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The Arrow of Time
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Arrow of Time

Ever wonder what the meaning of time is? A wonderful set of Ted lectures by Sean Carroll on the arrow of time. Mind-bending. Via Delaine Hampton.-

The Intersection of Education and Entertainment
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

The Intersection of Education and Entertainment

How many times have you heard a teacher say something like

The mythical reproducibility of science
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The mythical reproducibility of science

David Donoho was among the first researchers to promote reproducible research through software publication

Young People, Privacy, and the Internet
From Schneier on Security

Young People, Privacy, and the Internet

There's a lot out there on this topic. I've already linked to danah boyd's excellent SXSW talk (and her work in general), my essay on privacy and control, andSecurity...

Advisors and Publications
From My Biased Coin

Advisors and Publications

There have been several interesting comments regarding the student/advisor relationship on my previous posts (here, here, and here) on co-authorship.  It's clearly...

Not All Women's Groups Are Harmful
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Not All Women's Groups Are Harmful

After reading Hilary Mason's Stop talking, start coding article, I was thinking about writing a reaction. It slipped my mind until Terri Oda wrote her piece Women...

links for 2010-04-20
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-04-20

Women to blame for earthquakes, says Iran cleric If you are in any doubt about the size of the cultural gulf that separates societies on this planet, read and weep...

From Computational Complexity

Life without Flying

A reminder that registration for all three Cambridge conferences are now live: STOC (early registration deadline April 30), Complexity (May 3) and Electronic...

The Effectiveness of Political Assassinations
From Schneier on Security

The Effectiveness of Political Assassinations

This is an excellent read: I wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me 20 years ago that America would someday be routinely firing missiles into countries it

Transition for display industry
From Putting People First

Transition for display industry

Interesting, this point of view from the Samsung Economic Research Institute: “As demand for CRT display devices winds down and the penetration rates of TVs and...

How do older people use e-mail?
From Putting People First

How do older people use e-mail?

Researchers at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF) in Spain have studied how older people interact and use email in their daily life. The study, conducted by Sergio...

Emerging-market consumers are hard to reach
From Putting People First

Emerging-market consumers are hard to reach

The Economist explores the topic of consumer research in emerging markets: “Emerging markets are far more varied and volatile than mature ones. There is little...

Librarians in the Information Age
From The Eponymous Pickle

Librarians in the Information Age

A few days back I posted about the US Library of Congress saving all Tweets. I just came upon a book: This Book is Overdue ... by Marilyn Johnson. Which covers...

Lego and Adidas with  Augmented Reality Packaging
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lego and Adidas with Augmented Reality Packaging

An interesting example of Lego using extended packaging to excite potential buyers, partnering with Metaio, see also, related work with Adidas. 'LEGO Group Brings...

Should Harvard's Intro CS Class Do Away with Grades
From My Biased Coin

Should Harvard's Intro CS Class Do Away with Grades

There's been discussions of late on the possibility of offering our intro CS class in two flavors -- a "graded" and "SAT/UNSAT" version.  (Same class, just twoVolatile...

God as a Mathematician
From The Eponymous Pickle

God as a Mathematician

Herman Wouk on God as a mathematician. Is it, as Wouk suggests: The Language God Talks ... "? . More on writer Herman Wouk.-

Low Cost Winners
From The Eponymous Pickle

Low Cost Winners

In Harvard Business: The Secret Sauce of Low Cost Winners. " ... it is a culture that is "proud to be cheap" in good times and bad. Their people cut erasers...

Qui, Quae, Quora
From The Noisy Channel

Qui, Quae, Quora

A friend of mine at Quora invited me into their private beta a couple of weeks ago, and by now I suspect that many of you are using it–especially since I’ve somehow...

Lt. Gen. Alexander and the U.S. Cyber Command
From Schneier on Security

Lt. Gen. Alexander and the U.S. Cyber Command

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, the current Director of NSA, has been nominated to head the US Cyber Command. Last week Alexander appeared before the Senate Armed Services...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 19
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of April 19

April 21 Hearing: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on cybercrime and identity theft. This was previously scheduled for April 8. 10 a.m., 226...
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