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Neuro Revolution Book
From The Eponymous Pickle

Neuro Revolution Book

From the Lucid Systems blog, a short look at new book by Zack Lynch and Byron Laursen called The Neuro Revolution. To be released on July 21. Looks to be interesting...

Beware SQL injections due to missing prepared statement support in libraries
From CERIAS Blog

Beware SQL injections due to missing prepared statement support in libraries

Just because your library allows you to specify an SQL query and the data separately, doesn't mean that it's safe. Imagine this scenario. You read that prepared...

Beware SQL injections due to fake prepared statement support
From CERIAS Blog

Beware SQL injections due to fake prepared statement support

So, you read that prepared statements are a good way to avoid SQL injection, because the database is told explicitly and separately what is the code and what is...

Cloned Dogs
From The Eponymous Pickle

Cloned Dogs

Although a bit off the usual topic here, I find this interesting. Dogs cloned from trained dogs are being used in a drug sniffing test. If successful, this would...

Social Networks Spill Your Secrets
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Networks Spill Your Secrets

Interesting piece on the security of social networks. And the full paper, Google authors.

Self Service Wine Kiosks
From The Eponymous Pickle

Self Service Wine Kiosks

In Storefronbacktalk: Pennsylvania looks at self service wine kiosks with face recognition and integrated breathalyzer. I like trying new integrated kiosk sensors...

Keeping Track of Your Knowledge
From The Eponymous Pickle

Keeping Track of Your Knowledge

Just took another look at TheBrain, a graphical means of storing and manipulating your knowledge. A form of mind-map. Jerry Michalski introduced me to it. Explored...

Libraries turn page to thrive in digital age
From Putting People First

Libraries turn page to thrive in digital age

The Globe and Mail newspaper of Canada looks at the future of libraries: Long the subject of warnings that the Internet would spell their demise, public libraries...

The crowd is wise (when it
From Putting People First

The crowd is wise (when it

According to the New York Times, evidence suggests that crowdsourcing succeeds when it

Heading to SIGIR
From The Noisy Channel

Heading to SIGIR


links for 2009-07-18
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-07-18

Big Brother Amazon Remotely Deletes Purchased Copies of 1984 and Animal Farm From Thousands of Kindles No, this is not from The...

Technology for more than one language, please
From Putting People First

Technology for more than one language, please

Technological tools are not made for people who speak more than one language, and there are many of us: immigrants, travellers, polyglots, emerging market facilitators...

Book: Human-Computer Interaction
From Putting People First

Book: Human-Computer Interaction

Human-Computer Interaction: Development Process (Series: Human Factors and Ergonomics) by Andrew Sears and Julie A. Jacko (Editors) CRC Press, March 2, 2009 Hardcover...

Smalltalk-like Message Passing in JavaScript
From Return 42;

Smalltalk-like Message Passing in JavaScript

Every time I am programming something in Objective-C, I just love the way the languages makes use of Smalltalk-like message passing. Also being able to send messages...

Creating one
From Putting People First

Creating one

Tyler Cowen (Wikipedia), a professor of economics at George Mason University, has written a thought-provoking piece for Fast Company, that is many ways highly complementary...

Other cybersecurity legislation in the U.S.
From CERIAS Blog

Other cybersecurity legislation in the U.S.

In response to my last post, several people have pointed out to me some other initiatives before Congress. Here are some brief comments on a few of them, basedThomas...

Social Network for Researchers
From The Eponymous Pickle

Social Network for Researchers

Will Science 2.0 methods like these eliminate the need for research papers?

Orwellian act Removes Orwell Books
From The Eponymous Pickle

Orwellian act Removes Orwell Books

Apparently a number of electronic books were removed remotely from Kindle book readers after they were bought and paid for. Included Orwell titles. Thats an advantage...

Determinants of faculty research productivity
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Determinants of faculty research productivity

Should you hire Ph.D. graduates from top schools in your country? Maybe not: The present analysis however dispels the notion that graduates of high-status doctoral...

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications
From Putting People First

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications

Design ethnography: strategy for visual communications Leslie MacNeil Weber 2009 Graduate Thesis University of Washington Ethnography, a field of anthropological...
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