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The Trouble With Multicore

3rd Jul 2010 - 09:51am News Clips
I ran into a computer scientist in DAC and he is one of those doomsayer of multicore computing. He said according to Amdahl’s law, multicore will reach the diminish of return at around 4x speedup. Throwing more core at a sequential program…

Free the Radio Spectrum

29th Jun 2010 - 01:57pm News Clips
Free the underused radio spectrum will make our smart phone data plan much much cheaper. Imagine how much more data the cell phone company can carry in just one of those ancient inefficient TV radio channel.BY James Losey, Sascha Meinrath,…

The Machiavellian Engineer

7th Jun 2010 - 05:38pm News Clips
This is something they never teach in engineering school. I wonder do they teach that in business school? I wonder is there any school actually gives systemic training on the art of Machiavellian.…

The Psychology of the Taboo Trade-Off

26th May 2010 - 10:35pm News Clips
People who holds scared values that can’t be trade-off are not rational. According to the article, deception seems to be the best tactics dealing with irrational people. If a taboo can only trade with another taboo, we can always just…

Overstretched

24th May 2010 - 10:40pm News Clips
Working extra hard is not a long timer viable strategy to survive in a corporate world. Productive only scale linearly for putting in the extra hour. In order to stay afloat, your productivity has to grow in multiples by continuous learning.…

Synthetic biology and man made life

22nd May 2010 - 09:41pm News Clips
My plan of cloning myself is old news from yesterday. With the new technology of synthetic life, now I want to create an entire new me from scratch. If you can make something newer and better, why bother mere copying?…

Mortgage risk and reward

17th May 2010 - 08:28am News Clips
Another mystery solved. I always wonder does it make sense to lock-in fixed rate mortgage if it is a lot more expensive than variable-rate mortgage. Lock-in is always worse off unless we are heading back to hyperinflation days in the 70’s.…

The Long-Haul Degree

28th Apr 2010 - 08:24pm News Clips
I couldn’t but thinking problem of humanities is the lack of demand of humanities Ph.D. Other than university or community college, who has the need to hire an specialized educated humanities Ph.D.? Maybe the market is the solution,…

The battle of the sexes

26th Apr 2010 - 02:59am News Clips
Now I can explain why those funny looking moustache are so popular in India. Women in less health countries prefer masculine facial features.…

Heat scavenging

24th Apr 2010 - 01:04am News Clips
According to the law of conservation of energy, energy won’t disappear, it merely transform from one form to another. If we can harvest excess heat in the atmosphere and use it to generate electricity, we can solve the global warming…