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David Andersen
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Computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University

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I've become a convert to the religion of fuzzing for bug-finding.

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A discussion thread between +Daniel Lemire and Maxime Chevalier reminded me of one of the optimization tricks I used when I was playing with cryptocurrencies a while ago.

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Trying to achieve Wok hay without a wok. (We're at a rental for the week). A superheated cast iron pan seems to do the trick surprisingly well.

https://goo.gl/photos/8xKkbUeDCFdEDMhM7

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The follow on to my earlier post about finances for Ph.D. students; this time, for just-starting or about-to-start faculty.

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Thinking back about our almost two years with an Amazon Echo and now a Google Home. An experiment I don't regret in the slightest.

Ahh. United never fails to deliver their failure to deliver my family for our holiday travel. On the bright side, the weather in Pittsburgh is good today, so I'm cautiously optimistic that we'll actually make it out of here today.

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Yes, Dorothy, there is a reason to pay attention in class. :)

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liam schoneveld reimplemented our neural cryptography networks & training. Very cool - it's always great to see an independent verification of research. Their pictures of the network architecture are better than mine, and the code is quite readable. (And similar overall to mine. A bit cleaner, at that.)

h/t Ankur Kumar for the link.

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Some of the fun I had last summer at Google Brain, with Martin Abadi.

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Woo - Cuckoo Filter implementation for Java. +Bin Fan 
A replacement for the Guava Bloom filter implementation that uses cuckoo filters to obtain similar performance and additional functionality (e.g. concurrency and fast deletions).
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