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A Starcraft AI that’s more like a human player: This implementation faces many of the obstacles that human players face, like only having a single viewport, and being able to issue one command at a time. Still, 2000 APM is crazy!

Tuning TCP for more vroom vroom: Adjusting initcwnd for better performance.

Operations efficiency is one of your possible competitive advantages: And Apple, of course, excels at it. “The decision to focus on a few product lines, and to do little in the way of customization, is a huge advantage.”

Crowd sourcing algorithms: Big prizes

Some musings on patents. On Andrew Sullivan’s blog. There is also the always excellent Lewis Hyde, who has a fantastic book on patents and copyright.