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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 14
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of February 14

This week the President released his Fiscal Year 2012 budget request. As a result, there will be several events, many of them today, where federal agencies discuss...

From Computational Complexity

Can we Innovate without Producing?

On Friday I heard a speaker lament about how losing the manufacturing base in the US: "You can move a foundry easier than you can move an Internet company." An ...

Credit Card Fraud Ring
From Schneier on Security

Credit Card Fraud Ring

It amazes me that credit card fraud is so easy that you can run it from prison.

Interesting Links 14 February 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day! Surely there is some appropriate computer project or connection for the day but I can’t think of one off hand. Can you? So for me, here are...

? ForgeRock Starts Year Two With A Bang
From Wild WebMink

? ForgeRock Starts Year Two With A Bang

ForgeRock was started in February 2010 and is now one year old. In its first year: ForgeRock did business with 35 customers in 10 countries Global turnover exceeded...

Significance of Watson and Jeopardy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Significance of Watson and Jeopardy

In KurzweilAI:  a good piece on the artificial intelligence of the upcoming Jeopardy challenge using the IBM Watson computer.  Ray Kurzweil on the meaning of computer...

SEO Gaming by JC Penney
From The Eponymous Pickle

SEO Gaming by JC Penney

Engadget comments on a NYT article on JC Penney gaming the search process of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on Google Search.  I fail to see how anything wrong...

What Do You Need to Know About Computational Thinking?
From Computer Science Teachers Association

What Do You Need to Know About Computational Thinking?

The theme of the May CSTA Voice is "Computational Thinking." As I thought about what to include in this upcoming issue and reviewed some of the past CT work by...

Considering Wal-Mart Bias
From The Eponymous Pickle

Considering Wal-Mart Bias

The bizarre bias against Wal-Mart in the NYC area.  I understand the arguments,  but they are essentially against efficiency. 

links for 2011-02-13
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-02-13

Document Freedom Day 2011 Don't for a second underestimate the importance of document formats – the way your files are stored by the program you use – in locking...

White House White Board: Austan Goolsbee on the National Wireless Initiative
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

White House White Board: Austan Goolsbee on the National Wireless Initiative

You gotta love having geeks in the White House!

Country Favorability Ratings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Country Favorability Ratings

Gallup has published a favorability rating of countries to people in the US.   Both the methods used and the graphics are interesting.  Trends of the rating over...

Word Cloud for this Blog
From The Eponymous Pickle

Word Cloud for this Blog

I created a wordcloud using Wordle, using the RSS feed for this blog.   Scanning this, it is clear that it is using  only a small subset of recent words in the...

Word Clouds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Word Clouds

A favorite topic of mine, pictures that represent compact, useful and easily scannable visualizations of real data.   Here Doug Lautzenheiserdiscusses the Wordle...

Modernist Cuisine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Modernist Cuisine

Not sure how long this link will work, but a foodie friend sends me the article from the WSJ: The Game-Changing Cookbook: Nathan Myhrvold's 2,400-page 'Modernist...

Postdocs in Computing
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Postdocs in Computing

The CRA website has an interesting white paper on the role of postdocs in computer science.

Retail is Ready for Mobile
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail is Ready for Mobile

Good piece with statistics in E-Commerce Times.  Useful statistics.  If you give the shopper the right kind of choices and offers , at the right time and place,...

links for 2011-02-12
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-02-12

Double Bug: Oracle Kept OpenJDK In The Dark Great explanation from Mark Wielaard of how the effectiveness of the OpenJDK community in dealing with the Double security...

TCEA 2011 In Review
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

TCEA 2011 In Review

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Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Pheromone
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Pheromone

A newly discovered female squid pheromone sparks aggression in male squids. Article.
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