Microsoft Nears $7 Billion-Plus Deal for Skype
Microsoft is close to a deal to buy Internet phone company Skype for more than $7 billion, and a deal could be announced as early as Tuesday, people familiar with the matter said.
We All Guessed Wrong « Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP
Neil Immerman and Robert Szelepcsenyi are two computer scientists who are famous for solving a long standing open problem. What is interesting is that they solved the problem at the same time, in 1987, and with essentially the same method. Independently. Theory is like that sometimes.
Robert was a student when he solved the problem. The legend is that he was given a list of homework problems. Since he missed class he did not know that the last problem of his homework was the famous unsolved LBA question. He turned in a solution to the homework that solved all the problems. I cannot imagine what the instructor thought when he saw the solution.Posted on 2011-05-08T18:32:46+0000
The last post - Penmachine - Derek K. Miller
Here it is. I'm dead, and this is my last post to my blog. In advance, I asked that once my body finally shut down from the punishments of my cancer, then my family and friends publish this prepared message I wrote—the first part of the process of turning this from an active website to an archive.
Computer program understands the 'thats what she said' joke
(PhysOrg.com) -- While computers can do just about anything these days, having a sense of humor is not something they have been capable of, that is until now. Chloe Kiddon and Yuriy Brun, computer scientists from the University of Washington, have created a software program capable of giving compute
Update on PlayStation Network and Qriocity
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There Is No Magic | Deconstructing "Genius"
The scene was a post-seminar dinner at a homely Vietnamese joint. We had just listened to Jacquet speak at the University of Chicago. A soft-spoken grandfather-like figure, he enjoyed the nearly universal privilege among the elite mathematicademia of mononymity, being referred to by his last name, a
Silicon Valley experiencing new hiring boom
When Marty Hu graduates from Stanford University's computer science program in June, he'll enter the hottest Silicon Valley job market for software engineers since the dot.com crash a decade ago.
How To Criticizing Computer Scientists
In recent exchanges, members of the faculty have tried in vain to attack other Computer Scientists and disparage their work. Quite frankly, I find the results embarrassing -- instead of cutting the opponent down, many of the remarks have been laughably innocuous. Something must be done about it beca
Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? | Rolling Stone Politics
Over drinks at a bar on a dreary, snowy night in Washington this past month, a former Senate investigator laughed as he polished off his beer.
"Everything's fucked up, and nobody goes to jail," he said. "That's your whole story right there. Hell, you don't even have to write the rest of it. Just write that."Posted on 2011-03-28T05:50:56+0000