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Les Valiant wins the Turing Award

In a definite case of when not if, Leslie Valiant will receive the 2010 ACM Turing Award, the highest honor in all of computer science. Valiant has done incredible...

Sitra
From Putting People First

Sitra

Last week Experientia participated in Ecobuild 2011 (London, UK) to showcase its work in user-centred sustainable design for the built environment, and in particular...

links for 2011-03-09
From Wild WebMink

links for 2011-03-09

'No sysadmin' is the key to Freedom Box "The Freedom Box project will succeed or fail on whether it works "without sysadmin". If only trained sysadmins can figure...

Malware as Job Security
From Schneier on Security

Malware as Job Security

A programmer installed malware into the Whack-a-Mole arcade game as a form of job security. It didn't work.

Leslie Valiant Wins Turing Award
From My Biased Coin

Leslie Valiant Wins Turing Award

About time!

CS Principles AP Course Pilots Wanted
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

CS Principles AP Course Pilots Wanted

As many of you know there is a new AP CS course, APCS Principles, under development. A second round of pilot courses is planned for next school year and the program...

Computing Beyond Mathematics
From The Eponymous Pickle

Computing Beyond Mathematics

An interesting viewpoint article in ACM.  In one way this is quite obvious, computer science has gone far beyond mathematics ... far beyond just 'computing'Computer...

SAS Pushes Business Intelligence to Mobile
From The Eponymous Pickle

SAS Pushes Business Intelligence to Mobile

A very good direction we are seeing as key Business Intelligence vendors are supporting mobile.  You should be able to take your intelligence to wherever your data...

Breaking news: HTML+CSS is Turing complete
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Breaking news: HTML+CSS is Turing complete

A programming language is Turing complete if it equivalent to a Turing machine. In practice, it means that any algorithm can be implemented. Most programming languages...

Location Based Marketing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Location Based Marketing

In Adage:  a good overview of what marketers should think about when considering the use of  location based services.

Remote Food
From The Eponymous Pickle

Remote Food

3D Printers creating food.   It appears there is still much to do here before this becomes practical or very appetizing.  Yet the direction is clear, digitally...

NSF DD Describes His Experience
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

NSF DD Describes His Experience

Keith Marzullo, a Division Director within the NSF’s CISE Directorate, recently sat down to describe his experiences working at the National Science Foundation....

Criminals Stealing Cars by Calling Tow Trucks
From Schneier on Security

Criminals Stealing Cars by Calling Tow Trucks

It's a clever hack, but an old problem: the authentication in these sorts of normal operations isn't good enough to prevent abuse.

Free Pluralsight On-demand Training via Dreamspark
From Computer Science Teacher – Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

Free Pluralsight On-demand Training via Dreamspark

Microsoft is constantly adding software and other benefits to the DreamSparak program. The latest of these benefits is the opportunity for students to get access...

? FSF Leadership Change
From Wild WebMink

? FSF Leadership Change

I got a call on Friday evening from Peter Brown, the Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation (FSF). It’s been my great pleasure to know and work with...

The Rise of the Service Robot
From The Eponymous Pickle

The Rise of the Service Robot

The past and future of the US Robotics Industry in a good BusinessWeek article. " .... U.S. robotic companies have regained their strength, but face tough Asian...

Webinar on Top Neuro-Ranked Superbowl Ads
From The Eponymous Pickle

Webinar on Top Neuro-Ranked Superbowl Ads

This webinar looks to be very interesting, especially for someone interested in the practical application of neuromarketing.  It will be held tomorrow March 18Here...

USACM Supports Defense Against FY
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Supports Defense Against FY

USACM signed a letter sent to the Senate leadership last week urging them to resist the deep cuts to science agency budgets approved recently by the House of Representatives...

Introducing Gram's House, Our Imagine Cup 2011 Game for Girls and Computer Science
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Introducing Gram's House, Our Imagine Cup 2011 Game for Girls and Computer Science

Computer science is still a gender-imbalanced field. Outreach efforts by various non-profits and companies like Microsoft seem to make an impact on this issue....

Inspiration
From Computer Science Teachers Association

Inspiration

I was inspired recently by the keynote speaker at a Computer Using Educators (CUE) conference that I attended near the end of first semester. The speaker discussed...
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