Google’s Project Vault: A Secure Computer On A Micro SD Card | fossBytes (2015)

Google’s Project Vault: A Secure Computer On A Micro SD Card; ; In fossBytes; 2015-05-30.

tl;dr → after the promotion cycle, whatever became of it?


  • Google I/O 2015
  • Regina Duggan
  • Project Vault, Google
  • Google ATAP
    a test program. a beta release program


  • micro SD form factor
  • like a SIM card, owned by Google, not the telecom industry
  • ARM processor
  • ARTos
  • NFC chip
  • something about crypto
  • 2-factor auth
  • Project Vault SDK

Julie Lythcott-Haims, ex-Stanford, promotes ‘How To Raise An Adult’ & opines on the adult skills every 18-year-old should have | Quartz

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have; Julie Lythcott-Haims; In Quora; 2016-04-14.

tl;dr → a book promotion

Original Sources


An 18-year-old must be able to…

  1. talk to strangers
  2. find his or her way around
  3. manage his assignments, workload, and deadlines
  4. contribute to the running of a house hold
  5. handle interpersonal problems
  6. cope with ups and downs
  7. earn and manage money
  8. take risks

Buybacks at $46 Billion a Month Dwarf Everything in U.S. Market | Bloomberg (2015-03)

Buybacks at $46 Billion a Month Dwarf Everything in U.S. Market; Joseph Ciolli, Lu Wang, Oliver Renick; In Bloomberg; 2015-03-04.


  • <hook>The biggest source of fresh cash in American equities isn’t speculators or exchange-traded funds — it’s companies buying their own stock, by a 6-to-1 margin.</hook>
  • 123 companies disclosed repurchases in 2015-02.

    • Comcast Corp.
    • Home Depot Inc.
    • TJX Cos.


  • Yardeni Research Inc.
  • Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a report; 2015-01.
  • TrimTabs Investment Research
  • Bloomberg’s own research


In Buybacks at $46 Billion a Month Dwarf Everything in U.S. Market
  • Dan Greenhaus, chief strategist at BTIG LLC, New York, NY.
  • Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P Dow Jones Indices.
  • William Lazonick, professor of economics, University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  • Dan Miller, director of equities at GW&K Investment Management.
  • Richard Sichel, chief investment officer, Philadelphia Trust Co.,
In American Companies Are in Love With Themselves
  • Neil Grossman, chief investment officer, Tkng Capital Partners, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Gene Peroni, fund manager, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Conshohocken, PA.
  • Todd Lowenstein, fund manager, HighMark Capital Management Inc., Los Angeles, CA.3
  • David Santschi, chief executive officer, TrimTabs Investment Research


In Bloomberg

Deep Learning | Goodfellow, Bengio, Courville

Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville; Deep Learning; MIT Press; (maybe) forthcoming; site.



No (not yet).

  • No booksellers have it; i.e. no Amazon.
  • MIT Press has licensed “HTML only” at the promotional site
  • the print copy is not (yet) available.



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