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E-Government for the post-2015 era: the usage perspective
From Putting People First

E-Government for the post-2015 era: the usage perspective

E-Government for the post-2015 era: the usage perspective is the title of the 7th chapter of the recent report “United Nations E-Government Survey 2014 – E-Government...

Expert performance and training: what we really know
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Expert performance and training: what we really know

Movies such as Good Will Hunting tell beautiful stories about young people able to instantly master difficult topics, without any effort on their part. That performance...

From Computational Complexity

Turing's Oracle

My daughter had a summer project to read and summarize some popular science articles. Having heard me talk about Alan Turing more than a few times, she picked a...

Sensor Operated Augmented Fingers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sensor Operated Augmented Fingers

In CACM:  More in the sensor and robotic space space.  The advances continue.  Human augmentation.  " ...  Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have...

Disguising Exfiltrated Data
From Schneier on Security

Disguising Exfiltrated Data

There's an interesting article on a data exfiltration technique. What was unique about the attackers was how they disguised traffic between the malware and command...

Simon: The First Smartphone
From The Eponymous Pickle

Simon: The First Smartphone

A look in Time Mag at the first phone that could be called 'Smart':  Simon, offered in 1994, at about $900.   Link includes usage videos.  Only about 50K unitstechnical...

Hacking Away at Little Problems
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Hacking Away at Little Problems

We have a fairly nice system for student information and the like. It is not perfect but then what system is? For example, our student management system will output...

Decide What you Need from Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Decide What you Need from Big Data

Podcast from Knowledge@Wharton. Data has value, and the analytics that uses the data to improve process has value.  Now everyone can have the data and analytics...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Recent ISAT/DARPA Workshop: Rethinking CAD: New Design Paradigms in the Age of 3-D Printing

The following is a special contribution to this blog by CCC Executive Council Member Mark Hill and workshop organizer Wade Shen of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Recently...

Facebook uses ethnography to deliver more relevant ads
From Putting People First

Facebook uses ethnography to deliver more relevant ads

“As researchers focusing on Facebook’s advertising, we led research trips with a cross-functional team of product managers, marketers, and engineers to Indonesia...

Analytics Languages in Use
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics Languages in Use

KDNuggets, always a great resource, I often referred to it from the enterprise, surveys the principal analytics and data mining languages in use today.  Nicely ...

Heirs Get Digital Asset Rights
From The Eponymous Pickle

Heirs Get Digital Asset Rights

Thinking the implications of this.  A further recognition that data is an asset.   " .... Delaware becomes first state to give executors broad digital assets access...

Negotiating Mistakes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Negotiating Mistakes

In Fast Company: Good points, but not not quite enough about how to achieve them.  A particular sales mistake I remember well:   " ... Talking too much is a sure...

New Widget–CS Teaching Tips
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

New Widget–CS Teaching Tips

I added a new widget to my blog last night. It is connected to CS Teaching tips which is a webpage and Twitter account – @CSTeachingTips. The widget provides aCS...

Gartner Hype Cycle and Digital Business
From The Eponymous Pickle

Gartner Hype Cycle and Digital Business

In the Informs Analytics Magazine: " .... The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.'s “Hype Cycle Report for Emerging Technologies, 2014...

Reviewing Scales
From My Biased Coin

Reviewing Scales

I'm just about finished reviewing for CoNEXT (Conference on Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies), and am starting reviewing for ITCS (Innovations in...

Free Supermarket for Advertising
From The Eponymous Pickle

Free Supermarket for Advertising

In Retailwire: An idea that has been tried a number of times, including in stand alone sample machines. Also called 'tryvertising'.  Imagine the potential data"...

Gram's House Project Team Receives Two NSF Pathways Grants!
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Gram's House Project Team Receives Two NSF Pathways Grants!

Gram's House is a research project I started several years ago with a prototype originally designed for Microsoft's Imagine Cup competition.  Since then, a core...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

The Derivative Of A Number

Are you kidding? Edward Barbeau is now a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Toronto. Over the years he has been working to increase the interest...
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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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