Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

November 21, 2012 2:10 am
The Problem With Measuring Digital Influence

This article kind of helps explain why you can’t trust the internet to accurately predict general interest.  The election, movies these things can appear to have much more interest garnered than they actually have.

June 28, 2012 9:05 pm
thedailywhat:

Even Computers Love Cats of the Day: 16,000 linked Google computers, 10 million random YouTube thumbnail images, and over a billion connections in between led to one result: the computers, without human guidance, learned what a cat is.
Google’s attempt of simulating the human brain, with thousands of processors in conjunction with thinking software, discovered the house cat. It’s a huge step forward in computing, and the best part is…it’s learning.
[smithsonian]

Same story I posted a couple of days ago, but this one has a picture of a cat, let’s see how it does now!

thedailywhat:

Even Computers Love Cats of the Day: 16,000 linked Google computers, 10 million random YouTube thumbnail images, and over a billion connections in between led to one result: the computers, without human guidance, learned what a cat is.

Google’s attempt of simulating the human brain, with thousands of processors in conjunction with thinking software, discovered the house cat. It’s a huge step forward in computing, and the best part is…it’s learning.

[smithsonian]

Same story I posted a couple of days ago, but this one has a picture of a cat, let’s see how it does now!

March 6, 2011 7:46 pm
Bing HTML5 preview site goes live, available soon

Like most links I post here, this relates to a project I am currently working on in my classes.  I am currently leading a team in my IT Professional Services class on a HTML5 research project.  It will be interesting to see how Microsoft has utilized HTML5 technology and what capabilities relate to search engines, which naturally is another class I am taking.

February 13, 2011 11:15 am
Search Still Sucks

Caught my interest as I am currently taking a course on Search Engines.  Could use a little more support (what more could be done to improve the current state of search engine’s just short of AI technology we are years away from developing?) but there’s still a hint of truth, despite Michael Arrington coming off as a pretentious douchebag which I find he always does.  A bunch of tests we’ve done in class have in fact shown that Google tends to be the least precise with the relevance of the results returned at the top when compared to other popular engines.  This could explain the sudden hiring binge Google has gone on recently.

February 1, 2011 12:56 pm
Microsoft: 'We do not copy Google's results'

ooooooooh shit, looks like we got us a smackdown here!

12:54 pm
Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results

oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh snap!

December 2, 2010 3:43 pm
"We will prevent terms that are closely associated with piracy from appearing in Autocomplete. While it’s hard to know for sure when search terms are being used to find infringing content, we’ll do our best to prevent Autocomplete from displaying the terms most frequently used for that purpose."