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Is Math Still Relevant?

11th Mar 2012 - 12:51am News Clips
Is math still relevant? That depends on your metaphysical view of the world. If the reality is indeed appearance of mathematics as some metaphysics theories suggest and we are living in endless possibility of equations, then maths is the only…

The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix

7th Dec 2011 - 10:18pm News Clips
Who said history is boring? This is a very interesting history of the world’s most important operating system.The classic operating system turns 40, and its progeny abound By Warren Toomey, IEEE Spectrum, December 2011 They say that…

Transistor Wars

31st Oct 2011 - 05:08pm News Clips
As long as transistor continue to shrink for the next 30 years, I won’t be out of work before I retire. Somehow I have a feeling that I won’t see the end of Moore’s law in my life time, since there is always some new innovation…

RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941 – 2011)

14th Oct 2011 - 07:56am News Clips
When the world is mourning with the death of Steve Jobs, the world lost another tech pioneer Dennis Ritchie, the inventor of C and UNIX. To many geeks, Dennis’ role in the computer revolution is way more important than Steve.Dennis Ritchie,…

Faster Than a Speeding Photon

23rd Sep 2011 - 11:34pm News Clips
Neutrino is faster than light! If there is no experimental error, it will be the biggest discovery since Einstein’s relativity theory. In fact, this result prove that Einstein is wrong. If something can be faster than light, then time…

Do Romantic Thoughts Reduce Women’s Interest in Engineering?

27th Aug 2011 - 10:41pm News Clips
If romance reduce girls’ pursuit in engineering, probably the reverse is also true that girls choose engineering have less interest in romance as well. They should do a follow up research and survey a large sample of engineering girls,…

When the Problem Is the Problem

24th Jun 2011 - 04:18pm Daily Scribble
This is the only thing I learned from my master degree. Asking the right question is half way done to get the right answer. In fact asking the right question probably more important than getting the right answer. Once you stated the question correctly,…

Are Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs Really Cheaper Over Time?

13th Mar 2011 - 05:17pm News Clips
I hate the lighting produced by CFL bulbs. I am going to switch from incandescent bulb to LED lights directly when the price of LED lights comes down. CFL is a in-between gaping technically that eventually should be phased out.By Joseph Calamia,…

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…

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.…