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So Many Ways To Do The Same Thing
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

So Many Ways To Do The Same Thing

I updated my list of block programming languages and tools yesterday. Two more bringing the total list to 17. Seventeen? Yep. Also this week I learned about Gidget...

Simpler 3D Printing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simpler 3D Printing

3d printing for everyone.  Dremel's device is relatively simple to use.   Will these be as common as computers in the home?  " ... Dremel has announced the first...

From Computational Complexity

Gentry and Lurie and Zhang can say they are genius's without bragin'- MacArthur Genius's

(If I mispell anything in this post, well, that"s why I'm not a MacArthur Genius, or any other kind of Genius.) Craig Gentry, of homomorphic encryption fame, won...

On Academia vs. Industry....  MSR SVC Closing
From My Biased Coin

On Academia vs. Industry.... MSR SVC Closing

I'm one of those professor types that ends up defending the joys of life as an academic versus a career in industry -- some of you who read this blog have probably...

Terrible Article on Vernam Ciphers
From Schneier on Security

Terrible Article on Vernam Ciphers

If there's anything that confuses wannabe cryptographers, it's one-time pads....

P&G Looks for Video Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Looks for Video Innovation

In Adage:  " ... P&G Reaches Far and Wide, Including to NASA, to Cut Video Costs ... Space: The Final Frontier for Marketing Procurement? ... P&G casts wide net...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

CCC Aging in Place Workshop: Articulating a research vision for technologies that enhance the lives and independence of aging adults

On September 10-11, the CCC co-hosted a visioning workshop focused on technologies that will allow older adults and people with disabilities to “age in place,”...

Experiment: Daily GitHub Checkins
From updated sporadically at best

Experiment: Daily GitHub Checkins

I've been doing a lot of relatively mindless but decently labor-intensive code-related work (colloquially known, especially in the brogrammer community, as "coding...

More About Watson Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

More About Watson Analytics

More about  Watson Analytics, from the recent announcements and presentations. Nicely done by connection Lillian Pierson in Data-Mania.com.  Would still like to...

D2Cincinnati Speaks Digital Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

D2Cincinnati Speaks Digital Marketing

On September 22-23 a number of my former colleagues will be speaking at the D2Cincinnati conference at the Cincinnati HorseShoe Casino.  " ... Bringing together...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Let’s Mention Foundations

Congratulating Dick on the 2014 Knuth Prize Cropped from source Dick Lipton is of course the founder and driving writer of this weblog. He is also a computer scientist...

Best Practices for ECommerce Conversion
From The Eponymous Pickle

Best Practices for ECommerce Conversion

Interesting piece that covers many of the issues and best practices in ECommerce conversion, with associated statistics.

The Full Story of Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM
From Schneier on Security

The Full Story of Yahoo's Fight Against PRISM

In 2008 Yahoo fought the NSA to avoid becoming part of the PRISM program. They eventually lost their court battle, and at one point were threatened with a $250,000...

Teach APCS–A New Shared Resource Site
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Teach APCS–A New Shared Resource Site

A few days ago I was contacted by Christina Cacioppo whose day job is an engineer at a startup but who is also helping to teach Advanced Placement Computer Science...

Why banks need to revamp their user experience
From Putting People First

Why banks need to revamp their user experience

The most interesting things happening in financial services are not happening in financial services, writes Rich Berkman, Associate Partner of IBM Interactive Experience...

Lego as a Tool for Serious Thinking
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lego as a Tool for Serious Thinking

Remember looking at this long ago.  Not sure how commonly it is used.  Small and useful tools for thinking." ... LEGO Serious Play is a way of using LEGO bricks...

Mining Massive Datasets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mining Massive Datasets

Coursera course from Stanford on Mining Massive Data Sets.  " ... This class teaches algorithms for extracting models and other information from very large amounts...

Identifying Dread Pirate Roberts
From Schneier on Security

Identifying Dread Pirate Roberts

According to court documents, Dread Pirate Roberts was identified because a CAPTCHA service used on the Silk Road login page leaked the users' true location....

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Computer Scientist Among the Winners of the 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant”

The MacArthur Foundation has named its 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows “Genius Grant”, recognizing 21 exceptionally creative individuals with a track record of...

Lying and Ethics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lying and Ethics

Since I was speaking at a compliance and ethics conference yesterday I have been keenly attuned to the meaning of the terms used by professionals in that area. ...
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Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
Recursion and Language at ICER 2014: A Conference Report
08.21.2014

Recursion and the unique challenges of programming languages were highlighted at ICER 2014

Hadoop at a Crossroads?
Hadoop at a Crossroads?
08.05.2014

A few facts and opinions and a couple of announcements, with a prediction on where the "Hadoop stack" might be …

What is Reality?
What is Reality?
08.13.2014

 And, what flavor of reality do you prefer: standard, augmented, virtual...

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