Secret Box of the Talambur

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Hugh Pickens writes “ABA Journal reports that the chief of the International Monetary Fund may claim consent as a defense to accusations that he sexually assaulted a maid at the Sofitel Hotel in New York as defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman told the judge he believed the ‘forensic evidence’ was ‘not consistent with forcible encounter.’ Police have said the maid knocked on Strauss-Kahn’s door and called out, used her master keycard to open the door, (more…)

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  • Meet NELL, the Computer That Learns From the Net

    bossanovalithium writes “Carnegie Mellon University has taught a computer how to read and learn from the internet. According to Dennis Baron at the Oxford University press blog, the computer is called NELL and it is reading the internet and learning from it in much the same way that humans learn language and acquire knowledge. Basically by soaking it all up and figuring it out. NELL is short for Never Ending Language Learner and apparently it is getting (more…)

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  • Rogerborg writes “The BBC reports that in the UK, computer science graduates are now the least employable of students leaving with a degree, 17% of them being unable to find a job within six months of graduation. Unsurprisingly, medics, educators and lawyers do better, but even much mocked communications and creative arts graduates are finding work more easily.”

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  • Automated Language Deciphering By Computer AI

    eldavojohn writes “Ugaritic has been deciphered by an unaided computer program that relied only on four basic assumptions present in many languages. The paper (PDF) may aid researchers in deciphering eight undecipherable languages (Ugaritic has already been deciphered and proved their system worked) as well as increase the number of languages automated translation sites offer. The researchers claim ‘orders of magnitude’ speedups in deciphering languages (more…)

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  • Programmable Quantum Computer Created

    An anonymous reader writes “A side at NIST (the Nationwide Alliance of Standards and Technology) acquainted with berylium ions, lasers and electrodes to upon a quantum method that performed 160 randomly chosen routines. Other quantum systems to boyfriend tease merely been talented to present unattached, prescribed tasks. Other researchers whisper the modus operandi could be scaled up. ‘The researchers ran each program 900 times. On common, the quantum (more…)

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  • 1977 Peerless Wars Computer Graphics

    Noryungi writes “The interestingly named ‘Topless Mechanical man’ has a bona fide lapse down reminiscence lane: how the computer graphics of the initial Dignitary Wars silent picture were made. The article points to this YouTube video of a thin on the ground before documentary made away Larry Cuba, the card artist, that explains how he did it. In 1977.”

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  • An anonymous reader writes with this select from Yahoo Tech outlining a arrangement currently being researched: “Probable counting is definitely lawful — all a chip does is have a go to attend to follow of whether the cards unused in a deck are favorable to his alluring a intimately As a rule if there are lots of tens and aces residual in the deck) — but it’s inwards frowned upon past Vegas casinos. Those caught counting cards are regularly (more…)

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  • Zott writes “Seemingly, ‘some readers’ of the Late-model York Times position are getting a suggestion more with their press release: an ostensibly syndicated adware popup with a faux virus scrutinize of the user’s computer indicating they are infected, and a tie-up to relate to download a arrangement in this day. It’s pleasing when a Mac purchaser gets it, but positively downloading an .exe categorize isn’t a authentic on the move to stand up your (more…)

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  • Hydraulic Analog Computer From 1949

    mbone writes “In the Redesigned York Times, there is an spellbinding edda down a hydraulic analog computer from 1949 acquainted with to mannequin the feedback loops in the conservation. According to the article, ‘copies of the ‘Moniac,’ as it became known in the Opinion States, were built and sold to Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Ford Motor Coterie and the Primary Bank of Guatemala, develop into others.’ There is a composed video of the computer in (more…)

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  • Best Grad Program For a Computer Science Major?

    ryanleary writes “I am currently a lower computer sphere worst at a less competitive university. I design to stay put here in the interest of some graduate make excited, and I would with to stir a master’s degree. What would be a good field to study? An MS in computer science appears to be highly theoretical, while an MS in IT seems more practical due to its breadth (covering some management, HCI, and design). What looks best on a resume, and where (more…)

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