Author Archives: Oliver

Local Warming

Yeah, so, Global Warming, erm, I mean, Climate Change, I mean, WGAF….the world is getting warmer and extreme weather events are becoming more common. Anyhow… I decided to see if there was measurable local warming present; this blog post is … Continue reading

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Open Source Orgs

A blog post about Google’s upcoming Summer Of Code showed up in my feed, and it mentioned something about the 212 organizations that had been selected for being mentor organizations. To my shame, I haven’t really paid a lot of … Continue reading

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I’ve been doing some work that required some more heavy lifting from a Linear Algebra library than what Apache Commons or JAMA could offer me, and thanks to this extremely handy-dandy, but a bit out-dated website, I found out about … Continue reading

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[Book Review] Leonardo’s Brain by Leonard Shlain

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain My rating: 4 of 5 stars What a great idea for a book! A mixture of History, Art History, Psychology, and Brain Science, Leonardo’s Brain is a wonderful attempt to … Continue reading

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Microsoft: EmbraceR, ExtendeR, ExtinquisheR

I read with great interest the new blog post over at R Revolutions about the release of “Microsoft R Open 3.3.0.”¬† And for those of us old enough to remember the Browser Wars of the late 90s, and the resulting¬† … Continue reading

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[Book Review] The Master Algorithm by Pedro Domingos

The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World by Pedro Domingos My rating: 5 of 5 stars While coached as a guidebook to help find “The Master Algorithm,” the one AI algorithm “that … Continue reading

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Microsoft and LinkedIn: Probably not good. Maybe not bad.

Oh, what to do about the Microsoft and LinkedIn deal? You may decide to delete your LinkedIn account, like Cathy O’Neil did. Or you may just decide to keep it, although unless you’re looking for a job, or looking for … Continue reading

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