Meeting Rooms Are Booked - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2018-03-12
My project stalled because all of our meeting rooms have been reserved by managers just in case they need them
6 days ago
A talk by Gary Bernhardt from Strange Loop 2015
programming  video 
8 weeks ago
John Edmark - Sculptures
Cool sculptures with a mathematical twist.
34c3  sculpture 
10 weeks ago
Computer latency: 1977-2017
Interesting analysis and nice qualifiers. » If you’ve been to a non-academic non-enterprise tech conference in the past decade, there’s a good chance that there was at least one talk on how complexity is the root of all evil and we should aspire to reduce complexity.«.
11 weeks ago
[1712.01208] The Case for Learned Index Structures
»Indexes are models: a B-Tree-Index can be seen as a model to map a key to the position of a record within a sorted array, a Hash-Index as a model to map a key to a position of a record within an unsorted array, and a BitMap-Index as a model to indicate if a data record exists or not. In this exploratory research paper, we start from this premise and posit that all existing index structures can be replaced with other types of models, including deep-learning models, which we term learned indexes. The key idea is that a model can learn the sort order or structure of lookup keys and use this signal to effectively predict the position or existence of records. We theoretically analyze under which conditions learned indexes outperform traditional index structures and describe the main challenges in designing learned index structures. Our initial results show, that by using neural nets we are able to outperform cache-optimized B-Trees by up to 70% in speed while saving an order-of-magnitude in memory over several real-world data sets. More importantly though, we believe that the idea of replacing core components of a data management system through learned models has far reaching implications for future systems designs and that this work just provides a glimpse of what might be possible.«
index  machinelearning 
12 weeks ago
Schlachterbörse Hamburg
»„Fleisch vom Besten“ – das steht bei der Schlachterbörse ganz oben auf der Speisekarte.

Mindestens sechs Wochen gereift. Fünf Zentimeter hoch und sieben Zentimeter lang. In der Mitte rot, nach außen hin rosa, mit schön gebräunter Kruste.«
steak  hamburg 
december 2017
Becherklasse im Städel Museum
That was a very good photo exhibition this summer. An I think the website is very well done as well.
photography  art  frankfurt 
november 2017
Volkswagen: Volle Kraft zurück | ZEIT ONLINE
»Ganze acht von 1.549 Topmanagern bezeichnen die Ehrlichkeit und Offenheit im Unternehmen als "ausgezeichnet", 211 hingegen halten sie für "schlecht".«

Ist die Selbsteinschätzung erschreckend oder schon die Anzahl der »Top«Manager für sich?
november 2017
The scientists persuading terrorists to spill their secrets | News | The Guardian
»Expert interrogators know torture doesn’t work – but until now, nobody could prove it. By analysing hundreds of top-secret interviews with terror suspects, two British scientists have revolutionised the art of extracting the truth.«
november 2017
Natalie Czech, Critics' Bouquets
Cool exhibit and all-round nice work with a book etc.
october 2017
A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes - Vox
Nice way of calling someone an asshole:

»Sean Illing:
Well, I’m not going to call the president an asshole here, but I will say that he’s checking all the asshole boxes you’ve set forth in this book.

Robert Sutton:
Yeah, I won't call him one either, but I agree with your assessment.«
assholes  book 
october 2017
Engineer With No Soul - Dilbert Comic Strip on 2017-09-13
»… this was, I won’t feel so bad when I motivate him with emotional abuse.«
september 2017
Intelligent Tracking Prevention | WebKit
I like the anti-tracking sprit and enjoy that it makes creepy ad-people scream a little. (whatever Apple’s motivation behing this may be … let’s see where it takes us)
september 2017
Crossref DOI display - Crossref
Interesting: DOI should now be displayed as links. With a shorter domain name and https no less.
september 2017
Agnes Denes - documenta 14
Quite good »old« art for design/geometry lovers at this year’s documenta
documenta  art 
august 2017
Roee Rosen - documenta 14
Definitely among the favourites at this documenta
august 2017
Apple: Ein Song ohne Töne steht in den iTunes-Charts | ZEIT ONLINE
An attempt to work around a problem in iOS Bluetooth handling which Also drove me mad in some rental cars. Still doesn't solve the problem you have when needing the connection for navigation I guess.
ios  bluetooth  bug 
august 2017
#HPF17 Time Table
Nice web-based mobile friendly readable timetable for Haldern 2107. (The official PDF is none of the above … as far as I can tell neither readable on screen nor when printed with a crappy printer)
august 2017
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