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Can Movie Computer Screens Help Us Design Better
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Can Movie Computer Screens Help Us Design Better

NPR did a story recently on the computer screens that we see in the movies. You know the ones with big read

Procter and Facebook
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter and Facebook

A good detailed article on Procter & Gamble's proposed uses of Facebook and social media. ' ... Procter & Gamble Co. loves Facebook after all, and besides encouraging...

GroupThink
From The Eponymous Pickle

GroupThink

Interesting piece on social pressure and networks, lessons for marketing?" Can you persuade someone to like a product by telling them that it

Seer Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seer Technology

I was recently pointed to Seer Technology by a client's vendor connection. Their catchphrase is '... see what can't be seen ...'. Was led to this by the general...

Teaching, Day One
From My Biased Coin

Teaching, Day One

First day of classes for me today. It's "spring", sort of, so I must be teaching Algorithms and Data Structures.Last year there were about 80 students in the class...

More Surveillance in the UK
From Schneier on Security

More Surveillance in the UK

This seems like a bad idea: Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the "routine" monitoring of...

links for 2010-01-26
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-01-26

Mozilla, HTML5 video and codecs Excellent start to an explanation of Mozilla's position on H.264 and patent-encumbered CODECs.Mozilla...

DigiGirlz Days Spring Schedule
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

DigiGirlz Days Spring Schedule

Well the latest batch of DigiGirlz Days are starting to get scheduled. What are DigiGirlz Days? They are fun, interesting and educational events, sort of like a...

The First Pseudorandom Generator--Probably
From Computational Complexity

The First Pseudorandom Generator--Probably

(The following was told to be by Ilan Newman at Dagstuhl 2009. His source was the book The Broken Dice and other mathematical tales of chance.)   What was the...

Augmented Reality: Hype or Reality?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Reality: Hype or Reality?

Good overview article in Computerworld that introduces you to mobile augmented reality, the players and possible directions. Value and adoption by the typical...

Should You Consider an App?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Should You Consider an App?

A good 16 page Forrester report, via ATG, requires registration. Is An iPhone Application Right For You?How to Decide if a Mobile Application Should be Part of...

CGT Picks ThinkVine
From The Eponymous Pickle

CGT Picks ThinkVine

I have mentioned Thinkvine here a number of times, and have met with their management. Now they are among the Consumer Goods Technology Editors Picks.ThinkVine-...

Penny Shooter Business Card
From Schneier on Security

Penny Shooter Business Card

Nice. Of course, this means that the TSA will start banning wallets on airplanes.

The Peacock Dances
From Computer Science Teachers Association

The Peacock Dances

January poses two challenges for high school computer science programs. For many high school sophomores and juniors, January can mean scheduling decisions forfun...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 25
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of January 25

January 25 Meeting The Election Assistance Commission is holding a meeting to handle regular business. 1 p.m., 1225 New York Avenue, Suite 150, Washington January...

More CPG Activity in e-Commerce
From The Eponymous Pickle

More CPG Activity in e-Commerce

Large CPG has always had a reluctance to interfere with their very profitable existing channels by setting up their own e-commerce stores, lest brick-and-mortar...

From Computational Complexity

When is a theorem really proven?

One of the comments on this blog pointed out correctly that for a theorem to be accepted by the community is not a Eureka Moment. It is a social process. The author...

Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)
From The Noisy Channel

Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM 2010) will be held on Wednesday, February 3rd at the Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn, NY. It’s co-located...

The Abdulmutallab that Should Have Been Connected
From Schneier on Security

The Abdulmutallab that Should Have Been Connected

The notion that U.S. intelligence should have "connected the dots," and caught Abdulmutallab, isn't going away. This is a typical example: So you'd need comeresponds...

? Making A Stand
From Wild WebMink

? Making A Stand

Will Google stand up to France and Italy, too? The issue at stake here is what some call "common-carrier status" for networks....
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