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Amazon Sells Groceries in the UK
From The Eponymous Pickle

Amazon Sells Groceries in the UK

In Businessweek: Amazon sells groceries online in the UK. " ... has launched a grocery website in Britain, offering customers products from companies including...

EdChat Education Discussions on Twitter
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

EdChat Education Discussions on Twitter

Have you ever wondered what good Twitter was for educators? Well #EdChat is one thing that is very useful. And pretty interesting as well. EdChat is an informal...

Pork-Filled Counter-Islamic Bomb Device
From Schneier on Security

Pork-Filled Counter-Islamic Bomb Device

Okay, this is just weird: Mark S. Price, a specialist in public security, and his privately held company, Paradise Lost Antiterrorism Network of America (www.plan...

From Computational Complexity

This Post is Quite Different then Any You've Every Read!

I recently a letter from WETA (public TV) which I quote from: This letter is quite different from any we've ever sent to you. For years we wrote to you about...

Wrong Price Penalties
From The Eponymous Pickle

Wrong Price Penalties

In StoreFrontBackTalk, an article on some recent large penalties due to incorrect price postings at Sears. You will recall we did a number of studies of Electronic...

Getting Strategic Transparency
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting Strategic Transparency

On linking transparency and accountability, in particular about using our increasingly sensor-rich world. in the HBR: " ... Whether morbidly curious or voyeuristically...

Insects and Robot Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Insects and Robot Design

In the CACM: Insects that inspire robot design. Not a new thing. Useful but sometimes overemphasized. Airplanes are not based on the design of birds. Natural inspired...

links for 2010-07-27
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-07-27

EFF Wins New Legal Protections for Video Artists, Cell Phone Jailbreakers, and Unlockers Congratulations to the EFF on this victory for digital liberty. We mustn't...

WPA Cracking in the Cloud
From Schneier on Security

WPA Cracking in the Cloud

It's a service: The mechanism used involves captured network traffic, which is uploaded to the WPA Cracker service and subjected to an intensive brute force cracking...

Teaching Time Conflicts
From My Biased Coin

Teaching Time Conflicts

As the semester ominously approaches, we've noticed that we're facing a number of class time-slot collisions in computer science.This is unsurprising.  Until recently...

Mind Melds as Measures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Mind Melds as Measures

From Wired, this is interesting ... with perhaps some lessons to neuromarketing. A stronger mild meld might be the connection between two speakers, rather than...

PLDI
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

PLDI

The Computing Community Consortium is interested in stimulating the development of new research visions and challenges in computing research. Recently, the CCC...

1921 Book on Profiling
From Schneier on Security

1921 Book on Profiling

Here's a book from 1921 on how to profile people.

From Computational Complexity

A Seventh Mil. Problem

Richard Lipton had a wonderful post asking for a seventh Millennium Prize now that Poincare's conjecture has been solved. I posted a suggestion on his blog but...

New Portfolio
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

New Portfolio

I finally have a new portfolio!When I made the original website, I was in fourth year and expecting to work for industry. But now that I'm in grad school and looking...

Selling Body Wash
From The Eponymous Pickle

Selling Body Wash

A very good Ad-Age case study on changes in body wash sales after the much talked about the very viral old spice videos and related social networking plays. It...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 26
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of July 26

July 27 Hearing: The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on consumer online privacy. 2:30 p.m., 253 Russell Building July...

Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Stop Trying to Delight Your Customers

We always had the delighting rule drummed into us. This recent HBR piece takes a contrarian view and makes some excellent points. ' ... Two critical findings emerged...

Microsoft Data Viz Tool
From The Eponymous Pickle

Microsoft Data Viz Tool

Something new, about to examine: Microsoft Debuts a Data Visualization toolMicrosoft has released a controller for its Silverlight multimedia software that can...

links for 2010-07-26
From Wild WebMink

links for 2010-07-26

How Will You Measure Your Life? Worthwhile reading for a Monday from Clayton Christensen. (tags: Business Management Philosophy Zeitgeist) Good-bye, Sun Bryan Cantrill...
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