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ISMAR09: Experiential Learning 3 of 3 - Group Discussion
From The Female Perspective of Computer Science

ISMAR09: Experiential Learning 3 of 3 - Group Discussion

This is the last of three posts on the ISMAR09 experiential learning workshop. Post one and post two covered the morning presentations on current applications,...

Ballmer Blames the Failure of Windows Vista on Security
From Schneier on Security

Ballmer Blames the Failure of Windows Vista on Security

According to the Telegraph: Mr Ballmer said: "We got some uneven reception when [Vista] first launched in large part because we made some design decisions to improve...

From Computational Complexity

The Humbling Power of P v NP

[Note from Bill: He now has an on-line list of papers who still need reviewers] Noam Nisan, back in grad school in the 80's made the following suggestion...

Off To DC
From The Noisy Channel

Off To DC

I encourage you to check out some of the blogs I read.

Dashboard Design
From The Eponymous Pickle

Dashboard Design

Reading Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data. by Stephen Few. Very good. See also his blog: Visual Intelligence.

Australia Man Receives Reduced Sentence Due to Encryption
From Schneier on Security

Australia Man Receives Reduced Sentence Due to Encryption

From the Courier-Mail: A man who established a sophisticated network of peepholes and cameras to spy on his flatmates has escaped a jail sentence after police...

Second Life For the Enterprise?
From The Eponymous Pickle

Second Life For the Enterprise?

I abandoned SL about a year ago after over a year of exploration. Is it now crowded and profitable? People spending 100 minutes of time there per visit on average...

Managing Shopper Lists - Store Contexts
From The Eponymous Pickle

Managing Shopper Lists - Store Contexts

One of my particular interests, starting at enterprise innovation locations, was to experiment with how a shopper could engage with retail locations in a seamless...

? A Remarkable Reversal
From Wild WebMink

? A Remarkable Reversal

It was a surprise to see Richard Stallman's signature on a letter to the European Commission calling on them to block the acquisition of MySQL by Oracle with its...

WolframAlpha has an App
From The Eponymous Pickle

WolframAlpha has an App

WolframAlpha, the computational knowledge engine, has an application for the IPhone. What has received much of the early publicity is that it is expensive in the...

Clay Shirky and Stephen Fry on the digital revolution
From Putting People First

Clay Shirky and Stephen Fry on the digital revolution

The people behind Digital Revolution (working title), an open source documentary, due for transmission on BBC Two in 2010, that will take stock of 20 years of change...

Trust in digital life
From Putting People First

Trust in digital life

Denise Deveau, technology writer at The Globe and Mail speaks with Kim Cameron, Microsoft’s identity guru, about what it will take for consumers and businesses...

Books! Books! Books!
From The Noisy Channel

Books! Books! Books!

When my daughter was born almost two years ago, I wondered if she’d grow up reading books. After all, I do most of my reading online, and increasingly find myself...

Learning with Serious Games
From The Eponymous Pickle

Learning with Serious Games

I have long been interested in using games for serious learning. Doesn't it make great sense to use the fun, competition and often addictive nature of the gamereviewed...

An Unintentional Sociology of Blogs Experiment
From Computational Complexity

An Unintentional Sociology of Blogs Experiment

Yesterday I posted a list of books that I want reviews of as SIGACT NEWS Book Review Column Editor. This resulted in an unintentional study of Sociology and Blogs...

TSA Successfully Defends Itself
From Schneier on Security

TSA Successfully Defends Itself

Story here. Basically, a woman posts a horrible story of how she was mistreated by the TSA, and the TSA responds by releasing the video showing that she was lying...

links for 2009-10-20
From Wild WebMink

links for 2009-10-20

Letter to the EC opposing Oracle's acquisition of MySQL Fascinating to see Stallman admit that the GPL does not guarantee software...

Computer Card Counter Detects Human Card Counters
From Schneier on Security

Computer Card Counter Detects Human Card Counters

All it takes is a computer that can track every card: The anti-card-counter system uses cameras to watch players and keep track of the actual "count" of the cards...

Old References
From My Biased Coin

Old References

One interesting aspect of our WSDM paper is that we have multiple references from the 1930's and 40's. It turns out our problem is related to some of the problems...

Six Years of Patch Tuesdays
From Schneier on Security

Six Years of Patch Tuesdays

Nice article summing up six years of Microsoft Patch Tuesdays: The total number of flaws disclosed and patched by the software maker so far this year stands at...
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