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Starting the Year with Turing

This week I was in Boston for the Joint Math Meeting, a combined meeting of the AMS, MAA and a couple of other three-letter math societies with 7000 of my closest...

NSF to Hold Webinar on Smart Health & Wellbeing Program
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF to Hold Webinar on Smart Health & Wellbeing Program

As we’ve previously reported

Improving the Security of Four-Digit PINs on Cell Phones
From Schneier on Security

Improving the Security of Four-Digit PINs on Cell Phones

The author of this article notices that it's often easy to guess a cell phone PIN because of smudge marks on the screen. Those smudge marks indicate the four PIN...

Semantic Rules for Determining Social Interests
From The Eponymous Pickle

Semantic Rules for Determining Social Interests

In ReadwriteWeb. Google acquires IBM technology that determines personal social interests. Even a flow chart is included. I took a look at a similar idea that...

Ask the US President to veto SOPA and PIPA
From Wild WebMink

Ask the US President to veto SOPA and PIPA

I know from the statistics that many of the people who read this are in the USA. Apologies to everyone else, but I’d like to ask all my US readers to take a look...

AlixPartners
From The Eponymous Pickle

AlixPartners

I was recently introduced to AlixPartners, a group that uses analytical and executive expertise to solves business problems. " ... Our service expertise reaches...

<i>Liars and Outliers</i> News
From Schneier on Security

Liars and Outliers News

The Liars and Outliers webpage is live. On it you can find links to order both paper and e-book copies from a variety of online retailers, and signed copies directly...

Computer Scientist Appears on America's Got Talent
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Computer Scientist Appears on America's Got Talent

Inaccurate stereotypes about what computer scientists look and act like abound. Our students see them in popular media and hear about them from friends and family...

Predictive Trade Planning in the Cloud
From The Eponymous Pickle

Predictive Trade Planning in the Cloud

Press Release:Unilever Selects DemandTec for Predictive Trade Planning in the Cloud Global consumer goods leader drives more effective retail trade plans with...

CS & IT 2012
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CS & IT 2012

Back in the end of November I posted the call for proposals for the 12th Annual Computer Science & Information Technology Conference. Did you see it? Have you been...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

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Newly Released Papers from NSA Journals
From Schneier on Security

Newly Released Papers from NSA Journals

The papers are old, but they have just been released under FOIA.

Google Analytic Metrics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google Analytic Metrics

A simple view of Google Analytics metrics. Useful guide, especially for beginners in Web analytic methods.

People Centric Sensing
From The Eponymous Pickle

People Centric Sensing

The rise of people-centric sensing. Another example of how data gathering is increasing. " ... Technological advances in sensing, computation, storage, and communications...

? Foxes Have Holes
From Wild WebMink

? Foxes Have Holes

The UK’s Minister of Agriculture thinks that the law against hunting foxes is impossible to enforce and should therefore be repealed. I wonder how he and his government...

Sending Coded Messages with Postage Stamps
From Schneier on Security

Sending Coded Messages with Postage Stamps

The history of coded messages in postage-stamp placement. I wonder how prevalent this actually was. My guess is that it was more a clever idea than an actual...

From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Last March, we noted that the National Science Foundation (NSF), together with 7 other international funders, was launching the second round of an international...

Control Algorithm
From The Eponymous Pickle

Control Algorithm

An Algorithm that estimates who is in control based on speech patterns. Sounds obvious, but there are likely subtle semantic details involved.

Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition

Registration for the Microsoft Bliink 2012 Illinois Web Design Competition is now open. Bliink (http://bit.ly/Bliink) is open to Illinois students ages 13-19 participating...

The Poor State of US Public Domain Laws
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Poor State of US Public Domain Laws

Techdirt Post on how public domain laws are preventing access to works that should surely be available to all by now. A situation that needs to be corrected soon...
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