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Pat Morin
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Does anyone have a fully tricked out (16gb version, QHD) 9360 developer edition? What are your experiences, especially with respect to battery life?

There's a new laptop in my future. This would be my third Sputnik system. (I skipped the 9350.)

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Last week, I had two visitors in my office. One from Montreal and one from Barcelona...
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Our department is hiring in Machine Learning and Systems.

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An amazing resource for programmers and theorists. Here's a gem from Page 5: The average of two unsigned integers x and y is (x & y) + ((x ^ y) >> 1) . No danger of overflow.
Jörg Arndt's library of bit-manipulation programming techniques, together with a whole published book on the subject, free online: Matters Computational: Ideas, Algorithms, Source Code (Springer, 2011), http://jjj.de/fxt/fxtbook.pdf (5Mb)

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I was asked recently if the JoCG financial situation is similar now to what it was in 2011–2013. The answer is yes; we still run on $10 per year.

Now, though, things are a bit more robust. Our server and backup systems are hosted through my university's library, rather than in my lab.

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JoCG now has DOIs! Thanks to DataCite Canada, run by Canada's National Research Council, these are obtained without any financial cost for JoCG.

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Goodbye Lord Vader....
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Government-controlled website blocking in Canada (or at least Quebec).

The short version: ISPs now have to block gambling websites (from a list provided by Loto- Québec). Why? So people are forced to use Loto-Québec's own gambling websites.
With little fanfare, Quebec passed website blocking legislation last week. Bill 74 took effect on May 18th, setting up a likely court showdown between the Quebec and federal governments. As discussed in several articles and posts over the past year (here…

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Are you an Australian scientists working on quantum computing, high-performance computing, or fault-tolerant systems who wants to discuss your work with you colleagues overseas? Better get permission first, or be prepared to spend up to 10 years in prison.
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