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Watson Discovery Advisor
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson Discovery Advisor

Continued interest in how IBM Watson will be applied to real business problems.  There will be a demonstration today in NYC that we are following.   Quite an interesting...

Hacking Traffic Lights
From Schneier on Security

Hacking Traffic Lights

New paper: "Green Lights Forever: Analyzing the Security of Traffic Infrastructure," Branden Ghena, William Beyer, Allen Hillaker, Jonathan Pevarnek, and J. Alex...

Though unrefereed, arXiv has a better h-index than most journals…
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Though unrefereed, arXiv has a better h-index than most journals…

Google provides a ranking of research venue per domain. For databases and information systems, they provide the top 20 venues according to their h-index. As part...

Update on SOCG and ACM
From My Biased Coin

Update on SOCG and ACM

I am happy to have an update on the SOCG/STOC colocation issue that arose last week.  Or, better said, Jeff Erickson has an update, the short summary of which is...

Ad Targeting Based on Signal Strength
From The Eponymous Pickle

Ad Targeting Based on Signal Strength

In Adage:  Had not heard of this.  A device-based hidden context detection in mobile. " .... Facebook Targets Ads Based on Cell Signal Strength ... Social Network...

Kraft Product Breakthrough  Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kraft Product Breakthrough Innovation

In K@W:  Insightful thoughts about how innovation is important and essential in CPG.   What drives it when you have lots of well known current brands?   How should...

Transparent Solar Power
From The Eponymous Pickle

Transparent Solar Power

In IEEE Spectrum:  Transparent tiles that can capture solar power?  Work underway at Michigan State.

Yet More Block Programming Languages
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Yet More Block Programming Languages

I saw this announcement on Facebook first but I probably just missed seeing it on the email list. At this stage I have to wonder why? Why more of the same? Do we...

Advances in BioChips: Organoids
From The Eponymous Pickle

Advances in BioChips: Organoids

In Wired:  Overview of advances in biochips, chips that mimic the activity of the body, used for the development and testing of drugs.   I note the term new to"...

On Seeking Patterns in Big Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Seeking Patterns in Big Data

Interesting short case study using Porsche as an example.  Examining the concept.

Social Hives for the Supply Chain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Hives for the Supply Chain

Concept term I had not heard of: " .... The age-old problem of disconnection in the supply chain can be eased through the use of social media, argues Tony Martins...

Security Flaws in Rapiscan Full-Body Scanners
From Schneier on Security

Security Flaws in Rapiscan Full-Body Scanners

Security researchers have finally gotten their hands on a Rapiscan backscatter full-body scanner. The results aren't very good. Website with paper and images. News...

Service design toolkit
From Putting People First

Service design toolkit

The toolkit for service design is an introduction to the methodology of service design. With a simple step-by-step plan it offers you a practical do-it-yourself...

Smartstones on the Daily Show Tonight
From The Eponymous Pickle

Smartstones on the Daily Show Tonight

Heard this somewhat late, but a startup I am connected with will be featured on the Daily Show tonight:Full information." ... Someone in our Smartstones "earlyDavid...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Who Invented Pointers, Amortized Complexity, And More?

Some algorithmic tricks were first invented in complexity theory Andrey Kolmogorov, Fred Hennie, Richard Stearns, and Walter Savitch are all famous separately;...

New Article on arxiv on Equitability and MIC
From My Biased Coin

New Article on arxiv on Equitability and MIC

We recently put on arxiv a new draft on "Theoretical Foundations of Equitability and the Maximal Information Coefficient".  This is some follow-on work to a paper...

Data as a Natural Resource
From The Eponymous Pickle

Data as a Natural Resource

In the recent ACM Bulletin:Matthias Kaiserswerth is Director of IBM Research - Zurich. ....How would you expand on your statement in a recent blog post that data...

Netflix Big Data: The Golden Data
From The Eponymous Pickle

Netflix Big Data: The Golden Data

Piece on how Netflix uses big data analysis.  To derive Golden Data.  I like the term, but can it be effectively derived?" ... “It’s not as far away from the world...

Rotate the Cell Phones
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Rotate the Cell Phones

One of the things I am working hard at this year is making things more clear to students. I want them to understand concepts and why they are important and useful...
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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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