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Take Virtual Chef Training
From The Eponymous Pickle

Take Virtual Chef Training

Be a virtual Top Chef.  Take the basic training. An example of entertainment based online games.  Not particularly engaging to me, though I am a foodie, but this...

Justin's Poster at FCRC
From My Biased Coin

Justin's Poster at FCRC

Justin Thaler, a student I'm advising (or, quite arguably, the other way around), will be at the poster session for STOC, ready to talk about a bunch of his currently...

NSF Seeking Proposals With
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF Seeking Proposals With

The NSF’s CISE and Biological Sciences (BIO) directorates have joined forces to seek interdisciplinary proposals that further the frontiers of both fields. In a...

So You Want To Teach Your Kids To Program?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

So You Want To Teach Your Kids To Program?

In all honestly I tend to avoid Slashdot. Oh I scan it for the news from time to time but I work hard at avoiding the comments and avoid the Q&A forums. Why? The...

Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces conference
From Putting People First

Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces conference

DPPI 11, the 5th conference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, will take place in Milan at the end of this month, with Experientia partner Mark Vanderbeeken...

ICT in Abu Dhabi
From Computer Science Teachers Association

ICT in Abu Dhabi

I am lucky enough to be situated in a school in the Abu Dhabi emirate (in a town called Al Ain) for 12 weeks. Although I work as a Math advisor, I talk to a number...

Three-Volume History of Counterintelligence
From Schneier on Security

Three-Volume History of Counterintelligence

CI Reader: An American Revolution Into the New Millennium, Volumes I, II, and III is published by the U.S. Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive....

Make Every e-Book a Social Network
From The Eponymous Pickle

Make Every e-Book a Social Network

Thoughts about turning an e-book into a social reading network.  Makes sense, though I wonder how often people will interact in this way.  Comments on the books...

Magazines Rush to the Pads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Magazines Rush to the Pads

Is it based on Insanity and Fear?  And will it take decades to complete?  An AdAge interview looks at the implications.  I think there will be dual channels for...

From Computational Complexity

RaTLoCC (Ramsey Theory in...)

I was at RatLoCC last week which stands for Ramsey Theory in Logic, Combinatorics and Complexity. The idea was to bring in researchers for all three areas (actually...

The U.S. Seems to Have a Secret Stealth Helicopter
From Schneier on Security

The U.S. Seems to Have a Secret Stealth Helicopter

That's what the U.S. destroyed after a malfunction in Pakistan during the Bin Laden assassination. (For helicopters, "stealth" is less concerned with radar signatures...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 31
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of May 31

UPDATE (June 1) – The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing scheduled for June 1 has been postponed. While the Senate is not in session this week...

Random Hacks of Kindness June 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Random Hacks of Kindness June 2011

Are you interesting in public service, of  using you computer science, web development,  information technology and other

Greenbook on Mobile Market Research
From The Eponymous Pickle

Greenbook on Mobile Market Research

Their section on Mobile, an increasingly important area, as mobile devices become data gathering and sensor devices.    At an event recently I gave an impromptu...

Atlanta (Georgia) Area Windows Phone Camp for Students
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Atlanta (Georgia) Area Windows Phone Camp for Students

Tara Walker is running a three-day Microsoft Mobile Development appLab at the Library at the Atlanta-Fulton County Library June 7 - 9th : 9:30am - 4:00pm This...

Using Recorded Future for Competitive Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Using Recorded Future for Competitive Intelligence

A good presentation video on competitive intelligence.  The startup Recorded Future is a novel search engine that uses the rich time-based information found intheir...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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Health IT:  Study Shows Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Health IT: Study Shows Telemedicine Improves Patient Outcomes

From this week’s IEEE Spectrum: According to doctors at the

Keeping Sensitive Information Out of the Hands of Terrorists Through Self-Restraint
From Schneier on Security

Keeping Sensitive Information Out of the Hands of Terrorists Through Self-Restraint

In my latest book (available February), I talk about various mechanisms for societal security: how we as a group protect ourselves from the "dishonest minority"...

Interesting Links Post 31 May 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links Post 31 May 2011

Since yesterday was Memorial Day I posted something just a bit fun and saved my links post for today.  I hope those of you in the US enjoyed a three day weekend...
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