Sam Stokes on Research in your life and studies

Sam Stokes writes about Research in a way that is accessibile by students in College or considering their College/University Career or someone who is a life long learner!

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  • Blog Post: ESP: Extra-Sensory Perception or Embodied Social Proxies?

    WTF? ESP? Satellite people? Is this a Coast to Coast show with George Noory for long haul truckers and insomniacs? No, Embodied Social Proxies , this isn’t a problem that my team suffers from, even though we rarely meet in person, none of us work together in person or are collocated. Embodied Social...
  • Blog Post: Have a happy 4th of July! Be Safe!

    Fireworks were initially invented by the Chinese, and likely the medical protocol for missing hands from explosions followed shortly.    In the United States July the Fourth represents the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, although the real date might have been July 2...
  • Blog Post: F#: Using the Interactive Panel in VS 2010 Part 1

    Use the Interactive Panel in VS 2010 to learn how to use F#.  I have not included the code used in my examples, my guidance to you is to visit: F# 1.9.6.16 Draft Language Specification , start off with: “Making Data Simple” use the interactive panel to test the examples.  Then work through...
  • Blog Post: Computer Archeology: The Smiley, where did it come from?

    The Smiley, where did it come from?  Here is the first instance of the Smiley: 401298269,0,0 19-Sep-82 11:44 Scott E Fahlman :-) From: Scott E Fahlman <Fahlman at Cmu-20c> I propose that the following character sequence for joke markers: :-) Read it sideways. Actually, it is probably more...
  • Blog Post: Research: Singularity OS, take a look

    In control systems, singularities are interesting points where the system might break down.  In the movie Apollo 13 they kept talking about gimbals lock, which would occur if their spinning gyroscopes moved into certain angles they would lock up and then the information from them would not be useful...
  • Blog Post: Using Research in your everyday life: Math Add-in for Word 2007

    I am working on generating some conherent F# articles, a first for me. In the mean time, I will include a series of article about items on Microsoft Research. Today, take a look at this paper that an Imagine Cup participant wrote using Word 2007, the Equation Editor and the Microsoft Math Add-in fo r...
  • Blog Post: Intro to Math Add-in for Word 2007

    This is a REALLY cool tool for people who are taking Math, Engineering or Science classes. I am going to take a break from the analysis of the BurnedLand example, since we need to make sure that we have a way to simulate and create our expected output from our F# tools and simulator. The Math Add In...
  • Blog Post: WTF#: Could F# have saved the Mars Climate Orbiter?

    The Mars Climate Orbiter likely failed due to one sensor passing data in the wrong units to the central processing units on the MCO. I have created a first cut demonstrating the use of the dimensional analysis capabilities in F#. It is a simple idea, but one that helps the engineers and scientists to...
  • Blog Post: WTF#: World of Warcraft, VSLAB and a note that I have an awesome manager

    First off, I wish to thank the folks who are commenting on this blog, but one complaint: Edgar Sánchez left a comment but his blog engine will not allow me to leave a contact for him. A tool that you might want to consider utilizing for your experimentation with the F# language: VSLab, a graphics tool...
  • Blog Post: F#: Re-Thinking the syllabus for training engineers and scientists in programming

    Well continuing my effort to bring F# to the Engineers, one of the things that Engineering students look for is the move from graphing calculators to solving problems in a way that doesn’t require an expensive tool like MatLab or Mathematica, although both are excellent tools. When engineers leave school...
  • Blog Post: WTF#: Curriculum for F# part 1, thinking about curriculum for CS

    No picture today, the Community server didn’t want to host it. What the F#, umm, does that work? Oh well, I’ll stick with it for awhile. After all blogs like this are not broadly read, so I figure I can talk about anything I want to. Ok, on to curriculum and pedagogical discussions: So what should a...
  • Blog Post: Building a Microsoft Speech Server using a VPC

    Moved this blog entry to the following URL: http://blogs.msdn.com/socal-sam/archive/2009/01/30/building-a-microsoft-speech-server-using-a-vpc.aspx
  • Blog Post: Checking out the Microsoft Speech Server

    This blog has been moved to the following blog. Why? I decided that I want to reactivate my Software Engineering Blog and this is fitting. If you came here from DevSchool, I will make changes on that blog as well... http://blogs.msdn.com/socal-sam/archive/2009/01/30/checking-out-the-microsoft-speech...
  • Blog Post: F#, Imperative Languages and Identifiers

    OMG! I got pulled off my usual job of doing a bunch of things and have been focused on getting students involved in the Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational in the United States. Then it was Christmas and I ate to many cookies, etc. Finally I ignored my one comment from a int19h, and when you get...
  • Blog Post: Using F# to solve a standard engineering problem

    F# has many interesting features, such as the use of lists, maps, and so forth. There are many blogs and websites dedicated to discussing the computer science side of F#, and for good reason the language supports these types of efforts. However, what about the rest of the computational users, for instance...
  • Blog Post: Happy Birthday John Blackus, inventor of FORTRAN

    Dec. 3 is the birthday of John Blackus, he was one of the principle inventors of FORTRAN, see the article found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FORTRAN In my opinion, John Blackus best quote describing a motivation to continue to create programming systems: · “Much of my work has come from...
  • Blog Post: Looking at the code inside of our trial code...

    Hopefully you gave the code from Friday a try, Popfly should be used for that type of code, since there is that banner that advises people to not input their password, etc. Now that you have run your tests, make sure to change your site or remove it. Using Visual Studio 2008 Web Developer Express (let...
  • Blog Post: Yippee, Popfly Web page will support Instant Messaging

    I just tested the IM capabilities of the Popfly server, and it works! Slowly, you have a delay of a few seconds when the messages are sent and received. But to do our tests of the Sensor Touch, we can live with that. Remember this is a test of concept, not the final product. The best research product...
  • Blog Post: Somewhere to show you how to get started creating your Sensor Touch

    It can be difficult to get started, and fortunately there is a web page that you can use to start experimenting with an accessible web page. You will have to use the View Source to check out the code, on IE7 you would use the Page button and then select the "View Source" you will see the HTML. It is...
  • Blog Post: Sensor touch: Fun in reaching out

    There have been a bunch of movies and even more stories where the bad guys or good guys are able to interact physically at a distance. Usually there is violence involved, but what kind of fun can we have? Well I am assuming that everyone who wants to take apart their Xbox controller to use it in our...
  • Blog Post: eScience and Research at Microsoft: Excitement about the Olympics, where is the edge of performance?

    Well the Olympics continue and the Chinese are really showing off their abilities with a real leadership in Gold Medals. And it is a good thing that Michael Phelps, a resident of California, showed up since it appears that he currently has won a large percentage of the US Gold Medals. Gymnastics is about...
  • Blog Post: Olympic based research from NASA: Wind tunnel testing of fabrics for swimsuits!

    Ok, my first post isn't directly about Microsoft Research, but I though that this would be pretty cool, and I get to use the word Olympics a lot in this blog. I realize that using the word Olympics is a way to cheat on the search engines, this does lead into my general theme of this blog. So for the...
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