hardware,   saw it well described by GE Digital at our recent meeting.   Gets closer to understanding the process.  But how do you include the actions...

Reliability, scalability and performance – the Impact of Intel HPC Orchestrator
From insideHPC

Reliability, scalability and performance – the Impact of Intel HPC Orchestrator

When it comes to getting the performance out of your HPC system, it’s the small things that count. David Lombard, Sr. Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, explains...

The Future of Ransomware
From Schneier on Security

The Future of Ransomware

Ransomware isn't new, but it's increasingly popular and profitable. The concept is simple: Your computer gets infected with a virus that encrypts your files until...

Deep Algo Visualizes Code Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deep Algo Visualizes Code Process

Always thought there should be a easy way to better visualize the process of code.  There have been attempts.  Is this finally it?   Much like the idea,  transparency...

Andreessen Horowitz's AI Playbook
From The Eponymous Pickle

Andreessen Horowitz's AI Playbook

New, examining.AI Playbook   by the Andreessen Horowitz VC firm. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a set of computer science techniques that, as Stanford professor...
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