MIT Media Lab memorial of Aaron Swartz. I finally got around to watching this.
Many of Bieb's Twitter friends are robots. The irony of course, is that Justin is the one who is being used.
"A short documentary film that follows classical Japanese metal artist Ford Hallam as he recreates a lost masterpiece by the 19th century Mito tsuba artist, Hagia Katsuhira." Highly recommended.
Interesting conversation. I'm pretty sure the bug filer is mostly wrong. But still an interesting conversation.
"What modern data science is finding is that nearly any type of data can be used, much like a fingerprint, to identify the person who created it: your choice of movies on Netflix, the location signals emitted by your cell phone, even your pattern of walking as recorded by a surveillance camera."
The problem this is trying to address is important. I'm not sure how I feel about this solution.
Cute publicity stunt that tries to show pirates what it feels like. I have pretty mixed feelings about the whole thing but I think it is a nice little hack.
Math and biostats are the shortest. History is the longest. Nobody is suprised.
My new department is just awesome!
The idea of that coding versus writing is something that is close to my heart.
"All living things are gnarly, in that they inevitably do things that are much more complex than one might have expected. The shapes of tree branches are of course the standard example of gnarl. The life cycle of a jellyfish is way gnarly. The wild three-dimensional paths that a humming bird sweeps out are kind of gnarly too, and, if the truth be told, your ears are gnarly as well."
Very small and incomplete list ATM but perhaps it will grow.
I basically have a policy of not bookmarking XKCD. This is useful enough, I might.
My sense is that most revolutions are fought by the privileged children of the elite.
Greet alternative to Doodle.