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Turing Award Winner Talks Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Turing Award Winner Talks Technology

From the CACM: Turing Award winner Leslie Valiant discusses machine learning, parallel computing, and computational neuroscience. Machine learning is a favorite...

Friday Squid Blogging: Hand-Cut Paper Silhouette
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Hand-Cut Paper Silhouette

Surprisingly pretty.

? eG8, Control Points and NameCoin
From Wild WebMink

? eG8, Control Points and NameCoin

As the pressure on and from political leaders to “regulate” the internet mounts, the need for basic infrastructure to switch from hierarchical to distributed control...

Thinking about Neuromarketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Thinking about Neuromarketing

Excellent thoughtful post about Neuromarketing and it's criticism and potential value.

Trends in Knowledge Work
From The Eponymous Pickle

Trends in Knowledge Work

Very good piece on what is happening in this space.  I think that the continues overflow of information that is occuring makes just-in-time an essential element...

Automation will make you obsolete, no matter who you are
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Automation will make you obsolete, no matter who you are

I was part of the first generation of kids to receive computers as gifts. I was also part of the first generation of professionals to adopt computer-assisted tele...

Windows Phone 7 Games in Visual Basic
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Windows Phone 7 Games in Visual Basic

I’ve been working all week in C#. Now C# is a wonderful language if you are going to use semi-colons and curly braces. It fixes almost all of the issues I haveYou...

? Future-proofing
From Wild WebMink

? Future-proofing

NameCoin at The Dot-bit Project With internet-control-freak politics everywhere now – just look at eG8 and PROTECTIP for example – the need for distributed infrastructure...

Reverse Engineering Public Criticism
From The Eponymous Pickle

Reverse Engineering Public Criticism

Good piece in the Harvard Blogs.   In particular with a useful retail example: Wal-Mart.  Which also includes criticism of how the company has handled things,. ...

Apple's iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked
From Schneier on Security

Apple's iOS 4 Hardware Encryption Cracked

All I know is what's in these two blog posts from Elcomsoft. Note that they didn't break AES-256; they figured out how to extract the keys from the hardware (iPhones...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

In light of the tornadoes that have devastated parts of the Midwest and South over the past several weeks,

The future of the TV experience
From Putting People First

The future of the TV experience

The second global edition of BLINK, a quarterly media industry magazine published by media agency MediaCom, looks into the future of TV. The 48 page magazine contains...

Book: The Internet of Elsewhere
From Putting People First

Book: The Internet of Elsewhere

The Internet of Elsewhere: The Emergent Effects of a Wired World by Cyrus Farivar Rutgers University Press May 2011 Abstract Through the lens of culture, The Internet...

Practical Uses of Induction
From My Biased Coin

Practical Uses of Induction

See!  Who says this stuff isn't useful....

Making 3D Models from Photos
From The Eponymous Pickle

Making 3D Models from Photos

From Technology Review: Making 3D Models from multiple 2D photos: video. Features free Autodesk software. Worth a look. Done previously only using a laser scanner...

Chore Wars: An Alternate Reality Game
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chore Wars: An Alternate Reality Game

I am doing some research in the area of 'gamification' and the use of games to improve serious work processes. That and some emerging project work has led me to...

The View of a Researcher:
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

The View of a Researcher:

As part of ScienceLives — an occasional NSF/LiveScience series that “puts scientists under the microscope to figure out what makes them tick” — CCC Council member...

U.S. Presidential Limo Defeated by Steep-Grade Parking Ramp
From Schneier on Security

U.S. Presidential Limo Defeated by Steep-Grade Parking Ramp

It's not something I know anything about -- actually, it's not something many people know about -- but I've posted some links about the security features of the...

Survey notes on fermi algebras and the Jordan-Wigner transform now on GitHub
From Michael Nielsen

Survey notes on fermi algebras and the Jordan-Wigner transform now on GitHub

Continuing the theme of my last post, I’ve now put my old survey notes on fermi algebras and the Jordan-Wigner transform up on GitHub. The Jordan-Wigner transform...

Usability testing with children: a lesson from Piaget
From Putting People First

Usability testing with children: a lesson from Piaget

In this post, Sabina Idler, information designer at Usabilla (The Netherlands), introduces Piaget
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