Since the end of 2008 China’s US value of GDP has doubled and is expected to be…

January 26th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Since the end of 2008 China’s US value of GDP has doubled and is expected to be as big as the US by 2027, claimed by John O'Neill

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Since the end of 2008 China’s US value of GDP has doubled and is expected to be as big as the US by 2027

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How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

January 26th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Chris McKinlay used Python scripts to riffle through hundreds of OkCupid survey questions. He then sorted female daters into seven clusters, like “Diverse” and “Mindful,” each with distinct characteristics.

Read more - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/how-to-hack-okcupid/all/

How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love

Chris McKinlay used Python scripts to riffle through hundreds of OkCupid survey questions. He then sorted female daters into seven clusters, like “Diverse” and “Mindful,” each with distinct characteristics.

Read more - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/01/how-to-hack-okcupid/all/

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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen stopped over at the Google and played ten engineers…

January 25th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen stopped over at the Google and played ten engineers in one of the smartest companies.

When asked about god's rating, Carlson suggested the god has better things to do than play chess, but since we and the computers understood chess so little he could not think of a limit.

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On January 16, while visiting California, Magnus Carlsen stopped over at the Google headquarters, where he gave a simul to ten lucky participants, and a chat with Art Levinson, CEO of Calico, a new Google company. Freeman Ng, one of the players, provided a report, with the generous contributions of other players and attendees, who sent their commented games and pictures.

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January 24th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

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JavaScript is the default King of web application development now

January 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

This is a demo that how JavaScript template, i.e. Dust.js backed by LinkedIn, works with  legacy Java web apps solution – Spring MVC, RESTful service and server side rendering template JSP.

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Contribute to SpringREST-Dust.js development by creating an account on GitHub.

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iWatch C – What you want to put into a smartwatch?

January 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

iWatch C – What you want to put into a smartwatch?

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iWatch S – What you want to put into a smartwatch?

January 21st, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

iWatch S – What you want to put into a smartwatch?

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Listen to the greatest tennis player about his backhand

January 19th, 2014 by Terrence Miao No comments »

Q.  Speaking of your backhand, many people feel it's one of the great strokes, one of the most beautiful strokes in tennis history.  You always seem to have time, a lot of rhythm, a lot of balance.  Can you break it down for a minute?  What are the keys to your backhand and then how do you like to use it?

ROGER FEDERER:  Well, I mean, clearly it all starts with the footwork, you know.  Without footwork you aren't going to be able to hit a backhand or you're going to be stretched so much you're not going to be able to hit one.

You've just got to be able to react.  Important is to set yourself up that you have multiple options and you're most dangerous for your opponent.  I think it's important to not always hit it in the same spot so you  I mean, you can disguise it to some degree, but what you want to be able to do is show your opponent that you can hit it all so when it gets important he doesn't know where it's going to go.

Then with me, I can manage with a slice and then the topspin and the flat backhand.  I try to mix it up as much as I can.  But at the same time, I also need to be able to just make enough in a row just for consistency and also for my confidence.

So it's an interesting shot, and it's been one I have worked on a lot throughout my career.  And many have played throughout, which I'm very happy about.
 
Q.  Finally, Stefan has such a fabulous backhand.  Has he made any comments or helped you at all with that stroke?

ROGER FEDERER:  Yeah, I'm just, you know, staying aggressive with the footwork, you know, not sort of leaning back too much, not getting too passive on it, because you can have tendency to do that with a one handed backhand because you can bail out and go to the slice.
I know everybody can, but a double hander usually doesn't.  The one hander, it's so natural for us to play the slice that you almost have to tell yourself to always stay on the front foot and play aggressive.
On a quicker court like here it's definitely one thing you want to do.

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