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Schneier Speaking Schedule
From Schneier on Security

Schneier Speaking Schedule

I'm speaking at an Infoedge event at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas, at 5 PM on August 5, 2015. I'm speaking at DefCon 23 on Friday, August 7, 2015. I'm speaking...

Amazon Dash Button now Available to Prime Members
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Dash Button now Available to Prime Members

In Silicon Angle: The  Long awaited Amazon Dash Buy Button is now available from Amazon.    " ... Amazon.com is now officially selling its Dash Button for $4.99...

Service Design in Consumer Banking: the challenges and opportunities
From Putting People First

Service Design in Consumer Banking: the challenges and opportunities

Last month the people from Irish UX consultancy Frontend Design looked at the UX revolution in healthcare and how changes in that sector are moving towards putting...

[Book] Excited to announce the new book by John Thackara
From Putting People First

[Book] Excited to announce the new book by John Thackara

How to thrive in the next economy by John Thackara Thames & Hudson August 2015, 192pp Abstract Drawing on a lifetime of travel in search of real-world alternatives...

HAMMERTOSS: New Russian Malware
From Schneier on Security

HAMMERTOSS: New Russian Malware

Fireeye has a detailed report of a sophisticated piece of Russian malware: HAMMERTOSS. It uses some clever techniques to hide: The Hammertoss backdoor malware looks...

Video: HPC-Workloads using Docker
From insideHPC

Video: HPC-Workloads using Docker

In this video from ISC 2015, Wolfgang Gentzsch from The UberCloud presents: HPC Workloads Using Docker. "The UberCloud Project provides an environment to run HPC...

USACM Submits Comments to NIST on Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Submits Comments to NIST on Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems

USACM today submitted comments to NIST on the draft report, Privacy Risk Management for Federal Information Systems (NISTIR 8062). USACM supports NIST’s efforts...

Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield
From insideHPC

Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield

IDC has published the agenda for their next HPC User Forum. The event will take place Sept. 8-10 in Broomfield, CO. The post Agenda Posted for HPC User Forum, Sept...

Many New Channels on IFTTT
From The Eponymous Pickle

Many New Channels on IFTTT

I see that IFTTT has added 17 new  channels of data this month.  Intrigued by its use for combining sources of data with logic to perform actions.  A very mild"...

Knights Landing Prototype Powers Cosmology at ISC 2015
From insideHPC

Knights Landing Prototype Powers Cosmology at ISC 2015

In this video from the Intel booth at ISC 2015, Dr Juha Jäykkä, ‎COSMOS System Manager at University of Cambridge describes a cosmology demonstration running on...

CVS Pharmacy and IBM Watson
From The Eponymous Pickle

CVS Pharmacy and IBM Watson

Good example of an advisory system interacting with the consumer.   Being built today based on some of the work created in the Watson project,    Look forward to...

Brands, Private and National, Matter
From The Eponymous Pickle

Brands, Private and National, Matter

From Bain:  National brand vs Private label.  " .... It was only a decade ago when many industry analysts looked at two looming trends—the rise of retail consolidation...

Big Data and Statistics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Big Data and Statistics

A non technical overview of statistics and its relationship to the use of data in business.  Often management does need a well thought out description of a tech...

Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem
From Schneier on Security

Back Doors Won't Solve Comey's Going Dark Problem

At the Aspen Security Forum two weeks ago, James Comey (and others) explicitly talked about the "going dark" problem, describing the specific scenario they are...

Coral and Intel’s Scalable System Framework – The Path to Exascale
From insideHPC

Coral and Intel’s Scalable System Framework – The Path to Exascale

"HPC has reached an inflection point with the convergence of traditional high performance computing and the emerging world of Big Data analytics. Intel's HPC Scalable...

Programming Robot Swarms to take Inventory
From The Eponymous Pickle

Programming Robot Swarms to take Inventory

This one of the more unusual innovation efforts we examined.   Could we program swarms of simple devices to perform complex, time consuming tasks?  Taking video...

A Look at Innovation Centers
From The Eponymous Pickle

A Look at Innovation Centers

A Study: We built one of the earliest Inno Centers, so I am interested in the dynamics.  Though do these have to be in Silicon Valley?  We agreed it was good to...

Creating a Sense of Coherence in Open-World Adventure and Role-Playing Game Stories
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Creating a Sense of Coherence in Open-World Adventure and Role-Playing Game Stories

The following is my most recent explanation of my thesis project.We are interested in the application of interactive storytelling to videogames.  We want to improve...

Comparing the Security Practices of Experts and Non-Experts
From Schneier on Security

Comparing the Security Practices of Experts and Non-Experts

New paper: "'...no one can hack my mind': Comparing Expert and Non-Expert Security Practices," by Iulia Ion, Rob Reeder, and Sunny Consolvo. Abstract: The state...

P&G Supply Chain Redesign
From The Eponymous Pickle

P&G Supply Chain Redesign

I posted a link to  this once before.  I had to review this for some work, worth another examination. Overstatement of the implications?Does P&G Need RetailersThe...
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