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Merry Christmas!
From CSDiary

Merry Christmas!

The semester is over, but there is still enough work to do on various proposals, recommendation letters, and think pieces that I am in my office instead of at home...

Seeing 1859 Stereo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeing 1859 Stereo

I enjoy discussions linking the history of a technology to its current state. This article looks at the stereographic technology of 1859 and how it relates to"...

Behind the Way We Shop
From The Eponymous Pickle

Behind the Way We Shop

National Public Radio (NPR) audio recording on Buyology/Neuromarketing: The Buyology Behind the Way We Shop

Open Source Maturity
From Wild WebMink

Open Source Maturity

There's an interesting comment from 451 Group's Matthew Aslett on the five stages of community open source engagement that's worth reading. I've been using a model...

Generating Power in Clothing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Generating Power in Clothing

From Zhong Lin Wang's lab:Nano generator that can be grown over fibers.Generates energy by human movements.Ottilia Saxl, chief executive of the Institute of Nanotechnology...

UCAR Releases VAPOR
From insideHPC

UCAR Releases VAPOR

UCAR has announced the latest release of the Visualization and Analysis Platform, or VAPOR application.

CIBC Winter Workshop
From insideHPC

CIBC Winter Workshop

Through the SCIRUN-USERS mailing list, Rob MacLeod announced the 2008/2009 Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing [CIBC] Winter Workshop: Boston Edition.

Watch the video - Mobile Banking for Poor People: Pioneer Perspectives
From Putting People First

Watch the video - Mobile Banking for Poor People: Pioneer Perspectives

Last week, the World Bank’s CGAP hosted a roundtable and webinar on the important topic of how mobile phone banking can deliver a range of financial services to...

Blowing into your Cell Phone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blowing into your Cell Phone

There have been a number of keyboard instruments for the IP, so when I first read of a wind instrument app I thought ... how would that work? There is an Ocarina...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 2)

I am continuing my fun saga to determine whether parsing CSV files is CPU bound or I/O bound. Recall that I posted some C++ code and reported that it took 96 seconds...

Image Search
From The Eponymous Pickle

Image Search

Via Google Blogoscoped I see that Google Image search now has some new advanced options which lets you search for just clip art or line drawings. Also previously...

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computing Research Initiatives for the 21st Century

Today’s main message is: Check out http://www.cra.org/ccc/initiatives. Please! And tell your friends and colleagues! (Any reactions or suggestions can be posted...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case (Update 1)

(See update 2.) In a recent blog post, I said that parsing simple CSV files could be CPU bound. By parsing, I mean reading the data on disk and copying it into...

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Urges Obama To Include Computer Science As A Core Component Of Science And Math Education

Yesterday President-Elect Obama announced his intention to nominate Arne Duncan for the Secretary of Education. Mr. Duncan is currently CEO of Chicago's school...

Fast argmax in Python
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Fast argmax in Python

In my post Computing argmax fast in Python, I reported that Python has no builtin function to compute argmax, the position of a maximal value. I provided one such...

The Synthese Recommender System
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The Synthese Recommender System

Andre Vellino has just opened his Synthese Recommender System: a recommender for journal articles. Andre works for one of the largest scientific libraries in the...

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Parsing CSV files is CPU bound: a C++ test case

(These results were updated.) In Parsing text files is CPU bound, I claimed that I had a C++ test case proving that parsing CSV files could be CPU bound. By CPU...

Link roundup to December 16
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 16

Copyright extension is out of tune with reality

Why is the free market letting us down?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why is the free market letting us down?

I often lean on the right politically. The idea that the free market will work is compelling. Free markets may be good at generating some form of wealth, but as...

Link roundup to December 15
From Wild WebMink

Link roundup to December 15

FOSDEM Video RecordingsListing of videos of all the advertised talks at FOSDEM for the last few years.New Paper Shredder Actually Recycles Paper at the OfficeThis...
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