Posts Tagged ‘ir’

1. Desktop Notifications: Now available to extensions in Chrome
Google is adding more APIs to Chrome at a rapid clip. This looks pretty neat and might be a good feature for Chrome Nanny.

2. How to Reboot Your Sleep Cycle and Get the Rest You Deserve
I guess this has some good ideas about how to bring your sleep cycle to normalcy. Some of the ideas seems to be promising !

3. How a Search Engine Might Identify Possible Query Suggestions
Has a good discussion about how search engines might improve user’s search experience : show possibly related queries , give query suggestions that frame the intent better etc. Many of the techniques seems to be quite straightforward. I am sure the current state of art is more complex though!

4. Sam’s Club Personalizes Discounts for Buyers
Possibly another big news in data mining. Even for the relatively small target population (Sam’s club’s Plus members) the permutations were mind boggling. I hope this gives some experience that can be used to scale it further. (Applying it to Costco or even Walmart). In a related news , Web Start-Ups Offer Bargains for Users’ Data .

5. In graphics: Supercomputing superpowers
A neat graphic about Top 500 Super computers. Its a pity that India seems to far behind the leaders. The graphic allows different filters. It was most satisfying to see Linux dominating in OS for the super computers.


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1. Anatomy of Linux Kernel Shared Memory
A discussion of how the kernel detects duplicate pages in memory and merges them. The algorithm has couple of clever ideas like using two red black trees and using 4kb page content as the data in the tree.

2. New Elastic Load Balancing Feature: Sticky Sessions  and Introducing the Amazon Simple Notification Service
Two neat new features from AWS.

3. Information Retrieval using a Bayesian Model of Learning and Generalization
A discussion about Bayesian Sets and using them to find related stuff. The idea looks promising !

4. Lessons learned developing a practical large scale machine learning system
A post discussion some of the lessons learnt while developing their internal ml system . I hope Google either open sources the framework or discuss it in more detail about the system.  As such the post did not contain much detail about the ml system per se.

5. U.S. Court Curbs F.C.C. Authority on Web Traffic
An interesting ruling . Lets see how FCC reacts ! One possible action is mentioned by Wired .

6. Iraq Video Brings Notice to a Web Site
One more interesting leak by Wikileaks. Whistle blowing is never so easier 🙂

7. Apple Edges Into Selling of App Ads
Cool move to embed ads in Apps. Making money from Mobile ads is hard and lets see if Apple cracks it !


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