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Daniel Lemire
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Downloading 2.5 GB to get the latest LaTeX distribution on my Mac...  I know that 2.5 GB is nothing in 2015... but it still sounds like a lot of what should just be a collection of scripts and fonts. And it is still takes several minutes. #firstworldproblem  
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+Daniel Lemire Re: "How much progress is LaTeX making year to year?" This is a good question. I stay up to date, but I admit that for me, TeX/LaTeX has largely reached a fixpoint.
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I think that I talk about Seth Roberts several times a week, and I still go back to read his blog post. He had a lasting influence on me. This being said, and I swear that I am very respectful... Does it sound possible that his latest diet changes might have had something to do with his early death? He was fairly young and not in particular bad shape... He seemed convinced that eating lots of animal fat was good for his heart... but was it? Has there been some discussion on this? I should say that I have not followed him in this particular path so I have no vested interest. I think that this inquiry is in the spirit with which Seth lived... that is, you have to ask the right questions...
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after a year, i am still very sad about his death...and thankful for this little forum.
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An amazing true story... If I could achieve a fraction of this...
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A completely meaningless statement that is completely religious and devoid of causal knowledge. Half of every bookstore (the self help books) is devoted to learning to lie to oneself. There is another way. Learning not to lie... about anything. 
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There is prior work on everything if you dig deep enough. 

Let that not discourage you: originally is overrated.
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So little of the universe and its causal structural behavior has been formalized. If you can't find a dark region of ignorance to dig around in to shine the light of inquiry into, you aren't trying.
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Interesting take on Greece. I agree that default can be right.
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(I-S) + (G-T) + (X-M) = 0

Just work out the equation: all the problems (and almost all the solutions) are just there.
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I ended up on go.microsoft.com and I somehow thought that Microsoft had adopted Google's Go as a backend language. 10 years ago, this would have been insane... but today? Could happen.
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How the world changes!
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This should be common knowledge. It is not.
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I agree that the 'keep your inbox empty' thing is more of a preference than a commandment. 
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Why you should go see Tomorrowland with your kids (despite the so-so reviews)
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I found that some people so venomously hate this movie that they'll try their hardest to ruin any enjoyment you've found in it.
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On age-related cognitive decline...
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It's relative. Based on where they started.
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Life is full of counterintuitive results if you just look at the surface...
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It seems that so many of our academic structures are designed to avoid RTFP :)
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I predicted tablets would overgrow the PC. Looks like I was dead wrong in my prediction. That's not surprising. What is surprising is that we have already entered in an era of decline for tablets (in favour of phablets, a category that did not exist when I made my prediction). I do not think anyone was predicting years ago that iOS tablets would start declining in 2015.

I do not envy vendors who must play the market.

I still hold that PCs are the wrong tool for most office workers.

c.c. +Greg Linden 
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I think the iPad Pro could reverse this trend.
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Now, here is an anticapitalist that I can relate with...
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+Shawn H Corey I would argue that Canada is closer to the ideals of capitalism than the USA in many important ways. Most people in the US work for corporations. More so than most places in the world. That is not exactly what capitalism is about. 

Rules and regulations are not, in themselves, anti-capitalist... but even if they were, I think you will find quite a bit of regulations in the US. What makes you think that there are more in Canada?

"Only if you equate capitalism with business."
 
An economy run on privately owned businesses is what capitalism is, by definition.

"This concept that you must give away control of your company to get it started is false."

Lots of people who run businesses are not the owners. But, at least, under capitalism, you can be the owner if you want.
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  • LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
    Professor, 2004 - present
    Promoted to full professor in 2009. Funded by NSERC Discovery grants (2003-2007, 2007- 2012, 2012-2017) in computer science. Program committee member at major conferences (ACM CIKM, ACM WSDM, ACM RecSys).
  • National Research Council of Canada
    Research Officer, 2002 - 2004
    Founded and lead the e-Health research group. Designed the Slope One algorithm.
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Introduction
I have always been intensely curious and I am always scouting for new knowledge. I love to program and publish open source software.

I have had many jobs: researcher in a government laboratory, University professor, entrepreneur and consultant. 

I spent too much time on my formal education. It got me a Ph.D. and even a post-doctoral fellowship. But I consider myself to be an autodidact.

I have two great kids and a beautiful wife. I live somewhere near Montreal in a small house I love.

My home online is at http://lemire.me
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I drink my weight in coffee every day.
Education
  • University of Toronto
    B.Sc. (Mathematics), 1989 - 1994
    Graduated with very high distinction.
  • University of Toronto
    M.Sc. (Mathematics), 1994 - 1995
  • École Polytechnique and University of Montreal
    Ph.D. (Engineering Mathematics), 1995 - 1998
    Graduated in 2.5 years.
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