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Works at LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
Attended University of Toronto
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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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Stop panicking already...
The idea that we are edging up to a mass extinction is not just wrong – it’s a recipe for panic and paralysis
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The author is cherry picking and misrepresenting facts. He clearly has no understanding of the importance of biodiversity or what a mass extinction actually is.

Unfortunately, I do not have time to go through that long article sentence by sentence and point out where he is wrong, but I would recommend you to take the article with dozens of grains of salt and compare with other articles by more serious authors on the Internet. 
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Really? Grown men crying because of a scifi movie trailer? Last time they made a good Star Wars movie, I was a kid.
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+Daniel Lemire its fake
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Should we go back in time when there was less "inequality"?
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No, but we should reduce inequality in the present time. Even if you are not into social justice, inequality is very bad for economy.
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I have this android phone (HTC One). We use the access point app to make a Wifi point appear. Nope. Nothing appears, and I have several different computers that should be able to see it. How do I  debug this problem? Yes, we rebooted the phone.
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+Sancar Adali +Jan Moren  Thanks. Yes, I named it HTC and I tried to connect to it by name, even if I could not see it. :-(
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Yes, there is ample supply of people supporting  rote memorization for its own sake and antiquated skills... at least as long as they are taught to children...
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+Aner Ben-Artzi "I cannot imagine how anyone could have high mathematical abilities without memorizing the multiplication tables so let us force millions of kids to do it. My arguments are self-sufficient." School is guided by faith-based reasoning and a pre-scientific mindset. Is it any wonder that we have made negligible progress in the last 20 years?



 c.c. +Stephen Downes  
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Now, here is an anticapitalist that I can relate with...
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Capitalism, the idea that what I have (including money) belongs to me and can be used for my own purposes, is integral to the human species. It shows up in non-human primates as well, since it is, in fact, a law of Nature. If I find a tree and get a fig (money is only one kind of capital), as long as that fig is not someone else's by some other right, it is my fig and I can eat it, or give it to you, or throw it away. For instance, I might point out that I give to charity and this usually gets people to say I must not be a capitalist. But how can I give what I have to someone else unless it is mine to give?
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Chatting is nice, but to get the real work done, you sometimes need to be on your own...
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...and, very often, enforced (mandated) team work results more in diluted responsibility than creativity...
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If I ever agree to wear something so ridiculous for professional reasons, please kill me.
 
TIL that the Canadian Supreme Court consists entirely of Santa Clauses.
(The article itself is not particularly interesting, I'm just showing off the picture.)
Canada is often mocked as the Land of the Never-Setting Apologies, a place where other people’s feelings are prized over authenticity and people pound one another in secret with hockey sticks simply because they are so tired of saying sorry all the time. To which I have sometimes been known...
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It's ceremonial garb

All ceremonial garb looks silly

Unless you only have the maturity level of a 4 year old, you should be able to get over it. 
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How can you compute intersections faster?
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"Benoit was never taught the alphabet and never learned multiplication tables past fives. Even today he claims not to know the alphabet, so that it is difficult for him to use a telephone book. (...) He solved problems with great leaps of geometric intuition, rather than the "proper" established techniques of strict logical analysis. For instance, in the crucial entrance exams he could not do algebra very well, but still managed to receive the highest grade by, as he puts it, translating the questions mentally into pictures. (...)"
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Think what he could have accomplished if he had learned his ABC's and the multiplication table.  A tragic waste of such potential.
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Thinking out loud about what we should teach our kids instead of having them run through long divisions by hand...
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indexing - information retrieval - databases - collaborative filtering
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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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The concept of property is a social construction. Animals, such as cats, can own a piece of food, or a territory, but only as long as they a

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