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Still no sign of land
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Still no sign of land

I am a big fan of the Monty Python troupe. Their silly take on several topics helped point out the absurd and pompous, and still do, but sometimes were simply lunatic...

Two Nostrils: Sensing and Competing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Two Nostrils: Sensing and Competing

It is fairly obvious why we have two eyes and two ears. We use a form of triangulation to determine direction and distance. Models in the brain fit the data and...

Four Technologies that are Reshaping BI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Four Technologies that are Reshaping BI

From Computerworld: 4 Technologies That Are Reshaping Business Intelligence: Next-generation BI is being formed by predictive analytics, real-time monitoring, in...

Emergent Tech Ethics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Emergent Tech Ethics

A new blog I just discovered on the ethics of emergent technologies:The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies was formed to study and debate vital questions...

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Police
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Police

I like to think this isn't a typo.

Qualifications for Teaching AP CS
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Qualifications for Teaching AP CS

I got a panicked e-mail from a local school in August that they didn't have an Advanced Placement Computer Science A teacher for fall. They were planning to use...

Google Book Settlement
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Book Settlement

One of my favorite and long-time read blogs, the Language Log, has a good piece by Mark Liberman on the Google Book Settlement. There is an ongoing conference at...

The Security Risks of Accepting Free Laptops
From Schneier on Security

The Security Risks of Accepting Free Laptops

Weird: The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to figure out who is sending laptop computers to state governors across the U.S., including West Virginia...

Social Media as Mass Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Media as Mass Marketing

Tom Peters posts on Social Media as Mass Marketing ... Not the Future. A critical and historical view of the topic.

Trading compression for speed with vectorization
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Trading compression for speed with vectorization

Bitmap indexes are used by search engines (such as Apache Lucene), they are available in DBMSes such as Oracle and PostgreSQL. They are used in column stores such...

Location-Aware Home Screen on IPhone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location-Aware Home Screen on IPhone

It is reported in ReadwriteWeb that Apple is patenting the idea of a location-aware home screen for the IPhone. Imagine a home screen that would show a map, local...

Vacation, Vacation, Vaaaay-kaaaay-shun! (offline till Sep 8)
From Apophenia

Vacation, Vacation, Vaaaay-kaaaay-shun! (offline till Sep 8)

This is the time when all of the crazy people run off to the desert to "survive" with tons of art, fake fur, and countless supplies. Burning Man of course. Normally...

Marine Worms with Glowing Bombs
From Schneier on Security

Marine Worms with Glowing Bombs

More security stories from the natural world: During chase scenes, movie protagonists often make their getaway by releasing some sort of decoy to cover their escape...

Landmark Contributions by Students in Computer Science
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Landmark Contributions by Students in Computer Science

There are many reasons for research funding agencies (DARPA, NSF, etc.) to invest in the education of students. Producing the next generation of innovators is...

Banning Beer Glasses in Pubs
From Schneier on Security

Banning Beer Glasses in Pubs

Not beer, just the glasses: The Home Office has commissioned a new design, in an attempt to stop glasses being used as weapons. Official figures show 5,500 people...

TV vs Internet Advertising
From The Eponymous Pickle

TV vs Internet Advertising

From Progressive Grocer and GMA, on a new report: ' ... Early results of studies from comScore, in partnership with dunnhumbyUSA, indicate that advertising on the...

Nokia
From Putting People First

Nokia

Yesterday, Nokia launched Nokia Money, a new mobile financial service enables financial management and payments from a mobile phone – aimed specifically at emerging...

Open Source BI Solutions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Source BI Solutions

Mike Cristiani sends along a link to a whitepaper by Tableau Software: factors to consider when evaluating open source bi solutions '... This paper discusses the...

Unilever Crowdsources Ads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Unilever Crowdsources Ads

Unliever is going to the public for new ad ideas. ' ... Unilever is offering $10,000 (
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