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Library of Congress to Archive Tweets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Library of Congress to Archive Tweets

The US Library of Congress has announced that it will archive all public tweets. See more in it's blog. To be mine-able, for ever and ever, all your mundane thoughts...

Matt Blaze Comments on his 15-Year-Old "Afterword"
From Schneier on Security

Matt Blaze Comments on his 15-Year-Old "Afterword"

Fifteen years ago, Matt Blaze wrote an Afterword to my book Applied Cryptography. Here are his current thoughts on that piece of writing.

From Computational Complexity

Tom L DVD and Birthday and You Tube and...

April 9 was Tom Lehrer's 82nd birthday! To celebrate I give you breaking news that a Tom L DVD was released April 13, 2010. It seems to have some videos of him...

Augmenting City Visits
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmenting City Visits

From the CACM: Augmented Reality Brings Movie Magic to City Visits: " ... Using a combination of personalized location-based services and augmented reality, in...

Psychologist Kahneman on experience and memory
From Putting People First

Psychologist Kahneman on experience and memory

Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals in a February 2010 lecture at TED how...

Externalities and Identity Theft
From Schneier on Security

Externalities and Identity Theft

Chris Hoofnagle has a new paper: "Internalizing Identity Theft." Basically, he shows that one of the problems is that lenders extend credit even when credit applications...

K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

K-12 Computing Teachers Workshop

The Computer Science Teachers Association sent out an announcement about an upcoming workshop hosted in Partnership with the  Anita Borg Institute for Women and...

? Seven Patent Reforms While We Wait For Nirvana
From Wild WebMink

? Seven Patent Reforms While We Wait For Nirvana

We'll not eliminate software patents overnight, but some reforms might be possible.

More re DARPA
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

More re DARPA

John Markoff had an extremely interesting profile of DARPA Director Regina Dugan in today’s NY Times.

Interactive Data Graphics in Media
From The Eponymous Pickle

Interactive Data Graphics in Media

Elissa Pellizzon Fink of Tableau writes about this good example of showing embedded complex graphics: "We have a new product that is more of an online media product...

On the design of design
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

On the design of design

Following a blog post by John D. Cook, I started reading Fred Brooks‘ latest book. Brooks is famous, among other things, for his earlier book, the Mythical Man...

Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 2
From Schneier on Security

Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 2

John Adams argues that our irrationality about comparative risks depends on the type of risk: With "pure" voluntary risks, the risk itself, with its associated...

McDonalds Social Media Chief
From The Eponymous Pickle

McDonalds Social Media Chief

How can it not be serious of McDonald's has just added its first social media chief?-

What's the Co-Author Line?
From My Biased Coin

What's the Co-Author Line?

Continuing the past discussion on authorship issues, I've been considering the questions: at what point has a person involved in the project done so little work...

Epic Systems Trend Compass
From The Eponymous Pickle

Epic Systems Trend Compass

I was just sent a promo piece by Epic Systems on their visualization system called Trend Compass. With a brief examination, it creates bubble charts and includes...

Office vs Google Docs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Office vs Google Docs

Have been an Office user since the beginning and just in the last year have started to use some of Google Docs. Some new features, like easier sharing have made...

From Computational Complexity

Choosing a Graduate School

Besides being tax day, Thursday is the deadline to decide where to attend graduate school. How should you choose? I've blogged on this topic before but a few recent...

Celebration a Success!
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Celebration a Success!

Last week Carleton's Women in Science and Engineering hosted the very first Carleton Celebration of Women in Science and Engineering, and it was a great success...

Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 1
From Schneier on Security

Terrorist Attacks and Comparable Risks, Part 1

Nice analysis by John Mueller and Mark G. Stewart: There is a general agreement about risk, then, in the established regulatory practices of several developed...

Visual Studio 2010 Now Available
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Visual Studio 2010 Now Available

Well it is official
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