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Distributed systems geek by day, Apple geek by night (and day)

Big Tech at Bay -

"The idea, coming from such a senior politician, was nothing short of “astounding”, the Google chairman says now. “There’s no need for Google to be broken up,” he says. Instead, Europe needs to do more to build a competitive tech industry of its own."

Your Body Does Not Want to Be an Interface

"I’m not a cyborg (yet) so I can’t be sure, but I suspect the effect is more the opposite: alienating you from the direct bodily experiences you already have by turning them into technological interfaces to be manipulated. "

A ‘Google map’ of human metabolism

Human Metabolism

Recon 2 allows biomedical researchers to study the human metabolic network with more precision than was ever previously possible. This is essential to understanding where and how specific metabolic pathways go off track to create disease,” said Bernhard Palsson, Galletti Professor of Bioengineering at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

User context drives what people search for, and the actions they take. So for example, say I am at home in the evening, and I’m doing a search. The actions that I will take will be largely the same if I’m using a smartphone, tablet or notebook, because the context is the same. Particularly between notebook and tablet, the query patterns are very similar.