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So what are you listening to right now?
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The Eels. /doesn'tqualifyasJazz
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The R/Finance 2015 agenda is now posted!

See you in Chicago in May!
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RcppArmadillo 0.5.000.0 is now on CRAN and in +Debian 

This took a moment as I missed a regression / need for change with two packages that has now done.   Nice set of changes coming from Armadillo as Conrad posted a few days ago.
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For the Android users: a bunch of free apps for Android today -- including +Wolfram|Alpha which I didn't yet have installed.
Amazon's running another one of their signature Android app giveaways, highlighted this time around by the likes of Plants vs. Zombies, Wolfram|Alpha, Runtastic PRO, and Osmos HD. If you own an Android device, take a minute to check out the full list and download anything you might want before the deal ends. [Amazon Appstore]
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Woohoo! I've been wanting Wolfram Alpha for a while.
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Happy Birthday, Herbie Hancock!  You'll always be Chicago's favorite son to me.

With a hat tip to +NPR over on Twitter, and thanks for the show recording.
The keyboard giant brought a stellar group of musicians to the JVC Jazz Festival Newport to help perform classics from his catalog, as well as recent reconfigurations of pop music.
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Caught most of the full show last week in the live recording / live streaming and it is awesome.   Highly recommend.

Thanks to +KEXP  for this, and to +NPR for the tweet...
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Peace is more than the absence of war.

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In a sly way, Prince has always been a political artist, but on Saturday, he left nothing to nuance when he released a tribute to Freddie Gray on his SoundCloud page.
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This is good fun: Answer 24 questions revealing regional variation in use of German, and get a guestimate of your (linguistic) "home".  

And it is weird -- while I have been gone for 25 years (!!), the analysis based on the 24 answers put me ... squarely in the wrong place. Oh well.
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Brotzeit, Jause, Vesper oder Znüni? Wie Sie das zweite Frühstück nennen, verrät viel über Ihre Herkunft. Unser Quiz testet Sie auf 24 Begriffe - und zeigt, wo Ihre sprachliche Heimat liegt.
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Watched this live last eve ...
Watch Brittany Howard and her crew perform "Dunes" and "Future People" from their new album, Sound & Color, during a live video webcast, presented by KCRW.
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Armadillo 5.000 released -- major new features.
http://arma.sourceforge.net

- added spsolve() for solving sparse systems of linear equations
- added svds() for singular value decomposition of sparse matrices
- added nonzeros() for extracting non-zero values from matrices
- added handling of diagonal views by sparse matrices
- expanded repmat() to handle sparse matrices
- expanded join_rows() and join_cols() to handle sparse matrices
- sort_index() and stable_sort_index() have been placed in the delayed operations framework for increased efficiency
- use of 64 bit integers is automatically enabled when using a C++11 compiler
- workaround for a bug in recent releases of Apple Xcode
- workaround for a bug in LAPACK 3.5

The Armadillo code base is now made up of 125,000+ raw lines of code, which is about 86,000+ lines without comments, blank lines, etc.
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Self-recommending.  I caught most of it last night when it was streaming live.
One of today's great singers celebrates the centennial of a jazz icon. Wilson brings her fresh arrangements of classic tunes to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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