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External-memory shuffling in linear time?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

External-memory shuffling in linear time?

You can sort large files while using little memory. The Unix sort tool is a widely available implementation of this idea. Files are written to disk sequentially...

Eric Brewer wins ACM
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Eric Brewer wins ACM

Eric Brewer has won the ACM – Infosys Foundation Award “for his contributions to the design and development of highly scalable Internet services.”

Chuck Thacker wins Turing Award
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Chuck Thacker wins Turing Award

Chuck Thacker has won the ACM A.M. Turing Award (quoting ACM) “for his pioneering design and realization of the Alto, the first modern personal computer, and the...

Thoughts On AP CS Principles
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Thoughts On AP CS Principles

The Advanced Placement Computer Science exam is one of the smallest and least diverse members of the Advanced Placement suite of College Board exams. Very few minorities...

From Computational Complexity

Central Website for FOCS as a whole (guest post)

(Guest Post by Paul Beame) There is now a central website for the FOCS conference as a whole here!! In addition to links to the most recent and upcoming...

In-Store Marketing Measurements
From The Eponymous Pickle

In-Store Marketing Measurements

In AdAge: A favorite topic of mine: Shopping Aisles at Cutting Edge of Consumer Research and Tech: They Learned It From You: Marketers Working to Better Understand...

Interesting Links 15 March 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 15 March 2010

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Kindle Textbooks
From My Biased Coin

Kindle Textbooks

I've had a couple of people point out to me that Probability and Computing: Randomized Algorithms and Probabilistic Analysis (my book) is now available on Kindle...

National Research Council Announces Prizes in Cyberdetterence Research
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

National Research Council Announces Prizes in Cyberdetterence Research

The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) of the National Research Council (NRC) has announced prizes for research in cyberdeterrence. The CSTB...

Relentless Growth of Online Shopping
From The Eponymous Pickle

Relentless Growth of Online Shopping

In FastCompany: The continuing growth of online shopping. Physical stores continuing to link up. -

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 15
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 15

March 16 Hearing: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on broadening participation...

Typosquatting
From Schneier on Security

Typosquatting

"Measuring the Perpetrators and Funders of Typosquatting," by Tyler Moore and Benjamin Edelman: Abstract. We describe a method for identifying "typosquatting",...

Designing a Hybrid Card Game
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Designing a Hybrid Card Game

I'm working on a design for a card game that incorporates a mobile device into the game play. It's for my game design class final project, which is intended to...

Blog Moved - Reminder Again
From Wild WebMink

Blog Moved - Reminder Again

Just a reminder that this blog has now moved to Wild Webmink where you will be most welcome to join me from now on.

SXSW Conference Stream
From The Eponymous Pickle

SXSW Conference Stream

I notice that there has been more than usual buzz about the SXSW conference (South by Southwest) this year. Its a set of interactive, film, and music festivalsits...

Valuing Spontaneity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Valuing Spontaneity

I was surprised a while back by getting a number of birthday wishes in a social networking package from people whose names I did not immediately recognize. I quickly...

Foursquare for Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

Foursquare for Business

An interesting item on on the Foursquare space about business applications for the social networking game. Includes a number of examples of businesses doing promotions...

Is Spontaneity Overrated?
From The Noisy Channel

Is Spontaneity Overrated?

It used to be a surprise when people remembered our birthdays, but in the twenty-first century Facebook ensures that we will

Speaking about Privacy and Publicity
From Apophenia

Speaking about Privacy and Publicity

Yesterday I gave the opening keynote at SXSW to over 5000 people (OMG, that room was huuuuuuuge). My talk was about privacy and publicity and I spent a lot of...

Cognition and Culture
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cognition and Culture

Mind Hacks posts about the Cognition and Culture blog: ' ... covers the territory where culture and psychology meet ... ' . Also points to their reader section...
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