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Protein Imaging Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Protein Imaging Data

In Nature:  Heard much about this topic in R&D when we were still in health care product development.  " ... Data bank struggles as protein imaging ups its game...

What's in Stock Nearby
From The Eponymous Pickle

What's in Stock Nearby

In Adage:  Macy's Links With Google To Show Mobile Users What's In Stock Nearby ... Find That Gift You've Been Looking for in the Right Size, Color and Price  ....

The NSA's Role in Commercial Cybersecurity
From Schneier on Security

The NSA's Role in Commercial Cybersecurity

Susan Landau has a new paper on the NSA's increasing role in commercial cybersecurity. She argues that the NSA is the wrong organization to do this, and we need...

Good Thoughts on E-Mail Responses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Good Thoughts on E-Mail Responses

Not about managing your email, but the often more important issue of how you should respond to serious questions in email. The most useful element: Pause.  ...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

A New Twist on Flexagons?

For Martin Gardner’s 100th birthday Martin Gardner introduced many including myself to the joys of Discrete Mathematics. His glorious monthly column “Mathematical...

Jumping Air Gaps with All-in-One Printers
From Schneier on Security

Jumping Air Gaps with All-in-One Printers

Last week, Adi Shamir gave a presentation at Black Hat Europe on using all-in-one printers to control computers on the other side of air gaps. There's no paper...

Analyzing Ebola Data with Watson API
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analyzing Ebola Data with Watson API

Technical.A report via the Cognitive Systems Institute.Note this is Under Development.  Should not be used conclusively.  It is an example of usingWatson services...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Ebola-Fighting Robots

Could robots really aid in the Ebola fight? On November 7th, robotics researchers from around the country will come together to try to answer that question. They...

Cuckoo Filters
From My Biased Coin

Cuckoo Filters

An upcoming paper appearing at CoNext will be of interest to any Bloom Filter user or aficionado:Cuckoo Filter:  Practically Better than Bloom(Bin Fan, David Andersen...

From Computational Complexity

MSR SVC Letters

The Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science put together an open letter to several research leaders at Microsoft. We feel that there should...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF CISE Research Infrastructure (CRI) Program

The following is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) by the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Acting...

Debating Emotional Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

Debating Emotional Intelligence

How important is the concept? An interesting debate, that reminds me of the concept and what it has come to mean.   The author concludes:  " ....  I can’t emphasize...

BBC Time Line of Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

BBC Time Line of Computing

A slideshow style timeline of the emergence and use of computing, broadly defined.   I dislike this style of presenting information, though I understand it is meant...

On Successful Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Successful Innovation

Related to topics like Should we build a physical or virtual place to emphasize innovation.  Or should the process be more or less deliberate?    I agree that culture...

Social Robot for the Home: Jibo
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Robot for the Home: Jibo

The idea of a social, family robot is an interesting idea. None I have I have ever seen has worked very well, or has been very comforting.   Shades of Kismet from...

Deanonymizing Taxi Passenger and Fare Data
From Schneier on Security

Deanonymizing Taxi Passenger and Fare Data

Interesting essay on the sorts of things you can learn from anonymized taxi passenger and fare data....

Disruptor Foundation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Disruptor Foundation

A note from colleague Julie Anixter reminded me of the Disruptor Foundation, where she is executive in residence.  "  .... Co-founded by Professor Clayton Christensen...

Online TV Tracked Across Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Online TV Tracked Across Devices

Expected next step." ... Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of "Modern Family" might soon be over. If you're watching itA...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments On National Privacy Research Strategy

On October 17, comments closed on a Request for Information from the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) program.  Agencies in...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Spurring Innovation in Healthcare using MOOCS

The following is a guest post by Margo Seltzer, Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science. Her collaborators...
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Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
Satya Nadella and Grace Hopper
10.16.2014

Thoughts about Satya Nadella's comments at the Grace Hopper Conference.

Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
Anyone Can Learn Programming: Teaching > Genetics
10.14.2014

Way more important than the question "Is P==NP?" is the question, "Is teaching greater than genetics?"

I Have Seen the Future…
I Have Seen the Future…
10.15.2014

…At the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and the future of computing is women.

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