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Sloppy Arithmetic is Useful
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sloppy Arithmetic is Useful

In ACM:  Some surprising results regarding the value of imprecise arithmetic and chips that can calculate imprecisely.  Good article about potential applications...

Motorola Splits
From The Eponymous Pickle

Motorola Splits

The split of the 83 year old company in two pieces is seen in a number of different ways.  We worked with them in the early days of RFID and they provided some...

ACM Washington Update Vol. 14.5 (January 2011)
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

ACM Washington Update Vol. 14.5 (January 2011)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] FCC Draws Line in the Net Neutrality Sand [3] Computer Science Education Week Extends its Reach [4] USACM Vice Chair Felten...

Linkless Press Releases
From The Eponymous Pickle

Linkless Press Releases

Why do many press releases not include links to useful information, in particular to the release itself and the companies involved?  Has always mystified me.  Here...

If human population grew at the pace of computer storage
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

If human population grew at the pace of computer storage

Between 1990 and 2010, the cost of one megabyte of disk storage went from $9 to $0.00015. Had the human population followed a similar growth, there would be 300...

Guard Towers at WalMart
From Schneier on Security

Guard Towers at WalMart

This feels very creepy and police-state-like. What on earth could WalMart be worried about?

Knowledge Management in Fast Moving Industries
From The Eponymous Pickle

Knowledge Management in Fast Moving Industries

In HBR, a good article that scopes out various approaches for knowledge management.  How formal do these approaches have to be?  Or can they just observe in the...

Getting Linked Data to Market
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting Linked Data to Market

Article about this course is dated, but worth a look as to the direction of this work.  I had always seen this as the most immediately useful aspect of the semantic...

IBM
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

IBM

While many of us were enjoying time off last week, our colleagues at IBM were busy unveiling their fifth annual “Five in Five” — a list of five technology innovations...

links for 2011-01-04
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-01-04

ACTA blog by FFII Useful reference point for information about the progress of ACTA, worth bookmarking. (tags: ACTA FFII Blog) The Ultimate Patent Troll Patent:...

Imagine Cup News January 20111
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Imagine Cup News January 20111

Are you back at school yet? Hope you had a good holiday break. I know I did. The other day I got the Imagine Cup newsletter via email and thought that this might...

So You Like Big Data
From The Noisy Channel

So You Like Big Data

The increasing volume of data that we generate as a species is a story so overplayed as to have become trite. Indeed, a vast amount of this data is in the public...

Big Data Scientists
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Scientists

In the Noisy Channel: About data scientists, what they hve been doing lately and their relationships to the increasing amounts of data all of us have been generating...

Ads thet Changed the World
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ads thet Changed the World

BBC on six ads that changed the world.

Algorithmic Thinking and Computational Linguistics
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Algorithmic Thinking and Computational Linguistics

The Algorithms and Linguistics page (http://www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/fire/naclo/) on The FIRE Project website is a site that introduces younger students to...

Pseudocontext in Computer Science
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Pseudocontext in Computer Science

Can you imagine a programming assignment or example where "common sense and real-world knowledge are not needed"?  Math teacher (and now PhD student in education)...

From Computational Complexity

What is a breakthrough? Lets have an intelligent discussion!!!!!!

In 2010 this blog announced the following Breakthrough!!!! results: (Listed chronologically.) Better Algorithms for Unique Games, by Arora, Barak, Steurer. (We...

Snap a Picture, Save a Stream
From The Eponymous Pickle

Snap a Picture, Save a Stream

Creek Watch. A simple Smart Water effort via IBM uses a mobile phone application to gather data about stream conditions.  Simple smart sensor application. It does...

Polar Bears Destroying Hidden Cameras
From Schneier on Security

Polar Bears Destroying Hidden Cameras

Watch the video. What valuable security lessons does this teach? EDITED TO ADD (1/3): And why aren't the polar bears destroying the hidden cameras that are...

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More About PCAST

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