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Cosmic 140
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cosmic 140

A visualization of the 140 most important entities on Twitter. This reminds me of Stephen Few's recent document on the overuse of circular images for data visualization...

From Computational Complexity

24: Really Bad Game Theory, technology, and science

The TV show 24 aired its last episode on May 24. The show used computers and technology ALOT, more than on most shows. Was it realistic? What it interesting? ...

? Transparency, Privacy and Genius
From Wild WebMink

? Transparency, Privacy and Genius

Analysis: this government is open to scrutiny Noble words that, if truly implemented, take Britain down a path to open governmnet and citizen scrutiny. But only...

Interesting Links 31 May 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 31 May 2010

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Twitter as a Gaming Platform
From The Eponymous Pickle

Twitter as a Gaming Platform

In Readwriteweb: Thinking about Twitter as a gaming platform.I am still convinced that there is real value in overlaying game incentives on serious work. See my...

Getting Some Privacy with Google
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting Some Privacy with Google

I good piece on what you can do to make it more difficult to invade your privacy via Google tools. ' ... Bottom line? Big Brother knows a whole lot more than...

Things You Should Know About Statistics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Things You Should Know About Statistics

Good overview piece about statistics. This wont tell you how, but will position your knowledge of when stats can be used, and classic errors in their use. A good...

Pure Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pure Data

Do you know Pure Data? A way to analyze multi channel music data. Can it also be used for other kinds of real time data streams? More here, the system's site...

Numeracy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Numeracy

In the Freakonomics blog, regarding numeracy. Like literacy, it should be valued. From the comments a quote I had not heard: Oscar Wilde said:

Marketing Power of the Negative
From The Eponymous Pickle

Marketing Power of the Negative

Intriguing piece that is worth considering:" ... Tim Berry has noticed that when two strangers sit next to each other on a plane, the icebreaker that starts a conversation...

? Transparency and Good Will
From Wild WebMink

? Transparency and Good Will

The SEC and The Python What does open source have to do with open data? This extremely insightful move by the SEC demonstrates that the syntax of open data is not...

CS Teacher Job Opportuntity
From Computer Science Teachers Association

CS Teacher Job Opportuntity

We don't usually do job postings here on the CSTA Advocate blog, but this one is rather special and we want to let you know about the opportunity. Evan Glazer....

Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Million-Year-Old Squid
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: 500-Million-Year-Old Squid

Early squid: New Canadian research into 500 million-year-old carnivore fossils has revealed an early ancestor of modern-day squids and octopuses, solving the mystery...

The Shallows
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Shallows

Nick Carr overviews his newly released book and provides some links to excerpts. ' ... The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. ... draws on,...

Friday Squid Blogging: The Contents of Squid Stomachs
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: The Contents of Squid Stomachs

Not that interesting, really. Preliminarily, I can tell you that within my sample, cannibalism seems to be on the rise, myctophid consumption is falling, and a...

DoD support of university research
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

DoD support of university research

Attached is a new DoD directive, reinforcing and clarifying the role of fundamental research at universities.

Value of Mobile Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Value of Mobile Data

In MIT Tech Review: Mobile Data: A Gold Mine for Telcos, A snapshot of our activities, cell phone data attracts both academics and industry researchers. ... '

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - May 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 5)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Policy Highlights from Communications of the ACM - May 2010 (Vol. 53, No. 5)

Below is a list of items with policy relevance from the May issue of Communications of the ACM. As always, much of the material in CACM is premium content, and...

Children More Likely to Own a Mobile than a Book
From The Eponymous Pickle

Children More Likely to Own a Mobile than a Book

Are children more likely to own a phone than a book? Not sure what own means here, but I have certainly seen more children with phones than with books lately.

HCIR 2010 Submission Deadlines Approaching
From The Noisy Channel

HCIR 2010 Submission Deadlines Approaching

Just a reminder to all of you HCIR people out there that the submission deadline for the HCIR 2010 Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval
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