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What To Do With Those Idle Cores?
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What To Do With Those Idle Cores?

So many processors on our desktops.  Four cores, eight cores, soon we will see hundreds of cores.  Almost all of them are going to be idle most of the time.  If...

The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment
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The Great Electronic Brain and the Rhetoric of Recruitment

We rarely talk about computers as "Electronic Brains" or "Thinking Machines." That seems presumptuous or audacious today.  Maybe that's exactly what we need to...

Results of It in Education.
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Results of It in Education.

Short review of the results of the implementation of information technologies in latin american education

What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?
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What Is a Good Recommendation Algorithm?

Someone may win the one million dollar Netflix Prize soon.  Will the winning algorithm produce movie recommendations that people like?

Social Wavicles and Personalized Flows
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Social Wavicles and Personalized Flows

The wavicle nature of our social existence provides a lens for understanding social filtering and its successes.  Still, this doesn't quite get us to truly effective...

The Importance of Programming in Introductory Computing Courses
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The Importance of Programming in Introductory Computing Courses

Why not teach introductory courses without programming?  Here are three good reasons to use programming to introduce computing.

Privacy As... Sharing More Information?
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Privacy As... Sharing More Information?

When I first started working in the area of personal privacy I had what I would call a conventional view on privacy, which is how to minimize the flow of information...

Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds
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Connecting the Two Ends: Mobile Clouds

  In 1959, the colorful and brilliant physicist, Richard Feynman, gave a seminal lecture to the American Physical Society entitled, "There's Plenty of Room at...

Canaima, Venezuela's Linux Distro Venezuela Ii
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Canaima, Venezuela's Linux Distro Venezuela Ii

Second part of Venezuela open source experience, this time a short talk about Canaima, the linux debian distro for public entities .

Dbmss For Science Applications: A Possible Solution
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Dbmss For Science Applications: A Possible Solution

Quite a few scientists who deal with the processing and storage of large amounts of data are unhappy with relational DBMSs. Here are several reasons why—and a possible...

Open Source in Latin America -Venezuela I
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Open Source in Latin America -Venezuela I

An introduction to open source and its applications in South America.

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Computers For Public Schools

It's been a while since several Latin countries decided to start programs to deliver computers and to connect all public schools to the Internet providing access...

Google Android Authentication
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Google Android Authentication

I recently saw a Google Android phone at HotMobile 2009 and was intrigued by the drawing-based authentication mechanism built in. Basically, there's a 3x3 grid...

Three Misconceptions About Human-Computer Interaction
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Three Misconceptions About Human-Computer Interaction

Three misconceptions about the field of human-computer interaction, as observed by an AI researcher turned HCI researcher in a large corporate research lab

Making the Case For an ACM Fellow
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Making the Case For an ACM Fellow

Every year there are surely some qualified candidates for ACM Fellow who are rejected because their nomination and endorsements do not make the case as effectively...

Pipelining, Computing Innovation And Economic Growth
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Pipelining, Computing Innovation And Economic Growth

In this economic downturn, as everyone looks with a wary eye at discretionary spending, it is instructive to consider the role of computing technology and innovation...

Open Source in Latin America
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Open Source in Latin America

An introduction to open source and its applications in south america.

Usable Privacy and Security
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Usable Privacy and Security

We are facing an increasing number of security failures, not because of problems with encryption algorithms, network protocols, or system implementations, but rather...

Compute For America
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Compute For America

The United States certainly needs more and better computing educators, but that alone may not be enough to turn around declining enrollments in computing.

How I Define Systems Engineer
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How I Define Systems Engineer

A short talk about the definition of systems engineering in Colombia.
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