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Early Computers in Continental Europe
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Early Computers in Continental Europe

About the Bark (binär automatisk relä-kalkylator, binary automatic relay computer) and Besk (binär elektronisk sekvens kalkylator, binary electronic sequential...

Statement Considered Harmful
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Statement Considered Harmful

Instructions are not statements.

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.

Will Free Open Access Publication Become a Mass Phenomenon?
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Will Free Open Access Publication Become a Mass Phenomenon?

In this blog post, I would like to go over the value of different publication platforms from the point of view of an ordinary scientific researcher.

Bad Reasons to Reject Good Papers, and Vice Versa
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Bad Reasons to Reject Good Papers, and Vice Versa

(or, am I Reviewer #2? Should I be?)

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."

Turing, Churchill, and the Colossus
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Turing, Churchill, and the Colossus

Did Turing collaborate on the Colossus?

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.

Data Backup and VM Modernization: How-to Guide
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Data Backup and VM Modernization: How-to Guide

A guide to VM modernization when dealing with data backups.

The Process-Object Duality in Computer Science and Data Science Education
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The Process-Object Duality in Computer Science and Data Science Education

The process-object duality has several educational implications for the design of teaching and learning processes.

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.

Choosing a DAST Solution: What to Pay Attention To
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Choosing a DAST Solution: What to Pay Attention To

The tool characteristics and parameters you need to pay attention to, and the product types currently available on the market.

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.

Three Risks Facing Higher Education
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Three Risks Facing Higher Education

The implications of COVID-19 for risk management in higher education.

Reflections on the AI Bill of Rights Blueprint
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Reflections on the AI Bill of Rights Blueprint

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a "Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights." I reflect on this milestone document in the context...

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.
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