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January 2010


From The Eponymous Pickle

ThinkVine Addresses CMO Priorities.

ThinkVine Addresses CMO Priorities.

A few posts ago I mentioned ThinkVine's 'editors pick' award, they worked with us in the enterprise, here are more details from their press release:" ... ThinkVine, a marketing simulation & planning tool provider, announces that…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Some Local Quant Seminars of Interest

Some Local Quant Seminars of Interest

Department of Quantitative Analysis and Operations Management, University of Cincinnati SEMINAR 1: Mathletics: The Math of WinningProf. Wayne Winston, Indiana University, February 4, 2010 - 4:00-5:30 PM - 108 Lindner HallThis…


From The Eponymous Pickle

A Too Disruptive Innovation?

A Too Disruptive Innovation?

In HBR Blogs, good illustrative post on this issue:Is This Innovation Too Disruptive for My Firm?One of the trickiest decisions in business is to assess: is this innovation too innovative for my firm? You need to decide whether…


From The Eponymous Pickle

In the Days of the Robo Recession

In the Days of the Robo Recession

In IEEE Intelligent Systems: Where's My Personal Robot? A good current view of personal robots, their uses and progress and the long way to go before there is an intelligent robot in every home. Anthromorphic robot applications…


From Computer Science Teachers Association

Attracting a More Diverse Group of Students

Attracting a More Diverse Group of Students

In the fall of 2009 Georgia Tech started a high school weekend computing program. We asked for teacher recommendations for students with at least a B average that have had some computing experience. We weren't looking for the…


From Computational Complexity

Guest post on ICS 2010 (x of y for some x and y)

(Another Guest post about ICS 2010. From Aaron Sterling. Is he on his way to break the MOST GUEST POSTS IN A YEAR record? I doubt it- I think I hold it from before I became a co-blogger, and I think its at least 10.)

Bill…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Newton and the Apple

Newton and the Apple

The Royal Society has published a manuscript history of the 18tth century that relates the story of Newton and the inspirational-apple. Though most historians are still skeptical. The Royal society's version simulates manuscript…


From Schneier on Security

Scanning Cargo for Nuclear Material and Conventional Explosives

Scanning Cargo for Nuclear Material and Conventional Explosives

Still experimental:

The team propose using a particle accelerator to alternately smash ionised hydrogen molecules and deuterium ions into targets of carbon and boron respectively. The collisions produce beams of gamma rays of…


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