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New Kryptos Clue
From Schneier on Security

New Kryptos Clue

Jim Sanborn has given he world another clue to the fourth cyphertext in his Kryptos sculpture at the CIA headquarters. Older posts on Kryptos....

Interesting Links 24 November 2014
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 24 November 2014

This will be a short week in school. Thanksgiving is Thursday in the US and my school is off for a five day weekend. I’m looking forward to a bit of a break. IShakespearean...

Fidelity Labs Develops StockCity
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fidelity Labs Develops StockCity

Have examined a number of methods that use realistic spaces to represent abstract data. Never found these methods that useful beyond attracting curiosity.  ...

From Computational Complexity

Guest Post about Barbie `I can be an engineer' -- Sounds good but its not.

There is now a I can be an engineer Barbie. That sounds good! It's not. Imagine how this could be turned around and made sexist. What you are imagining might not...

Foresight Institute's Feynman Prize
From The Eponymous Pickle

Foresight Institute's Feynman Prize

Nobel Prize winning Physicist Richard Feynman is known for having issued the challenge that has inspired nanotechnology research for years.  See his talk: There...

Text Mining using R
From The Eponymous Pickle

Text Mining using R

In BiCorner: An introduction to text mining using R.   Nicely done.   Motivation for using text mining and some simple examples.

Stanford Building Stories from Pictures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stanford Building Stories from Pictures

This was a sub problem solution we needed for an expert system that worked with archives of advertising copy.  Later I worked with a startup that aimed to classify...

Changes in Word Meanings as Context
From The Eponymous Pickle

Changes in Word Meanings as Context

A challenge for delivering intelligence as implemented in ontologies.  Which we discovered quickly when implementing knowledge provided by advertising equities....

Big Data Delusions and Assumption Fever
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data Delusions and Assumption Fever

  I like push backs, especially on very complex, big investments.  Be aware of the big assumptions that are included.  Does not mean the concepts are not useful...

Games are for Learning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Games are for Learning

On Games and learning.  The idea has been around for a long time, but have seen relatively few really good examples of success.  Our own successes stemmed from"...

On What the Eye is Prepared to See
From The Eponymous Pickle

On What the Eye is Prepared to See

Was taken by this Smithsonian article on unexpected events on dunes in Michigan.    " ... a quote from the French philosopher Henri Bergson: “The eye sees only....

Leadership vs Fellowship and Data Value
From The Eponymous Pickle

Leadership vs Fellowship and Data Value

In Future of CIO:  Interesting points. Clearly different roles.  Have they been moving closer together? How does technology influence this?  Today, more than ever...

Netflix Technology
From The Eponymous Pickle

Netflix Technology

Interesting GigaOm piece on Netflix use of technology, especially the relationship between recommender technology and content.  I am a fairly recent user of Netflix...

Refresher on Net Present Value
From The Eponymous Pickle

Refresher on Net Present Value

Something I learned long ago.  But we can use a revisit of basic economics.  Nicely presented in the HBR." ... Most people know that money you have in hand now...

Tesla CIO and IT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tesla CIO and IT

How does a new car company deal with the challenge of evolving IT?  A CIO at the leading edge discusses.

Friday Squid Blogging: Cephalopod Cognition
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Cephalopod Cognition

Tales of cephalopod behavior, including octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and nautiluses. Cephalopod Cognition, published by Cambridge University Press, is currently...

Modeling Movement of Crowds
From The Eponymous Pickle

Modeling Movement of Crowds

In Nature:  We looked at this kind of research for retail behavior insight.Mathematical time law governs crowd flowPedestrians avoid bumping into each other byWalking...

Everyday rituals and digital tech in the families of mobile workers
From Putting People First

Everyday rituals and digital tech in the families of mobile workers

Quotidian Ritual and Work-Life Balance: An Ethnography of Not Being There Jo-Anne Richard and Paulina Yurman (Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art)...

Tesco Clubcard and Twitter
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tesco Clubcard and Twitter

Like to see new ideas for using the loyalty engagement. A somewhat novel one here." ... Tesco Clubcard has partnered with We Are Social to create holiday gift guides...

Automating Business Process
From The Eponymous Pickle

Automating Business Process

In CIO Insight:  Ultimately managing and automating your process is key to being efficient.  In labor, speed, scale, value and beyond.  Analytics can show the way...
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Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
Envisioning Your Ideal Live-In Robot @Miraikan
11.26.2014

Miraikan in Tokyo showcases Japanese technologies and challenges visitors to think how humans can improve their quality of life while …

Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
Doing Our Part to Show Why HPC Matters
11.21.2014

As managers and practitioners in the HPC community part of our responsibility is to make sure that everyone we come …

Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
Locality, Locality, Locality: A Note from SC14
11.20.2014

Steadily growing chips, systems, and application parallelism are driving the movement of data across larger distances in systems, and data …

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