Category Archives: The Loony Bin Called Academia
API is an abbreviation that stands for “Application Program Interface.” Roughly speaking an API is a specification of a software component in terms of the operations one can perform with that component. For example, a common kind of an API … Continue reading
When I was in graduate school (back before the earth cooled) I remember thinking the following thoughts: Quantum computing is a new field filled with two types of people: young people dumb enough to not know they weren’t supposed to … Continue reading
TLDR: scroll here for the pretty interactive picture. Over two years ago I abandoned my post at the University of Washington as a assistant research professor studying quantum computing and started a new career as a software developer for Google. … Continue reading
Walk up to a physicist at a party (we could add a conditional about the amount of beer consumed by the physicist at this point, but that would be redundant, it is a party after all), and say to him or … Continue reading
Here is a fine piece of investigative journalism about a very wide spread scam that is plaguing academia. Definitely worth a watch.
I’m trying to put together a list of people who have been hired in the United States universities in CS departments who do theoretical quantum computing over the last decade. So the requirements I’m looking for are (a) hired into … Continue reading
A while back Michael Nielsen posted a comment in one of my blog posts that I’ve been thinking a lot about lately: Re your last two paragraphs: a few years ago I wrote down a list of the ten papers … Continue reading
"I sound my lonely trumpet in the dark trying to relax at the edge of precipice which once again faces me"
Steve sends me this gem, arXiv:0905.1039. The title of this blog post being a line from the paper: Citation entropy and research impact estimation Z.K. Silagadze A new indicator, a real valued $s$-index, is suggested to characterize a quality and … Continue reading