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Tim Ng has been shared in 1 public circles

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Novina W1,842I was asked to share my #Toronto circle, so here it is. Add these people, spread the words about Google+ and let's get the local community going. And maybe we can all HIRL (Hangout In Real Life) sometimes or start a Toronto Photowalk, or just get together and talk about how the TTC sucks and we need more subway!! It takes a lot of effort to find people locally. I wish there's a way to more quickly find/sort people by geographical area (I have to literally go to people's About and hope they added their location in right now). I say something should be done about that, +Vic Gundotra! If I missed you and you want in on my Awesome Torontorian circle, leave a comment. :)2012-01-20 07:27:35106601CC G+


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2013-07-31 08:34:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I'd like to see this done for Indian cuisines. 

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2013-07-17 10:21:14 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2013-06-10 15:58:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2013-06-03 15:21:38 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Python:

"foobar"[::] = "foobar"
"foobar"[0:6:] = "foobar"
"foobar"[0:6:1] = "foobar"
"foobar"[0:6:-1] = ""
"foobar"[6:0:-1] = "raboo"
"foobar"[7:0:-1] = "raboo"
"foobar"[::-1] = "raboof"

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2013-06-01 13:01:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

In the last week there have been a number of "cheap" improvements to Zhang's recent result that there are infinitely many pairs of primes of distance at most 70,000,000 apart; by modifying the "easy" part of his argument, this bound has been reduced to 63.374.611 (Lewko), 59.874.594 (Trudgian), and now 59.470.640 (Morrison).  

Basically, what Zhang really shows is that if H is any set of 3,500,000 integers with the property that H avoids at least one residue class mod p for each prime p, then there are infinitely many translates of H that contain at least two primes, and hence there are infinitely many pairs of primes of distance at most diam(H) apart; all the above "easy" improvements come from being a little more clever as to how to select H.  If you want to get a brief chance to claim the "world record" for the best bound on small prime gaps,this... more »

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2013-01-30 03:57:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Our colleagues in Theoretical Computer Science have decided to start their own seminar series inspired by Q+ called TCS+.  Note, this is theoretical computer science in general, not just quantum.  We wish them the best of luck and hope that this model spreads to many other subjects.  If you are interested, join the TCS+ community, read the announcement http://mycqstate.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/tcs-online-seminars/ and visit their website plustcs

2012-10-30 13:35:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

more twitter bots

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2012-10-29 14:33:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

fun with graphs

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2012-08-23 14:32:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Why secure hashing algorithms are not secure for passwords:

 http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/4/

Remember to use a hashing algorithm meant for passwords.

And don't forget to add a pinch of salt.

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2012-07-26 12:29:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

deep

2012-07-10 15:14:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

this is pretty neat and likely useful: a database of descriptional complexity results for languages and operations

2012-05-02 16:27:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I was talking about those 'reals are countable' crazy people with a friend just the other day. This is in the same vein.

2012-05-02 02:49:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

in case you were wondering http://timng.ca/blog/2012/05/01/making-nfas-smaller/

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2012-04-27 13:44:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.

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2012-04-24 19:23:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

"So I set off, driving thousands of miles across Europe to explore the legibility of these signs and typefaces, first hand. Once I even ended up in a holding cell at the border crossing to Norway, because the customs officers just wouldn’t accept that someone would drive all over Europe simply to take photographs of traffic signs."
(via http://daringfireball.net/linked/2012/04/24/wayfinding)

2012-04-12 18:16:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

An imaginative variation on the Turing Test and Eliza: a group has been deploying robots on Twitter in order to influence the tweet and following behaviour of target groups. Particularly fascinating: the bots were able to increase the interaction rates between other users.

Interesting throughout.

2012-04-11 18:34:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Wow, even the mobile interface got an update

2012-04-09 03:23:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Anonymity on the internet is a very fragile thing; every anonymous online identity on this planet is only about 31 bits of information away from being completely exposed. This is because the total number of internet users on this planet is about 2 billion, or approximately 2^{31}. Initially, all one knows about an anonymous internet user is that he or she is a member of this large population, which has a Shannon entropy of about 31 bits. But each piece of new information about this identity will reduce this entropy. For instance, knowing the gender of the user will cut down the size of the population of possible candidates for the user's identity by a factor of approximately two, thus stripping away one bit of entropy. (Actually, one loses a little less than a whole bit here, because the gender distribution of internet users is not perfectly balanced.) Similarly, any tidbit of information about the... more »

2012-02-28 17:08:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-02-27 16:53:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

There are 350,000 Canadians here in Silicon Valley. This place is crawling with Canadians!

Good read (long): http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-magazine/lessons-from-canadas-silicon-valley-diaspora/article2346666/

2012-02-22 19:54:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-02-19 03:36:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

In which I attempt to do a network theoretic analysis of Toronto City Council and end up being wrong

2012-02-16 19:51:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

2012-02-14 17:26:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Heard in passing - the NSF has conducted at least one funding panel review on their island in Second Life. Yes you heard that right - the NSF owns an island in Second Life. 

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2012-02-14 17:23:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2012-01-26 14:27:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

university rebrandings with 100% less lasers

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2012-01-15 04:42:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Feed an image into Google Image Search, and take the first "related" image that you haven't seen before. Repeat 2900 times.

The full first minute is astronomy pictures, which are nice but maybe you should skip them. Occasionally you hit some icon like a sports team logo that has ~100 variations, and stay trapped there for a couple of seconds. But there's so much weird morphing between groups of things with approximately the same visual footprint, it's really fun to watch. (via kottke)

2012-01-13 18:10:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2012-01-12 01:19:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-01-11 22:49:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-01-10 22:57:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2012-01-06 21:18:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2012-01-06 16:21:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2012-01-05 03:31:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Tip from my grad student, Christopher Earl:

At the end of a command which may take a while (like a long compile), add "; say done" to have it tell you when it's done.

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2011-12-30 17:27:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2011-12-30 16:54:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

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2011-12-28 14:23:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

A few weeks ago, I discussed "worst X" polls, and how they are often wildly inaccurate due to the fact that the worst example of an X is often so obscure as not to come to mind for most of the people polled, and so the most widely known instances of X are disproportionately represented in the poll.

The caucus outcome linked below, which is essentially a "worst X" poll, is certainly subject to this effect, but also is biased by an additional clustering effect, because all but one of the candidates in the caucus lie in a tight cluster in the political spectrum and thus split up the "worst X" votes between them of those voters who disfavour that portion of the spectrum. Because of this, the news item linked below declares President Obama the "big loser" of the caucus, despite the fact that 66% of the caucusgoers nominated a Republican as their least preferred... more »

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2011-12-26 21:11:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Yet another solid work by Etsuko Yakushimaru for Mawaru Penguindrum's OP themes, and the orchestration part is definitely a reason to check out the full-length versions. Our review: http://goo.gl/HRQb9

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2011-12-23 23:17:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

yep, it's actually an article about the traveling salesman problem

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2011-12-20 21:28:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

touhou and meduka cookies

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2011-12-19 21:11:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2011-12-19 20:08:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

siiiiiiiiiiigh, good thing i live in a major metro area!

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2011-12-19 15:21:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2011-12-18 00:01:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2011-12-15 19:49:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

that doesn't look like nico nico douga (☞゚∀゚)☞

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2011-12-14 05:17:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

huh, someone outside of japan is talking about pixiv

2011-12-13 22:48:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

ahahahaha how is this real

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2011-12-13 18:24:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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2011-12-11 18:08:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

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