Category Archives: Misc

Bill Gates on Paul Allen

On Oct. 16 Bill Gates wrote: “When I think about Paul, I remember a passionate man who held his family and friends dear. I also remember a brilliant technologist and philanthropist who wanted to accomplish great things, and did.” Link

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No future without maths

“Today’s and tomorrow’s jobs will require more and more mathematics; and yet the level of students in the West seems to be consistently dropping. What can we tech companies do about this? Maths seems to have worked its way into … Continue reading

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Why Contribute to Open Source?

This article has interesting points made by a theoretical chemist turned software engineer. “The answer to this question has many facets, but I can almost guarantee that at least one of them will appeal to you. One of the best reasons to contribute to … Continue reading

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Get Real!

Alan Trefler, the founder and CEO of Pegasystems, just published a very articulated article “Get Real!“. Here are a few quotes: “In today’s world of promises and hype, it’s tempting to jump on that bandwagon. But I believe strongly the software … Continue reading

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Spotting Perfect Art Forgeries

The Guardian published an article “How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective“. Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. One expert said: … Continue reading

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Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition

Microsoft is confirming the rumors that it is acquiring the software development platform GitHub are true. Microsoft has announced it is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. According to GitHub, as of March 2018 it has more than 27 … Continue reading

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Most GDPR emails unnecessary and some illegal, say experts

Many companies, acting based on poor legal advice, a fear of fines of up to €20m and a lack of good examples to follow, have taken what they see as the safest option for hewing to the General Data Protection Regulation … Continue reading

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