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Flavio Villanustre
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If I say functional programming aspects of C++, someone will surely think that I'm speaking nonsense, but here is a good post on certain functional programming concepts that may become part of the upcoming C++ 17 standard. If you know what a functor and a monad are, read on!
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Next time someone tells me that calculus is too hard I'll respond: "even 5 years old kids can do it!" :)
Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math
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I'm 5 years old 10 times. I'm signing up. 
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A good summary of a great discussion!
Last week I visited with fellow technologist and Big Data evangelist Flavio Villanustre at LexisNexis. During the visit we discussed advances in data-driven
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I have used MicroObservatory several times, but this is very cool! If you are an astronomy buff but you have never used MicroObservatory, you should head over there now...
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txs for the tip Flavio
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Beyond experimentally capturing the collapse of the wave function over time, this experiment can prove quite useful by also demonstrating how the decoherence can be "steered" over time...
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I remember the experiment where they managed to entangle systems in chain, so the last state was still entangled with the first, even if all intermediate states had decohered.

This add the "early warning", so that you only need to perform the next entanglement cycle when your system starts to decohere.
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First Diablo with their hybrid memory DIMM's, then Crossbar with their RRAM, now Samsung with their V-NAND. It seems that change is in the air, when it comes to high density memory, an area that hasn't shown much innovation over the last decade or so...

Interesting!
Longer life, higher reliability, more performance—what's not to like?
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Interesting analysis on applying partially functional programming approaches versus pure functional languages. Not getting into the core of the issues, but a good read nonetheless.
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The idea of 'limited side effects' could work very well with functional programming... but only if limited in principled ways that support equational or inductive reasoning. Examples include commutativity, idempotence, monotonicity, linearity, capability security.
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Historically, black holes have proved quite elusive to science.

Over time we have seen statements such as "singularities cannot be naked", "singularities can be naked in rotational black holes", "there is a firewall which creates a contradiction between observers", "no information can ever leave black holes", "black holes can evaporate by thermal radiation", "all the information that ever fell into a black hole is represented as a 2D hologram on its event horizon", "pairs of black holes connected by wormholes could be equivalent to the concept of entanglement in quantum theory", etc.

Doesn't all this make black holes a very interesting topic and one of the greatest challenges to physicists in the last century?

Now Stephen Hawking has dropped this statement, backed with a semi-cryptic paper.

This creates so much expectation...
 
Stephen Hawking Bombshell: "Black Holes, As We Know Them, Do Not Exist"

Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who is well known for the discovery of Hawking Radiation, recently published a new paper that turned our conventional perception of black holes on its head. In essence, he argues that they don't exist.

Want to know more about this new proposal? See:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=15900
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist who is well known for the discovery of Hawking Radiation, recently published a new paper that turned our conventional perception of black holes on its head. In essence, he argues that they don't exist.

Want to know more about this new proposal? See:
http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/?p=15900

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FP Complete launches free community edition of FP Haskell.

Very cool!
FP Complete launches free community edition of FP Haskell Center. Learning, developing and sharing Haskell projects has never been easier.
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Haskell, the Language Most Likely to Change the Way you Think About Programming - The Huffington Post
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Download Timely, use PAJY-5GYK-S0PP and get a theme for free! http://r.bitsp.in/PAJY5GYKS0PP
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And a more down to Earth explanation of the experiment possibly showing that the B meson decay may not follow the Standard Model.

I know that saying that the Standard Model may still hold doesn't make as much news as saying the opposite... :)
In my last post, I promised you some comments on a couple of other news stories you may have seen.  Promise kept! see below. But before I go there, I should mention (after questions from readers) a...
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"So maybe the Standard Model is wrong, or maybe their calculation is wrong.  In any case, you certainly [must not] believe the news article as currently written, because it has so many misleading statements and overstatements as to be completely beyond repair."

I'd say definitely the standard model is inaccurate, and most likely this measurement is wrong. The electron neutrino experiment, though, is very promising.
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Lead the HPCC Systems initiative in LexisNexis Risk Solutions
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  • HPCC Systems
    VP, Products and Infrastructure, 2011 - present
  • LexisNexis Risk Information and Analytics Group
    VP, Information Security, 2002 - present
  • Diveo Broadband Networks
    Director of Operations, 2000 - 2002
  • Seisint
    Director of Infrastructure, 2002 - 2004
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Georgia
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South Florida
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Inquisitive mind, computer whiz, MD, avid particle physics and cosmology reader, workaholic
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Yep, I'm _that_ Flavio
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Not sure... does being an ex-neurosurgeon turned into a computer scientist count?
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  • ISC2
    CISSP, 2007 - 2007
  • University of Buenos Aires
    MD - Medicine, 1985 - 1990
  • Municipalidad de Buenos Aires
    Specialization in Neurosurgery, 1990 - 1994
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