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Amazon to Deliver from Whole Foods
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon to Deliver from Whole Foods

Toured a Cincinnati Whole Foods twice recently, noting the diversity of SKUs.    With exactly this thought in mind.   Had examined some advanced sign tech in Whole...

Amazon Go Not the Future
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Go Not the Future

Some good comparisons of previous approaches.We dabbled in several.Why Amazon’s Grocery Store May Not Be the Future of RetailBy Nick Harrison, George Faigen, Duncan...

Location of Data Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location of Data Science

Intriguing, though I wonder if these differences are so specific to continent,  or likely just by some narrower context.  You then wonder how results, accuracy,...

Wal-Mart Moves on Virtual Reality
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Moves on Virtual Reality

Wal-Mart has always be advanced in tech,  how they might implement VR should be interesting.Walmart Latest Acquisition Is Virtual Reality Startup SpatialandWalmart...

Mckinsey on China in 2018
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mckinsey on China in 2018

What can we expect in China in 2018?By Gordon Orr in McKinseyThe nation could be shaped by geopolitics, momentum from robust economic growth, and a host of newWith...

Orchard Planting
From The Eponymous Pickle

Orchard Planting

Also popped up, the 'Orchard Planting Problem',  new to me.   This Wolfram article looks at it in great depth, combinatorially and visually ....  Perhaps this would...

Water Utility Infected By Cryptocurrency Mining Software
From Schneier on Security

Water Utility Infected By Cryptocurrency Mining Software

A water utility in Europe has been infected by cryptocurrency mining software. This is a relatively new attack: hackers compromise computers and force them to mine...

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

National Academy of Engineering Elects New Members

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 83 new members and 16 foreign members. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,293 and the number of foreign...

Is that a Trick Question?
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Is that a Trick Question?

For me at least writing test/quiz questions for programming students is hard. Most of what I assign and grade are projects but sometimes I like to toss out a quiz...

Addressing Fault Tolerance and Data Compression at Exascale
From insideHPC

Addressing Fault Tolerance and Data Compression at Exascale

In this Let's Talk Exascale podcast, Franck Cappello from Argonne National Laboratory describes the VeloC project. "The VeloC project endeavors to provide ECP applications...

Hayward Fault Earthquake Simulations Increase Fidelity of Ground Motions
From insideHPC

Hayward Fault Earthquake Simulations Increase Fidelity of Ground Motions

Researchers at LLNL are using supercomputers to simulate the onset of earthquakes in California. "This study shows that powerful supercomputing can be used to calculate...

Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity

National Academy of Sciences’ Sackler Colloquium on Creativity and Collaboration: Revisiting Cybernetic Serendipity will be in Washington, DC at the National Academy...

Big 3 Cloud Providers Join with Nsf to Support Data Science
From insideHPC

Big 3 Cloud Providers Join with Nsf to Support Data Science

"NSF’s participation with major cloud providers is an innovative approach to combining resources to better support data science research," said Jim Kurose, assistant...

Podcast: The Age of Quantum Computing Is (almost) Here
From insideHPC

Podcast: The Age of Quantum Computing Is (almost) Here

 In this WSJ Podcast, scientists from the IBM’s T J Watson Research Center describe how quantum computing will enable a new age of scientific discovery. Quantum...

Vectorization Now More Important Than Ever
From insideHPC

Vectorization Now More Important Than Ever

Vectorization, the hardware optimization technique synonymous with early vector supercomputers like the Cray-1 (1975), has reappeared with even greater importance...

From Computational Complexity

For the Love of Algorithms

Wired magazine labelled 2017 as The Year We Fell Out of Love with Algorithms. The article goes on to talk about how algorithms give us filter bubbles, affect elections...

General Data Protection Regulation
From The Eponymous Pickle

General Data Protection Regulation

New European Data Privacy RegulationTech Giants Brace for Europe’s New Data Privacy Rules  in the NYTimes  By Sheera Frenkel  .... General Data Protection Regulation...

Nsf Watch Talk Server-Side Verification of Client Behavior
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Nsf Watch Talk Server-Side Verification of Client Behavior

The next WATCH talk, called Server-Side Verification of Client Behavior is Thursday, February 15th, from 12PM -1PM ET from Michael Reiter at UNC-Chapel Hill. Michael...

Cortana as Assistant in Context
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cortana as Assistant in Context

Not enough out there about Cortana as an assistant.  Here is a start.  Saw a demonstration of building a skill and using it as a chatbot assistant.  It doesn'tCortana...

Video: Lustre Generational Performance Improvements & New Features
From insideHPC

Video: Lustre Generational Performance Improvements & New Features

Adam Roe from Intel gave this talk at LAD'17 in Paris. "Lustre has had a number of compelling new features added in recent releases; this talk will look at those...
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