Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

How Equality symbol came about

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From Notation and Thinking   Robert Recorde is credited with introducing the equality symbol in 1557. He said "to avoid the tedious repetition of these words: “is equal to,” I will set (as I do often in work use) a pair of parallels of one length (thus {=}), because no two things can be more […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: Exascale Computing

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Once in a while, it is nice to step away from day to day life and dream big. Exascale computing is one of those big dreams. There is a goal to get there in 10 years (now we are in peta scale computing). A couple of snippets from this CNN article: “We’re talking about machines […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

InfoStreams Alert – Multicore

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Infostream Alerts for Multi-core. Sponsored Post: Get extreme performance and reliability: Intel® Parallel Studio XE Sponsored Post: Get extreme performance and reliability: Intel® Parallel Studio XE. Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011 offers the best optimizing compilers in the industry along with highly tuned performance libraries for math, crypto, … Video: Educational Alliance for a Parallel Future Video: […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

Python Links Nov 22, 2010

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Python Links joblib 0.4.6.dev joblib 0.4.6.dev Lightweight pipelining: using Python functions as pipeline jobs. GalleryRemote 0.5 GalleryRemote 0.5 Implementation of the Gallery Remote protocol in Python. pgit 0.1.0-beta pgit 0.1.0-beta Git Commandline Tools written in Python Pyro 3.11 Pyro 3.11 distributed object middleware for Python (IPC/RPC) GitPython 0.3.1-beta1 GitPython 0.3.1-beta1 Python Git Library pyforge 0.4.2 […]

Ideas, Creativity, Innovation

LinkLog: Machine Learning Blogs

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This post is all in French. But both the visualization and links looked useful. So copy pasted the text into Google translator and here is the result (with some minor editing). A small exploratory tour to see what is being done on the side of blogs on the “machine learning”. I ran the crawler developed […]

Emerging Technologies

Data Applications and Infrastructure at LinkedIn

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Stumbled on this great presentation from LinkedIn. Here are some really great insights: Isolated infrastructure team is really a bad solution Building a multi-TB lookup infrastructure is really, really  hard work, Solution: Build this structure in Hadoop [slideshare id=4653292&doc=6dataapplicationlinkedinhadoopsummmit2010-100630140404-phpapp02]

Startups and Entrepreneurship

The Anatomy of an Elevator Pitch

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Elevator pitches are hard. Believe me, I have tried. I always had more success describing the product through examples of usage when I had more time. It looks as if the big CEOs have similar problems, as well. I smiled, when I saw this  –  Embattled CEO still unable to define her company. “What is […]