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Continuous Surveillance: The Panopticon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Continuous Surveillance: The Panopticon

In the news, Ars Technica writes about it.  Using aircraft or drones to continuously record activity in a city.  Shades of Bentham's Panopticon.  But recall that...

Steps to Avoid Losing Your Credibility
From The Eponymous Pickle

Steps to Avoid Losing Your Credibility

Former P&G CIO Bob Herbold in his blog on credibility. Nice short piece on a recent CIA contract proposal by Amazon and IBM.   " .... Beware! Too many leaders get...

Friday Squid Blogging: This Unmanned Drone Footage Will Blow Your Mind
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: This Unmanned Drone Footage Will Blow Your Mind

Neat video shot from a remote-operated vehicle. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven't covered...

"Tips For Crafting A Strong Password That Really Pops"
From Schneier on Security

"Tips For Crafting A Strong Password That Really Pops"

Funny, and the inspiration for this week's headlines. (Note that the image shows Password Safe on the screen.) And marginally related, here's an odd essay about...

From CERIAS Blog

Videos from the 15th Annual CERIAS Symposium

We are now releasing videos of our sessions at this year’s CERIAS Symposium from late March. We had a fascinating session with David Medine, chair of the PCLOBhttps...

Samsung Advanced Appliances
From The Eponymous Pickle

Samsung Advanced Appliances

Samsung Digital Showroom: Have always seen Samsung as a company that was destined to introduce the most advanced online appliances.  We tested early versions in...

Google Shopping Express and Retail Partnership Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Shopping Express and Retail Partnership Risk

Was unaware of this in particular, interesting points are made.   " ... Whether it is Amazon or Google, the retailer who decides to partner with one of these services...

Creating User Journey Maps
From The Eponymous Pickle

Creating User Journey Maps

Did not know there was so much process behind this, but here a Step by Step Guide to Creating User Journey Maps.   Nice idea.  " ... User journey mapping is one...

CS Principles Virtual Summit
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CS Principles Virtual Summit

Are you interested in the new CS Principals course that will be the new (additional) Advanced Placement Computer Science course? CSTA is helping to host a CS Principles...

This Leaked NSA Memo Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
From Schneier on Security

This Leaked NSA Memo Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Okay, it's a parody: The Russian Federation is more complex. At a political level there's a lot of grandstanding. Operationally though, we share intelligence with...

BigDataLens Revisited
From The Eponymous Pickle

BigDataLens Revisited

I revisited the site of BigDataLens.  Most interesting, their blog.  A form of interestingly constructed pattern recognition / predictive analytics.  Worth a look...

Nature of Creativity of the Brain
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nature of Creativity of the Brain

Replay of some recent talks and discussion at the Santa Fe Institute.   " ... Creativity is a key ingredient of both science and art, but how much can scientific...

How Google Glass Snoops Steal Your Passcode
From Schneier on Security

How Google Glass Snoops Steal Your Passcode

Researchers are refining the techniques of surreptitiously videoing people as they type in their passwords. Other hackers have shown it's possible to perform automated...

Augmented Pixels Update
From The Eponymous Pickle

Augmented Pixels Update

I am following a number of Augmented Reality companies.  Here are the latest updates from Augmented Pixels. in Odessa. " ... First of all, Large Silicon ValleyFull...

Managing Supply Chain Risk
From The Eponymous Pickle

Managing Supply Chain Risk

In CGMA Mag:   Good ideas here.   You can can manage your risks, often by simulating alternatives.   " ... A global poll of more than 1,000 senior executives by...

Facts about the Internet of Things
From The Eponymous Pickle

Facts about the Internet of Things

Some obvious yes, but useful thoughts about the internet of things." ... If something isn't connected to the Internet—whether human, animal, household appliance...

From Gödel's Lost Letter and P=NP

High School Theorems

Taking a conjecture about identities to college Alex Wilkie is a Fellow of the Royal Society, and holds the Fielden Chair in Mathematics at the University of Manchester...

This Common Home Appliance Can Compromise Your Entire Security
From Schneier on Security

This Common Home Appliance Can Compromise Your Entire Security

LIFX is a smart light bulb that can be controlled with your smart phone via your home's Wi-Fi network. Turns out that anyone within range can obtain the Wi-Fi password...

Lovelace Test versus Turing Test
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lovelace Test versus Turing Test

More powerful in testing machine intelligence than the Turing test, it is claimed, from Slashdot.   I had not heard of this particular term.  A generalized nonarticle...

From Computational Complexity

Is there a word for the top part of a binomial coefficient?

Consider the sequence: x/y,  (x+1)/y, (x+2)/y, ..., (x+z)/y one could say  in this sequence of fractions the numerators goes through z-1 consecutive numbers. ...
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