Coding topics for 06/15/2017

What’s New in Swift – WWDC 2017 – Videos – Apple Developer “Swift 4 continues the evolution of the safe, fast, and expressive language, with better performance and new features. Learn about the new String and improved generics, see how Swift 4 maintains support for your existing Swift 3 code,…

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Blockchain Reading for 05/30/2017

Walmart Wants to Track Delivery Drones With Blockchain Tech – CoinDesk “For example, last October, Walmart announced that it was working with IBM to develop a supply chain solution focused on China’s pork market, the largest in the world.” tags:bc blockchain walmart 3 Hints that Your Travel or Transportation Company…

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General Reading for 04/14/2016

Attracting Hummingbirds “One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. In addition to providing them a natural diet, a hummer garden is an excellent way to attract birds to your nearby feeder: since hummingbirds feed by sight on regularly-followed routes – called traplining –…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/16/2015

Netflix Updates Algorithm Policy, May Solve Streaming Issues “What it is doing now is looking at all its video presentations and assigning more appropriate encoding algorithms to each one. This type of broadcast granularity may be the answer to a more efficient delivery process—and to more consistent quality for viewers.…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/02/2015

Or, why I still use Python for high performance scientific computing “Python is a great high level language for easily expressing ideas, but people don’t tend to think of it as a high performance language; for that you would want a compiled language — ideally C or C++ but Java…

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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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