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Levi Dettwyler
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I'm disappointed to see that Intel bought into (and encouraged) all of this media hype over something that, while remarkable given his age, has yet to demonstrate itself to be any sort of a game-changer. The statistics quoted at the end ("168 times faster, 400 times more sensitive, and 26,000 times less expensive than the medical standard") are at best extremely misleading and at worst simply not true. Furthermore, they ignore the fact that it has yet to be demonstrated that this test is even reliable (let alone practical). Indeed, previous research suggests that the method he's using could lead to significant false positives.

The work will deserve serious accolades when, and only when, it has actually demonstrated real advances in treatment, or at the very least been published in a peer-reviewed journal. Not theoretical "this is how it could be, assuming X, Y, and Z; and ignoring W".

Cancer is an incredibly difficult field; it deserves a higher level of intellectual integrity and adherence to rigor than what Intel has demonstrated thus far.
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The President’s proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget details were released last week. For the next several years, the budget proposes a steady as she goes plan, but with two “what are they thinking?” surprises.

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"It's definitely not a bomb." –NOTGLaDOS

(NASA's Official Talking General Leisure and Diversion Operational Server)
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Google's spam team is penalizing Google Plus for spammy SEO practices. Woah.
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+The White House You're trying to cut +NASA's budget AGAIN? NOT COOL.
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Getting really sick of all this heterosexual crap being shoved down our throats. Today it's love between two different genders... tomorrow it'll be love between two different species. No telling what might come next if we continue tolerating this sort of behavior.
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+Stevie Beck It's a joke. I'm making fun of common homophobic arguments by showing that it actually works just as well (if not better) for heterosexuality.
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The advent of C allowed programming to ascend to a new level of abstraction. Programs could be written at a high level without needing to worry so much about the mechanics of the bit logic and memory allocation. It was all taken care of automatically.

Python and other such languages allow us to abstract even further, writing programs to do complex things like scraping websites and creating user interfaces without giving any thought at all to array bounds and memory addressing and such. It's all taken care of automatically.

Wolfram Language only builds on this powerful tradition of abstraction. You won't need to worry as much about the exact algorithm being used for something, or how to build a visual representation of your data, or how to parallelize a computation, or how to express a construct in terms of primitives rather than as just that construct (C -> Python example: lists). The next evolution of mainstream programming languages is arriving now, and it's symbolic.
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+Adam Kalisz But you can build something like Wolfram Alpha with it, so I don't think it's an issue of complexity, just application domain.
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  • Daimler Trucks North America
    Software Developer (internship), 2014 - present
    Software developer in the Advanced Engineering group at Daimler Trucks North America.
  • Oregon State University
    Undergraduate Researcher, 2012 - 2014
    Current research: applications of PacBio SMRT Sequencing technology for large genome assembly. I also provide general computation-related assistance to other lab members, including programming, software installation, and software use.
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    Computer Science, Biochemistry & Biophysics, present
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Never had a problem with the food. Can't beat the Orange Chicken.
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Went to see Gravity at this theater. The IMAX screen size was really small - not nearly large enough for any sort of movie like Gravity, and the theater volume was noticeably lower than usual. The theater lights were very distracting during some of the film's darker shots. It was not a very immersive experience. If you don't care about seeing the film how it was intended to be seen, then I guess this theater will be OK for you.
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I've always had a great experience here. Staff are friendly, and you can't really beat the Orange Chicken. Although, I do wish they would switch to the slicker type of carry-out container.
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Great selection of trails with varying difficulties for hikers, bikers, and climbers alike.
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