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Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students

A recent experience brought to us by a school within our local CSTA chapter drives home some of the unusual difficulties we have in developing Computer Science...

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Elective Status Creates Chaos for Courses and Students

A recent experience brought to us by a school within our local CSTA chapter drives home some of the unusual difficulties we have in developing Computer Science...

Big Japan Offers Smartphone Bar Code Scanner
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Japan Offers Smartphone Bar Code Scanner

I am informed that Big Japan is offering a free software developer kit (SDK) for their smartphone bar code scanner. Much more here. A number of Apps includingmy...

Bursts -- a new Barabasi book
From My Biased Coin

Bursts -- a new Barabasi book

At the end of the month, Barabasi's new book, entitled Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do, will be released.  Here's the pre-order Amazon link,a...

Medical Lab on a Chip for the Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Medical Lab on a Chip for the Home

The idea of having a medical testing chip in every home reminds me of a number of ideas floated for a biometric toilet, floated by a number of Japanese firms in...

CRA-W Grad Cohort 2010 Next Week
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

CRA-W Grad Cohort 2010 Next Week

I'm very fortunate to be attending my second CRA-W Grad Cohort next week. I also went last year when it was held near San Francisco. This year it will be near...

Ning Fails at Free
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ning Fails at Free

We looked at the free social networking service Ning, created by Marc Andreesen. Now is has gone to a pay service, though users can migrate to alternative networks...

Friday Squid Blogging: Tentacle Tie
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Tentacle Tie

Very nice.

Innovating for all
From Putting People First

Innovating for all

The book “Innovating with people

Does Your Computer Lab Scare Away the Girls?
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Does Your Computer Lab Scare Away the Girls?

The Internet is as the same time one of the great distractions and great spontaneously learning environments in history. As I looked at my twitter stream I sawTEDxSeattle...

Tales of Things
From Putting People First

Tales of Things

Tales of Things is a new tool that allows people to attach memories to their objects in the form of video, text or audio, thus “exploring the implications of The...

Fake CCTV Cameras
From Schneier on Security

Fake CCTV Cameras

CCTV cameras in Moscow have been accused of streaming prerecorded video instead of live images. What I can't figure out is why? To me, it seems easier for the...

Business Intelligence in the Home
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business Intelligence in the Home

From the Spotfire blogging team. The number of devices in the home that now have an IP address. You are not alone. The implications? The new forms of data? Good...

Blogs Making a Small Business Grow
From The Eponymous Pickle

Blogs Making a Small Business Grow

Walter Riker in Ease of Blogging points to a recent article on using blogs to make a small business grow. He continues to write well on bogging topics. Add it to...

Open Source
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source

E-Commerce Times on the benefits of Open Source. Good introduction. -

From Computational Complexity

The Pad

So I broke down and bought the iPad. Many people have asked whether the iPad is worth buying. The short answer: It will be.There are many many iPad reviews out...

? Understanding Patent Absurdity
From Wild WebMink

? Understanding Patent Absurdity

New FSF-promoted video on software patents, and more.

Guns Painted to Look Like Toys
From Schneier on Security

Guns Painted to Look Like Toys

Last weekend I was in New York, and saw posters on the subways warning people about real guns painted to look like toys. And today I find these pictures from the...

Google Buzz Update
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Buzz Update

Good Adage Media article which updates Google Buzz. Includes excellent stats on Buzz usage versus Twitter, Facebook, Wave and Myspace. The stats show that it...

Parallel Mathematica
From The Eponymous Pickle

Parallel Mathematica

Writing parallel programs to take advantage of new multicore processors is seen as a very esoteric thing. Jeff Todd of Wolfram Research just sent me a more information...
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