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Repast Simphony
From The Eponymous Pickle

Repast Simphony

A recent project made me re-examine Repast: An Agent Simulation toolkit. For what is called Agent Based Simulation (ABM) Repast Simphony is a free and open source...

Bayesian Truth Serum, Pluralistic Ignorance
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bayesian Truth Serum, Pluralistic Ignorance

I can remember just this occuring in a project in the enterprise, on pluralistic ignorance.  I guess this calls for more transparency? ..  It begins: " ... In social...

Pluralistic Ignorance and Bayesian Truth Serum
From The Noisy Channel

Pluralistic Ignorance and Bayesian Truth Serum

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with CMU professor George Loewenstein, one of the top researchers in the area of behavioral economics. I mentioned my idea...

Deleted Posts are Discoverable
From The Eponymous Pickle

Deleted Posts are Discoverable

An article about using deleted posts in social networking sites for legal proceedings, an interesting caution:" ... Deleted Facebook and MySpace Posts Are Discoverable...

Google Cars Drive Themselves
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Cars Drive Themselves

This came out last week,  Google cars driving themselves in traffic, with only occasional human intervention.  Article in NYT Science.  Now will you be able to...

Ford
From Putting People First

Ford

The New York Times reports on how car designers have recognised the challenge of keeping vehicles

Ford
From Putting People First

Ford

The New York Times reports on how car designers have recognised the challenge of keeping vehicles

Augmented Reality App Travels in Time
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Reality App Travels in Time

Have always thought that a good augemented reality application should include details, in text and visually, of the history of a location.  How much data actually...

Standards in Neuromarketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Standards in Neuromarketing

Duane Varan, who is leading the Advertising Research Foundation's initiative to develop standards,  is interviewed on the form and need for standards in Neuromarketing...

Smartphones Recognizing their Owners by Their Walk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartphones Recognizing their Owners by Their Walk

A nice basically simple idea, use the accelerometers in most Smartphones as  a low involvement means to recognize their owners.  As they start to become more like...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid's Restaurant
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid's Restaurant

In Chapel Hill, NC.

From Apophenia

Logging onto Twitter to check out a few things quickly before running off to a homecoming football game, I couldn’t help but notice something important: “Pep Rally”...

On the IFuture of Money
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the IFuture of Money

CW post on the future of money, reporting on a conference in Geneva and a presentation being given on the evolution of Smartphones being used for payment.  A favorite...

The Ineffectiveness of Vague Security Warnings
From Schneier on Security

The Ineffectiveness of Vague Security Warnings

From Slate: We do nothing, first and foremost, because there is nothing we can do. Unless the State Department gets specific

An Internet of Internal Organs
From The Eponymous Pickle

An Internet of Internal Organs

How about giving your heart and other organs their own IP address?   In the CACM from New Scientist: Body Organs Can Send Status Updates to Your Cellphone.

SaaS Sales Models
From The Eponymous Pickle

SaaS Sales Models

On varying sales models for software as a service ." ...  One of the commonly accepted myths of the Software as a Service (SaaS) market and the broader cloud computing...

Neurophone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neurophone

It is inevitable that we see closer people-machine interfaces, what will the implications be? More interruptions than we have today?  In Nick Carr's Roughtype:"New...

Hacking Trial Breaks D.C. Internet Voting System
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Trial Breaks D.C. Internet Voting System

Sounds like it was easy: Last week, the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics opened a new Internet-based voting system for a weeklong test period, inviting computer...

Small Basic Curriculum
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Small Basic Curriculum

Small Basic is, in my opinion, one of the really cool platforms for introducing programming to younger students. A simple IDE, a simple subset of BASIC, and built...

Kotex Launch Driven by Social Media
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kotex Launch Driven by Social Media

A CPG case study of a new product launch" ... Kimberly-Clark and Organic collaborated on perhaps the most successful CPG launch of the year with the debut of U...
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