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The United States prides itself on offering broad access to higher education, and thanks to merit-based admissions, ample financial aid, and emphasis on diverse student bodies, our country can claim some success in realizing this ideal. The situation for aspiring professors is far grimmer. Aaron Clauset, a co-author of this...
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ABSTRACT (Mark Miller et. al)

Programs do good things, but also do bad,
making software security more than a fad.
The authority of programs, we do need to tame.
But bad things still happen. Who do we blame?

From the very beginnings of access control:
Should we be safe by construction,
or should we patrol?
Horton shows how, in an elegant way,
we can simply do both, and so save the day.
                                   with apologies to Dr. Seuss
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It is even better; from the paper "Read the PDF online to see the figures “animate” by flipping pages"
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I think we need to make available a couple of stats which are not really discussed in the popular rants on "whether it makes sense to do a PhD".

First, I want to have  an easy access to an up-to-date ratio of number of people which apply for a single job opening in different areas at graduation level. Here is a couple of scary facts, which surprised me recently. Today in the area of cell biology, it's not uncommon to have 150 candidates for a single PhD-level opening in industry (some people say it can reach 400, but I don't have reliable data for that). Doing a PhD in biology is effectively a suicide. It's different for CS, so we can be calm for now, but a prediction for what will happen in 5-7 years can be helpful. There is some data from NSF, like this (http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/sed/digest/2011/), but it's hard to read

Second, I want to see a graph which shows the possibility of transitioning across different levels and across different institutions. For example, is it possible to get a faculty position in Utah after graduating from Rochester? Or really you need another hop like Rochester to MSR, MIT, or Stanford, and only then Utah. I mean, maybe there is no real chance of getting a faculty job after graduating from Utah. The access to such graph could make your PhD plans much more practical, e.g. if you got stuck in your school, quit right away with MS and try to do a PhD at a better school.
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You should look at this http://cra.org/resources/taulbee/. Not exactly what you asked for, but interesting and CS specific. 
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New well-deserved recognition for Professor Ivan Sutherland's pioneering contributions to the computer graphics technology that has become ubiquitous in the modern world. (Via +Michael Scroggins on fb.)
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This reads as a John Steinbeck's book http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com
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seL4 was acquired by General Dynamics, I guess it's time to start building an open source verified hypervisor
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"The issue of the hill behind the Amphitheatre was addressed. There are often hundreds of people on the hill. Performers and their managers, while pleasant on stage, are not always so pleased backstage with the number of people seeing the concerts for free. .... People sitting on the hill are also taking up parking spots intended for paying RBG concert patrons. "
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"Before our new amphitheatre was constructed, our first day ticket sales record was $80,000. The first year the amphitheatre was open, first day ticket sales were $300,000. The next year, we prepared for $500,000 worth of sales and brought in $1.2 million. Last year, our first day ticket sales were $1.15 million, down slightly because of the anti-‐scalper measures we implemented to make more tickets available to more members. Previously, our fastest sell-‐out concert was Bonnie Raitt, which sold out in six hours. Last year,
Alison Krauss and Steve Miller Band sold out in a couple hours." (http://www.redbuttegarden.org/sites/default/files/AB%20Meeting%20Minutes%2011.09.11.pdf)
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MIT professor +Seth Mnookin pens a gripping essay for +The New Yorker on the discovery of NGLY1 deficiency, my son's disease.

It's a good summary of what I've been doing for the past six and a half years.

It's also a glimpse at the potential of open medicine, and what can happen when families start to pair with scientists in the hunt for a cure.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/07/21/140721fa_fact_mnookin
What do you do if your child has a condition that is new to science? Until recently, Bertrand Might was the only known patient with a certain genetic disorder. His parents began searching for others.
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Can anyone justify why we still use "pages" in the bibtex entries? Here is an example:

G. Altekar and I. Stoica. ODR: Output-deterministic
replay for multicore debugging. In SOSP, pages 193–
206, Oct. 2009.

Seems like an unnecessary detail. We all just google for papers, so what's the point? On the other hand, without pages I can save a line. October is also not needed.

Really, you just need: (1) title to get what the publication is about; (2) year to judge the relevance; (3) venue to judge credibility, i.e., the chances that the publication will have an important contribution, not just fluff, and of course to simplify search (especially for old work), and to distinguish blog posts, patents, white papers and peer-reviewed work; (4) authors, ideally the full list, not just the first author et al., to connect the citation to the previous work by the same people, and sometimes judge credibility as well. This is it. Four things. Everything else should go away. 
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That guarantees that no one can find it :)
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Not your usual thermal paste failure. The thing on the picture is a boiler from Saeco Aroma. Lack of thermal paste screwed it up. One of the contact thermostats got loose, didn't measure the temperature of the chamber, didn't turn off the boiler, and destroyed the gaskets. It was fun to disassemble and analyze the failure, e.g. relate it back to how the machine behaved before failing completely.
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Cold fusion lives on...
I'd like to humbly request that popular science articles geared toward the general public refrain from using the word "theory" in the non-scientific sense. This article even includes the phrase "only ...
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New opinion piece in The Scientist on the sorry state of scholarly publication. Via Anil Seth and Paul Brown on fb.
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All in all, I have heard all of the arguments before, and agree with almost all of them, except this quote

"Second, academics tend to be conservative. So when publishers say that the current system works and there’s no need to change it, academics are, surprisingly, all too ready to accept that claim"

If that was the case, there would have been no outcry against Elsevier, at least from the CS community.
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  • University of Utah, School of Computing
    PhD, Computer Science, 2005 - 2013
  • Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Kiev, Ukraine
    MS, Applied Mathematics, 2000 - 2002
  • National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI)
    BS, Applied Mathematics, 1996 - 2000
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Research Associate
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  • University of Utah, School of Computing
    PhD Student, Research Associate, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Utah, School of Computing
    PhD Student, Research Assistant, 2005 - 2011
  • NetApp, Inc.
    Intern (Advanced Technology Group)
  • NICTA/UNSW
    Intern (Distributed Systems Group)
  • WestGate
    Software Developer
  • Grafin
    Software Developer
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Kiev, Ukraine - Sydney, Australia