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December 2013


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 2 December 2013

Interesting Links 2 December 2013

It was a short work week for me last week. Well as far as school was concerned. Only two days. I spent no time the rest of the week on school work. Not a completely smart thing as I have grading to catch up on. Oh well. I was…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Consumer Drones are Coming

Consumer Drones are Coming

This evening on 60 Minutes ... CEO Jeff Bezos said that Amazon quadro copter autonomous robot delivery drones will be here in about five years. GigaOm says consumer drones are coming and they will change everything.  Are we ready…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Uncanny Valleys of Human Interaction

Uncanny Valleys of Human Interaction

The 'uncanny valley' describes the uneasy reaction people have to robotics that look very similar to human beings, but they know are artificial.  A lengthy piece on the topic.  Of course a valley has a rise on the other side,…


From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Fun With Meme Generator

Fun With Meme Generator

Some things are hard to stop once you start. I’ve been having some fun with a site called memegenerator.net A couple of my attempts are below. I first used it for a blog post last week. (How is Computer Science NOT a 21st Century…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Seeking Compliance Everywhere

Seeking Compliance Everywhere

Have now had a number of connections that deal with aspects of what is called 'compliance', or how entities like companies are in compliance with contracts they sign, government regulations and even consumer expectations.YouRippe…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Continued Evolution of E-Mail

Continued Evolution of E-Mail

ReadWrite article on uses of email.  Its not dead yet, still in heavy use, but less it seems for personal use, replaced by texting and social media.    Also the interaction of fire sharing in the cloud while using email.  Over…

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