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"The Rogues Gallery ... will acquire new and unique hardware such as Intel’s 3D XPoint, NVLink-based Volta GPU, Emu Technology’s Chick, programmable network devices, neuromorphic architectures, and prototypes such as IBM’s TrueNorth and Intel’s Loihi"

They then plug them into a DC for students to grab and use with all the tooling preprepared and a scheduler available! A library of weird hardware is absolutely something researchers need.

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Anyway, the context for this is that lack of hairdressers was the third most common reason given by prospective black students for why they didn't want to apply to Cambridge. Obviously, there's a lot going on in this interview so I'll go through it point by point:

1. the two most widespread concerns? Not being able to afford the uni, and not being able to fit in. Really makes you think that Virgo (the PVC) decided not to mention that, and instead to lead with the hairdresser concern.

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Did you know that there are only 19 Black British students in the year which began today across the whole of Cambridge, which is the exact same number as in 1999?

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*overheard* *extremely Cambridge voice* what if... there were... research institutes ... in Africa?? Wild. Sounds like a good side project

My thesis project was pretty varied in terms of languages according to github...

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Beehive is like an open-source, self-hosted version of IFTTT.

... and it supports Mastodon!

Check it out:

Very sad about Xilinx buying Solarflare - I use Xilinx parts, and I'd love to work with the solarflare team, but I don't want to work with a solarflare team owned by Xilinx. Shades of Oracle/Sun imo. The synergy for reconfigurable networking hardware is undeniable tho.

The RHS Research NiteFury is still available to order! If the Zynq/Pynq relationship worked for you, but you wish it was your real computer rather than an embedded board, this is possibly the cheapest way to get the largest, fastest Zilinx FPGA supported by the free tools on your PCIe bus. 200K LUTS, 8GB DDR3, x4 PCIe gen2.

@wl as promised, BAE systems+BT+UCL+Bristol showing that D-Waves annealer is bad and getting worse:

This is a good option and I reccomend it before you randomly boost sinceretooting

CamU's industrial reach-out people just sent a email with this gem of a line in it talking about tech meetups: "Talking of tech buddies, we also have opportunities to work with both the police and army."

I'm not sure what applications the army has for you that would justify the buddies description is one server in the network