Category Archives: algorithms

A Short History of Algorithms

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Compatibility Research Inc., granddaddy of online dating (Video)

Video: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:13415984 Five thirty Eight: In our modern age of Tinder, OkCupid and Match.com, we’re used to the idea that algorithms can help us find love. But while the algorithms may have improved as the market for online dating has … Continue reading

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When Lovelace and Babbage Met Padua

Accidental entrepreneurs stumble sometimes into what turns out to be a most wonderful venture. Take, for example, computer animator Sydney Padua. One day in 2009 she drew a web comic illustrating the life of Ada Lovelace. It was at the … Continue reading

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