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November 2008


From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

In a November 4 post, we asked your help in identifying game-changing advances from computing research conducted in the past 20 years.


From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula

USACM Chair Spafford Addresses Information Security Curricula

USACM Chair Eugene Spafford recently made predictions about information security curriculua in American higher education for CSO Magazine. You can read his comments online.

According to Spafford, information security is like…


From Wild WebMink

Link Roundup for November 22-26

Link Roundup for November 22-26

Like London buses, you go for ages without seeing a story you want to link and then a load come along at once.

Lifestreaming in ObamalandDan Farber notes how Obama's team is taking the initiative on even the trivia in the reportage…


From Wild WebMink

Link roundup for November 19-22

Link roundup for November 19-22

  • Vanguard Records And Sugar Hill Records: The Amazon New Music Digital Sampler This is a pretty good selection, all the tracks are good and likely to grow on me. Free download if you have an Amazon US account.
  • Beavers arrive for…


    From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

    Final E-Verify Rule Announced for Contractors

    Final E-Verify Rule Announced for Contractors

    Under a final rule published November 14, certain federal contractors and subcontractors will be required to use e-Verify, an electronic employment verification system, starting early next year. The regulation applies to certain…


    From Wild WebMink

    Link roundup for November 19

    Link roundup for November 19

    HDCP Sucks: New MacBooks Have HDCP, Gives iTunes Purchases Less Freedom "Because copyright protection is all about inconveniencing those who actually bought their stuff legally." -- One more reason to buy fewer movies, and where…


    From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

    Election 2008: E-Voting Poses Problems, But No Meltdown

    Election 2008: E-Voting Poses Problems, But No Meltdown

    While some federal races remain too close to call, or are headed to runoffs, the 2008 election is notable for the lack of a dispute over election machines that may affect the outcome of an election. USACM members and ACM staff…


    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Multi-core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

    Multi-core and Parallel Programming: Is the Sky Falling?

    In previous posts on this blog, Berkeley’s David Patterson, Intel’s Andrew Chien, and Microsoft’s Dan Reed presented their views on why research advances are needed to overcome the problems posed by multicore processors. In this…


    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Computer Science Outside The Box

    Computer Science Outside The Box

    One of the great things about computing research is that, despite our incredible track record of game-changing advances, we


    From Springenwerk Blog

    Links for 2008-11-10 [del.icio.us]


    From Springenwerk Blog

    Links for 2008-11-09 [del.icio.us]


    From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

    Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference 2009

    Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference 2009

    The Computers, Freedom and Privacy (CFP) Conference recently issued the call for proposals for its 19th conference, slated for June 1-4, 2009 in the Washington, D.C. area. Proposals are due December 19, 2008. The conference…


    From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

    Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

    Game-Changing Advances from Computing Research

    We


    From Wild WebMink

    Public Procurement and FOSS

    Public Procurement and FOSS

    I gave an interview to a journalist last week in response to the research that the European Commission's Open Source Observatory publicised in Malaga last week and the corresponding draft procurement guidelines (thanks to Roberto…


    From Springenwerk Blog

    Links for 2008-11-02 [del.icio.us]