Project Daytona: Iterative MapReduce on Windows Azure – Microsoft Research.
Faithful readers know that I’m learning Scala, somewhat reluctantly. A few weeks ago, I was reading New Scientist magazine and saw this writeup of Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google, which mentioned that he was on the review board that studied the crash of the Mars Climate Orbiter. That sparked a question in me, […]
Prime numbers are not my thing, but generating them is a common task in the early Project Euler problems. The one algorithm I know for generating primes is the Sieve of Eratosthenes, which I defined in Scala as: The first function is the only function that I’ve ever written that I’m sure is properly “functional.” […]
According to my stationary bike, I just burned 497 calories. According to my heart rate monitor, I just burned 412 calories. According to my BodyMedia Fit, I just burned 199 calories. Hmm…