General Reading for 11/20/2016

Pecan Pie Truffles Recipe – NYT Cooking “These festive truffles from Hannah Kaminsky, a columnist at VegNews Magazine, combine the rich flavors of pecan pie under a thin layer of smooth chocolate. Like traditional rum balls, these offer a slightly alcoholic kick, so be sure to monitor any underage guests.”…

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General Reading for 11/13/2016

Lasagna Roll Ups | Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll Up Recipe | Two Peas & Their Pod tags: bs lasagna pasta spinach artichoke Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna | bell’ alimento “Something like this Roasted Butternut Squash Lasagna with Crispy Fried Sage. It hits the spot and yes still makes me want…

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General Reading for 11/07/2016

Next AI challenge: Computers take on StarCraft – CSMonitor.com “DeepMind announced its decision to partner with StarCraft’s creator, Blizzard, at a conference in California. The two groups say that they look forward to programming a computer to react to strategic problems in real time.” tags: v bs blizzard Posted from…

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General Reading for 11/05/2016

Second Life Creators Head to Virtual Reality – WSJ “Onstage at The Wall Street Journal’s WSJDLive 2016 global technology conference, Second Life creator Linden Lab demonstrated its forthcoming social virtual reality platform Sansar. It lets you create a 3-D virtual avatar and environment and then invite others to join you.”…

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General Reading for 06/16/2016

IBM Enhances Support for the Swift Programming Language “Apple‘s Swift programming language continues to gain popularity among developers and IBM, as a key Apple partner, is putting its considerable might behind the technology.” tags: bs swift ibm programming Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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General Reading for 05/29/2016

EU Announces That All Scientific Articles Should Be Freely Accessible by 2020 “In what has been called a “life changing decision,” the European Union’s ministers of Science, Innovation, Trade, and Industry have decided to give individuals free access to science papers by 2020.” tags: bs Your Memorial Day Grilling Checklist…

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Best Food Reading for 03/22/2016

Asparagus and Two-Cheese Quiche with Hash-Brown Crust recipe | Epicurious.com “Get all the goodness of hash browns and a rich Fontina and goat cheese egg custard in this unexpected quiche. With fresh green asparagus and tarragon, it’s perfect for a springtime brunch, lunch, or light dinner.” tags: f easter asparagus…

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Best Food Reading for 03/18/2016

Naan (Indian Leavened Flatbread) Recipe | SAVEUR “Unlike some other staple Indian breads, which are unleavened and crafted from durum wheat flour, or atta, fluffy naan is made with all-purpose flour and yeast. Traditionally, the dough is slapped against the chimney wall of a clay tandoor oven and baked over…

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General Reading for 03/16/2016

Wegmans a ‘gamechanger’ in Finger Lakes agriculture “Wegmans is more than brick-and-mortar grocery stores, more than a Fortune 500 enterprise with $7.9 billion in annual sales and some 45,000 employees across New York and five other states. The Gates-based retailer — rated the No. 1 grocery store in America by Consumer Reports — is “a gamechanger,” said Susan Brown, associate…

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Best Food Reading for 03/15/2016

U.S. Wins World Championship Cheese Contest for the First Time in 30 Years | Food & Wine “We know that America makes amazing cheeses, but for all too long our delicious domestic offerings have gone underappreciated by the rest of the world. Finally, though, our curds are getting the praise they…

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General Reading for 03/14/2016

GitHub – apple/swift-evolution: This maintains proposals for changes and user-visible enhancements to the Swift Programming Language. “This document describes goals for the Swift language on a per-release basis, usually listing minor releases adding to the currently shipping version and one major release out. Each release will have many smaller features…

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Best Food Reading for 03/14/2016

White Lasagna with Mushrooms and Prosciutto | Williams-Sonoma “Earthy mushrooms and bits of salty ham stud this silky baked pasta dish with bursts of flavor. If you can’t find thin, straight-edged no-boil lasagna sheets at your market, try a shop that specializes in Italian foods. You don’t want ruffled edges…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/13/2016

Google AI finally loses to Go world champion “At last, humanity is on the scoreboard. After three consecutive losses, Go world champion Lee Sedol has beaten Google‘s DeepMind artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, in the fourth game of their five-game series. DeepMind founder Demis Hassabis notes that the AI lost thanks…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 03/10/2016

Data science roles will be among best paid in near future, conference hears – Independent.ie “Ireland must urgently invest in data science skills, an audience at a Big Data event in Dublin heard today.” tags: m data science ireland Pizza Hut National Pi Day math contest “Want to earn 3.14…

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Best Food Reading for 03/05/2016

Ramen Sandwiches Are Now A Thing In Japan – Food Republic “Ramen and sandwiches are both incredible foods, favorites in the offices of Food Republic. Sometimes they’re paired together, as seen originally with the wildly popular ramen burger. But in a new twist, instead of acting as buns, the noodles serve as the…

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Best Food Reading for 02/21/2016

Spanish Braised Chicken with Sherry and Saffron (Pollo en Pepitoria) “To make pollo en pepitoria that was rich but balanced, we brightened the lush nut- and egg yolk–thickened sauce with canned tomatoes (more consistent year-round than fresh tomatoes) and a little lemon juice. Adding some of the braising liquid to…

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General Reading for 02/20/2016

Project Jupyter | Home “The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that allows you to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. Uses include: data cleaning and transformation, numerical simulation, statistical modeling, machine learning and much more.” tags: bs python shell notebook Posted from…

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Best Food Reading for 02/08/2016

How to Make Buttermilk Ranch in a Jar “My homemade dressing doesn’t try to emulate store-bought versions, because if that’s what you’re craving, then only the original will do. Instead, I’ve come up with a tangy rendition, packed with herbs and with enough body to coat greens and vegetables without…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 02/03/2016

The 17 equations that changed the course of history – ScienceAlert “Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient…

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General Reading for 02/03/2016

New IBM Watson Chief David Kenny Talks His Plans For ‘AI As A Service’ And The Weather Company Sale – Forbes “When IBM announced the close of its acquisition of The Weather Company on Friday, it added another veteran CEO in Weather’s David Kenny to work under Big Blue boss Ginni Rometty. And IBM’s…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/31/2016

Legacy of Marvin Minsky Carries On in Artificial Intelligence | MIT Technology Review “Minsky was a uniquely brilliant, creative, and charismatic person, and his intellect and imagination shone through in his work. His ideas helped shape the computer revolution that has transformed modern life over the past few decades, and…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/20/2016

New largest prime number found “A team at the University of Central Missouri, headed by Curtis Cooper has announced, via press release from the Messene organization, that they have found the largest prime number ever—it is 274,207,281 – 1, it has over 22 million digits. The new record has broken…

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Best Food Reading for 01/05/2016

6 Tips (and a Recipe) for the World’s Greatest Spaghetti and Meatballs | Epicurious.com “We spent hours in the Epicurious test kitchen developing a hearty tomato sauce and tender, flavorful meatballs. Sunday suppers will never be the same.” tags: f spaghetti meatballs Julia Child The French Chef- The Omlette Show…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/04/2016

AI helpers aren’t just for Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Here’s how to build your own – TechRepublic “Today there are a growing number of online services that provide the tools such an AI would rely upon. To name a few: voice recognition is available through Amazon‘s Alexa Voice Service, facial and emotion…

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General Reading for 01/01/2016

Open Source Swift on Raspberry Pi 2 | iAchieved.it “You can track the progress of the port of Swift to ARM platforms at bugs.swift.org, and follow @iachievedit on Twitter for updates when new packages are released. To help out, create an account at bugs.swift.org and when you find broken stuff,…

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Best Food Reading for 12/31/2015

Poutine Recipe | SAVEUR “The province’s gastronomic achievements may reach dizzying heights, but Quebec may forever be known as the place where poutine began. An unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds, poutine is perhaps the ultimate late-night snack. This recipes comes to us from…

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General Reading for 12/30/2015

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK? | Edge.org “Is AI becoming increasingly real? Are we now in a new era of the “AIs”? To consider this issue, it’s time to grow up. Enough already with the science fiction and the movies, Star Maker, Blade Runner, 2001, Her, The Matrix, “The Borg”.  Also, 80…

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Best Food Reading for 12/29/2015

Scalloped Potatoes Recipe | Martha Stewart “This scalloped potatoes recipe is a traditional recipe that can be prepped the night before serving. Creamy with a cheesy topping, scalloped potatoes can easily play side dish to almost any main course. Serve scalloped potatoes with your favorite meat and watch your family…

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