George’s “Required for Computer Science” List

A personal selection of required reading and viewing for students of Computer Science. Compiled by George Ferguson. Last change: 25 Sep 2018 Required Reading Hofstadter, Douglas (1980) Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. New York: Basic Books. UR Library Kidder, Tracy. (1981) The Soul of a New Machine. Boston:…

Harry and Meghan will not use HRH titles – palace

Image copyright PA Media Prince Harry and Meghan will no longer use their HRH titles and will not receive public funds for royal duties, Buckingham Palace has said. The couple will also no longer formally represent The Queen. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex also said they intend to repay…

Xi Jinping Turns On the Charm in Myanmar

China’s President Xi Jinping visited Myanmar and made a push to rev up big infrastructure projects under his Belt and Road initiative, seeking to cement Beijing’s role as the country’s closest international partner while Western governments hold back over human-rights violations. Mr. Xi’s two-day visit—the first by a Chinese head…

A watershed moment for protein structure prediction

Proteins perform or catalyse nearly all chemical and mechanical processes in cells. Synthesized as linear chains of amino-acid residues, most proteins spontaneously fold into one or a small number of favoured three-dimensional structures. The sequence of amino acids specifies a protein’s structure and range of motion, which in turn determine…

The dot-com bubble of 2001 – Vishal Noel

introduction The dot-com bubble started around 1997, peaked in 2000 and ultimately burst by 2002. As the name suggests the bubble was based on the speculation made in the stock market on internet-based companies. People started to invest blindly in internet-based companies without doing any research about the company on…

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