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Evaluating Research Results for Practical Applications
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Evaluating Research Results for Practical Applications

The role of the application of research results in assessing the achievements of scientists.

Large Language Models like ChatGPT say The Darnedest Things
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Large Language Models like ChatGPT say The Darnedest Things

ChatGPT makes the same kinds of mistakes its predecessors did. What can and should we do about it?

Is Computing Innovation Getting Harder?
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Is Computing Innovation Getting Harder?

Many of us, inside the ivory tower and outside, have felt at times that research is not quite delivering at the rate we hope it would.

Is ChatGPT Really a 'Code Red' for Google Search?
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Is ChatGPT Really a 'Code Red' for Google Search?

Maybe not.

5 Best Practices for Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery in 2023
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5 Best Practices for Cloud-Based Backup and Recovery in 2023

These practices help technical professionals ensure their organizations' data is protected and can be recovered quickly.

The Key to Successful Threat Intelligence
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The Key to Successful Threat Intelligence

A modern Information Security perspective.

How do Authors' Perceptions about their Papers Compare with Co-Authors' Perceptions and Peer-Review Decisions?
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How do Authors' Perceptions about their Papers Compare with Co-Authors' Perceptions and Peer-Review Decisions?

Does peer review change authors' perception of their own papers?

AI's Jurassic Park Moment
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AI's Jurassic Park Moment

New systems like chatGPT are enormously entertaining, and even mind-boggling, but also unreliable, and potentially dangerous.

Logical Beats Sequential
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Logical Beats Sequential

Often, "we do this and then we do that" is just a lazy way of stating "to do that, we must have achieved this."

Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?
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Why Is It Hard to Define Data Science?

Data science can be described as a science, as a research paradigm, as a research method, as a discipline, as a workflow, and as a profession.

The Legacy of Peer-to-Peer Systems
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The Legacy of Peer-to-Peer Systems

What happened to peer-to-peer as a technological concept?      

What Does Meta AI's Diplomacy-Winning Cicero Mean for AI?
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What Does Meta AI's Diplomacy-Winning Cicero Mean for AI?

Hint: It's not all about scaling.

Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer
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Stack Ranking: Organizational Cancer

If only the best are hired, why isn't everybody great?

Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain
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Starlink's Critical Vulnerability, or Elon Musk is Not Worrying in Vain

We analyze the operations of the Starlink Global Satellite System deployed by SpaceX, in terms of its security and resilience.

Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?
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Data Loss Prevention vs. Data-Centric Audit and Protection: What Is the Difference?

A look at the typical tasks solved by DCAP systems, and how they differ from those solved by DLP systems.

Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management
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Data Governance and the Psychology of Tension Management

The balancing of the chaos of no data tension and too much tension on data assets is what data governance frameworks and processes attempt to manage.

In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe
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In Pursuit of an International Computation Center in Europe

The story of the UNESCO International Computation Center.

DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams
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DevSecOps: Resolving Disagreements Between Developers and Security Teams

Conflicts and disputes can arise between these adjacent teams; it is impossible to avoid them in the process of launching new products. And they certainly require...

A Challenge of Membership
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A Challenge of Membership

How can we solve ACM membership fee payment problems for Russians and Belarussians?
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