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Modeling the mind

04.30.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

Researchers have found a relatively cheap (in terms of computation), way to model the human mind.  This new tech is called Neurogrid and it uses significantly less simulated neurons!  (by a factor of about 600 less than the norm). For interested readers: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-04/million-neuron-artificial-brain-works-real-time  

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Aaron Schumacher on Machine Learning

04.29.13 | Raphael | Permalink | Comment?

Hello ACM, Tomorrow Aaron Schumacher will present “Machine Learning Playground”. He will talk about what machine learning is, the kinds of problems it addresses, doing machine learning on kaggle, and a couple useful tools, including vowpal wabbit. This will be in CIWW 312 at 7pm. See you there! ACM

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Elections 2013!

04.29.13 | Raphael | Permalink | Comment?

Hello ACM and Progteam, The time has come to elect the officers for 2013-2014. Two of the current e-board, Alexandra Qin and myself, are graduating, so we need new officers. Every officer participates in keeping ACM friendly and fun, in setting up talks and events, and in keeping the room open. The positions are not [...]

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What are the costs/benefits of Times Square?

04.05.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

By Eric Schles, Zhangshuai Li, Daniel Padawer, Daniel Cohen, Benjamin Xie, Christopher G Williams, and David Iserovich Setting the stage: Today we asked the following question – What are the costs/benefits of times square? During this day of fun and hacking we learned about R, statistics, research methods, the city, what kind of data is [...]

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A naïve prediction on how the consumer market for computational resources will look in 5 years.

03.24.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

In five years you won’t be able to buy laptops or desktop retail. Or at least it will be a niche market. How is this possible? With the rise of distributed computing and a shift from “computation at home”, to “computation somewhere else”, it is likely this all be outmoded soon. And this makes sense, [...]

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python in a nutshell

03.15.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

Hey everyone, if you missed Jeremiah Malina of TECH@NYU’s demodays, you missed something worth seeing.  The presentation covered a lot of ground fast.  But most importantly he gave some excellent resources.   https://github.com/kachayev/fn.py –functional programming in python http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/index.html –a good way to python up your life (intermediate) http://www.pythonforbeginners.com/ –for beginners http://www.djangobook.com/en/2.0/index.html –web programming with the python [...]

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Join the ACM Mailing List

02.07.13 | wwward | Permalink | Comment?

Announcements and general club discussion are first posted to our listserv at http://bit.ly/acmatnyu — join the list for timely announcements and Q&A.  

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WordPress Upgraded

02.07.13 | wwward | Permalink | Comment?

WordPress is a popular target for malicious folks, so try to keep it up to date. – wwward

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Difference between mathematics and computer science

02.06.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

Ever since I started studying Computer Science I have struggled to find a good way to differentiate it from mathematics.  Mathematicians use computers.  Mathematicians even write code.  Computer scientists certainly prove things, well at least some of them.  And they definitely use mathematics.  So what is the difference? I think today I found my answer. [...]

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Computer Security

1st cyber security post

01.04.13 | Eric | Permalink | Comment?

Today we will go through the talk I gave at the ACM club last semester.  I will also be talking about some resources for you, the student interested in cyber security. Today we will be talking about backtrack and metasploitable. Definitions: Backtrack: an operating system used to penetration test systems around the world. metasploitable: an [...]

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