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FCC Draws Line in the Net Neutrality Sand
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

FCC Draws Line in the Net Neutrality Sand

In what is arguably the end of the beginning of the fights over net neutrality, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted yesterday, 3-2 to establish rules...

SAS Survival App
From The Eponymous Pickle

SAS Survival App

Reviewing information about wilderness camping I came upon the best selling SAS Survival Guide by John Wiseman.  It was interesting that they are pushing theassociated...

CSTB Committee Emphasizes Parallel Computing Innovations
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CSTB Committee Emphasizes Parallel Computing Innovations

Two very interesting reports on the future of computing were issued last week.

Bumpy Road to Private Clouds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Bumpy Road to Private Clouds

A very good article in Computer World about the complexity of setting up internal clouds.   Most of the conversation about Clouds have been those externally situated...

Social Computing's Evolution in the Enterprise
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Computing's Evolution in the Enterprise

In Computerworld - Social computing is among the most disruptive technologies making their way into the enterprise. The ever-growing number of users in social networks...

Interview with TSA Administrator John Pistole
From Schneier on Security

Interview with TSA Administrator John Pistole

He's more realistic than one normally hears: So if they get through all those defenses, they get to Reagan [National Airport] over here, and they've got an underwear...

CSEdWeek and Beyond
From Computer Science Teachers Association

CSEdWeek and Beyond

Last week was an awesome week for Computer Science Education. A total of 1,693 people took the pledge on CSEdWeek.org to share information, participate in activities...

Automakers grapple with New-Age dilemma: software or hardware?
From Putting People First

Automakers grapple with New-Age dilemma: software or hardware?

A somewhat older but no less relevant article by Bill Visnic on how automakers are diverging around the question of how to approach the onboard “infotainment” revolution...

Om Malik: Google has a user experience problem
From Putting People First

Om Malik: Google has a user experience problem

Om Malik, founder of GigaOM Network, argues in a much commented post that Google has a user experience problem: “As it looks at its future, Google needs to realize...

? FOSS is not
From Wild WebMink

? FOSS is not

I keep seeing people contrasting “free/open source software” with “commercial software”. This is a really bad contrast, as in my experience almost all open source...

Adam Shostack on TSA Threat Modeling
From Schneier on Security

Adam Shostack on TSA Threat Modeling

Good commentary: I've said before and I'll say again, there are lots of possible approaches to threat modeling, and they all involve tradeoffs. I've commentedthe...

links for 2010-12-22
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-12-22

OpenDJ 2.4.0 Release Notes I'm delighted to say that the first full release of the OpenDJ LDAP directory server from ForgeRock is now available. 100% Java, 100%...

From Computational Complexity

America's Most Important Algorithm

Yesterday the Census Bureau announced the new apportionment of the 435 representatives to states based on the 2010 census. Illinois lost one representative. Texas...

Thinking Speed over Typing Speed
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Thinking Speed over Typing Speed

Last week I ran across a blog post by John D Cook titled How much does typing speed matter? that got into the debate over how fast programmers should be able to...

The Secret May Be To Keep Fewer Secrets
From The Noisy Channel

The Secret May Be To Keep Fewer Secrets

In light of the recent WikiLeaks saga and the various leaks that have plagued my former employer, I was musing the other day about whether leaks are inevitable...

Wikipedia: Good Faith Collaboration?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wikipedia: Good Faith Collaboration?

Cory Doctorow  review of Joseph Reagle Jr's Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia.  Many people now depend on Wikipedia for better or worse.  How does...

Group Dynamics Killing Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Group Dynamics Killing Innovation

Provocative thoughts, from Knowledge@Wharton: " ... To come up with the next iPad or Amazon, the pacesetters of the future need solitary brainstorming time, according...

Wal-Mart and Teradata
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart and Teradata

Wal-Mart enhances its data warehouse agreement with Teradata.   In Consumer Goods Technology.

Value Creation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Value Creation

From Bain & Company's newsletter: Value creation becomes more important than ever by Bain partners Alan Hirzel, Charles Tillen and senior director of Bain's private...

Robotics Improving Egg Safety
From The Eponymous Pickle

Robotics Improving Egg Safety

A short piece on the increasing use of robotics for egg handling and examination, leading to fewer damage problems.
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