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Daniel Lemire
Works at LICEF Research Center, TELUQ, Université du Québec
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Montreal, Canada
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On the recent bet by Hanson and Chace
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We (the intelligentia) need to be involved in designing a new world where only a fraction of people need to be involved in actually producing things we need, or even servicing the things we have (including ourselves - medicine is not immune)..
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One of my most popular blog posts is from 2005, still current… and it is incomprehensible to all but a few… http://lemire.me/blog/2005/09/28/strange-kde-bug-cant-resize-or-move-windows/
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Many animals regenerate the tiny hair cells that enable hearing—and there are promising signs that people can be made to do the same.
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Let us think about what this Pokémon Go thing means...
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I can see some great things happening with augmented reality sometime in the future. Pokemon go will probably settle down in the coming months to be left with just the core pokemon fan base after the initial hype dies down. I really would love to see more AR games/apps hit the scene. Some of the current AR apps I have seen require you to print out a "target" on a piece of paper then open the app and point it at the paper in order to get a 3d view of the object. NASA's Spacecraft 3d is the first one to come to mind. 
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Went to McDonald’s for lunch. They had giant iPads where you could order your own lunch. No more cashiers.
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"It takes stupendous incompetence to make Nigel Farage into the most successful and competent party leader in England. But right now, that’s what he is. A leader who actually leads his party. And achieves the things he sets out to do."
 
On Corbyn
So, my official position on the insurgency against Jeremy Corbyn from his own cabinet. As, so often these days, in the form of a Quora answer to the question : Are people calling for Jeremy Corbyn to step down after Brexit delusional? Un-fucking-believably ...
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I've had it with vinyl record freaks. I am getting myself a walkman and I'll pretend it has better sound quality than iPhones.
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+Fernando Pereira +Denis Roy I have a received emails explaining to me that, indeed, a good Sony Walkman has superior sound quality to a modern iPhone. So there.
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Meanwhile, in China... first CRISPR clinical trials in human beings...

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The first human trial of cells that have been tweaked by the genome-editing technique CRISPR will begin in China in August, Nature reports. The group will take white blood cells, which are part of...
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PHP leaves performance on the table in the computation of its hash function... http://lemire.me/blog/2016/07/21/accelerating-php-hashing-by-unoptimizing-it/
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It looks like there is fast progress regarding stem cell technologies... http://futurism.com/game-changing-stem-cell-technique-developed/
A team led by the University of New South Wales says that a stem cell therapy capable of regenerating any human tissue could be available within a few years.
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try to respond to what people actual say to you, rather than your canned talking points that were no relevant
Says the person claiming religion blocked this discovery using ADULT stem cells because religion blocked EMBRYONIC stem cells.
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Microsoft recommends renaming files to bypass its security measures. Wow. Great security. https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Blocked-attachments-in-Outlook-3811cddc-17c3-4279-a30c-060ba0207372
Some attachment file types are automatically blocked because of their potential for introducing a virus into your computer.
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Renaming files is a workaround to share via email. Renaming a exe fike to txt allows it to be shared and prevents naive people from double click executing them. It is not a security hole.
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Got my hands on a pair of VR goggles.
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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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