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Daniel Lemire

Daniel Lemire 

Computer Scientist

Occupation: Computer scientist (LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec)

Location: Montreal, Canada

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Most comments: 16

2016-04-13 20:32:11 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Why would I pay $300 for an ebook reader when the same money pays for a decent Android tablet. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00REQKWGA

Most reshares: 10

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2016-04-05 14:37:09 (0 comments; 10 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Europe Gives Green Light To First Gene Therapy For Kids http://www.medicaldaily.com/glaxosmithkline-gene-therapy-children-europe-380510

Most plusones: 31

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2016-04-05 14:56:27 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Stem Cells: Osteoporosis Reversed, and Injured Spinal Cord Regenerated in Rats http://www.thebitbag.com/stem-cell-research-update-osteoporosis-reversed-injured-spinal-cord-regenerated-rats/144352

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2016-05-04 17:10:16 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

Know your enemy: We have a complete catalog of mutations causing breast cancer http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36168717

Know your enemy: We have a complete catalog of mutations causing breast cancer http://www.bbc.com/news/health-36168717___

2016-05-03 19:14:11 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Why is it so hard to tell which Intel microarchitecture your Mac has? Why is Apple hiding away this information?

Why is it so hard to tell which Intel microarchitecture your Mac has? Why is Apple hiding away this information?___

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2016-05-03 13:48:20 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 17:14:04 (2 comments; 8 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

microparticles containing oxygen that let you life for a short time without breathing http://gizmodo.com/5921868/scientists-invent-particles-that-will-let-you-live-without-breathing

microparticles containing oxygen that let you life for a short time without breathing http://gizmodo.com/5921868/scientists-invent-particles-that-will-let-you-live-without-breathing___

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2016-04-29 15:32:19 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"We must realize that even if there is no conspiracy to change our views and behavior, software, even brutally boring statistics-based software, is having this effect. And the effect is going to get ever stronger and harder to comprehend." http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/29/is-software-a-neutral-agent/

(I mention +Greg Linden in the post.)

"We must realize that even if there is no conspiracy to change our views and behavior, software, even brutally boring statistics-based software, is having this effect. And the effect is going to get ever stronger and harder to comprehend." http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/29/is-software-a-neutral-agent/

(I mention +Greg Linden in the post.)___

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2016-04-28 19:30:19 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

An FDA for Algorithms

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2747994

An FDA for Algorithms

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2747994___

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2016-04-28 14:50:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

The aliens idea may make this seem silly, but something is going on around KIC 8462852 star.

http://www.cosmosup.com/kic-8462852-star-mystery-deeper/

The aliens idea may make this seem silly, but something is going on around KIC 8462852 star.

http://www.cosmosup.com/kic-8462852-star-mystery-deeper/___

2016-04-27 15:35:00 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

We know a lot less than we think, especially about the future. http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/27/we-know-a-lot-less-than-we-think-especially-about-the-future/

We know a lot less than we think, especially about the future. http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/27/we-know-a-lot-less-than-we-think-especially-about-the-future/___

2016-04-25 15:25:55 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

clhash : a C library implementing the ridiculously fast CLHash hashing function https://github.com/lemire/clhash (0.1 CPU cycles per input byte)

clhash : a C library implementing the ridiculously fast CLHash hashing function https://github.com/lemire/clhash (0.1 CPU cycles per input byte)___

2016-04-21 22:03:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

libvbyte: A fast implementation for varbyte 32bit/64bit integer compression https://github.com/cruppstahl/libvbyte

libvbyte: A fast implementation for varbyte 32bit/64bit integer compression https://github.com/cruppstahl/libvbyte___

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2016-04-21 16:35:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven by Influence Metrics http://cacm.acm.org/news/201387-search-engines-author-profiles-now-driven-by-influence-metrics/fulltext

Search Engine's Author Profiles Now Driven by Influence Metrics http://cacm.acm.org/news/201387-search-engines-author-profiles-now-driven-by-influence-metrics/fulltext___

2016-04-21 14:30:20 (1 comments; 3 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

It is important to understand where our culture is going... http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/21/the-powerful-hacker-culture/

It is important to understand where our culture is going... http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/21/the-powerful-hacker-culture/___

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2016-04-20 23:54:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

CSharpFastPFOR: A C# integer compression library https://github.com/Genbox/CSharpFastPFOR

CSharpFastPFOR: A C# integer compression library https://github.com/Genbox/CSharpFastPFOR___

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2016-04-20 18:34:41 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Bitpacking techniques for indexing genomes (open access article) http://almob.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13015-016-0069-5

Bitpacking techniques for indexing genomes (open access article) http://almob.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13015-016-0069-5___

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2016-04-20 17:41:34 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

For the science behind this news report, see https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.06587

For the science behind this news report, see https://arxiv.org/abs/1501.06587___

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2016-04-20 15:29:32 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

(good news:) Mild reduction in the number of new dementia cases over time… http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/new-cases-of-dementia-in-the-uk-fall-by-20-over-two-decades

(good news:) Mild reduction in the number of new dementia cases over time… http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/new-cases-of-dementia-in-the-uk-fall-by-20-over-two-decades___

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2016-04-20 15:00:47 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Speculative: supplementing the brain with a key protein makes Alzheimer’s go away http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/04/13/1604032113.full

Speculative: supplementing the brain with a key protein makes Alzheimer’s go away http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/04/13/1604032113.full___

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2016-04-20 14:58:10 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-19 13:50:18 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

Turning off one gene in old mice boosted their immune system and prolonged their life. Such a large effect from one gene is surprising. http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ncb3342.html

Turning off one gene in old mice boosted their immune system and prolonged their life. Such a large effect from one gene is surprising. http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ncb3342.html___

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2016-04-19 13:11:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

About to complete your PhD? Have a look at the Allen AI Young Investigator Program


About to complete your PhD? Have a look at the Allen AI Young Investigator Program
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2016-04-18 18:14:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-14 16:29:55 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Samumed Inc. claims to have a potential “cure” for arthritis. It regenerates some cartilage… (speculative)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2016/04/13/the-god-pill/

Samumed Inc. claims to have a potential “cure” for arthritis. It regenerates some cartilage… (speculative)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2016/04/13/the-god-pill/___

2016-04-13 20:32:11 (16 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Why would I pay $300 for an ebook reader when the same money pays for a decent Android tablet. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00REQKWGA

Why would I pay $300 for an ebook reader when the same money pays for a decent Android tablet. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00REQKWGA___

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2016-04-12 15:09:30 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

One day, our descendants might outgrow most of our narrative illusions. They might look back our puny attempts to understand the world and think “how could they survive?”. http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/12/narrative-illusions/

One day, our descendants might outgrow most of our narrative illusions. They might look back our puny attempts to understand the world and think “how could they survive?”. http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/12/narrative-illusions/___

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2016-04-10 13:58:51 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

The BlackBox Challenge: an Artificial Intelligence programming competition http://blackboxchallenge.com/

The BlackBox Challenge: an Artificial Intelligence programming competition http://blackboxchallenge.com/___

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2016-04-08 17:56:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Amazon: no data centre in Africa or Russia. One upcoming in Canada, one upcoming in India…
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/

Amazon: no data centre in Africa or Russia. One upcoming in Canada, one upcoming in India…
https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/___

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2016-04-08 17:50:29 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Where are Google data centres…?
http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/index.html
None in Africa. None in Canada. None in China, Japan or Russia.

Where are Google data centres…?
http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/locations/index.html
None in Africa. None in Canada. None in China, Japan or Russia.___

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2016-04-07 14:19:45 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The world belongs to the hypergeneralist http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/07/being-shallow-is-rational/


The world belongs to the hypergeneralist http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/07/being-shallow-is-rational/
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2016-04-06 21:40:18 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

What if you could peer review the arXiv?
http://blog.scienceopen.com/2016/04/what-if-you-could-peer-review-the-arxiv/

What if you could peer review the arXiv?
http://blog.scienceopen.com/2016/04/what-if-you-could-peer-review-the-arxiv/___

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2016-04-06 17:12:03 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Is Google going to be a Nvidia customer for the P100? Nvidia mentions IBM, Microsoft and Facebook... http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-p100.html

Is Google going to be a Nvidia customer for the P100? Nvidia mentions IBM, Microsoft and Facebook... http://www.nvidia.com/object/tesla-p100.html___

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2016-04-05 14:56:27 (2 comments; 5 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

Stem Cells: Osteoporosis Reversed, and Injured Spinal Cord Regenerated in Rats http://www.thebitbag.com/stem-cell-research-update-osteoporosis-reversed-injured-spinal-cord-regenerated-rats/144352

Stem Cells: Osteoporosis Reversed, and Injured Spinal Cord Regenerated in Rats http://www.thebitbag.com/stem-cell-research-update-osteoporosis-reversed-injured-spinal-cord-regenerated-rats/144352___

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2016-04-05 14:37:09 (0 comments; 10 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Europe Gives Green Light To First Gene Therapy For Kids http://www.medicaldaily.com/glaxosmithkline-gene-therapy-children-europe-380510

Europe Gives Green Light To First Gene Therapy For Kids http://www.medicaldaily.com/glaxosmithkline-gene-therapy-children-europe-380510___

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2016-04-05 00:28:58 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

"the human cerebral cortex holds 19% of all brain neurons, a fraction that is similar to that found in other mammals"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2776484/

"the human cerebral cortex holds 19% of all brain neurons, a fraction that is similar to that found in other mammals"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2776484/___

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2016-04-04 17:58:51 (7 comments; 3 reshares; 18 +1s)Open 

Could virtual reality make us smarter? http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/04/could-virtual-reality-make-us-smarter/

Could virtual reality make us smarter? http://lemire.me/blog/2016/04/04/could-virtual-reality-make-us-smarter/___

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2016-04-02 19:35:51 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

We construct stories about unique individuals that changed the world... the historical truth is more nuanced https://aeon.co/opinions/galileo-s-reputation-is-more-hyperbole-than-truth 

We construct stories about unique individuals that changed the world... the historical truth is more nuanced https://aeon.co/opinions/galileo-s-reputation-is-more-hyperbole-than-truth ___

2016-04-01 16:12:48 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

AlphaGo might be challenged soon... http://futurism.com/chinese-artificial-intelligence-team-announces-plans-challenge-googles-alphago/

AlphaGo might be challenged soon... http://futurism.com/chinese-artificial-intelligence-team-announces-plans-challenge-googles-alphago/___

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2016-03-31 22:45:51 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

I recommend finding problems with your theories, rather than seeking confirming evidence http://andrewgelman.com/2016/03/31/greshams-law-of-experimental-methods/

I recommend finding problems with your theories, rather than seeking confirming evidence http://andrewgelman.com/2016/03/31/greshams-law-of-experimental-methods/___

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2016-03-31 22:31:22 (0 comments; 3 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

The Augmented Human Being
(George Church)
https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-the-augmented-human-being

The Augmented Human Being
(George Church)
https://www.edge.org/conversation/george_church-the-augmented-human-being___

2016-03-30 22:55:30 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

I spent an embarrassingly long time setting up a Minecraft server on a raspberry pi for my kids. Lack of RAM is an issue.

I spent an embarrassingly long time setting up a Minecraft server on a raspberry pi for my kids. Lack of RAM is an issue.___

2016-03-28 20:55:33 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

How to learn efficiently http://lemire.me/blog/2014/12/30/how-to-learn-efficiently/

How to learn efficiently http://lemire.me/blog/2014/12/30/how-to-learn-efficiently/___

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2016-03-27 22:03:28 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

Reflection on what has changed in 30 years... for high-school students...

Reflection on what has changed in 30 years... for high-school students...___

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2016-03-25 17:39:17 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Important talk.

Important talk.___

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2016-03-25 15:48:28 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 31 +1s)Open 

What +Mark Lewis said: give it 5 years.

I expect that this will happen in the next 10 years. Maybe even 5. The challenge will be how to train the AI. As we saw with Tay, you can't just let it read the internet.___What +Mark Lewis said: give it 5 years.

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2016-03-25 15:46:51 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Declarative programming is a dead-end for the lowly programmer
http://lemire.me/blog/2016/03/25/declarative-programming-is-a-dead-end-for-the-lowly-programmer/

Declarative programming is a dead-end for the lowly programmer
http://lemire.me/blog/2016/03/25/declarative-programming-is-a-dead-end-for-the-lowly-programmer/___

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2016-03-25 14:39:08 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

"Using a synthetic cell, they built a new minimal synthetic cell containing only 531,000 base pairs and just 473 genes making it the smallest genome of any self-replicating organism."
http://www.jcvi.org/cms/research/projects/minimal-cell/overview/

"Using a synthetic cell, they built a new minimal synthetic cell containing only 531,000 base pairs and just 473 genes making it the smallest genome of any self-replicating organism."
http://www.jcvi.org/cms/research/projects/minimal-cell/overview/___

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2016-03-25 03:03:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

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2016-03-23 16:47:43 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Big data is opening the door to revolutions http://wp.sigmod.org/?p=1388 via +Antonio Badia

Big data is opening the door to revolutions http://wp.sigmod.org/?p=1388 via +Antonio Badia___

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2016-03-23 14:39:13 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

The FGF21 hormone extends the lifespan of some mice tremendously http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-finds-hormone-that-extends-lifespan-40-percent-in-lab-mice/

The FGF21 hormone extends the lifespan of some mice tremendously http://www.cbsnews.com/news/study-finds-hormone-that-extends-lifespan-40-percent-in-lab-mice/___

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2016-03-23 00:33:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

What is interesting research? http://lemire.me/blog/2016/03/23/what-the-heck-is-interesting-research/

What is interesting research? http://lemire.me/blog/2016/03/23/what-the-heck-is-interesting-research/___

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2016-03-21 21:38:00 (11 comments; 3 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

“When a computer defeats a Go champion, it will be a sign that AI is beginning to become the real thing.” (NYT 1997) http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/29/science/to-test-a-powerful-computer-play-an-ancient-game.html

“When a computer defeats a Go champion, it will be a sign that AI is beginning to become the real thing.” (NYT 1997) http://www.nytimes.com/1997/07/29/science/to-test-a-powerful-computer-play-an-ancient-game.html___

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