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Daniel Lemire has been shared in 132 public circles

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Circle Connection570The Mix it Up Circle! #circleconnection  2014-04-10 20:22:45481693334CC G+
Richard Green62,178Engagers Showcase Circle, March 29, 2014If you received a notification, it means that you are included in my Engagers Showcase Circle. “Showcase” means that you are invited to leave a comment (on the original post) with a link to one of your own posts, which ideally should be one of your best recent posts.This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. My most recent post will be included next time.Everyone mentioned below is also included in the circle.Happy Pi Day!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/74oomcTuJoVSierpinski sponge (reshared from +David Roberts)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/ZKUreVJfWxoCloud Gate (reshared from +Christian Cable)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/XGRNqbbBjgEContinued fractionshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2mbZvUrewmCFood mapshttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/BKMgJ6WzfiyNeptune's Lament (reshared from +Paul Haworth)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/1AHZMatxm8JEscher's “Ascending and Descending”... in Legohttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/9XJsanAguNCDead Horse Point State Park (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/edKVZ8NqAW4It's the Chicken from Hell! (reshared from +Chad Haney)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/2tc9WchRABJDerangements, or how everyone got the wrong homework backhttps://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/Bjb3CvDYBwxSnowy La Sal Mountains (reshared from +Tom Malloy)https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/8tiW4gbzVrXMultimove chess2014-03-29 04:30:56482211173239CC G+
Enrico Altavilla5,522I'm sharing with you my Science circle. It's focused mainly on physics, astrophysics and math but it also contains subjects (both people and pages) who share news about other scientific fields. Enjoy! 2014-03-21 06:45:031031015CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:58:15230002CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:53230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:28230003CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:57:04230022CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,804#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-15 09:56:44231305CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:27:36393014CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:50393033CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:26:17393012CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:52393011CC G+
John Nuntiatio29,767#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-14 06:25:16393204CC G+
Becky Collins3,213Baseball circle #Baseball  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins 2014-02-26 10:30:413883216CC G+
Becky Collins2,634Marketing Circle : Feb 22#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday +Becky Collins2014-02-22 06:29:4945517724CC G+
Tancredi Matranga8,830WEB INFLUENCER MEGAMIX 13Have a Great Tuesday my Google+ Friends!I am happy to share with you my 13th  #sharedcircle named Web Influencer Megamix.I put together a mix of #TopEngagers  - Really Interesting People who share unique and original content.   Do yo want to be added to the Web #Influencer Circle?To be included, be so kind to:   1 - Do +1 t the post   2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)         (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)   3 - Include the circle among your circles   4 - Share the circle (include yourself)   5 - Be free and smile to life! :)   #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #influencers #influencer #influence #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circletuesday   #tuesdaycircle   #tuesdaycircleshare   #tuesdaycircleshare  2013-12-03 07:43:1749910349121CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-25 00:30:29405006CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 16:58:13405007CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Another round of #topengagers  !(Be sure to click READ MORE, it is important if you want to be included in this circle next time)These people shareThese people +1These people create original contentThese people make G+ BetterIf you add this circle, you will, without a doubt, see your engagement soar through the roof.  Guaranteed.  If you were notified, you guessed it, you are already in.To be included in the NEXT top engagers circle this week is easier than ever.1.) Follow me2.) Share this post3.) Keep engaging#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown 2013-11-24 08:00:39405105CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 06:33:32405005CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0This group will follow back !#sharedcircle   #sharedcircles   #sharecircle   #publiccircle   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #topengagers   #engagers   #snowballcircle   #snowball   #circles   #circleshare   #circlemasters   #circlemaster   #circlequeen   #crazycircles   #circlehub   #morefollowers #ghosttown2013-11-24 01:22:28405104CC G+
Chill Ideaz Jay Beek Rocksuperstar0Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares.I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while.Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-11-24 00:22:24405014CC G+
Lo Sauer2,493This is a great circle combined of active engagers, creative folks and  some of the best and brightest people on google+. A thank you in this circle-inclusion-shoutout to: +Peter Terren +Michael Műller +Carlos Esteban +Justin Chung +Malthus John +Marta Rauch +Rajini Rao +Katherine Vucicevic +Jonathan Eisen +Mike Allton +Scott Buehler +Mario Falcetti +Zvonimir Fras +Krithika Rangarajan +sridhar krishnan +Joanna Ortynska +Seamus Smyth +Chuck Croll +Michael Schobel +2013-11-19 18:19:4843218317CC G+
Rank Kemeng0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2013-11-01 15:53:38426115CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 10:04:35425202CC G+
Tiberiu Igrisan448Science (part 1)#science #sciencecircle #sharedcircles  2013-10-14 18:53:04257123CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #sharedcircles #health #wellness  2013-10-14 15:30:25243000CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:30:23414103CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:55414013CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:39414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:27414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:29:04414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:59414004CC G+
James Steward1,112These are awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:27:16414002CC G+
James Steward1,112These are my awesome scientist friends who comment my posts#scientistcirle #circle #circleshared #sharedcircle #circleoftheday #followfriday2013-10-10 16:25:57414103CC G+
Fraser Cain824,747Super Science Circle for October, 2013I know it's been a while, so it's time for a new Super Science Circle - the October 2013 edition.In case you weren't aware, the Super Science Circle is a list of more than 400 people who are actively engaged on Google+ and regularly post about science and education. We've got journalists, scientists, even a few astronauts. The Super Science Circle should be your best response to anyone who tells you that Google+ is just a ghost town. If you love science, this circle will deliver the goods.If you know anyone who actively posts about science, please let me know and I'll add them to the list.2013-10-04 20:14:53415304682CC G+
Rich Gillin1,279#Rcircle  *edit*http://goo.gl/E0hkE6trying to circlecount this one. culling down to top 499 engageRs.#statistics and #rstats  crowd.2013-09-23 19:16:27501002CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircles #science #health2013-09-05 07:24:12497214CC G+
Fabian Weiland0#sharedcircle #health #science #medicine  2013-08-26 11:59:11426000CC G+
Science on Google+69,339Applied and Mathematical SciencesThis circle will give you exposure to Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. Science on Google+ Database: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRScience on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/uhJCNIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.2013-08-15 23:58:07292202753CC G+
Fraser Cain798,034Super Science Circle, July 2013 EditionNeed more science in your streams? Want to convince a friend that Google+ is a thriving place of science and rational thinking? Then import my Super Science Circle and be amazed at the awesomeness.PLEASE RESHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!Every single person in this circle is active on Google+ and regularly contributes high quality posts about science. You've got my personal guarantee.As always, I recommend you import this group into a temporary circle and look for people who match your interests. Then pull them over into more permanent locations in your circles. Or just wait for me to give you an update next month.If you want to be included in this circle, just make a post in the comments and I'll check out your profile.I'm looking for people who:1. Are active on Google+ (but not too active)2. Regularly post about science3. Provide context and additional information, and not just bare links or annoying memes.2013-07-16 18:35:56415235986CC G+
Richard Green16,477Here's the latest update of my Engagers circle. The last version of this circle was close to full, so I started it again from scratch. This circle includes people who have recently engaged with one of my posts in the form of +1s, comments and public reshares. I might have missed some people because of limitations of the Google+ interface. Fortunately, the next release of +Circloscope on June 28 is likely to include new features that make circles like this one much easier to create.I've included 100 guest members in this circle, taken from my Favourites circle, which I haven't shared in a while. Like my previous circle share, this is a Showcase circle! What this means is that everyone is invited to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-22 22:13:5040317937103CC G+
Paul Christen0If you want to be TOTALLY freaked out, follow this science circle. Its not mine, it was shared by (I think) +Fraser Cain .Man, a  day does not go by that I'm not amazed by the advances in science and technology.2013-06-11 13:54:194095310CC G+
Science on Google+63,417Computer Science CircleView profiles in circle: http://goo.gl/S5I1mLinks to shared circles: http://goo.gl/nO7rBScience on Google+ community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXIf you have a science related degree, you are a science journalist, you are a K-12 science teacher, or you curate a science page, then add your profile/page to the database by filling out this form (http://goo.gl/yEg7M). Active profiles and pages will be included in the next shared circle.2013-06-11 00:04:49701413CC G+
Science on Google+62,910Smokin' Science CircleWe took 500 active profiles from the  +Science on Google+: A Public Database and put them into this circle.  Be careful, this circle is smokin' hot! #scienceeveryday    Don't forget to check out the Science on Google+ Community: http://goo.gl/mTTxXDatabaseSearch Communities: http://goo.gl/RvyezSearch Pages: http://goo.gl/WCohTSearch Profiles: http://goo.gl/Yz8KRAdd Profile or Page to Database: http://goo.gl/yEg7MAdd Community to Database: http://goo.gl/zh0xJ2013-06-06 00:17:11500388275CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos3,766197 interesting People // If you're into technology, the Web, photography and science, here's a circle to consider. Methodology: out of 3200 people that I follow, using +Circloscope I ordered them according to relevance score (calculated by Google depending on whose posts I engage the most) and filtered for a value over 30, then filtered for whether they are active (when was their last post) and finally filtered by whether they were in my "must read" circles. Voila! I hope you find it interesting :) #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #circlesharing  2013-05-26 09:51:2119713412CC G+
Fraser Cain779,548Super Science Circle - May 2013 EditionNeed more science in your Google+? Well, here's all the science you can handle! Enjoy my latest, heavily curated edition of the Super Science Circle.Please share this circle... for Science!For the uninitiated, I maintain a circle of 450+ people who are active on Google+ and regularly post on Google+. In this circle you'll find scientists, journalists, astronauts, educators, and science enthusiasts. By importing this circle into your own circles, you'll immediately gain a vibrant and fascinating feed of amazing science stories.I recognize that it might be too much science, so I suggest you create a brand new temporary circle and evaluate the people in the circle. Only transfer the keepers to your permanent circles. Then, when I update the circle next month, rinse and repeat.Are you active on G+ and regularly post about science? +mention me and I'll check out your profile.Remember, please share this post2013-05-22 19:26:51456348390CC G+
Richard Green12,571Here's an updated circle of people who have either +1ed, reshared, or commented on one of my posts recently.  This includes indirect public reshares, but only +1s and comments on the original posts.Since the circle is nearly full, I only included new people if they engaged with one of my non-circle-share posts.  Also, I excluded posts with over 100 +1s, for two reasons:(a) hot posts attract low-quality comments, including spam comments, and(b) as far as I can tell, Google won't give you a full list of people who plus-oned your post if there are more than 100 of them; the same goes for reshares.Thanks for reading my posts!2013-05-13 21:33:26483712686CC G+
Fraser Cain770,050Super Science Circle - April 2013 EditionIt's time for another sharing of my Super Science Circle. This is a collection of 400+ active people on Google+ who often post about science. If anyone tells you G+ is a ghost town (not that anyone does any more), get them to import this circle. PLEASE SHARE THIS CIRCLE... FOR SCIENCE!I have personally reviewed each and every person on this list, to make sure that they:1. Are active and engaged on Google+2. Regularly post science-related stories on Google+In this list you'll find scientists, journalists, researchers, professors, astronauts and general science enthusiasts. Not everyone in this list is going to be to your personal liking. So what you'll want to do is import the list into a temporary circle. Then move people over one by one into more permanent locations in your circles.I'm always looking for more people to add to the list, so if you know people who meet my criteria, feel free to nominate them.Again, please share the circle. Every little bit helps2013-04-26 21:02:03419226277CC G+
Richard Green10,142Yes: I've made it to 10,000 followers!  To celebrate, here's a once-only share of a circle I'm calling the Surprisingly Successful Mashup Circle.  It contains:1. the most recent share of my Thankers circle (people who thank other people for including them in a circle that happens to contain me as well);2. the most recent share of my Engagers circle (people who +1, reshare and comment on my posts);3. my Plus Ten circle, which was a great idea that didn't work (people who post things with more than 10 plus-ones);4. the people and pages mentioned below.I'd like to thank the following:+Science on Google+: A Public Database for giving me most of my first 1,200 followers;+Full Circle, +JUSTIN MATTHEW, +Cesare Riccardo, +Trever McGhee, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Euro Maestro for repeatedly sharing me in their high-impact circles; and+Shaker Cherukuri for implanting the idea in my head, inception-style, that having 10,000 followers would somehow be a cool idea.  (I think there should be a verb "inceive", meaning "to put an idea into someone's head, like in the film Inception.")Caution: having lots of followers doesn't mean that people will read your posts.  But it certainly helps!And here's the circle.2013-04-25 00:39:34498853893CC G+


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2014-04-24 03:00:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

If you are a programmer, you are probably using random hashing...

2014-04-22 19:50:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Go Canada! Go!

"Median income in Canada pulled into a tie with median United States income in 2010 and has most likely surpassed it since then. "

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2014-04-16 19:01:08 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)

How do you get quickly the assembly output of a few lines of C? Yes, I know how to get the assembly dump of a .c file. I know how to do it, awkwardly, with a debugger... But since I have found out about http://gcc.godbolt.org/ I want to have an equivalent tool on the command line... That is, I want to be able to super quickly know the compiler output... by super quickly, I mean that I don't want to have to type complicated commands...

2014-04-15 13:51:57 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 12 +1s)

PHK does it again. Brilliant.

2014-04-14 23:17:26 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)

Funny because it is true.

2014-04-14 18:53:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I think that most people greatly underestimate the money that goes into open source software. 

c.c. +Christopher Smith 

2014-04-11 19:50:12 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Any C++ experts can help me clear up what  the C++ standard means by "probability"?

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2014-04-10 21:12:49 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

"Economists who assume that college attendance is driven by students' greed are largely correct." 

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2014-04-04 13:43:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Barely more than 50$. You get 512MB of RAM,  a 1GHz processor, and 4GB of flash memory. There isn't a lot you can't do with a machine like that.

2014-04-04 13:41:39 (11 comments, 5 reshares, 13 +1s)

In my latest blog post, I recount how I changed my mind almost entirely about learning...

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2014-04-03 13:55:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

For yogurt geeks: Choosing a Yogurt Starter 

2014-03-28 15:10:37 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 3 +1s)

Given that our smartphones will soon translate everything for us, should we bother learning a foreign language?

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2014-03-28 12:40:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Do you care about the h-index? 

2014-03-24 16:13:58 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

"In the traditional course, we just throw content at people, and hope it sticks" +Stephen Downes 

2014-03-14 23:04:46 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)

I am at the point where conventional newspapers have negative value. They would need to pay me a lot for me to accept a subscription.

Major newspaper calls tonight...
Agent: "We want to give you a free 3-month subscription..."
Me: "That's nice, but we don't read newspapers, we have the Internet..."
Agent: "But we would deliver it free to your house, you have nothing to lose..."
Me: "My wife hates to have to throw out all this paper. Sorry."

2014-03-14 15:00:44 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

A friend of mine is looking for a programming-free way to build web forms on top of MySQL, something like what MS Access does. Ideas?

2014-03-11 23:55:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

me: "What did Bell invent?"
10-year old son: "Wireless television?"

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2014-03-06 18:26:55 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Observational evidence indicates our climate is less sensitive to greenhouse gases than climate models assume.

2014-03-06 13:49:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Ukraine: too many subsidies and low productivity 

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2014-03-05 17:45:24 (17 comments, 7 reshares, 18 +1s)

Ukraine lead by Nazis? "The truth is that much of Ukraine’s present leadership, including Yatsenyuk are Jewish." 

2014-03-04 13:51:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

You are more likely to be influenced by another researcher who has a similar first name (which is a proxy for ethnicity).

Read more in :  Learning to Measure Influence in a Scientific Social Network, new paper by Bergsma et al.

2014-02-28 15:56:50 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

There is a lot of confusion around what probabilities can mean in software. I think it is ridiculously easy to get confused unless you deal with probabilities on a routine basis.

2014-02-27 13:09:52 (35 comments, 5 reshares, 11 +1s)

Does the locality-sensitive hashing (LSH) have a fatal flaw? 

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2014-02-25 12:30:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Academic publishers withdraw gibberish papers. Not on their own, of course, but only after they were informed they had published pure garbage. These are major publishers too, Springer and IEEE.

Evidently the entire academic publishing industry has lost whatever shreds of respectability it once had. Obviously no human editing was done at all on these proceedings, there was not even the most rudimentary peer review (the conferences themselves must be entirely fraudulent and corrupt) and most likely no one in the publishing firms even looked at the papers before publishing them.

Since these withdrawn papers were gibberish SciGen things and they got through the (apparently nonexistent) editorial sieve, one can only imagine how many other fraudulent but human-written papers have been circulating through these Springer and IEEE publications.

2014-02-14 14:50:22 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

My experience optimizing Go software. 

2014-02-11 23:32:56 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Juicy quote about Go: "Go clearly chooses both ease of coding and compile time efficiency over runtime efficiency. Who does Rob Pike imagine wants to make those trade offs but is still using C++?" +Christopher Smith 

You can find the related blog post by Rob Pike there: http://commandcenter.blogspot.ca/2012/06/less-is-exponentially-more.html

2014-02-11 15:04:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

More learning about the Go language. Computing the maximum of  two integers appears to take a minimum of 4 lines of code. Standard Math library is for floats. No ternary form.

2014-02-10 14:00:15 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Another disappointment with the Go programming language: In Objective C or C++, you can call C functions as if they were native functions (and they are!). In contrast, with Go, calling a C function carries massive performance overhead. This means that if you are getting bad performance in Go, you may not be able to solve your problems by rewriting just the performance-sensitive parts in C... You may need to rewrite almost the whole thing in C. Compared with Objective C and C++, it is definitively a step backward. 

I understand that most people don't care about performance... so these concerns may be obsolete... 

2014-02-07 19:16:49 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Soon, computer scientists will rule the Earth... or not.

(Based on a post by +Seb Paquet  and comments by +phil jones.)

2014-01-31 05:13:15 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

2013 Nobel prize winner couldn't get tenure 

2014-01-31 05:04:07 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

"Your kind of pure math, that (...) deals with meaningless esoterica, based on very questionable philosophical foundations(...) will soon be old hat, just like plane Geometry is today."

2014-01-30 15:46:24 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Crazy conjectures about life...

2014-01-28 14:12:49 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

What is the fastest open-source CSV parser today? (written in any language, I don't care)

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2014-01-26 00:21:15 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

New version of JavaEWAH: A compressed alternative to the BitSet class  (version 0.8.2) is out. Now with better support for threshold functions and faster set-bit decoding.

2014-01-25 16:28:10 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I have noticed that lots of biology and medicine papers end with "No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript." What the heck does that mean? What is "writing assistance"? 

2014-01-17 22:48:28 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

This is beautiful. My bank offered to lend me $5k so I can put it in my retirement fund and get tax credits. Don't have any money to save for old age? Easy! Just borrow it. If you think it makes sense, email me, I have wonderful investment opportunities for you.

2014-01-17 00:38:53 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 23 +1s)

"High IQ people may have an easier time getting rewarding work so they need less wealth." 

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2014-01-13 12:37:33 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Shooting strings
Shooting strings. Source: Meez Forums . String theory, once hailed as theory of everything, now struggles to demonstrate its use for anything at all. Most string theorists today, if not working for banks, study the gauge-gravity correspondence. This celebra...

2014-01-11 20:53:18 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

See if you believe in my theory...

2014-01-08 12:59:48 (23 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Reason dictates that weather events, cold or warm, tell you absolutely nothing about changes in climate. Too much BS on all sides.

2014-01-08 03:52:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

JavaEWAH 0.8.1 is out... now with support for threshold functions:  marks as true a bit that occurs at least T times in the source bitmaps.
See at the end of the example.java file.

2014-01-07 21:04:38 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

Ah! PyCon 2014 is in Montreal. A few of the talks on CS education look really good.

2014-01-07 19:24:09 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

... and yes, we know that you can go in industry with a PhD... 

2014-01-06 19:34:44 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Seems like it would be wasteful to drop bombs on Iran: "Iran’s population growth could reach zero in the next 20 years if the trend is not reversed."

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2014-01-05 18:17:14 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Quote: 

A substantial fraction -- maybe the majority -- of PhD programs really shouldn’t exist.

But of course, this is saying that universities, and tenured professors, should do something that is radically against their own self-interest. That constant flow of grad students allows professors to teach interesting graduate seminars while pushing the grunt work of grading and tutoring and teaching intro classes to students and adjuncts. It provides a massive oversupply of adjunct professors who can be induced to teach the lower-level classes for very little, thus freeing up tenured professors for research.

It’s hard to see any alternative to fix the problem, however. The fundamental issue in the academic job market is not that administrators are cheap and greedy, or that adjuncts lack a union. It’s that there are many more people who want to be research professors thanthere ... more »

2014-01-02 20:25:05 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

2013-12-31 19:19:54 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

So Java uses intrinsics for performance: any call to  Arrays.copyOf, Arrays.fill, Long.bitCount... can be compiled to hand-tuned machine instructions. Do we have a list of these intrinsics somewhere or is this arcane knowledge shared in secret between Java coders? Is there some way to get a list?

2013-12-30 15:52:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

My reply to +John Cook's recent blog post...

2013-12-28 02:13:47 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

People often object to the idea of limited government because, supposedly, governments are the ones prioritizing our long term interests. So do they?

"Budgets are an expression of priorities. The priority of the federal government is clearly about paying benefits, not about investing in the future (...) the federal government has for decades been pulled toward paying benefits in the present, rather than seeking out ways to invest in future growth."

2013-12-26 19:51:39 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

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