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Young and Affluent Moving to Private Label
From The Eponymous Pickle

Young and Affluent Moving to Private Label

In MediaPost, Nielsen shows data that the young and affluent are moving towards increasingly better and more readily available private label offerings.

Aldous/Diaconis:  Longest Increasing Subsequences
From My Biased Coin

Aldous/Diaconis: Longest Increasing Subsequences

For some research I'm currently doing, I ran across a truly wonderful "old" paper,Longest increasing subsequences: from patience sorting to the Baik-Deift-Johansson...

From Computational Complexity

Is Complexity Math or Science?

In March David Pennock promoted Computer Science as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) a takeoff on STEM. There are aspects of computer...

links for 2010-05-07
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-05-07

Investing And Asperger's Andrew Sullivan points to a fascinating article on Asperger's. The role of Asperger's Syndrome in the technology industry is reasonably...

Cory Doctorow Gets Phished
From Schneier on Security

Cory Doctorow Gets Phished

It can happen to anyone: Here

The Details of URLs
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Details of URLs

Have you noticed how much longer URLs have been getting? Its been a trend that has been going on for years. Have you wondered what all those things in URL mean...

Text Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Text Analytics

Good non technical overview of text analytics, often called unstructured data, text is not of course unstructured, but has the complex structure of language. That...

Emotional Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emotional Design

Correspondent Mark Capper on What is emotional design?. Relates to other non conscious elements of emotion.

Kraft and Coke Move to IVend
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kraft and Coke Move to IVend

Kraft and Coke showcases touch screen vending machines. It is suggested that their machine design comes from the IPhone. Not sure I buy that

What is Computer Science: Undergrad Perspective for High School Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

What is Computer Science: Undergrad Perspective for High School Students

I get the pleasure of teaching a service-learning based course at the university each semester. Within this course, undergraduate students are trained to conduct...

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.3 (May 6, 2010)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update, Vol. 14.3 (May 6, 2010)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] Competes Act Reauthorization Gets Rolling [3] Open Government Plans Released and Guidance Issued on Social Networking [4]...

WiFi Cracking Kits
From Schneier on Security

WiFi Cracking Kits

WiFi cracking kits are being sold in China.

Poll : Conference Acceptances
From My Biased Coin

Poll : Conference Acceptances

Consider your favorite conference(s).  Do you think they're accepting too many papers, too few, or just right?  (With SIGCOMM decisions out, STOC/EC/CCC coming...

From Computational Complexity

COLT and CCC no longer take papers in ...

The list of COLT papers are posted here. Carl Smith claimed that COLT was made possible because of THREE strands of learning theory coming together to form a...

Writing a To-Do List
From The Eponymous Pickle

Writing a To-Do List

On the effective use of a to-do list, in Fast Company.

Chrome is Still Here
From The Eponymous Pickle

Chrome is Still Here

I have been using the Google Chrome browser off and on since it has come out. Just recently I made it a standard book mark. It has improved consistently overOthers...

Archiving Those Little Bits
From The Eponymous Pickle

Archiving Those Little Bits

Former P&Ger Kevin Roberts now Saatchi CEO on the Library of Congress Twitter archive. Via Richard James. Have written about this a few times, the permanent archive...

links for 2010-05-06
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-05-06

What Does Facebook Publish About You? Use this handy and simple web page to get a full list of the stuff Facebook is making public about you. (tags: Facebook Privacy...

Nobody Encrypts their Phone Calls
From Schneier on Security

Nobody Encrypts their Phone Calls

From the Forbes blog: In an annual report published Friday by the U.S. judicial system on the number of wiretaps it granted over the past year ..., the courts...

TunkRank Scores Added to FluidDB
From The Noisy Channel

TunkRank Scores Added to FluidDB

For those keeping track of TunkRank, I encourage you to check out FluidDB, which just added TunkRank scores to its feature set. That lets you do cool things like...
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