Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Opinion | How to Track President Trump – The New York Times

January 16, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/20/opinion/location-data-national-security.html QT:{{”
“With no training and far more limited technical tools than those of a state intelligence service, we were able to use the location data — date, time and length of stay — to make basic inferences. By determining whether two people were in the same place at the same time, it was easy to zero in on spouses, co-workers or friends. Cataloguing their movements revealed even more associations, creating the map of a robust social network that would be nearly impossible to determine through traditional surveillance. In cases where it was difficult to identify an individual, associations offered more clues about workplaces and interests.”
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The Day the Dinosaurs Died

January 5, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/the-day-the-dinosaurs-died

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“When I left Hell Creek, DePalma pressed me on the need for secrecy: I was to tell no one, not even close friends, about what he’d found. The history of paleontology is full of tales of bribery, backstabbing, and double-­dealing. In the nineteenth century, ­Othniel C. Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope, the nation’s two leading paleontologists, engaged in a bitter competition to collect dinosaur fossils in the American West. They raided each other’s quarries, bribed each other’s crews, and vilified each other in print and at scientific meetings. In 1890, the New York Herald began a series of sensational articles about the controversy with the headline “Scientists Wage Bitter Warfare.” The rivalry has since become known as the Bone Wars. The days of skulduggery in paleontology have not passed; DePalma was deeply concerned that the site would be expropriated by a major museum.” “}}

discusses :

A seismically induced onshore surge deposit at the KPg boundary, North Dakota

Robert A. DePalma, Jan Smit, David A. Burnham, Klaudia Kuiper, Phillip L. Manning, Anton Oleinik, Peter Larson, Florentin J. Maurrasse, View ORCID ProfileJohan Vellekoop, Mark A. Richards, Loren Gurche, and Walter Alvarez
PNAS April 23, 2019 116 (17) 8190-8199; first published April 1, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1817407116

https://www.pnas.org/content/116/17/8190

Seeing around corners: How to decipher shadows to see the invisible | New Scientist

December 26, 2019

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24432550-800-seeing-around-corners-how-to-decipher-shadows-to-see-the-invisible/

Precision Health: Know More About Your Body, Worry Less | Q Bio

December 11, 2019

https://q.bio/
v
https://qbio.yale.edu/

interesting company but a very different take on the term Qbio.

Archaeology – Buried metal artefacts gather stories on their surfaces | Science and technology | The Economist

December 6, 2019

history from chemistry

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/07/06/buried-metal-artefacts-gather-stories-on-their-surfaces

Winter 2019-20 Outlook: Colder Than Average in North, East; Warmer Than Average in South, West | The Weather Channel

November 24, 2019

Monthly forecast by an IBM company

https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2019-11-13-winter-outlook-temperature-2019-20-the-weather-company-noaa

Your Navigation App Is Making Traffic Unmanageable – IEEE Spectrum

November 23, 2019

Problems caused by waze !

https://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/your-navigation-app-is-making-traffic-unmanageable

The history of science – The periodic table is 150 years old this week | Science and technology | The Economist

November 17, 2019

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2019/02/28/the-periodic-table-is-150-years-old-this-week a full history!

Protection of confidential data is essential, groups tell U.S. EPA

November 17, 2019

https://cen.acs.org/policy/regulation/Protection-confidential-data-essential-groups/96/i40 interesting conundrum

The stockmarket is now run by computers, algorithms and passive managers

November 10, 2019

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“Jump to 2017, when Google unveiled AlphaZero, a computer that had been given the rules of chess and then taught itself how to play. It took four hours of training to be able to beat Stockfish, the best chess machine programmed with human tactics. Intriguingly, AlphaZero made what looked like blunders to human eyes. For example, in the middlegame it sacrificed a bishop for a strategic advantage that became clear only much later.

Quant funds can be divided into two groups: those like Stockfish, which use machines to mimic human strategies; and those like AlphaZero, which create strategies themselves. For 30 years
quantitative investing started with a hypothesis, says a quant investor. Investors would test it against historical data and make a judgment as to whether it would continue to be useful. Now the order has been reversed. “We start with the data and look for a hypothesis,” he says.”
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https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/10/05/the-stockmarket-is-now-run-by-computers-algorithms-and-passive-managers