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Wal-Mart was Wrong to Just Tag Pallets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wal-Mart was Wrong to Just Tag Pallets

I just wrote a guest column at one of my favorite retail blogs: Storefrontbacktalk. About how Wal-Mart first tested RFID tags extensively on cases and pallets...

From Computational Complexity

What is the complexity of these problems and metaproblems?

The following problem is from Doctor Eco's Cyberpuzzles. I have shortened and generalized it. We are going to put numbers into boxes. If x,y,z are in a box then...

Acceleration of Addiction
From The Eponymous Pickle

Acceleration of Addiction

Paul Graham on the acceleration of addiction via technology. Technology gives us more of what we want, so is it accellerating addiction? Pretty clear the answer...

links for 2010-07-29
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-07-29

Dell's fraud settlement explodes PC market myths "Intel's rebates amounted to 38 per cent of Dell's operating profit in the fiscal year 2006, and rose to 76 per...

The 2050 Calculator
From My Biased Coin

The 2050 Calculator

As regular blog-readers know, I'm a tremendous fan of David MacKay, who has gone from being a leader in the general area of Bayesian inference (author of Information...

Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Electricity Meters
From Schneier on Security

Security Vulnerabilities of Smart Electricity Meters

"Who controls the off switch?" by Ross Anderson and Shailendra Fuloria. Abstract: We're about to acquire a significant new cybervulnerability. The world's energy...

? Jailbreaking Decision Is Temporary Relief
From Wild WebMink

? Jailbreaking Decision Is Temporary Relief

While the decision by the US Library of Congress to create exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for jailbreaking iPhones is very welcome, the reaction...

Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?
From Apophenia

Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?

Eszter Hargittai and I just published a new article in First Monday entitled: “Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?” Abstract: With over 500 million users, the...

Wolfram|Alpha Widgets Beta Announced
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wolfram|Alpha Widgets Beta Announced

This is something that is quite interesting I have just received and am starting to explore. Knowledge should be in the form of installable widgets, shouldn'tThe...

The tension between user-centered design and e-government services
From Putting People First

The tension between user-centered design and e-government services

Nalini Kotamraju, assistant professor at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, gave a talk yesterday at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet...

Funding Opportunities for Ed Tech
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Funding Opportunities for Ed Tech

The Department of Education

Work Where You Work Best
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Work Where You Work Best

Summers can be a bit lonely at universities. Without the hustle and bustle of thousands of undergrads to keep things looking and feeling busy, and with many faculty...

What Do People Want on Smartphones?
From The Eponymous Pickle

What Do People Want on Smartphones?

In Progressive Grocer: What information do people want on their smartphones. This is mostly a fairly obvious survey, with a much too small sample, that is still...

DNSSEC Root Key Split Among Seven People
From Schneier on Security

DNSSEC Root Key Split Among Seven People

The DNSSEC root key has been divided among seven people: Part of ICANN's security scheme is the Domain Name System Security, a security protocol that ensures Web...

Retail Geek
From The Eponymous Pickle

Retail Geek

Just discovered through some Twitter messages The Retail Geek Blog. I have acted in that capacity at times. Welcome.

Mapping the Brain's Networks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mapping the Brain's Networks

Remarkable overview of work by IBM scientists on mapping the major networks in the brain. With some great visualizations. The most comprehensive work yet in understanding...

Rem Koolhaas, the Hermitage and the design of innovative experiences
From Putting People First

Rem Koolhaas, the Hermitage and the design of innovative experiences

On the way to celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2014, the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg (formerly the Winter Palace of the Russian czars) hired legendary...

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Afternoon Sessions
From The Noisy Channel

SIGIR 2010: Day 3 Industry Track Afternoon Sessions

While the SIGIR 2010 Industry Track keynotes had the highest-profile speakers, the rest of the day assembled an impressive line-up: The new frontiers of Web search...

Cory Doctorow on curated computing
From Putting People First

Cory Doctorow on curated computing

Cory Doctorow, the Canadian blogger, journalist and science-fiction author, argues in The Guardian that curated computing is no substitute for the personal and...

Time to break the cyber-utopian myth
From Putting People First

Time to break the cyber-utopian myth

Who do you read and associate with online? Ethan Zuckerman argues in this Guardian video that cultural and linguistic barriers stand in the way of our using the...
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