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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; 26 +1s)Open 

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

Most plusones: 40

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2016-05-08 14:46:26 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

CS professor create a teaching assistant based on IBM Watson and fools students (pass Turing test) http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621

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2016-05-23 20:50:59 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 24 +1s)Open 

Compilers are smart http://lemire.me/blog/2016/05/23/the-surprising-cleverness-of-modern-compilers/

Compilers are smart http://lemire.me/blog/2016/05/23/the-surprising-cleverness-of-modern-compilers/___

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2016-05-19 13:44:14 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 25 +1s)Open 

Google is betting on virtual reality

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11683536/google-daydream-virtual-reality-announced-android-n-io-2016

Who would bet against VR taking off in the next couple of years? Not me.

c.c. +Greg Linden

Google is betting on virtual reality

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11683536/google-daydream-virtual-reality-announced-android-n-io-2016

Who would bet against VR taking off in the next couple of years? Not me.

c.c. +Greg Linden___

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2016-05-17 19:32:55 (3 comments; 4 reshares; 33 +1s)Open 

A gene that is not normally expressed in adults could prevent cardiovascular diseases if activated http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-gene-heart-strokeand-block-effects.html

A gene that is not normally expressed in adults could prevent cardiovascular diseases if activated http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-05-gene-heart-strokeand-block-effects.html___

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2016-05-12 23:50:05 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

“an increase in wealth brings happiness only if others aren’t experiencing the same boon” http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/05/envy-30000-feet

“an increase in wealth brings happiness only if others aren’t experiencing the same boon” http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/05/envy-30000-feet___

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2016-05-11 19:31:18 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Apparently, there are 1 million VR users out there already. Whatever this means. c.c. +Greg Linden

http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-tops-1-million-monthly-active-users/

Apparently, there are 1 million VR users out there already. Whatever this means. c.c. +Greg Linden

http://www.roadtovr.com/samsung-gear-vr-tops-1-million-monthly-active-users/___

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2016-05-09 15:16:42 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Anti-depressant may reverse age-related cognitive deficits and improve brain plasticity…

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305715300010

Anti-depressant may reverse age-related cognitive deficits and improve brain plasticity…

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091305715300010___

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2016-05-08 19:15:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s)Open 

Achievement unlocked: Played through “Last of us” for PS3 and PS4. Game just as great (even better) second time. http://www.amazon.com/Last-Us-Remastered-PlayStation-4/dp/B00JK00S0S

Achievement unlocked: Played through “Last of us” for PS3 and PS4. Game just as great (even better) second time. http://www.amazon.com/Last-Us-Remastered-PlayStation-4/dp/B00JK00S0S___

2016-05-08 17:45:12 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 32 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-08 14:46:26 (3 comments; 7 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

CS professor create a teaching assistant based on IBM Watson and fools students (pass Turing test) http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621

CS professor create a teaching assistant based on IBM Watson and fools students (pass Turing test) http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621___

2016-05-07 22:07:57 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

The Atom editor might wipe out your current buffer and erase your work if another system deletes the file on disk…

https://github.com/atom/tabs/issues/306#issuecomment-217671393

The Atom editor might wipe out your current buffer and erase your work if another system deletes the file on disk…

https://github.com/atom/tabs/issues/306#issuecomment-217671393___

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2016-05-07 19:39:29 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Achievement unlocked: fixed a 3-way switch leaving lights off if either switch was at the (virtual) off position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz9KKvoS6p0

Achievement unlocked: fixed a 3-way switch leaving lights off if either switch was at the (virtual) off position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz9KKvoS6p0___

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2016-05-06 16:16:20 (0 comments; 9 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Professors intentionally slow down science to make themselves look better

Professors intentionally slow down science to make themselves look better___

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2016-05-05 22:10:12 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Top AI shop, DeepMind, relies on open-source AI software, now switching to TensorFlow (also open source) http://www.33rdsquare.com/2016/04/deepmind-to-start-using-tensorflow-for.html 

Top AI shop, DeepMind, relies on open-source AI software, now switching to TensorFlow (also open source) http://www.33rdsquare.com/2016/04/deepmind-to-start-using-tensorflow-for.html ___

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2016-05-05 22:05:07 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Americans have a chief data scientist… http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/04/u-s-chief-data-scientist-entrepreneurs-should-do-a-tour-of-duty-in-government/

Americans have a chief data scientist… http://venturebeat.com/2016/05/04/u-s-chief-data-scientist-entrepreneurs-should-do-a-tour-of-duty-in-government/___

2016-05-04 17:10:16 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 18 +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; 5 +1s)Open 

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2016-05-02 17:14:04 (1 comments; 9 reshares; 26 +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; 4 +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 (1 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; 21 +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; 4 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 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 21 +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; 2 reshares; 14 +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 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +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; 9 +1s)Open 

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2016-04-14 16:29:55 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 16 +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; 3 reshares; 22 +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; 32 +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; 26 +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; 20 +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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