Archive for November, 2007

November 28, 2007

The billionaire Carlos Slim, inaugurates in Mexico a branch of the famous store Saks Fifth Avene. It will carry the same luxurious brands and most important, at the same prices as in New York, Chigago and Los Angeles. It is located in Mexico City’s upscale Santa Fe Mall (Centro Santa Fe), located in Vasco de Quiroga Avenue. 

Enjoy your shopping!!! 

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November 28, 2007

Algunas Respuestas…

PROFESOR DE PRIMARIA:
Porque quería llegar al otro lado.

PLATON:
Porque buscaba el bien.

ARISTOTELES:
Está en la naturaleza de los pollos cruzar la carretera.

MARX:
Era una inevitabilidad histórica.

MARTIN LUTHER KING:
Veo un mundo en el que todos los pollos serán libres de cruzar la carretera sin que sus motivos se pongan en cuestión.

MOISES:
Y Dios bajó de los cielos y le dijo al pollo: “Cruza la carretera". Y el pollo cruzó la carretera y todos se regocijaron.

BILL CLINTON:
El pollo no cruzó la carretera. Repito, el Pollo NO cruzó la carretera.

MAQUIAVELO:
La cuestión es que el pollo cruzó la carretera. ¿A quien le importa el por que? El fin de cruzar la carretera justifica cualquier motivo.

FREUD:
El hecho de que estás preocupado porque el pollo cruza la carretera revela tu inseguridad sexual.

BILL GATES:
Acabo de lanzar el MSChicken 2000, que no solo cruza carreteras, sino que pone huevos, archiva tus documentos importantes y encuadra tus cuentas.

DARWIN:
A lo largo de grandes períodos de tiempo, los pollos han sido seleccionados naturalmente de modo que ahora tienen una disposición genética a cruzar carreteras.

EINSTEIN:
El si el pollo ha cruzado la carretera o la carretera se ha movido debajo del pollo depende de tu marco de referencia.

ANDERSEN CONSULTING:
La desregulación del lado de la carretera del pollo amenazaba su posición dominante en el mercado. El pollo se enfrentaba a importantes retos para crear y desarrollar las competencias necesarias para encarar la competitividad del mercado. Andersen Consulting, en una relación de socio con el cliente, ayudó al pollo rediseñando su estrategias de distribución física y procesos de implantación. Empleando el método de integración avícola (MIA), Andersen ayudó al pollo a emplear sus habilidades, metodología, conocimiento, capital y experiencias para alinear a la mente, procesos y tecnología del pollo en el apoyo de su estrategia global dentro de un marco de trabajo de Gestión de Programas. Andersen Consulting convocó un equipo multidisciplinario de analistas de carreteras y criadores de pollos quienes, junto con consultores de Andersen con profundas habilidades en la industria del transporte, abordaron durante dos días una serie de reuniones al objeto de apalancar su capital personal de conocimiento, tanto explícito como implícito, y de permitirles obtener sinergias entre si para conseguir las metas implícitas de la entrega y diseño exitoso e implementando un marco de valores de empresa, a través del continuo desarrollo de procesos avícolas. Las reuniones se mantuvieron en un entorno que reproducía un parque, posibilitando y creando un ambiente de alto impacto que estaba estratégicamente situado, centrado en la industria y elaborando un mensaje consistente, claro y único frente al mercado, alineado con la misión, visión y valores principales del pollo. Esto condujo a la creación de una solución integradora de negocio total. Andersen Consulting ayudó a que el cambio del pollo fuese mas exitoso.

BUDA:
Preguntar eso niega tu propia naturaleza de pollo.

EDUARDO FREI:
El pollo debe cruzar la carretera, abrir mercados, viajar y darse a conocer en el mundo internacional ya que la globalizacion de las carreteras es un hecho inegable y cada pollo en particular debe hacer su aporte y cumplir la meta de cruzar la carretera.

CHINO RIOS:
El pollo cruza la carretera por que no está ni ahí con el lado de la carretera en que se encuentra. Y lo importante es ser el numero uno, entre todos los pollos que estan al otro lado de ella.

JEFE DE FABRICA:
Cada pollo de la fabrica debe especializarse en un elemento en particular del cruzar la carretera para que de esta forma cumpla con los requerimientos del cruze de esta y asi aumentar la productividad de los pollos.

AUGUSTO PINOCHET:
Yo no me meto en politica señores! pero si les puedo decir eeeeeee que tengo a todos esos pollos plenamente identificados.

MAHOMA.
Todo pollo debe perigrinar al menos una vez en su vida al otro lado de la carretera.

JESUCRISTO.
Bien aventurados los pollos que crucen la carretera. Por que de ellos sera el reino del otro lado.

EJERCITO CHILENO.
Todo pollo cumplidos los 18 años debe cruzar la carretera. Es su deber patriotico.

CTC CELULAR.
Todos los pollos que crucen la carretera antes del 1 de Julio tendran un celular gratis y 400 Minutos de carreteras sin autos.

LA BIBLIA.
Y dios dijo en el septimo día: “Que los pollos crucen la carretera y… los pollos la cruzaron".

JOHN LENNON
Que los pollos crucen la carretera ??? Let it Be!!!.

SADAM HUSSEIN.
Es una tactica intimidatoria del imperio norteamericano. Son infiltrados de la cía que preparan un plan de derrocamiento de mi legitimo gobierno, bajo una inocente fachada de pollos cruzando carreteras.

Programmer’s Prayer

Author: evilches
November 28, 2007

Our program,
Who art in memory,
“Hello” be thy name.
Thy spreadsheets be formatted,
thy code be downloaded,
from disk
as it will be in memory.

Give us on screen
our data spreads,
and forgive us our typos,
as we forgive those who ask that we document.
Lead us not into frustration,
but deliver us from glitches.

For thine is the algorithm,
the application,
and the solution,
looping forever and ever.

Return.

November 25, 2007

Do you still believe that everything that your eyes see is real??? Think it twice and take a look!!! Photoshop power is just AMAZING!

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November 24, 2007

It is important for your health to know your BMI. With this simple calculator, you can know it in seconds and assess your risk for certain illnesses.

Calculate your Body Mass Index (BMI)

The internet is for porn…

Author: evilches
November 23, 2007

Ok… some say “The internet is for porn", I say… if you don’t believe it, take a look at RedTube!

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Tittle: Data Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognition

Authors: Erika Vilches, Ivan A. Escobar, Edgar E. Vallejo and Charles E. Taylor

Abstract: In this work we explore the application of data mining techniques to the problem of acoustic recognition of bird species. Most bird song analysis tools produce a large amount of spectral and temporal attributes from the acoustic signal. The identification of distinctive features has become critical in resource constrained applications such as habitat monitoring by sensor networks. Reducing computational requirements makes affordable to run a classifier on devices with power consumption constraints, such as nodes in a sensor network. Experimental results demonstrate that considerable dimensionality reduction can be achieved without significant loss in classification efficiency.

Conference: 18th International Conference of Pattern Recognition 2006 (ICPR 06), 20 – 24 August 2006, Hong Kong

Publisher: IEEE

Year: 2006

Download link: Data Mining Applied to Acoustic Bird Species Recognition

New Data Mining Software

Author: evilches
November 20, 2007

KEEL (Knowledge Extraction based on Evolutionary Learning) data mining software, is a tool to assess evolutionary algorithms for Data Mining problems including regression, classification, clustering, pattern mining and so on.

It contains a big collection of classical knowledge extraction algorithms, preprocessing techniques (instance selection, feature selection, discretization, imputation methods for missing values, etc.), Computational Intelligence based learning algorithms, including evolutionary rule learning algorithms based on different approaches (Pittsburgh, Michigan and IRL, …), and hybrid models such as genetic fuzzy systems, evolutionary neural networks, etc. It allows us to perform a complete analysis of any learning model in comparison to existing ones, including a statistical test module for comparison. Moreover, KEEL has been designed with a double goal: research and educational.

For additional information, their Web page is: http://www.keel.es

November 20, 2007

Never ask a man which computing platform they use.
If they use a Mac they’ll tell you.
If not, why embarass them?

November 20, 2007

I enjoyed these news because I was there, at the ICDM 07, presenting a paper, in Omaha Nebraska (Pictures to be posted soon). Enjoy!

“The title of the first paper listed on the conference schedule says this is no Mary Kay sales meeting: “Succinct Matrix Approximation and Efficient k-NN Classificaton.”

Just to get to Omaha to present papers with titles like that was a challenge. Fewer than 20 percent of the papers submitted were accepted by a judging committee.

The meeting is the seventh annual IEEE International Conference on Data Mining. Last year’s conference was in Hong Kong. Next year’s will be in Pisa, Italy.

“This is a platform to exchange research findings,” said Yong Shi, a University of Nebraska at Omaha professor who is a co-chairman of the convention.

“Everything is new this year,” Shi said regarding the difficult judging that rejected 80 percent of papers submitted.

In terms of economic impact for Omaha, this is far from either the College World Series or Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting. Just 320 people will be meeting Sunday through Wednesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in the Old Market.

Seventy percent of those coming are academics, the rest practitioners, Shi said. They will talk about using computers to dig deeper into data, and how to slice and dice information to make it more useful in a variety of fields.

Data mining is what allows a business to target its advertising more closely to those customers likely to be interested in its products, or a credit card company to spot ID theft or fraud by identifying card uses that are out of a customer’s pattern.

That’s called “business intelligence” these days.

“The driving force of business intelligence is data mining,” said Shi, who does his academic work at the Peter Kiewit Information Science, Technology and Engineering Institute.

Shi said there are “huge” applications, less noticed by most people, in medical research, for example in HIV research. Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro, a member of the conference’s steering committee, said he had done work on brain tumor research through data mining.

Another potential field, Piatetsky-Shapiro said, is personalizing medicine by, for example, creating a prescription designed to meet an individual patient’s genetic makeup. Studies show people with similar diseases and similar treatments can get different outcomes because of their “genetic signatures,” he said.

Still, the hot fields are business related, Piatetsky-Shapiro said. Companies are digging into the information of people who have laid out their lives on online social sites, he said.

“Facebook and MySpace both look at ways to present more targeted ads.”

Asked if he could point to a success that came about as a result of a conference like this, Piatetsky-Shapiro had a one-word answer: Google.

Google’s founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, attended such conferences in the 1990s, he said.

“I wouldn’t claim that just because of attending conferences they founded Google,” he said, but Google resulted from developing the results of academic research.

So why do 320 people from 47 countries converge on Omaha when, it would seem, they could gather online and exchange their research and comments?

“Some want to visit beautiful Omaha, Nebraska,” said Piatetsky-Shapiro, who runs a consulting service on data mining in Brookline, Mass.

People attend to see each other, he said.

“To visit interesting places, network, see friends you haven’t seen in a year. . . . Even nerds like us like to go to these conferences."”

Taken from: http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1208&u_sid=10168755