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Skip Steuart
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Lives in Purcellville Virginia
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While I continue to strive for my part of the American Dream, it's valuable to remember what is really important.
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See the details of our 3D scanner work here:
http://www.360s.com
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Not exactly a date movie, but it looks worthwhile... kinda like "An Inconvenient Truth." The movie is scheduled to play in DC later this month, so I'll see it soon. Here's the schedule:

http://survivingprogress.com/?page_id=19
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How much would you pay for the universe?
My favorite storyteller reminding us why NASA needs more funding.
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Here's a nice clean way to look into the future.
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Congratulations Greg.    Even though you only get a certificate for Technical Achievement from the 2014 Academy Awards, this head swap is how I'll think of your award.  You co-wrote the book in 2004 and get an award in 2014: it looks like you were 10 years ahead of your time.

http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2014/20140108.html
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I'm glad that you like it  =:-)
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This will be a great display for the 3D scanner that I'm working on.
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Our photorealistic 3D scanner takes another step forward.  The video below is best viewed at high quality.

Full details here:  http://www.360s.com
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Tech Radar made a nice short list of 10 technology rules of thumb.

I'd add Amdahl's law as the 11th entry. The success of my work is based on massive parallelism using GPUs, and Amdahl's law points out that parallelism can only speed up a program as much as an algorithm's serial bottleneck will allow. For example, if a program has a serial component representing about 5% of the code, it will only get a 20x boost in speed no matter how many processors you use.
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Until now, I've had a hard time coming up with a coherent position concerning SOPA/PIPA. Thanks for the clear perspective Tim.
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The Impact of the Internet on Global Economic Growth

I was talking with +Brad Burnham the other day about the issues that the tech industry needs to get on the radar of Congress as we move forward into the inevitable next step in the SOPA/PIPA drama. One concern I have about the current framing is that it appears to accept the copyright industry's assertion that piracy causes multi-billion dollar economic losses and kills jobs, and opposes it with non-economic issues like the risks to freedom around the world.

I've argued elsewhere based on my experience as a publisher that there are economic gains from the free flow of information on the internet, and that those gains far outweigh any losses to piracy, but I haven't seen that argument made as widely as I think it should be. So I was very interested to learn, via +Hari Ravichandran, of a McKinsey Report from last year entitled Internet Matters: The net's sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity. From the executive summary:

"New McKinsey research into the Internet economies of the G-8 nations as well as Brazil, China, India, South Korea, and Sweden finds that the web accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP. Indeed, if measured as a sector, Internet-related consumption and expenditure is now bigger than agriculture or energy. On average, the Internet contributes 3.4 percent to GDP in the 13 countries covered by the research—an amount the size of Spain or Canada in terms of GDP, and growing at a faster rate than that of Brazil."

While the issues of freedom versus censorship are important, let's not leave the economic arguments to the pro-SOPA forces. We know that Congress and the White House are rightly concerned about the economy, so let's make sure that the positive economic impact of the free flow of information via the Internet is also a key part of the discussion.

You can download the full report at the link below.
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R&D on my patented 3D scanning sytem
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  • Steuart Systems
    R&D on my patented 3D scanning sytem, 2003 - present
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Purcellville Virginia
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Shifting from R&D to productization of camera based 3D scanning system
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  • Vanderbilt University
    Math/Computer Science, 1979 - 1983
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Leonard Steuart III