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Interesting Links 29 September 2013
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 29 September 2013

The big deal for me this past weekend was the birth of my first grandchild – a grandson. People are already asking me about what his first technology will be. I...

Sankey Diagrams in Google Charts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Sankey Diagrams in Google Charts

Notes on elements of advanced visualizations.  Sankey diagrams including multilevel forms, are available in Google Charts.   " ... A sankey diagram is a visualization...

Kroger Tests Customer Pick-Up
From The Eponymous Pickle

Kroger Tests Customer Pick-Up

In the Local Paper: Extending their supply chain in a very natural way. Without the expense and complexity of delivery. What will the uptake be?  Plan to try this...

From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

The Food And Drug Administration Seeks Input On Medical Device Security

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a workshop on medical device cybersecurity for October 21 and 22 in Arlington, Virginia.  Titled “Collaborative...

Common Language for Innovation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Common Language for Innovation

In Innovation Excellence:  Interesting points about how to outline a common language for innovation.  Like the idea, but implementing them in a cultural context...

Analytics Linked with Business Process Modeling
From The Eponymous Pickle

Analytics Linked with Business Process Modeling

Re examining business process modeling (BPM) and in particular how it can connect with new methods of analytics and data sources.   We used BPM extensively in the...

Humans and Automation
From The Eponymous Pickle

Humans and Automation

Good You Tube video: Humans Need not Apply. On the continued progress of automation, and what it means to jobs.  It not only about replacing humans, it is also...

Is Your Content Compelling?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Is Your Content Compelling?

Could be quite valuable for a number of areas.  This is being experimented with every day in advertising and online.  The data to confirm or deny it is considerable...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

Microsoft Closes SVC

Some additional thoughts Microsoft Research source Omer Reingold is a brilliant researcher, and now all can see that he is also a very classy and thoughtful person...

Feature Engineering as the Basis of Analytics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Feature Engineering as the Basis of Analytics

Very good informal and non technical look at feature engineering.   It is part of any analytic process, sometimes obvious, but also sometimes subtle. My definition...

Tweeting Code
From The Eponymous Pickle

Tweeting Code

To my still enthusiastic Wolfram network, a clever marketing idea.  Not sure how practical.  What I see are more clever than practical." ... With Tweet-a-Program...

From Computational Complexity

MikeFest

I rarely highlight individual events on the blog, but one's advisor only turns sixty once. We will honor Michael Sipser at MIT on Sunday, October 26 with a one...

Watson in the Organization
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watson in the Organization

In the 90s, during the last rise in the use of artificial intelligence in business, we were also impressed with how the basic capabilities could improve and extend...

Cloaking Lenses
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cloaking Lenses

Ordinary lenses produce cloaking.  Fascinating application that at one level is very easy to understand. Everyday applications?

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fishing Moves North in California
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Squid Fishing Moves North in California

Warmer waters are moving squid fishing up the California coast. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I...

Learning or Cloning
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning or Cloning

Cognitive requires learning. At very least an intelligent system needs to be updated as its context changes. There are many kinds of learning.  Passive, active,...

Evolution of Computer Languages
From The Eponymous Pickle

Evolution of Computer Languages

In the CACM:  A view of common computing languages.  Interesting, but most likely for those that have used several.  Non technical in that it deals with a view...

Medical Records Theft and Fraud
From Schneier on Security

Medical Records Theft and Fraud

There's a Reuters article on new types of fraud using stolen medical records. I don't know how much of this is real and how much is hype, but I'm certain that criminals...

An Online Right to be Forgotten
From The Eponymous Pickle

An Online Right to be Forgotten

In the New Yorker, a non technical, very readable article about the 'right to be forgotten' on the Internet, which is being exercised now in Europe.   Examples...

Seeking Assumption Free Data Science
From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeking Assumption Free Data Science

Steve Miller on 'Freak Data Science', where freak means roughly assumption-free, understandable and useful.  Always like that approach, and he has much to say on...
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