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The Loom, Robots, Innovation and Jobs
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Loom, Robots, Innovation and Jobs

In the WaPo: The Loom and Innovation.  Anyone who has followed the history of computing knows the connection between the mechanical loom and computing in general...

Kroger Digitizing Stores
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Digitizing Stores

In Retailing Today. On how Kroger is digitizing retail.  Retail is the ideal industry to make this happen.  It operates an internet of things that closely integrate...

Schneier Speaking Schedule: April–May
From Schneier on Security

Schneier Speaking Schedule: April–May

Here's my upcoming speaking schedule for April and May: Stanford Law School on April 15. Brown University in Providence, RI -- two times -- on April 24. The Global...

Schneier Talks and Interviews
From Schneier on Security

Schneier Talks and Interviews

Here are three articles about me from the last month. Also these three A/V links....

Programming Languages Are Horrible
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Programming Languages Are Horrible

A bunch of my students in my honors programming class made the same error yesterday. Remarkably today Bertrand Meyer had a post about the very same error in the...

Auditing TrueCrypt
From Schneier on Security

Auditing TrueCrypt

Recently, Matthew Green has been leading an independent project to audit TrueCrypt. Phase I, a source code audit by iSEC Partners, is complete. Next up is Phase...

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Dream Tunnel Sequence from a Research Colleague

A research colleague is published!   I will start it soon ...[Mark] " Lacy’s debut novel The Dreamtunnel Sequence is action-packed … Solid writing and a twisting...

Science: ideals vs. reality
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science: ideals vs. reality

Fernando Pérez gave a talk at Pycon 2014 with a brilliant slide: The ideals reality of science: The pursuit of verifiable answers highly cited papers for your c...

Google Contact Lens Camera
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Contact Lens Camera

A fairly detailed analysis of a patent application by Google that embeds cameras in the human eye.  I recall seeing a number of proposals like this a decade plus...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Contributes To Big Data Review

As part of the Administration’s review of big data, privacy and the economy, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a Request for Information...

New Methods Taking place of Cookies
From The Eponymous Pickle

New Methods Taking place of Cookies

In Adage: How Mobile-Tech Players Are Crumbling the Cookie. Microsoft, Google, Apple Look to Track Consumers on Phones, Devices .... " 

How the backpropagation algorithm works
From Michael Nielsen

How the backpropagation algorithm works

Chapter 2 of my free online book about “Neural Networks and Deep Learning” is now available. The chapter is an in-depth explanation of the backpropagation algorithm...

Multilingual Promotion Apps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Multilingual Promotion Apps

Simple idea.  Useful statistics too. Quite appropriate: " ... Brands including General Mills and Clorox are targeting Hispanic consumers through the bilingual Veo...

Neuromarketing and Consumer Behavior
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuromarketing and Consumer Behavior

Had not seen this site before.  Here it is looks at a number of neuromarketing tests and associated data.  Useful thoughts, in particular about the limitations"...

Apps as Medical Devices
From The Eponymous Pickle

Apps as Medical Devices

Apps and their regulation:  Agree, this is a big deal.  " ... The potential of medical apps to improve care and lower costs is enormous. But if developers don’t...

From Computer Science Teachers Association

CSTA Board of Directors Election

The election for six open positions of the CSTA Board of Directors is underway. If you were a CSTA member as of April 1, you should have received an email with...

The financial value of open source software
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The financial value of open source software

We all rely daily on free and open source software, whether we know it or not. The entire Internet is held together by open source software. The cheap router that...

My FDG 2014 Cruise Ship Conference Experience
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

My FDG 2014 Cruise Ship Conference Experience

You may recall that I was going to a conference on a cruise ship in April.  Well, I'm back from Foundations of Digital Games 2014 and am happy to report that Iall...

GoGo Wireless Adds Surveillance Capabilities for Government
From Schneier on Security

GoGo Wireless Adds Surveillance Capabilities for Government

The important piece of this story is not that GoGo complies with the law, but that it goes above and beyond what is required by law. It has voluntarily decided...

AI Coming back.  What Will it look Like Now?
From The Eponymous Pickle

AI Coming back. What Will it look Like Now?

Short piece on a number of examples how what we called AI is coming back.   Multiple and extended projects in the 90's led to real results, but not to extended...
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Students as Computer Science ambassadors
Students as Computer Science ambassadors
04.15.2014

Our final year course where students get course credit for teaching computer science in high schools has benefitsfor kids, teachers …

The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
The Danger of Requiring Computer Science in K-12 Schools
04.15.2014

We are not ready to make CS a requirement for all children in the U.S., even if that's where we …

Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
Those Who Say Code Does Not Matter
04.15.2014

Often, you will be told programming languages do not matter much. It is a pretty general rule that people arguing …

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