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A Letter from John von Neumann

Plans to standardize and publish codes of various groups have been made in the past, and they have not been very successful so far. The difficulty is ...
March 14, 2014

You and Jimi Hendrix

I had a discussion a couple of weeks ago about software development tools and processes with some undergraduate students I'm mentoring. They asked w...
March 14, 2014

Everything Old is New Again

Yesterday, the New York Times R&D Lab announced streamtools, a web-based graphical tool for working with streams of data. It lets users create d...
March 14, 2014

Anatole France, Updated

Anatole France (1844-1924) Then The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg i...
March 07, 2014