Kinect Launches a Surgical Revolution. Will someone define a revolution?

Link: Kinect Launches a Surgical Revolution I don’t know, is this a revolution or an innovation?  President Obama’s Healthcare plan is definitely revolutionary, whether you agree with it or not.  In fact that is usually a way to tell if something is revolutionary: Lot’s of disagreement.  Everyone who uses a Kinect thinks it is COOL! …

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Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head and your neighbor…

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Research: Kinect for Windows SDK beta

For natural user interface researchers this is good news!  To be able to utilize the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta in research is going to lead to improvements in physical therapy, touchless data entry in sterile environments, as well as other unknown applications. I would recommend that you go to: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/news/features/kinectforwindowssdk-022111.aspx and get signed up…

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Computer Archeology: The Smiley, where did it come from?

The Smiley, where did it come from?  Here is the first instance of the Smiley: 401298269,0,0 19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman 🙂 From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c> I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: 🙂 Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT…

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Towards programming languages for genetic engineering of living cells

Ok, still goofing off from my F# articles, but for now, one of my friends has a very bad cancer (not that any of them are good) called peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), or PMP.  On my other blog about Silverlight Games, I am discussing how to make a serious game that would help people understand this…

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F#: Ballistics, Rocketry and Research 4/12/2009

In the previous post, I talked about the units of measurement class in Chris Smith’s BurnedLand program.  We are continuing down this path because units are an important part of most scientists and engineering disciplines.  The reason we are going down this path is that I am demonstrating how F# could have saved the Mars…

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WTF#: Compelling demonstration

Email thread with my favorite manager today, we can’t agree if F# can make a compelling demo for an online talk.  His criticism is correct, but I am sure I can do a compelling demo, unfortunately my favorite manager is often right, otherwise he is wrong.  However, he has some experience he did a bunch…

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WTF#: Syllabus for the rest of the students at a university, with a focus on Functional Programming

Information science and computer science pretty much control the programming classes and curriculum at the universities, colleges and trade schools.  Most of the training is either to implement and manage systems or how to write programs and think about new problems and solutions.  It is all good and needed, but what about the rest of…

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Silverlight games: Review of tutorials for Silverlight games

There is a fantastic tutorial out Anatomy of a Silverlight Game: Avoid Common Mistakes When Building Online Games, which is as up to date as you can find on the web.  I have been going over a few of the tutorials and this is the best one I have encountered.  Bill Reiss writes a good…

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F#: Re-Thinking the syllabus for training engineers and scientists in programming

Well continuing my effort to bring F# to the Engineers, one of the things that Engineering students look for is the move from graphing calculators to solving problems in a way that doesn’t require an expensive tool like MatLab or Mathematica, although both are excellent tools.  When engineers leave school, it sometimes comes as a…

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