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The Life Cycle of Cryptographic Hash Functions
From Schneier on Security

The Life Cycle of Cryptographic Hash Functions

Nice chart.

From Computational Complexity

I am conducing a NEW POLL on P vs NP

In 2002 I did a poll that appeared as SIGACT News Complexity Theory Column 36 on what people thought of P vs NP. See here. That article is now linked to on...

Beyond the Bounce Rate
From The Eponymous Pickle

Beyond the Bounce Rate

A post in the blog at Catalyst Online.   Brought to my attention this week.  Honestly I have not heard the measure of the 'bounce rate' used very often in the enterprise...

Using Technology to Reinvent Math Education
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Using Technology to Reinvent Math Education

What subject do high school students dislike the most? My bet is math — it’s confusing, abstract, and requires meticulous attention to detail. But at it’s heart...

Meaningful Play
From The Eponymous Pickle

Meaningful Play

A good Google talk on meaningful play.   Sebstian Deterding  -  Serious Play: Getting Gamification Right.   And Prof. Jesse Schell's talk at DICEon the future of...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 20
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of June 20

Cybersecurity appears to be the word for committees this week. June 21 Hearing: The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on cybersecurity...

Predictive Analytical Medical tests
From The Eponymous Pickle

Predictive Analytical Medical tests

Algorithms for real time data analysis for predictive diagnosis.  Again this was an early application of artificial intelligence.  As suggested this requires that...

Individual and networked privacy
From Putting People First

Individual and networked privacy

Danah Boyd, researcher at Microsoft Research New England and Fellow at the Harvard Berkman Center for Internet and Society, posted the crib of her recent Personal...

Book: ethnography and the corporate encounter
From Putting People First

Book: ethnography and the corporate encounter

Ethnography and The Corporate Encounter Reflections on Research in and of Corporations Edited by Melissa Cefkin Berghahn Books 2010, 262 pages Businesses and other...

RAND Corporation on Trusted Traveler
From Schneier on Security

RAND Corporation on Trusted Traveler

New paper: "Assessing the Security Benefits of a Trusted Traveler Program in the Presence of Attempted Attacker Exploitation and Compromise": Current aviation...

Interesting Links 20 June 2011
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Interesting Links 20 June 2011

This time next week I will be in Philadelphia for ISTE. I

Surviving Technological Sea Changes
From The Eponymous Pickle

Surviving Technological Sea Changes

MJ Perry on the survival of IBM during a hundred years of technological changes.

New Books Worth Looking At
From My Biased Coin

New Books Worth Looking At

New books are coming out all the time, but here are two big ones that stick out in my mind (perhaps because I've seen the authors recently). [Feel free to mention...

Priorities
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Priorities

Recently I was asked by a younger teacher, how I allocate my time because he knew that I teach both computer science and mathematics. I never thought much about...

Controlling Swarms of Tiny Robots
From The Eponymous Pickle

Controlling Swarms of Tiny Robots

From IEEE Spctrum: We proposed a variant of this idea years ago.  Unleash a hoard of tiny robotic 'turtles' in a confined space like a warehouse to take inventory...

Web Illiteracy
From The Eponymous Pickle

Web Illiteracy

This ReadWriteWeb piece struck home.  Lately I have been in a number of conversations where I discovered that less is known about operational aspects of the Internet...

About Faces
From The Eponymous Pickle

About Faces

Revisiting About Face: The Secrets of Emotionally Effective Advertising, by Dan Hill. What is more primal than a face?   A good portion of our brains are devoted...

Impact Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Impact Games

From a colleague:  ...  A company called ImpactGames www.impactgames.com and it

On the Future of Quantum Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

On the Future of Quantum Computing

A good description and view of the future of quantum computing, by IBM and others.   In Computerworld: " ... Quantum computers could provide a big boost to technologies...

Why Chrome?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Why Chrome?

I wondered about this question.  It just seems much less versatile than other browsers. It is fast.  Is it in  the Chromification of the operating system?
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