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As if the quantum mechanical "radical pair" mechanism inside bird heads that lets them sense magnetic fields wasn't weird enough, apparently the whole mechanism only works if the overhead light is polarized parallel to the magnetic field! (via +PNAS) #PNAS   #neuroethology   #birds  
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Now that Chromecast Audio has multicast, wouldn't it be great if the Chromecast Audio unit had support for Bluetooth speakers?

* For one, some speakers have much better sound with the digital BT connection than with the analog.

* More importantly, being able to pair a BT speaker with a Chromecast Audio means much more freedom to pick a speaker position without wires. Lots of BT speakers have the ability to be battery operated, and it would be very nice to be able to hide a Chromecast Audio elsewhere (but within BT range) that drives that speaker. If it was just one speaker, then pairing a device directly with the speaker makes sense, but having multicast ability through the Chromecast Audio makes it much nicer to route everything through Chromecast Audio instead. And it's much easier to share a speaker with others over Chromecast Audio than BT.

So if anyone has any pull at #Google, maybe convince them to add BT to their next iteration of Chromecasts. :)
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Hey +Android team responsible for #AndroidPay and "Tap and Pay" -- If you add a secondary user through Android's System Settings->Device->Users, that secondary user can access the Primary User's credit card.

Steps:

1. Add secondary user to phone
2. Login to secondary user account
3. Install Android Pay
4. Add credit card
5. Use "Tap and Pay" on Secondary Account

Results:

* No checkbox will pop up on the phone
* The vendor will show that a payment was processed
* The printed receipt from the vendor will show the primary user virtual credit card number
* After switching back to the primary account, notifications will appear showing that the transaction occurred with the primary account

So apparently:

(a) There's no way for a second user to use Android Pay on a device

(b) A second user (even one added from a locked screen!) can easily use the credit card of the primary user without any authorization from the primary user!

This seems like a major #bug and a #security hole.

[ #Android #GoogleWallet #bugs #finance #Google #Pay ]
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Terrifying...
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Those mechanical dogs are interesting to watch and they make noise.
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The new old: Valuing instant messaging but having a friend group that allows for blissful ignorance of this "WhatsApp" thing. Only a handful of weird people use it, right? ...right?
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Yet another +Amazon.com​ packaging mystery...
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You know what would be great? It would be great if #Google #ChromecastAudio could pair with speakers by way of #Bluetooth. I know, that seems silly because anything that can access Chromecast likely can also pair directly with a Bluetooth speaker. However, it is much easier to share a single speaker with other members of your home via Chromecast than it is via Bluetooth -- especially if that speaker is in a location that is difficult to access. Moreover, Chromecast Audio supports #multicast audio, which is something that you cannot do over Bluetooth. So if the Chromecast Audio could pair with a battery-operated BT speaker, you could multi-cast to a set of portable speakers that could be moved around different rooms and even placed in more attractive locations (without wires!) just so long as they were within BT range of a Chromecast Audio. Wouldn't that be cool?
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They market this little device as something to connect to a tv so that you can watch with BT headphones, so I imagine that latency has to be quite low or it would be a frustrating affair to watch
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Some software flunkie at +Target​ needs to learn how to escape quotes! Check out the exposed code we found tonight barfed up on the self-checkout screen. Scary given #Target's past problems with data security at point of sale.
[ #fail #software ]
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This is why I like to use pipes to delineate between fields in a DB.  Pipes are NOT a part of everyday spelling, unlike comma's and/or apostrophes.  (think shift-backslash)  |
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When we came by later, there were four of them! When O-H-I-Opportunity knocks, we come running! #GoBucks #BuckeyeForLife #StarWars #StarWarsTheForceAwakens

[ /cc: +The Ohio State University​ ]
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+The Ohio State University​​ empire strikes back? #GoBucks! #BuckeyeForLife #StarWarsTheForceAwakens #StarWars -- Thanks to the random kid for being the "I". It turns out his teacher is a #buckeye!!
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I'm really surprised that they didn't mention scorpions in this piece. Scorpions are very closely related to spiders and they too have a structure-based color (ultraviolet) that has not yet been explained in terms of ultimate causation. That is, we know how the light is produced by the structures, but it is a real puzzle why "so many [scorpions] are one particular shade of vivid [ultraviolet]".

_[ /cc: +Ed Yong / tags: #biology #evolution #arachnids #scorpions #spiders #tarantulas #color #coloration #science #mystery #nature #animals #ecology ]_
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Thanks, +Ted Pavlic. I'm disappointed though—I really wanted there to be ultraviolet scorpions. 
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  • Ohio State University
    Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2007 - 2010
  • Ohio State University
    M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2007
  • Ohio State University
    Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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ECE/CSE/social-insect researcher, husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.
Introduction
Researcher (ECE/CSE/social-insect, CyberPhysical Systems, Freak-ology), husband, Android enthusiast, and bringer of the science.

See http://www.tedpavlic.com/facjobsearch/ for more information about my faculty/postdoc job search (CV, research statement, publications, etc.).

Research interests ("freak-ology"):
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Hybrid-state and hybrid-time systems
  • Complex systems
  • CyberPhysical Systems
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Amorphous computing
  • Autonomous systems and vehicles
  • Control and communications theory
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Cooperation
  • Optimization
  • Game theory
  • Parallel computation
  • Robotics
  • Informational architectures of emergence (of life, cancer, multicellularity, eusociality)
  • Bio-mimicry and bio-inspiration
  • Engineering education
You could group a lot of that into the broad area of intelligent control. However, I've tried to combine science and engineering and contribute to both.
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abs( log( batting average ) ) = very high
Work
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Assistant Professor (Operations Research, Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems)
Skills
analytical and computational modelling, complex adaptive systems (CAS), mathematical modelling for theoretical biology (optimal and nutrient-constrained foraging, distributed decision making, cognitive psychology), autonomous multi-agent systems with myriad applications (robotics, distributed power generation, sustainable resource allocation for the built environment), software engineering, software verification and validation, analog electronics and micro-electronics, intelligent control systems
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  • Arizona State University
    Assistant Professor, 2015 - present
    Jointly appointed in: School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering School of Sustainability Graduate faculty in: Industrial Engineering/Operations Research Complex Adaptive Systems Science Animal Behavior Biology Computer Engineering Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
  • Human Computation Institute
    External Faculty, 2014 - present
  • Arizona State University
    Associate Research Scientist, School of Life Sciences, 2014 - 2015
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Arizona State University
    Postdoctoral Scholar, School of Life Sciences, 2012 - 2014
    Bio-inspired Engineering, Bio-mimicry, Social Insects, Complex Adaptive Systems, Origins of Life
  • Ohio State University
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Computer Science and Engineering, 2010 - 2012
    Cyber-Physical Systems research related to autonomous urban vehicles in mixed-autonomy environments.
  • Ohio State University
    Graduate Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2004 - 2010
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2003 - 2003
  • National Instruments
    Hardware R&D Intern for Multifunction DAQ, 2002 - 2002
  • IBM
    Core Systems Software Developer for FlexNAS, 2001 - 2001
  • CallTech Communications
    Information Technology Systems Engineer, 1997 - 2001
  • MegaLinx Communications
    Web Developer and Support Representative, 1995 - 1997
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Dublin, OH - Columbus, OH - Research Triangle Park, NC - Austin, TX - Westerville, OH - Cincinnati, OH - Tempe, AZ
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Arizona State University School of Life Sciences PO Box 874501 Tempe, AZ 85287-4501
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A molecule from plants and trees could make our roads and roofs 'greener'
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Family-owned classic restaurant on the ASU campus. A frequent location for ASU visitors and catered events. The food is expensive, and the menu changes periodically, but the food is usually very good with nice portion sizes. It's not great for vegetarians -- you might be stuck with only one possible entrée. In general, when you get tired of the entrées, try combining an appetizer and a soup or salad -- the price is not much different than the entrée, and it makes for a much more diverse menu. The bread pudding dessert is very odd -- it's gigantic with a toasted mushroom topping. It's not bad, but it's probably not what you were expecting.
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The pretzels and cheese appetizers and unique pizza topping combinations give this major chain restaurant its charm. Don't forget that there is a pick-up window so you can avoid the rowdy inside filled with families and kids at some locations and college kids at others.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Decent sandwiches in a spot that's less busy than the main Mill Ave spots.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Small place, but a good place to hold a small work party.
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reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Great north Indian food, but the service is sometimes very slow especially if you're waiting to place a dessert order after your main food. There is live music some nights. Lately, it has been very empty in the restaurant, and I worry about the longevity of the place. Again, the food is fantastic.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Decent pizza bistro. Nice for happy hour after work or a long lunch.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
This place is usually packed, but they can often find some sort of seating arrangement for you -- even if it's on a couch with a coffee table -- when your expect to be waiting. The tapas are good and actually filming, and vegetarians can swap out meat for vegetables, but the prices area but steep, and the menu is limited. Nevertheless, it has become a major meeting place on the ASU campus.
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