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FCRC 2011. Part I of... maybe I, maybe more.

I do not log on at conferences so I came back to 400 emails. Exactly 400- not sure how I managed that. TODAY I am posting about a few things from FCRC, I may post...

100,000 Views
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

100,000 Views

A quick break from the usual sorts of posts in this space: The Computing Community Consortium launched this blog three years ago as a way to promote discussion...

The language interpreters are the new machines
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

The language interpreters are the new machines

Most Computer Science textbooks assume that algorithms are written directly into machine language for an idealized machine under a Von Neumann architecture. Alas...

Consmr Rates Package Goods
From The Eponymous Pickle

Consmr Rates Package Goods

A new service, Consmr hopes to be the Yelp of Consumer Packaged Goods.  The name is somewhat hard to follow.  Also, how much rating is actually done for these types...

Status Report on the War on Photography
From Schneier on Security

Status Report on the War on Photography

Worth reading: Morgan Leigh Manning, "Less than Picture Perfect: The Legal Relationship between Photographers' Rights and Law Enforcement," Tennessee Law Review...

Panopticon
From The Eponymous Pickle

Panopticon

Stephen Few looks at the data visualization vendor Panopticon.   Took a brief look at them some time back, and they are certainly worth a closer examination.  As...

Mismeasure of Man is UnBiased
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mismeasure of Man is UnBiased

In the NYT: Have read with great interest the books of Stephen J Gould for years.  Now one of his most famous findings, in the Mismeasure of Man, turns out to be...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Back in late April, the CCC announced a call for short videos describing exciting research and results in computer science — with the goal of communicating to undergraduates...

IBM's 100th Anniversary
From The Eponymous Pickle

IBM's 100th Anniversary

In school I was offered a job working with IBM on disk drive analysis, but I went in another direction.  In my first enterprise job I worked with their optimization...

Experientia wins Italian National Prize for Innovation in Services
From Putting People First

Experientia wins Italian National Prize for Innovation in Services

Experientia wins Italian National Prize for Innovation in Services, sponsored by the Italian government and Confcommercio. The President of the Republic, Giorgio...

Experientia vince il Premio Nazionale per l
From Putting People First

Experientia vince il Premio Nazionale per l

Experientia vince la terza edizione del Premio Nazionale per l

Yet Another Way to Evade TSA's Full-Body Scanners
From Schneier on Security

Yet Another Way to Evade TSA's Full-Body Scanners

Last night, at the Third EPIC Champion of Freedom Awards Dinner, we gave an award to Susie Castillo, whose blog post and video of her treatment in the hands of...

Future of Analytics at IBM
From The Eponymous Pickle

Future of Analytics at IBM

In Technology Review: IBM researchers are working on systems that can analyze data to tell businesses eactly what action to take ...Visiting artificial intelligence...

? OpenOffice.Org and the LibreOffice Imperative
From Wild WebMink

? OpenOffice.Org and the LibreOffice Imperative

As expected, the Apache Software Foundation took the first steps to admitting the OpenOffice.org project to the Apache community, following Oracle’s IBM-designed...

US Kodu Cup Winners Announced (2011)
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

US Kodu Cup Winners Announced (2011)

Yesterday the Unlimited Potential team announced the winners of the inaugural US Kodu Cup competition. Today we are announcing the winners of the first U.S...

? New Cat
From Wild WebMink

? New Cat

It was with huge sadness that we discovered last month that our cat Toby had died suddenly in a neighbour’s garden. He was in perfect condition. He had breakfast...

Social Learning Management System
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Learning Management System

A few weeks ago took a look at  an example of a learning management system that had a social component. Here is another that was pointed out to me Interactyx: ...

NY Times on Computing
From My Biased Coin

NY Times on Computing

A couple of days ago there was a NY Times article on computing being cool (again), including a shout-out to Harvard's own CS 50 and of course the Social Network...

Stanford Spatial History Project
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stanford Spatial History Project

Fascinating work at Stanford.   Another example of how visualization can me used to organize and gain insight from very complex data.  Always wanted to do thisStanford's...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 13
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 13

June 14 Conference: The Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference takes place (continues through June 16) Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Avenue...
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