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In many ways I sympathize with the author of this article.  However, any pursuit involves sacrifice, and any systemic bias against such sacrifice will always be overthrown by those willing to make the sacrifice.

The extent to which I perceive this as a problem, and the extent to which I thus agree with the article, is that it creates imbalance of political power; primarily male (or more specifically, non-parenting male or female) political representation is of course unfair and self-perpetuating.  I approve of affirmative action to this end, but any solution is ultimately just a weak compromise among two equally unfair and divisive extremes.
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Are we assuming that the fuel efficiency rate of cars stay the same or improve over time?
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AMD's $334 million deal with SeaMicro is a strong move to improve within the energy-efficient, "microserver" market. They expect to release SeaMicro servers based on AMD Opteron processors within the ...
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AMD is unwavering on ISA virtualization and GPU-as-a-first-class-processor. It seems compelling (as it has been for a long time), but AMD's priority #1 should be to ship this stuff in a next-gen game console. I don't see it taking off otherwise. Anyone taking bets on who is building the next-gen XBox/PlayStation?

A precursor to The Great Intel Overthrow?
AMD today laid out its plans for the next couple of years at its Financial Analyst Day. The plans are a mix of familiar and logical extensions of the company's current products, but contained some more surprising elements: specifically, AMD opened the door to future processors that include ARM CPUs. The underlying themes to AMD's plans are faster iteration—a GPU-like 18-24 months between CPU designs, compared to the current 3 or more years—achie...
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A little extreme, perhaps, but worth digesting.
Two weeks ago, Google announced that they were integrating Google+, their brand new social network, with Google search results, calling the new feature "Search, Plus Your World". The resulting change to Google search results has frustrated some, angered others, and prompted a new conversation about anti-competitive practices and antitrust laws in relation to Google. Yesterday, Google made sweeping changes to their privacy policy that caused a sim...
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I had been surprised that SOPA and PIPA -- ostensibly "conservative" pieces of legislation -- received the most opposition from Republicans. This article sheds some light.
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Nice! I thought this was a little ways away. Time must have just flown by.
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Fascinating article. Elucidates how human memory works; it doesn't work how you think it does.
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Apple's "Macroscalar" patents for hardware co-designed auto-vectorization are interesting.

P.S. The article is not helpful. I had to click through to the patents to understand the technology.
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to figure out how to keep the pipeline full at compile time is kind of tricky, especially, when the timing of things varies.
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Well written article, though probably news to you if you're up on the current state of AI.
Recent studies indicate that our brains may work like JPGS, conserving "bandwidth" and influencing how we see the world.
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Look at the back of your iPhone, or your iPad, or on the bottom of your Mac. You'll see the following words embossed somewhere: "Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China." Many Americans, all the way up to the President himself, have wondered why Apple has outsourced virtually all of its manufacturing overseas. At a dinner with several top US technology executives last year, President Obama asked Steve Jobs flat out what it would take ...
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Basically, all of the supply chain factories are sweat shops. I am not sure where else would allow those sweat shops to exist other than Asia .
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Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Computer Science, 2006 - 2012
  • Macalester College
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
  • Westwood High
    1996 - 2000
  • King George V
    1993 - 1996
  • Kowloon Junior School
    1987 - 1993
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • UW-Madison
    Research Assistant, 2006 - 2012
  • Objective Interface Systems
    Product Developer, 2004 - 2006
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Kingdom Rush
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Cut the Rope: Time Travel HD
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Join Om Nom as he travels back in time to feed his ancestors with candy. Cut the Rope: Time Travel is a completely new adventure filled with

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AMD sets out its plans for 2013, hints at a possible ARM future
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AMD has presented its plans for this year and next, setting out a new direction for the company: flexible, iterating rapidly, and ISA agnost

Google maps for NES surpasses other attempts at April foolery
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The 8-bit version of Google maps lets you "Quest" around the world and find custom landmarks and tiny monsters.

Lytro's light field camera technology could supercharge future iPhones
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Before Steve Jobs passed away, he met with Lytro to discuss integrating its light field capture technology into Apple products. Such a thing

Feds get low marks for online spending transparency
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The Obama administration came to office promising unprecedented transparency. They've made some progress, but a new analysis by the Cato Ins

Google cut off Megaupload's ad money voluntarily back in 2007
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SOPA backers have trashed Google for months, saying that the company just wants to keep profiting from piracy. But the Megaupload case shows

Jury rules that Eolas's "interactive web" patent is invalid
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The patent troll Eolas suffered a major setback on Thursday as a Texas jury ruled that a patent on interactive websites was invalid. Luminar

EU's top court: APIs can't be copyrighted, would "monopolise ideas"
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Europe's highest court has ruled that the functional characteristics of computer programs are not eligible for copyright protection. And lic

Google+ Hangouts Now Feature Free Voice Calls
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Until now, Google+ Hangouts have been limited to people in front of a computer, but a new feature now allows you to bring in anyone with a p

We've hit "peak oil"; now comes permanent price volatility
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Oil production has remained stable since 2005, even as demand increased. The result has been a wild fluctuation in oil prices—and there are

Azure price cuts, bigger databases, now with node.js and MongoDB support...
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Microsoft has released a set of updates to its Azure cloud computing platform to make it cheaper, more scalable, and easier to manage. On to

Spotify Adds Pandora-Like Radio Stations with Unlimited Skips and Stations
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Spotify has announced an overhaul to its radio feature to be more like Pandora, with the added feature of unlimited track skipping. It's cur

Google building "home entertainment system" for wireless music streaming
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Google is working on a home entertainment system to stream music to Google-made speakers and other Web-connected devices, according to a new

Hot, crowded, and running out of fuel: Earth of 2050 a scary place
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A new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development paints a grim picture of the world in 2050 based on cur

Mozilla launches multiplayer browser adventure to showcase HTML5 gaming
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Mozilla has created a real-time multiplayer adventure game with HTML5 and Node.js. The game, which is called BrowserQuest, showcases the cap

The Pwn Plug is a little white box that can hack your network
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Built by a startup company called Pwnie Express, the PwnPlug is pretty much the last thing you ever want to find on your network.

DarkOrbit Made €2 Million From One Item | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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If you want a single reason why the free-to-play market seems to so attractive to the people interested in making money from games, then tak

White House: don't blame us for software patents
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The Obama administration has responded to more than 14,000 people who signed a petition calling for the patent office to abolish software pa

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