General Reading for 03/10/2016

Jeff Bezos says he wants to fly into space “as soon as possible” | Ars Technica “And is he ever excited about this. Oh yes. This week, while pointing out the large windows in the New Shepard on the floor of his rocket factory, Bezos talked expansively about what it would…

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General Reading for 02/23/2016

Linux Mint hit by malware infection on its website, forum after hack attack | Ars Technica “Linux Mint forum users, and anyone who downloaded and installed a copy of the 17.3 Cinnamon edition on Saturday have probably been compromised by hackers and need to take action immediately, the distro’s creator…

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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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General Reading for 12/05/2015

Swift is Open Source – Swift Blog – Apple Developer “Now anyone can download the code and in-development builds to see what the team is up to. More advanced developers interested in contributing to the project can file bugs, participate in the community, and contribute their own fixes and enhancements…

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General Reading for 11/16/2015

Californium: A game about the many (sur)realities of Philip K. Dick | Ars Technica UK “Reality is mutable, vulnerable to interpretation and interference. It’s an idea that permeates through Philip K. Dick’s writing, one of the most influential forces in pop culture. Even if you don’t recognise his work by…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/09/2015

List of open-source software for mathematics – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “This is a list of open source software to be used for high order mathematical calculations. This software has played a huge role in the field of mathematics. Open source software in mathematics has become pivotal in education because…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 06/01/2015

The homalg project — Algorithmic Homological Algebra “The homalg project is a multi-author multi-package open source software project for constructive homological algebra.” tags: m algebra NTL: A Library for doing Number Theory “NTL is a high-performance, portable C++ library providing data structures and algorithms for manipulating signed, arbitrary length integers,…

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What I’m Reading on 05/13/2015

William Zinsser, Author of ‘On Writing Well,’ Dies at 92 – NYTimes.com “But it was his role as an arbiter of good writing that resonated widely and deeply. “On Writing Well,” first published by Harper & Row in 1976, has gone through repeated editions, at least four of which were…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/08/2015

Why picking a college roommate is now like online dating – CNET “Some colleges are now using software programs and algorithms to pair up first-year students. Much like online dating, it’s all based on compatibility.” tags: m picking college online dating Perform text analytics with Bluemix analytics services “This tutorial…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/07/2015

The Top 5 Challenges Facing Big Data Startups Today “But as attractive as the big data space is, it can be a tricky sector for new entrepreneurs. Consider that 66 percent of all startups fail within the first 12 months. Though big data businesses may feel confident that they’re entering…

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