General Reading for 04/24/2017

Grok the GIL: How to write fast and thread-safe Python | Opensource.com “We explore Python’s global interpreter lock and learn how it affects multithreaded programs.” tags: bs python Learn a Python script for automating the process of publishing podcasts | Opensource.com “Python can help you skip over the fussy little…

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General Reading for 03/07/2016

This is the amazing design for NASA’s Star Trek-style space ship, the IXS Enterprise – The Washington Post “NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes,…

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General Reading for 02/05/2016

​Is Earth actually two planets? | MNN – Mother Nature Network “The study, which was funded by NASA, the Deep Carbon Observatory and a grant from the European Research Council, focused on comparing moon rocks to Earth matter. The findings led the research team to the conclusion that Earth and…

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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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General Reading for 11/11/2015

Space oddity: how do astronauts prepare for life on Mars? | Science | The Guardian “Mauna Loa, Hawaii: the biggest volcano in the world, among the most active (it’s due for an eruption) and, according to Nasa, the ideal spot for simulating a space mission. This remote place is where…

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General Reading for 10/16/2015

Marine Corps Study Finds No Detriment to Morale in Mixed-Gender Combat Units – The New York Times “The Marine Corps has long held concerns that integrating women into combat units could erode morale in all-male platoons and lead to increased sexual tension that would undermine fighting capability. But a Marine…

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General Reading for 10/08/2015

NASA is opening up hundreds of patents to inventors, for free – The Washington Post “From the memory foam in your mattress to the advanced alloys in your tennis racquet, NASA is behind some of the biggest technological advances of our time. Now, the space agency is giving other inventors…

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What I’m Reading on 05/07/2015

Battle over app analytics accelerates with Apple’s entry | PCWorld “With Apple offering its own tool for developers to see how their apps are selling, pressure is on specialist vendors to improve their offerings. On Wednesday, App Annie announced it had acquired mobile measurement company Mobidia to do just that.”…

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What I’m Reading on 05/04/2015

The Free ‘Big Data’ Sources Everyone Should Know – Data Science Central “Any company, from big blue chip corporations to the tiniest start-up can now leverage more data than ever before. Many of my clients ask me for the top data sources they could use in their big data endeavour…

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What I’m Reading on 05/02/2015

Using machine learning on Call of Duty game to detect cheating behaviour – CIO “Speaking at the recent Predictive Analytics World conference in San Francisco, Activision’s director of analytic services, Josh Hemann, spoke about how different classification algorithms are helping the game creator effectively referee millions of game matches played…

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