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Suresh Venkatasubramanian
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apparently using safari gives you an extra hour on a macbook vs chrome. Not to mention not burning my legs
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+Suresh Venkatasubramanian Watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DyUitTVWlw . Try water cooling with putty :)
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" prices shooting up by around 25% by 2050 according to Bunn’s calculations for his PhD thesis. " I can survive that. [:-)]
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A long-ish review of the 2nd FATML workshop at ICML. 
I was one of the organizers of the 2nd workshop on Fairness, Accuracy and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML) at ICML 2015, and in my alternate career as moderator of data mining panels, I moderated the closing panel. The panelists were Fernando Diaz from MSR New York, Sorelle Friedler from ...
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I have mixed feelings about such efforts. Removing human bias is good. But replacing it with another form of bias that we understand even less is not great. 

http://fairness.haverford.edu/jekyll//hiring/culture/2015/07/28/culture.html
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+David Eppstein It isn't and that's the problem. The claim being made is that it IS a big change towards being "fairer/more objective"
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Very neat: visualization of the sonic space of poetry. From +Miriah Meyer and her group. For bonus points, they use the word 'topology' :)
Poemage is a visualization system for exploring the sonic topology of a poem. We define sonic topology as the complex structures formed via the interaction of sonic patterns — words connected through some sonic or linguistic resemblance — across the space of the poem. Poemage was developed at ...
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Is it really this hard to receive user input from the keyboard in Swift ? 
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But it's object-oriented, so it's got to be okay. Not like those wacko functional people with their monads and stuff.
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Everyone on the planet: "I hate ranking schemes, but that one that makes me/my university look good ? That one is good". Cc +Arnab Paul
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I hate your ranking scheme of ranking schemes.  Mine is much better.
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RT Tim Hopper: FWIW, I wrote up some notes on the Dirichlet distribution and Dirichlet Process
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I've always thought universities should hire faculty like in the draft. This takes it one better.
 
Key and Peele imagine: If we valued teaching as much as we value sports... "being a teacher has never looked so sexy." http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/07/28/key_and_peele_sportscenter_teacher_parody_new_sketch_imagines_teachers_as.html
By now, the lament for the way in which our culture privileges athletics over education is an old, common sentiment—but Key & Peele has breathed new life into the apt observation in their latest sketch, “TeachersCenter.” A spot-on parody of SportsCenter’s hyperbole-laden talking heads, busy CGI ticker screens, and obsessive play-by-plays, the...
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totally, completely, 100% hilarious -and so to the point! No wonder people are starting to follow Comedy Central to get their news...
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It is reassuring that UW's academic freedom policy “includes the right to speak or write—as a private citizen or within the context of one’s activities as an employee of the university—without institutional discipline or restraint on matters of public concern as well as on matters related to professional duties, the functioning of the university, and university positions and policies.” And it is as good as it should get.
Sara Goldrick-Rab is a tenured professor of sociology and education policy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is an outspoken public scholar with a prolific social media presence, and she is devastated about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s recent changes to tenure and shared faculty governance at her place of employ....
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Academic humor :-)

A recently deceased psychologist arrived at the pearly gates, where St. Peter greeted him and promptly
offered him the choice of heaven or hell. Taken aback, all the psychologist could manage to say was, “Well, may I at least have a look at each before deciding?” “Of course,” said St. Peter, and so guided the psychologist down a long escalator. At the bottom of the ride, the psychologist saw row upon row of desks in an airplanehanger–sized room, each attended by a hunched academic, furiously typing on a laptop. “Yes, that’s pretty grim,” agreed the psychologist. “I can’t imagine spending an eternity like that; let me see heaven.” Riding up the long escalator, his excitement began to build. However, his mouth fell open when at the top of it he again stared out at a vast hall of identical academics, all pounding away on keyboards. “I don’t understand,” was all he could manage to say. “But don’t you see?” said St. Peter, “Its completely different. These scholars are getting their papers published.”
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For my sins, or more specifically because of my interest in fairness, I was asked to be on a panel discussing algorithmic racism/bias on The Stream, a web/tv show on Al Jazeera English (as opposed to Al Jazeera America, in case you're not already confused). I've never done live TV before, ...
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Aarhus, DK - Stanford, CA - Philadelphia, PA - Morristown, NJ - New Delhi, India - Berkeley, CA
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CS prof, interested in algorithms, geometry, data mining, clustering
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That this restaurant has an overall rating less than 4 is a travesty. Skip Finca's overrated food and preserve your ear drums: Cafe Madrid is a much more intimate (read: quiet and charming) Spanish fine dining experience, with possibly the best service I've ever had in Salt Lake City. Call ahead if you want the paella: it's worth it.
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