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Retailer Innovation in China
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retailer Innovation in China

MJ Perry about Innovation in China.   Where he quotes:  WSJ Asia Technology article "China Frets: Innovators Stymied Here"  ... How likely is it?   Our own experience...

Hanlon's Razor
From The Eponymous Pickle

Hanlon's Razor

Some reading reminded me of the principle of Hanlon's razor:  Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.  ... Though I recall this...

? Donating Money To Open Source
From Wild WebMink

? Donating Money To Open Source

My short article about the best ways to support an open source project financially is now available from the Essays page.

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

We’ve talked about the notion of hypercriticality

Ada Lovelace Day: Natalia
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Ada Lovelace Day: Natalia

I participate in Ada Lovelace Day every year by blogging about my tech heroines.  This year, I had a really hard time deciding who to honour because there are so...

Friday Squid Blogging: Hundreds of Squid Wash Up on Southern California Beaches
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Hundreds of Squid Wash Up on Southern California Beaches

Humboldt squid are washing up on beaches across Southern California. Seems like it's no big deal; the squid just swam too close to shore.

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Will the E-Book Kill the Footnote?

In the Sunday NYT.    A breezy look at those old style sources of more information.   I like the presence of more information.   I prefer hyperlinks, but they only...

InferX
From The Eponymous Pickle

InferX

I had the opportunity to talk to InferX yesterday.  A company that uses distributed data mining techniques to work on business analysis and fraud problems.  From...

On Indoor GPS
From The Eponymous Pickle

On Indoor GPS

I looked at this topic for location applications in retail, and I see this article in Emerging Technology on a number of vendors in the area.  I know there areZuluTime...

Business of Certainty
From The Eponymous Pickle

Business of Certainty

In Fast Company:" ... Foresight Is 20/20: Predictive Analytics And The Business Of Certainty ...  Want to make really smart decisions for your company? It's simple...

ThinkVine and Marketing Mix Modeling
From The Eponymous Pickle

ThinkVine and Marketing Mix Modeling

Local company ThinkVine, who I worked with in the Enterprise, sends along this press release on marketing mix technologies.   Excellent work.  Note the mentionThinkVine...

Security Seals on Voting Machines
From Schneier on Security

Security Seals on Voting Machines

Related to this blog post from Wednesday, here's a paper that looks at security seals on voting machines. Andrew W. Appel, "Security Seals on Voting Machines:...

Be The Robot
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Be The Robot

One of the issues with computer science is that some people would rather move atoms than pixels. That is to say that virtual objects, even if they involve images...

? Communities and Control
From Wild WebMink

? Communities and Control

What community? If you’re interested in the Tizen project, take a look at Dave Neary’s well-founded scepticism. The whole project has the sound of a force-fit that...

Dilbert on Security Standards
From Schneier on Security

Dilbert on Security Standards

So true (the predecessor).

Reminder: Visioning Proposals Due Oct. 14
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Reminder: Visioning Proposals Due Oct. 14

A reminder that proposals responsive to the Computing Community Consortium’s (CCC) call for workshop programs that will define visions and agendas for exciting...

FBI-Sponsored Backdoors
From Schneier on Security

FBI-Sponsored Backdoors

From a review of Susan Landau's Surveillance or Security?: To catch up with the new technologies of malfeasance, FBI director Robert Mueller traveled to Silicon...

Priming With Lies
From The Eponymous Pickle

Priming With Lies

In MindHacks, the post mentions facial coding, which we experimented with: A beautifully recursive study has shown that viewing an episode of the psychology ofLie...

Nielsen Relates Buzz to TV Ratings
From The Eponymous Pickle

Nielsen Relates Buzz to TV Ratings

An interesting result.  Yet not overly surprising to me.  People who have lots of spare time?   " ...  Today Nielsen, the venerable measurement service, shed light...

Goodbye to Steve Jobs
From My Biased Coin

Goodbye to Steve Jobs

My Mac laptop froze today.  It was an unusual occurrence;  I turned the machine off, and for a minute it wouldn't turn back on again.  I was in a panic. Then it...
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