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December 2008


From The Eponymous Pickle

Open Innovation at Nestle

Open Innovation at Nestle

Nestle's Open Innovation site. Also the Open Innovation blog.


From Computer Science Teachers Association

The New Year

The New Year

I hope that you have had as restful and relaxing a holiday break as I have. After what felt like non-stop activity during the first semester, with lessons to plans, assignments to grade, and students to help, it's nice to have…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart and Prism

Wal-Mart and Prism

Ad Age reports on Wal-Mart's pulling out of Prism. " ... decided not to participate in the national syndicated service "consistent with their internal data-sharing policies." ... . Other participants in the test are continuing…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Where are the academic podcasts?

Where are the academic podcasts?

This blog is also a podcast. Few people notice. I have not posted any audio in months. (If you have never listened to me: I am better at writing English than at speaking it.) Where are the good academic/research podcasts? What…


From insideHPC

Butte Becomes

Butte Becomes

Montana’s first [according to the article] supercomputer has officially arrived in Butte.


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

What makes recommender systems work?

What makes recommender systems work?

Why can we predict tastes? There are several possible explanations:

Intrinsically, individuals have predictable tastes. To test this theory, we would need to isolate each individual. Collect their opinions. Then attempt to make…


From Springenwerk Blog

Links for 2008-12-30 [del.icio.us]


From The Eponymous Pickle

Second Earth: A Geographic Model Mashup

Second Earth: A Geographic Model Mashup

An interesting example of the overlaying of real time data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) onto a globe, which was then inserted into the virtual world Second Life. The video above, from…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Ends Research Database Program

Google Ends Research Database Program

Google will end their research database program at the end of January 09. The object was to provide large databases for scientific study, as described in this Wired article. The article also relates this project to the Gapminder…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Cell Phone Health Biometrics

Cell Phone Health Biometrics

Another example of health monitoring using cellphone based systems, from UCLA.


From The Eponymous Pickle

End of Individual Genius?

End of Individual Genius?

A interesting view, though I remember reading about this a long time ago. That most results come from research labs, not individuals. There seem to be many celebrity geniuses today, those that can position the work of others…


From insideHPC

VTDC

VTDC

Just announced on the Beowulf list are the details for the third annual International Workshop on Virtualization Technologies in Distributed Computing [VTDC09].


From Computer Science Teachers Association

Teaching CS to Middle School Students

Teaching CS to Middle School Students

As I middle school teacher, I think it is my responsibility to expose my students to a variety of topics within my subject area. In just a few short months or years, they will be off to high school where they will need to choose…


From insideHPC

Parallel framework for statistical analysis package

Parallel framework for statistical analysis package

Yes, I know that R doesn’t have quotes, but I thought that the non-R users out there might think it was a typo. Good news if you use R and yearn for easier access to parallel goodness: SPRINT A solution to this issue is to use…


From insideHPC

Taking the road less traveled to parallel apps via Erlang and

Taking the road less traveled to parallel apps via Erlang and

There are lots of ideas flying around the developer community right now as businesses look for ways to capitalize on the gap between the capacity of multicore processors and the capability of developers to create applications…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Correlations in Social Neuroscience

Correlations in Social Neuroscience

Via Mind Hacks, an overview of and a pointer to an MIT paper on the statistical correlations between fMRI brain activity and reported human behavior. This is a meta-analysis of a number of papers in the field. A challenge at…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Martin Wattenberg

Martin Wattenberg

Good overview piece on data visualization innovator Martin Wattenberg, with descriptions of his recent work. Previously on Wattenberg's work.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Top Small Business Trends

Top Small Business Trends

Steve King's Small Business Labs publishes their top ten small business trends for 2009.


From Putting People First

interactions magazine: time for some change

interactions magazine: time for some change

The January-February 2009 issue of Interactions Magazine has just been launched, which in itself is a celebration of the fantastic transformation of the magazine under the careful stewardship of Jon Kolko and Richard Anderson…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Science of Shopping

Science of Shopping

Broad article in the Economist on the topic of how retail is increasingly using the store as a laboratory to gather behavioral data about shoppers. Also about their subconscious behavior gathered through neuroanalysis means,…


From insideHPC

Microsoft

Microsoft

On Christmas Day, Microsoft published the details on a recent patent application geared toward pay-as-you-go computing.


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Grabbing attention or building a reputation?

Grabbing attention or building a reputation?

Daniel Tunkelang has been writing on the attention economy (here and here for example): everyone is fighting to have your attention, and you only have so much to offer. Attention is easy to measure:

You can record the number…


From Putting People First

Focussing on consumer needs is now more crucial than ever

Focussing on consumer needs is now more crucial than ever

Tuning up your focus on customer needs is more crucial than ever, writes business and innovation strategist Idris Mootee. Customers always have problems to solve, even more so in a downturn. This downturn itself is creating…


From insideHPC

Fractals example in MPI on Windows HPC

Fractals example in MPI on Windows HPC

Angel Lopez posts an updated example of the fractal HPC Server example code I updated my fractal example to support MPI.NET (Message Passing Interface with .NET) and parametric tasks in Windows HPC Server 2008. The example can…


From The Eponymous Pickle

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Creative Thinking Outside the Pyramid

Creative Thinking Outside the Pyramid

Good detailed local paper article on Procter & Gamble's Clay Street Project. A previous Futurist article on this.


From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Measurement Explored

Future of Measurement Explored

Kate Niederhoffer on the Future of Measurement a good overview and pointer to the full PDF. Interesting thoughts, worth a look. Personally I think that there will be improvements in models that do predictive analysis of all…


From The Eponymous Pickle

The Risks of Numerical Models

The Risks of Numerical Models

Passed along by a colleague. A short article and podcast that makes a very profound point. No matter how sophisticated and mathematical a model is, if it does not contain all of the important context of problem, it be very risky…


From Daniel Lemire's Blog

We never invent anything new, yet progress is made!

We never invent anything new, yet progress is made!

Practical innovation explains how per-capita wealth increased eightfold during the last century. Yet, we are constantly reminded that we never invent anything new:

Most movies are remake or variations on older movies. Most research…


From The Eponymous Pickle

Wisdom of Crowds?

Wisdom of Crowds?

Colleague Sammy Haroon critiques the idea of a wisdom of crowds.

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