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Elastic Lists for Faceted Search
From The Noisy Channel

Elastic Lists for Faceted Search

If you like faceted search and are interested in design patterns for it, I encourage you to check out Moritz Stefaner’s work on elastic lists. Here is his description...

Wal-Mart Virtual Mirror
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart Virtual Mirror

In StoreFrontBackTalk: Evan Schuman on Wal-Mart's virtual makeover effort. We experimented with this concept in-store and in-home for a dozen years, in a number...

Google Prediction APIs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Prediction APIs

Google has announced the availability of Machine Prediction APIs. Google is well known for AI based applications. This link to their machine learning capabilities...

Next Generation Cave
From The Eponymous Pickle

Next Generation Cave

I have seen a number of uses of the CAVE environment, at universities, retail and manufacturing laboratories. And although each has been a very impressive attempt...

Upcoming Talk on Mashed-up Visualization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Upcoming Talk on Mashed-up Visualization

On mash-ups for visualization, plan to attendL The Last Mile: Data Visualization in a Mashed-Up World (May 20, at 3PM ET, then archived) Requires minimal registration...

Comment from Google on Wifi Privacy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Comment from Google on Wifi Privacy

Comments from Google on the recent Wifi privacy problems in Europe. Troubling that they seem to be less than completely serious on this topic. Just because no one...

From Computational Complexity

What should be in an automata course: Two views based on recent experience

(Joint Post with Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram) In this post, I speculated on what I might put into my automata theory course. That prompted Subrahmanyam Kalyanasundaram...

links for 2010-05-19
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-05-19

Web Browsers Leave 'Fingerprints' Behind as You Surf the Net You may do your best to remain anonymous on the web, you may have cookies blocked, but this research...

? Not Just For Radicals
From Wild WebMink

? Not Just For Radicals

Software freedom may sound like a line from a revolutionary manifesto, but it’s the key genetic market for value in the enterprise. read more on my ComputerWorldUK...

The Security of Cars as App Platforms
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Security of Cars as App Platforms

There has been software in cars for a long time, but now that Ford has opened an App store they start looking like a platform for software, networked into the grid...

Location Apps and Capabilities Competing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location Apps and Capabilities Competing

AdAge review of location Apps and new competitive capabilities in Facebook. I am not sure I want to have another capability rolled into FB. At least in systems"...

? Home, Pele
From Wild WebMink

? Home, Pele

By way of explanation for my preoccupation and paucity of publication of late, I finally made it back home today after my trip to the US with ForgeRock. We had...

KYield Diabetes Use Case Scenario
From The Eponymous Pickle

KYield Diabetes Use Case Scenario

Mark Montgomery of KYield writes: " .. I am pleased to share with you our health care use case, which is an important cornerstone of our series 'Semantic Scenarios...

TV Apps
From The Eponymous Pickle

TV Apps

In AdAge: The growth of mobile applications that mirror TV productions. Cross platform delivery and advertising. .

Laser is 50 Years Old
From The Eponymous Pickle

Laser is 50 Years Old

The functional laser is 50 years old in 2010. It was predicted as early as 1917 in a paper by Einstein. A very remarkable achievement with many applications. ...

History of NSA Computers
From Schneier on Security

History of NSA Computers

A recently declassified history through 1964.

Interesting sentences
From Michael Nielsen

Interesting sentences

From Pierre Levy’s book Collective Intelligence: mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace: Groups learn even more slowly than individuals. The flipside to this is...

Practicing the Google Rule
From The Eponymous Pickle

Practicing the Google Rule

Michael Schrage asks why many people do not use the information easily available to them. Obvious, but also worth repeating. We were always taught that before...

Outsourcing to an Indian Jail
From Schneier on Security

Outsourcing to an Indian Jail

This doesn't seem like the best idea: Authorities in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are planning to set up an outsourcing unit in a jail. The unit...

From Computational Complexity

Boycotting Arizona

I heard a suggestion that computer science conferences not be held in Arizona because of their new anti-immigration law. Both Bill and I have discussed academic...
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