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August 2009


From The Eponymous Pickle

American Time Use Visualization

American Time Use Visualization

From Junk Charts ... a good example of visualization. Pointing to the NYT's visualization of US consumers use of time. ' ... (Apparently, thousands of people recalled what they did every minute of an average day.) The amount…


From BLOG@CACM

As I Once Thunk

As I Once Thunk

Is it time to capture the magic that attracted us into computer science in an essential course called Computing?


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Why I hardly ever blog about my ongoing research

Why I hardly ever blog about my ongoing research

When I started my blog in 2004, my goal was to blog about my research. It never happened. You may think that I am afraid a reader could steal my ideas, or that I might worry about looking silly. But I have no such fear. However…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Deeping in Deep Sea Fault Zones

Deeping in Deep Sea Fault Zones

Scientists Drill a Mile Into Active Deep Sea Fault Zone. Not for oil, but for science. Trying to understand subduction zones and earthquakes. Reminds me of project Mohole, which I followed with fascination. Another pundit…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Interview with Eric von Hippel

Interview with Eric von Hippel

The Open-Minded Professor - An Interview with Eric von Hippel, MIT


From The Eponymous Pickle

RFID Journal

RFID Journal

Have now followed the commercial application of RFID tagging for years. I am particularly interested in the analytics used to leverage data from RFID sensors. We connected with work at MIT and U of Arkansas that determinedThe…

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