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Tidying away the last links from 2008
From Wild WebMink

Tidying away the last links from 2008

OOoCon 2009 - Call for Location Want to host the next OpenOffice.org conference? the 2008 event was in Beijing so I'd have to guess a location in Europe would stand...

Japan and the Space Elevator
From The Eponymous Pickle

Japan and the Space Elevator

Japan hopes to fund the Space Elevator..

Congratulations, Dame Wendy Hall!
From ACM-W supporting, celebrating and advocating for Women in Computing

Congratulations, Dame Wendy Hall!

ACM President Wendy Hall has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II. Announcement of this honor was made by...

Word Origins
From The Eponymous Pickle

Word Origins

A bit off this track, but I was pointed to Word Origins recently, which is worth a look. As a blogger, reader of feeds in many areas it is surprising how often...

Open Innovation at Nestle
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Innovation at Nestle

Nestle's Open Innovation site. Also the Open Innovation blog.

The New Year
From Computer Science Teachers Association

The New Year

I hope that you have had as restful and relaxing a holiday break as I have. After what felt like non-stop activity during the first semester, with lessons to plans...

Wal-Mart and Prism
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart and Prism

Ad Age reports on Wal-Mart's pulling out of Prism. " ... decided not to participate in the national syndicated service "consistent with their internal data-sharing...

Where are the academic podcasts?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Where are the academic podcasts?

This blog is also a podcast. Few people notice. I have not posted any audio in months. (If you have never listened to me: I am better at writing English than at...

Butte Becomes
From insideHPC

Butte Becomes

Montana’s first [according to the article] supercomputer has officially arrived in Butte.

What makes recommender systems work?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What makes recommender systems work?

Why can we predict tastes? There are several possible explanations: Intrinsically, individuals have predictable tastes. To test this theory, we would need to isolate...

From Springenwerk Blog

Links for 2008-12-30 [del.icio.us]

Facebook Platform .:. Bug 3732 – Users cannot add apps (URI repeatedly grows until it's too long)

Second Earth: A Geographic Model Mashup
From The Eponymous Pickle

Second Earth: A Geographic Model Mashup

An interesting example of the overlaying of real time data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) onto a globe, which was then inserted...

Google Ends Research Database Program
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Ends Research Database Program

Google will end their research database program at the end of January 09. The object was to provide large databases for scientific study, as described in this....

Cell Phone Health Biometrics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cell Phone Health Biometrics

Another example of health monitoring using cellphone based systems, from UCLA.

End of Individual Genius?
From The Eponymous Pickle

End of Individual Genius?

A interesting view, though I remember reading about this a long time ago. That most results come from research labs, not individuals. There seem to be many celebrity...

VTDC
From insideHPC

VTDC

Just announced on the Beowulf list are the details for the third annual International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing [VTDC09].

Teaching CS to Middle School Students
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Teaching CS to Middle School Students

As I middle school teacher, I think it is my responsibility to expose my students to a variety of topics within my subject area. In just a few short months or years...

Parallel framework for statistical analysis package
From insideHPC

Parallel framework for statistical analysis package

Yes, I know that R doesn’t have quotes, but I thought that the non-R users out there might think it was a typo. Good news if you use R and yearn for easier access...

Taking the road less traveled to parallel apps via Erlang and
From insideHPC

Taking the road less traveled to parallel apps via Erlang and

There are lots of ideas flying around the developer community right now as businesses look for ways to capitalize on the gap between the capacity of multicore processors...

Correlations in Social Neuroscience
From The Eponymous Pickle

Correlations in Social Neuroscience

Via Mind Hacks, an overview of and a pointer to an MIT paper on the statistical correlations between fMRI brain activity and reported human behavior. This is a...
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