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Public funding for science?
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Public funding for science?

Terence Kealey has been arguing against public funding of science. Is it efficient to fund science with government dollars? He argues that when science is mostly...

Partner Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Partner Intelligence

I met today with Doug Lautzenheiser of Partner Intelligence.  " ... general manager of BI services, has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has served...

Risk of inflight WiFi
From The Eponymous Pickle

Risk of inflight WiFi

Security guru Bruce Schneier suggests that the recent bomb plots could mean the end of in-flight Wifi. His blog can be very interesting in security topics.

Surprising the User
From The Eponymous Pickle

Surprising the User

Certainly in a traditional sense the user interface should not surprise the user? But here is a refreshing contrary opinion.

Young Man in "Old Man" Mask Boards Plane in Hong Kong
From Schneier on Security

Young Man in "Old Man" Mask Boards Plane in Hong Kong

It's kind of an amazing story. A young Asian man used a rubber mask to disguise himself as an old Caucasian man and, with a passport photo that matched his disguise...

Kinect
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Kinect

It took me a whole two days after launch to finally get it, but I now not only have a Kinect but my first Xbox console.  After playing an evening with my husband...

The End of In-Flight Wi-Fi?
From Schneier on Security

The End of In-Flight Wi-Fi?

Okay, now the terrorists have really affected me personally: they're forcing us to turn off airplane Wi-Fi. No, it's not that the Yemeni package bombs had a Wi...

Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook
From Apophenia

Risk Reduction Strategies on Facebook

Sometimes, when I’m in the field, I find teens who have strategies for managing their online presence that are odd at first blush but make complete sense when you...

Greater Boston Chapter Has Great First Meeting
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Greater Boston Chapter Has Great First Meeting

Massachusetts now has a local CSTA chapter! The first meeting of the Greater Boston CSTA chapter took place on October 23. Kelly Powers and Padmaja Bandaru, the...

Mr. Peanut Speaks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mr. Peanut Speaks

Via the GMA Smartbrief.  This reminds me of our own work with the long silent Mr. Clean brand image.   I was part of a team that made Mr Clean get a personality...

? Links: Copyright Reform
From Wild WebMink

? Links: Copyright Reform

Following the UK government’s announcement last week, I’ve posted a link collection related to copyright reform with commentary over on ComputerWorldUK today.

Magitti: The future of location apps from PARC?
From Putting People First

Magitti: The future of location apps from PARC?

Bo Begole, principal scientist and manager of PARC‘s (formerly Xerox PARC) Ubiquitous Computing Area, showed Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb an app that brings...

Interesting Links 8 November 2010
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 8 November 2010

Well we are really and truly into November now. Over the weekend we went back to Eastern Standard time in New Hampshire. The best thing about that is that for a...

? Challenging Intrusion
From Wild WebMink

? Challenging Intrusion

EPIC – EPIC v. DHS (Suspension of Body Scanner Program) EPIC (the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a US group) has challenged the US government over the new...

From Computational Complexity

The FOCS Experience

You can now watch videos of the recent FOCS talks online. Glencora, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the conference, has her favorites. If you watch any, check...

About Face: Emotionally Effective Advertising
From The Eponymous Pickle

About Face: Emotionally Effective Advertising

Now Reading: About Face: The Secrets of Emotionally Effective Advertising by Dan Hill.   Notably in chapter 4 he talks about focusing on faces.   This is a particularly useful...

The Element of Surprise
From The Noisy Channel

The Element of Surprise

Surprise is not a word that user interface designers typically like to hear. Indeed, the principle of least surprise (also called the principle of least astonishment)...

Recruiting for My Computer Science Classes
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Recruiting for My Computer Science Classes

As the budget woes continue in California, my thoughts are turning to recruiting. If a sufficient number of students do not sign-up for the two computer science...

? Overhaul
From Wild WebMink

? Overhaul

Lessig Calls For WIPO To Lead Overhaul Of Copyright System Excellent move from a very wise and capable scholar – I have huge respect for him. He is completely right...

The enabling city
From Putting People First

The enabling city

Italian social researcher Chiara Camponeschi has written a fascinating Creative-Commons licensed publication, The Enabling City: Place-Based Creative Problem-Solving...
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