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Moral: be careful about convenient assumptions!
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Introducing the +Google Cloud Platform research credits program, supporting faculty in qualified regions who want to take advantage of GCP’s compute, analytics and machine-learning capabilities for research.
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Watching Lino Tagliapietra at the museum of glass, Tacoma, WA. What a treat!
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Cassie is a wonderful teacher (I hope she'll be able to make her internal courses available externally). I'm looking forward to trying out her new ML/AI tutorial.
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We lucked upon the Photosynthesis event at the San Francisco conservatory of flowers this weekend. Late-1960s music; admirable projection art; feel-good atmosphere. We rejoiced in the serendipitous discovery.
http://conservatoryofflowers.org/exhibits-events/flower-power/
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Finally, after many years, we went back to visit the Bay Model in Sausalito. From 1957-2000, this was the cutting-edge simulation system used to evaluate potential changes to drainage patterns to the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento Delta. It saved us from dams across the Richmond bridge and the South Bay - as well as improving our understanding of the effects of things like oil spills in the Delta ecosystem. It required up to 70 people to operate it while a simulation was being run. It's since been replaced by computer based models, which are probably more cost effective, but nothing like as evocative.
The site was re-purposed for education in ~2000, and is now free to visit. http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Bay-Model-Visitor-Center/
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A few pictures from my trip to Shanghai to attend the SOSP conference.
2017-10 Shanghai (SOSP)
2017-10 Shanghai (SOSP)
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One eye-popping intersection in northwest Iceland is getting a lot of attention, by design. To encourage drivers to slow down, Ísafjörður’s city officials took a page from the centuries-old art of trompe-l’œil painting and installed a new pedestrian crossing lane that looks like it’s levitating a few inches from the pavement.
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A particularly impressive optical illusion.
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