Python BlackJack

Here is the next instalment of the python assignments from the “Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python” course: The game’s feature set is small and basic. For example, there is no insurance, doubling down, splitting hand, or bet adjustment. However, the concepts developed in this assignments in include tiled imaging,…

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A final word about the CNT disruption

In order to assess the ability to respond to the disruption of CNT technology, I have prepared a box score for vulnerability to potential disruptive threat assessment below. The resulting conclusion is that costs are the biggest factor affecting the semiconductor industries ability to react. As mentioned in question 1,…

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Try a game of memory to exercise your bain

It’s important to keep your brain fresh and running in tip top condition. On the other hand, leisure helps our brain relax, flush critical chemicals and perform hard-disk-utility-like maintenance on our memory systems. I’ve heard that the flash card game ‘memory‘ is a good way to sharpen your mind and…

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In order to ‘catch the wave’ of CNT technology, firms in the semiconductor industry will need to morph their business model to accommodate competition and new opportunities. The reason that I say “morph” the business model, instead of radically change it, is because the shift to CNT from silicon is…

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Why Netflix has kicked ass

I propose three main reasons for Netflix rapid growth: (1) broad device and software architecture support, (2) contracts with top content producers, and (3) optimal timing with respect to scaling, product deployment and technology road mapping. I will outline the ways these three factors have contributed to Netflix growth below….

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Regression Analysis of Software-Litigation vs Patenting Activity

Here are the results of a regression comparison of all software litigation and all software patenting activity since 2000. The results show correlation which could be described as somewhere between moderate and strong. The resulting Peason’s R value for this study is 0.5193. The purpose of doing this regression study…

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