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Hawkins on Brain Science

If you’re in the mood for a really thought-provoking 20min talk on neuroscience, grab this ~70MB 480p version of Jeff Hawkins’ 2003 presentation at TED. In it, Hawkins describes a new theory of the brain which focuses on the predictive powers of the ”mammalian” brain’s neocortex. He contrasts the theory with the traditional input->processing->output model. [...]

On Virtualization

Computer Virtualization is once again taking a tremendous leap ahead1 . It’s fascinating to watch the field’s developments, especially the technical ones. Anybody up for a trip to Spain in late August? VHPC ’08 sounds amazing. Airfare looks to be ~$600 per person. Of course, virtualization isn’t just intriguing to us systems programmer types. Here’s [...]