Archive for June, 2015

Dr. Strangelove – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The character is an amalgamation of RAND Corporation strategist Herman Kahn, mathematician and Manhattan Project principal John von Neumann, rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (a central figure in Nazi Germany’s rocket development program recruited to the US after the war), and Edward Teller, the “father of the hydrogen bomb.”[15] There is a common misconception that the character was based on Henry Kissinger, but Kubrick and Sellers denied this;[16] Sellers said, “Strangelove was never modeled after Kissinger—that’s a popular misconception. It was always Wernher Von Braun.”[17]

Environmental Sensor Startup Aclima Is Studying The Air Googlers Breathe | TechCrunch

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Jule Gregory Charney – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, June 29th, 2015

early use of the ENIAC/MANIAC

Julian Bigelow – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

interesting discussion of how his computer research program was de-emphasized after von Neumann left the IAS and he stayed at a $9K salary (~$80K in ’15 $) for then on

The best way to manage your photos online in 2015 | The Verge

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Franz Josef Och – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

June in transit: Summarizing a number of recent meetings including #genomicsfest & #icsg2015

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Spent a lot of June going to meetings, incl.

PCAWG Santa Cruz
ICSG2015 (with a sub-visit to Tel Aviv)
Festival of Genomics
RNA-Seq 2015 Boston

“Crowd-sourced” notebook of favorite tweets:

My tagged posts, mostly links to papers:

Lectures I gave:–20150625-i0rnaseq15/–20150623-i0flg/–20150610-i0isgc-tau/–i0isgc-20150608/

Nils Aall Barricelli – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

early biological computation

the rise of a digital immune system schatz – Google Search

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

A Digital Immune System by @mike_schatz, microbes sensing environmental chemicals

Max Newman – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Turing’s mentor