Occupation: Student (Institute for Quantum Computing)

Location: Waterloo, ON

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2013-05-29 03:58:14 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Ever read an article and just go: "No. No way. This has to be an Onion fake news piece," and then you realize that no, in fact, it's very real?

Yeah, well, feast your eyes on this baby.﻿

Most reshares: 6

2013-07-17 22:04:07 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Most plusones: 20

2013-07-17 22:04:07 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

Latest 50 posts

2015-02-03 20:44:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

2014-05-18 15:21:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Over the last year I've worked with some awesome folks (+Kester Tong  +Mark Sandler, +Corinna Cortes , +Matthew Turk,  +Gideon Mann  +Arnaud Sahuguet, +Adam Berenzweig) to understand how people collaborate on data analysis and to build better tools to support them. Yesterday, with the help of +Fernando Perez and +Wes McKinney we revealed this work at PyCon APAC.

We've created an interactive, collaborative analytics tool by integrating Google Docs, Chrome, and IPython. You can open a notebook from Drive. You can share notebooks like you would share a Google Doc. You can comment and edit collaboratively, in realtime. There is zero setup, because all the computation happens in Chrome. You can even quickly and easily package your analytics pipeline into a GUI for folks that don't want to program. In effect, you can go from zero to analytics with little impedance.
What... more »

2014-05-14 22:34:14 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)

There's a new PRL up today by +Nathan Wiebe, +Chris Ferrie and me, in which we show how to learn the properties of a quantum system using a quantum simulator as a resource.﻿

2014-03-16 18:33:23 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

♥﻿

2014-03-01 03:15:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Back in Ontario after what was a fun and productive trip. A few mil— er, kilometers, until home, but almost there.﻿

2014-01-05 19:22:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

2013-12-30 22:55:49 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Testing MathJax... again.
Please bear with me, as I'm testing adding MathJax again. $\ket{\psi}$﻿

2013-09-15 18:35:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

In which I talk about a project +Ben Criger and I have been working on for a little while now.﻿

2013-09-15 18:35:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Hacking Up Map Tiles for Tabletop RPGs
This post was written in collaboration with Ben Criger . We want to make tabletop gaming more fun. That means removing tedium and headach...﻿

2013-09-12 21:58:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

In other news, the skew normal distribution is a pain in the ass.﻿

2013-09-10 04:25:50 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Setting aside politics and paranoia for a moment, I have generated a new OpenPGP keypair for using to sign and encrypt my e-mail. This new keypair is available at http://www.cgranade.com/public-key.html. Please use it in your correspondence with me if you are able and willing to do so. I appreciate your help in keeping my communications with you secure and private.﻿

2013-08-26 17:50:06 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Via +Tara Mulder.

2013-08-22 23:40:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

>> py_eval('x = [42.0, True, "foo", lambda y: y**2]');
>> x = py_get('x')
x =
[42] [1] 'foo' [1x1 PyObject]
>> class(x)
ans =
cell
>> class(x{3})
ans =
char
>> class(x{4})
ans = PyObject
>> lambda = x{4}
<function <lambda> at 0x7f8d515178c0>
>> lambda(42)
ans =
1764﻿

2013-08-17 19:49:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

2013-08-17 18:37:17 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

In which I say a few words on the deplorable reaction of one US Attorney Inlenfeld to the Stubenville rape case. (Via +Mindy Townsend.)﻿

2013-08-16 16:08:37 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

Way to class it up, Sobeys.﻿

2013-07-17 22:04:07 (0 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)

2013-07-14 21:48:48 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

I have been staying off G+ for quite some time, due to the preponderance of truly hateful trolls that have decided to infest my feed. There's a lot of good people on here, but the mental effort that it takes to respond to, or even to ignore, the sheer litany of misogynistic, racist and otherwise hateful bullshit that people post has been a bit more than I've felt up to expending.

That said, I do feel that the Zimmerman aquittal demands that I break silence here, that I say a few words. First and foremost, however, if you feel like celebrating in any way that a self-admitted murderer got away without justice being served, I want absolutely nothing more to do with you. I simply do not have space in my life to entertain people that celebrate murder, much less racially-motivated murder. Second, this is my post, in my feed, and I decide what I will and will not give my space to— if youa... more »

2013-06-30 19:32:34 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Yes, this precisely.﻿

2013-06-29 22:53:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

I'm loving this song.﻿

2013-06-28 16:15:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Via +Jeanne Garbarino.

2013-06-27 13:10:09 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

2013-06-27 13:02:19 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

"Obama has come under some criticism from Republicans in Congress in recent days for the failure to bring Snowden back to the U.S."

That's how screwed up the US system is: when Obama doesn't actively do something wrong, like seek disproportionate and inappropriate responses to whistle-blowing, he is criticized for it by his opponents.

If I thought that the Obamas and the Paul Ryans [1] of the world wanted Snowden for the selling of secrets and not for leaking them to journalists, maybe I'd think a bit differently on this issue. As it is, though, it's hard for me to see this as anything other than punishing someone for exposing a critical piece of the completely unethical surveillance state that has been built up around us.

BTW, this also gets at why I'm not so happy with Greenwald as of late, either: the only electorally viable opposition that... more »

2013-06-27 12:18:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2013-06-23 00:45:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Cat! It's been too many years since I saw you, Cat!﻿

2013-06-21 21:14:32 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 7 +1s)

2013-06-20 05:57:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

2013-06-16 21:02:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

#lfqis﻿

2013-06-12 15:36:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Is it possible to completely disable the Unicode → emoticon replacement in the new Google Hangouts? Tired of ♥, ©, ™, etc. getting replaced by images that are much larger than the surrounding text.﻿

2013-06-05 21:00:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

#damop﻿

2013-06-05 17:10:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

#damop #lunch﻿

2013-06-04 15:24:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

#damop﻿

2013-06-04 00:10:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

View from the convention center. #damop  ﻿

2013-05-29 03:58:14 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Also, the same effect was found in many moderates, according to the original article. WTF, people.

2013-05-20 16:23:03 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

There truly is evil in the world.

Via +Blake Stacey and +Khadijah Britton.﻿

2013-05-20 15:57:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

2013-05-18 16:06:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

The lawmakers voting against such protections for women as a ban on forced marriage cited that the law was "un-Islamic." Tell me again how religion doesn't play a role in the oppression of women?

2013-05-18 00:09:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Wait... contributions from Microsoft‽﻿

2013-05-18 00:03:00 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

2013-05-17 13:22:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

2013-05-17 02:54:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Finally. This is very welcome news!﻿

2013-05-15 23:51:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Fuck yes, this is awesome.﻿

2013-05-15 23:36:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Wait, they're shutting down Google+ Games? Yay!﻿

2013-05-15 23:35:43 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Check out the update. Machine learning algorithms have ethical and social consequences, and it's important to respond quickly and appropriately when such consequences are discovered or pointed out.

2013-05-15 23:24:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

I'm a bit confused about Babel (that is, new Hangouts) and XMPP. From poking around a bit with Empathy, connecting to talk.google.com via XMPP, messages posted to and received from Babel still seem to show up via XMPP, suggesting that interop may still be a thing. On the other hand, I can no longer see S2S XMPP contacts via G+, while I can still see them on Gmail.

If Google allows XMPP to continue being a protocol for accessing Babel, then I think that's a fine path forward. If, however, they disable S2S features, that's a real shame.﻿

2013-05-15 22:48:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Love how #hashtags  look in the new G+ interface.﻿

2013-05-15 22:46:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Everytime I look at this project, it just gets more awesome. I have long said that a lack of true homoiconicity is what prevents Python from being as amazing for symbolics as it is for numerics.﻿

2013-05-15 13:30:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Comments locked to direct discussion to OP.

2013-05-15 01:08:48 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Fascinating. I love the use of IPython to present the results, too!

(BTW, I am more amused than I should be at the name of the function increment_gender.)

2013-05-14 12:43:34 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

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