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A nice short describing the difference between the two and why car makers care. Google wants the self-driving future. Car makers want to stop at autonomous. That isn't how it works though. Autonomous will be followed on by self-driving.

I love the idea of self-driving cars, but I realize that I will have to have a normal car for quite some time. Yesterday I took my car out on private property with no roads. I used the back to hold tools and fence-building materials. I see serious problems trying to do that with a self-driving car that is part of a ride share program. So it is likely that I will have to have one "normal" car that I own for at least 20-30 years.
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I am impressed that NASA put together a trailer like this. Hopefully we don't have too many people get overly excited and then feel let down when they don't see some big explosion in the night sky. Fortunately, since it isn't until 2018, most people will forget about it completely.
Mark your calendars for fireworks, Earthlings. And no, I’m not talking about the little peonies you’re shooting off the back deck tonight. Astronomers have wised up to a much more epic light show that’s going down 5,000 light years away. And in 2018, it’s coming to a telescope near you.
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I'm late to sharing this one, but I think it is a really good read. It is long, and it doesn't really talk all that much about the ways in which technology will take over work, instead, it focuses on the way that we view work in our society and how taking it away impacts a lot more than just salaries.
For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good thing?
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I would agree that these are the top resources for an experienced coder who wants to pick up #Scala . Most of them are free.
A list of resources to learn Scala efficiently
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hmm but i am not a Java guy, you forget that, the smartest guys in the world didnt go after Java because it was interpreted when it started and when JIT came they made sure that there were no Binaries , it took 2 decades for AOT by google to be invented, its a sad state of human limitations.
i have no choice but to wait and do whatever i can, sacrificing my profits like i had to when M$ scrapped VB 7.Clearly the problem is humans.
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A short description of why Codacy picked #Scala . They are also using Play and Akka.
We truly love Scala. Scala has been one of the pillars of Codacy from the start. Joao, who has an Enterprise Java background, has loved the language from the beginning and we’ve since taught Scala to new people joining in the company. Why? Initially, we wanted to have the expression power of dynamic languages without …
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yes because everyone is not me, i am more into practicals than mugging up, thats what make us Titans Unique, thats why we figure out what typical humans take decades, because we dont care what humans say is the Norm.
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This is a job that not many people want to do. Automating it is certainly a good thing for all but a few people who might enjoy it and be displaced from the skill they have spent years mastering.
Building houses of brick is almost as old as human civilization itself, and over the millennia, we’ve perfected the art. The fastest bricklayers can mortar and place over 700 bricks... read more
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Sure, laying brick with the support of existing wall and tricking humans is easy but tricking  Titans is not.
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I still firmly believe that there are lots of killer apps for a product like Google glass. Unfortunately, most of the really good ones involve using the camera a lot, which drains power and probably upsets privacy advocates. I don't mind the privacy advocates, but if a charge doesn't last a full day, that is a real problem.
At the beginning of this year, the Google Glass program was moved into Tony Fadell's Nest division and the questions surrounding the wearable changed from "when will this weird head gadget finally...
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10 orders of Magnitude for what ? for Watson ?  it already Exists.
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New Horizons is getting some rather interesting images of Pluto now. There is a remarkable about of contrast to the surface features. The caption doesn't make it clear if Charon is also shown in proper color. If so, the color difference between the two is quite remarkable.
This is the first movie created by New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon.
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Here is an interesting project. It is closely related to something that +Steven Winston and I weer discussing recently, proofs of correctness of programs. This isn't the type of approach that I have envisioned, but it is definitely an interesting step.
The Leon web interface: an integrated IDE to develop verified software in purely functional Scala.
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Very interesting. It looks like an automated unit tester matched with static analysis.
I do really like the idea. I might have to find a test server to run scala just to try this tool out.
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I have no idea if they can really scale up this approach, but it certainly looks cool.
If you’re a science fiction fan—you are well familiar with holographic displays floating in midair. Maybe it’s Princess Leia materializing above R2-D2 or Tony Stark designing his Iron Man suit... read more
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Of course not Mark, the two are not even comparable at this point in time. But in a decade or two, suitably matured and scale-up I think it could be more versatile and compelling!
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I often tell students that the compiler is far more strict about grammar than their English teachers have ever been. Granted, they can ask the compiler to check their work many times before I give them a grade.
 
Programming is like writing a book, except ...
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  • Trinity University
    Physics, 1992 - 1996
  • Trinity University
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1996
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Astrophysics and Planetary Science, 1996 - 2001
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2000
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Professor of Computer Science. Author of Scala textbooks. Ring dynamicist, coder, avid roller skater.
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I use Google+ to share ideas with people, including students. I also find hangouts to be a nice way to "meet" with students when I can't be on campus. If you would be interested in seeing the things I post related to computing, AI, robotics, or other stuff, just let me know.

A possible view of how to run the world in a post-scarcity future: "To each according to his usage. From each according to his desire. Automate the rest."
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It has been said that I make students cry. (Generally by the students.) However, I simply view my job to be working to build a better person, more equipped to handle the world in 5-10 years. If that means I have to completely destroy what they are today, so be it. :P
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Why autonomous and self-driving cars are not the same
www.economist.com

CARS are set to change more in the next couple of decades than in the 130 years since Karl Benz fitted a small four-stroke engine to a large

The Best Fireworks in the Galaxy Are Coming to Earth
gizmodo.com

Mark your calendars for fireworks, Earthlings. And no, I’m not talking about the little peonies you’re shooting off the back deck tonight. A

A World Without Work - The Atlantic
www.theatlantic.com

For centuries, experts have predicted that machines would make workers obsolete. That moment may finally be arriving. Could that be a good t

New version of Google Glass may be in testing
www.theverge.com

At the beginning of this year, the Google Glass program was moved into Tony Fadell's Nest division and the questions surrounding the wearabl

How to learn Scala - Codacy | Blog
blog.codacy.com

A list of resources to learn Scala efficiently

Pluto and Charon Surfaces in Living Color
www.nasa.gov

This is the first movie created by New Horizons to reveal color surface features of Pluto and its largest moon Charon.

Why we chose Scala - Codacy | Blog
blog.codacy.com

We truly love Scala. Scala has been one of the pillars of Codacy from the start. Joao, who has an Enterprise Java background, has loved the

Leon Online
leon.epfl.ch

The Leon web interface: an integrated IDE to develop verified software in purely functional Scala.

This Touchable Midair 3D Laser Display Is Pretty Magical - Singularity HUB
singularityhub.com

If you’re a science fiction fan—you are well familiar with holographic displays floating in midair. Maybe it’s Princess Leia materializing a

Escape to an Inner Object
dwalend.github.io

David Walend's blog about scala, graphs, and coding

Hands on with Oculus' Touch Controllers - Virtual Reality & Ocul...
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I’m standing in a grey environment, ground below and dark sky on the horizon. Across from me is Moustafa Sharawy – only he isn’t really ther

Texas at grave risk of even more flooding due to rare 'brown ocean' effect
mashable.com

Texas and Oklahoma may see more flooding this week as a tropical weather system moves ashore, potentially feasting off wet soils to intensif

IBM Invests to Help Open-Source Big Data Software -- and Itself
bits.blogs.nytimes.com

IBM plans to invest heavily in accelerating the adoption of the open-source big data software, Spark. With the move, IBM is investing as muc

The Plan to 3D Print a Steel Bridge in Mid-Air
gizmodo.com

In two years, a one-of-a-kind construction project will commence over a canal in Amsterdam. It wont involve any humans at all, but rather, a

Cheaper Robots, Fewer Workers
www.nytimes.com

This is the first episode in a Bits video series that examines how robots are poised to change the way we do business and conduct our daily

Reactive Streams Releases First Stable Version for JVM
www.infoq.com

After more than a year on the drawing board, Reactive Streams has released version 1.0 of their API for several different platforms, Java am

Amazon's robot competition shows why human warehouse jobs are safe for now
www.theverge.com

Amazon's autonomous robots are pretty good about finding your just-ordered items just about anywhere in the company's massive fulfillment ce

So, Arkansas Is Leading the Learn to Code Movement | WIRED
www.wired.com

Arkansas may be one of the last states that comes to mind when you think of major hubs of tech talent.

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