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New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive
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New Guide from Eff: Keeping Your Site Alive

Denial of service attacks—flooding Web sites with traffic in order to make them unavailable to the public—have become an increasingly popular way to take down or...

Q&A: What Women Want
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Q&A: What Women Want

Harvey Mudd College president Maria Klawe talks about increasing the number of women who study computer science.

Seven Lessons From Bad History
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Seven Lessons From Bad History

Journalists, historians, and the invention of email.

Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future
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Don't Feel Bad If You Can't Predict the Future

Wise experts and powerful machines are no match for chaotic events and human declarations. Beware of their predictions and be humble in your own.

Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy
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Automated Prediction: Perception, Law, and Policy

A few predictions about predictions.

The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation
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The Need to Balance Innovation and Implementation in Broadening Participation

Seeking to improve the process for writing and reviewing proposals for new educational programs.

Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts
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Author Order: What Science Can Learn from the Arts

Some thoughts about author order in research papers.

Alan and I
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Alan and I

A personal account of Alan Turing's life and impact.

Neal Stephenson on Kickstarter, Swordfighting, and the Big Novel's Staying Power
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Neal Stephenson on Kickstarter, Swordfighting, and the Big Novel's Staying Power

The first line in any story about Neal Stephenson will reference his massive, massively complicated, and massively successful novels.

Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy
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Bring It: A Call For Candidates to Debate Science Policy

Innovation, economic growth, and climate change are just a few of the challenges and opportunities that face the U.S. They are also firmly linked to science.

Plagiarism, Defamation, and the Power of Hyperlinks
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Plagiarism, Defamation, and the Power of Hyperlinks

What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer, and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to...

Will the Next Election Be Hacked?
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Will the Next Election Be Hacked?

Two years ago, hackers gained access to an online voting system created by the District of Columbia and altered every ballot on behalf of their own preferred candidates...

Paul Otellini 
on Intel and the Pc's Evolution
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Paul Otellini 
on Intel and the Pc's Evolution

Since taking over as CEO in 2005, Otellini has focused on pushing Intel beyond the PC.

Exploring the Planets Enriches ­S at Home
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Exploring the Planets Enriches ­S at Home

NASA's newest marvel, a one-ton rover named Curiosity, has been set down with all the delicacy of a carton of eggs on the surface of Mars.

In a Valley of Vc Clones, Google Ventures Does More Than Just Write Checks
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In a Valley of Vc Clones, Google Ventures Does More Than Just Write Checks

Joe Kraus isn't just a Google Ventures partner. He's also a poker player, and I think he knows that both pursuits involve a certain amount of gambling, regardless...

There's Only One Truly Open Platform: The Web
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There's Only One Truly Open Platform: The Web

As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing "platform wars," with both companies trying to control as much of their networks...

Trust: Ill-Advised in a Digital Age
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Trust: Ill-Advised in a Digital Age

Bruce Schneieer ordered a Coke, no ice, at the Rio casino on a Saturday afternoon. I ordered Diet Coke, also no ice, and handed the bartender an American Express...

Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the ­nfolding ­.s.-Israeli Cyberwar
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Meet Gauss, the Latest Weapon in the ­nfolding ­.s.-Israeli Cyberwar

To the steadily growing list of digital weapons that appear to have been jointly created by the combined resources of the U.S. and Israel, we can now add another...

Why I Love Mars
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Why I Love Mars

Every now and then, I spend time on Mars. I dig my naked toes into the fine, red-orange soil, watch how it clings to my skin—and feel an incipient itch.

How Will Apple Restore Icloud Trust?
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How Will Apple Restore Icloud Trust?

After being on the receiving end of a truly awful hacking attack, Wired writer Mat Honan explained how it happened in detail. And he was very clear about two of...
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