Kickstarting research into end-to-end trigger systems

The data volumes (_**O**_(TB/s)) created at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are too large to record. Typical rejection factors are _**O**_(100-1000), and using as little CPU time as possible to reject an event is the goal. More powerful decision features take more CPU time to construct, therefor...

By Tim Head, Vladimir Gligorov

Detecting the delimiter in CSVs that lie

File extensions for data sharing sometimes lie about their contents. Here is an algorithm to infer the actual delimiter of a CSV, TSV or any related format: - Assume that alpha-numeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and the period/full stop (.) are cannot be delimiters. - Begin with input te...

By Tim McNamara

Piracy and (Digital) Economy - Beneficial side-effects of outlawed acts and black market economies for societies.

There are various pointers in recent research that suggest that product piracy as a means of distribution is a mayor factor in not only innovation but also education and economic advancement. Independent studies also show positive effects for the establishment of the class of goods that have be...

By Gernot Hausar