I got inspired for the bi-weekly links from Michael Nielsen’s blog. Basically this consists of some of the favourite blog posts I read from Tuesday-Friday. I plan to post them on Monday and Friday everyweek.
1) A hack I’m disturbingly proud of, and its connection to some real math
Describes a clever but simple technique – For more details see the article. I kind of liked it due to his non trivial application at the end of the article.
2) AGT decade in review
I guess, AGT can qualify for the hottest field in CS right now. I got interested in this after taking a course in Game Theory. This article written by one of the field’s big guns provides a review of progress made in last decade. Summary : Excellent but more needs to be done.
3) YouTube needs to entertain.
Interesting article that sheds some light on the vision for YouTube. The article also links to another article that talks about how YouTube doesn’t really fit with Google and the difference between them.
4) List of probabilistic model mini-language toolkits
This article talks about somethings that are related to my research. In the last one year the option for Probabilistic modeling seems to have increased.
5) Web Sockets in Tornado
This article kind of surprised me. I didn’t knew that HTML5 also included WebSockets. Thats a cool news. I guess Canvas and Offline storage have stolen most of hype but I see WebSockets to be as influential as other features.
6) People’s Processor: Embrace China’s Homegrown Computer Chips
Wired article about China’s quest to make home grown processor. I heard of something similar happening in India due to SemIndia although not sure of its status. It was interesting to know Stallman using a computer with Loongson chip.
7) Reading papers.
I guess this is a problem that will bite me in the future. I am kind of curious about lot of fields ( although I doubt I will do research in more than a couple of subfields). Couple of the comments gave good suggestions although I guess more comments will be added some time later.
8) Livening Up A (Surprisingly) Dull Childrens’ Game.
The article takes up a simple children’s game and does a game-theoretic analysis.
9) Change Blindness.
Probably the article that surprised me the most. I agree with Schneier when he says the implications are enormous.