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  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Day by the beach in Carlsbad California

    Have any questions about Windows 8 ? Need some guidance on how to get started building a Windows 8 metro style app? Want to see more Windows 8 code samples? Looking for help in taking your application to the next level? Bring your laptop over to the beach and join Michael Palermo , Bret Stateham , Daniel...
  • Blog Post: Faculty Summit: Bing Dialog Model: Intent, Knowledge, and User Interface

    Find out the basis of the changes to Bing at the Microsoft Research site: http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=139298 Video is somewhat long, but NOT boring, so download the Video or Zune and use the speed setting to speed up the video to 1.4, that way it will save you time. This...
  • Blog Post: Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

    That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head...
  • Blog Post: 5 ways to use Heterogeneous Modeling and Design of Control Systems

    I was just thinking about Control Systems and Kinect.  There are a lot of projects out there that are using Kinect, but how do you model a Kinect in the loop?  I have no idea, but I started doing some reading about modern control system design. One of the papers that caught my eye can be found...
  • Blog Post: Slayer? SLAyer? Check the way to make sure you have dangling pointer derefences

    Driver software driving you CRAZY? Your program doesn’t launch fast? Bugs? Dangling Pointer Dereferencs? Check out SLAyer, a subset of the Terminator class of software, which if everything goes well should be part of the SkyNet software suite that will take over the world shortly. So what...
  • Blog Post: Holey-Moley! Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphone

    Here are a few papers that could give guidance on designing multiplayer games for the Windows Phone or for that matter any smartphone. Multiplayer Gaming for Smartphones Hyke: A Low-cost Remote Attendance Tracking System for Developing Regions Switchboard: A Matchmaking System for Multiplayer Mobile...
  • Blog Post: Infer.NET: Probability distributions, or a quick guide because you need to do a project for class really quick after a party run

    Well I have been there, where you are right now.  Last night was a blast, and you hung around with those really cool people who was having a lot of fun.  Turns out they were liberal arts students, you are an engineering, science or math student who has to do real equations and work.  You...
  • Blog Post: My take on Microsoft Research: Infer.NET 2.4

    Ok, I just watched the “Just Press Play” on the use of Games in Academics.  Nice interviews and such, but the intro could use a spice up, one word: Hook. However, Machine Learning is something that doesn’t need much of a hook.  Anything Bayesian is either a major headache with lots of promise...
  • Blog Post: Kinect is fine for some uses, but could it be use for this one? (Muscular Dystrophy)

    What if you have a child that has Muscular Dystrophy which means that your child will eventually lose all muscle function, and if you guessed what happens when you lose all of your muscle functions, you guessed right. Over the years muscle tone is lost at varying speeds and the patient loses the capabilities...
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