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Staying Ahead of Murphy

Staying Ahead of Murphy

If anything can go wrong, it will. — Murphy’s Law This simple phrase is by far the most important axiom in engineering and, for that matter, any technical field. At its core, Murphy’s Law depicts a very cynical and cruel view of how the world works. Nature itself is portrayed as man’s adversary — an […]

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The legions of Augusta Tek fans already know that I generally dislike video embedded into web pages. First of all, it’s just rude. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to apologize to my spouse, kids and employees for creating an interruption. Surfing the web is a private activity. Sure, you will share pics […]

The Evolving Internet

The Evolving Internet

When I was in graduate school, I briefly played around in a branch of computational optimization theory known as genetic algorithms. From a conceptual standpoint, it was some pretty cool stuff. Starting with a mathematical model, genetic algorithms insert random changes into an array of inputs. If the model performs better than the original, you’re […]

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