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Gaming Will Save Us All
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Gaming Will Save Us All

How gaming, as the first media market to successfully transition toward media-as-a-service, is an exemplar for a similar evolutionary transition of content and...

Nhtsa Has No Software Engineers or Ees To Analyze Toyotas
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Nhtsa Has No Software Engineers or Ees To Analyze Toyotas

A report in The Washington Post on the Congressional investigation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's response to multiple reports of Toyota...

Humobots in Space
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Humobots in Space

Despite the cancellation of NASA's back-to-the-moon program, the next steps on the moon will likely be taken sometime in the next decade under human control. It's...

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I'm Sorry, Dave, I'm Afraid I Can't Make a ­-Turn

When Toyota Prius owners take their cars to the dealer under the company's latest recall, they'll likely be out of the shop in about 30 minutes. Even though the...

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Why Google Wants a Faster Internet

There was no lack of, well, buzz about Google's new Buzz social-media platform last week, but more important were a series of moves that suggest the search giant...

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The Best Web Browser on the Planet

I like to think of myself as the Dick Cheney of the Browser Wars—an unyielding proponent of greater and greater hostilities between the developers working on Chrome...

Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism
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Steve Jobs and the Economics of Elitism

The more, the better. That’s the fashionable recipe for nurturing new ideas these days. It emphasizes a kind of Internet-era egalitarianism that celebrates the...

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What Apple's Ipad Means For Your Wallet


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Comment: Internet New Shot in the Arm For ­S Hegemony

Over the past 40 years, the US has been dominating the world Internet as the core technique holder with an inherent advantage of being the cradle of the Internet...

An Interview with Michael Rabin
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An Interview with Michael Rabin

Michael O. Rabin, co-recipient of the 1976 ACM A.M. Turing Award, discusses his innovative algorithmic work with Dennis Shasha.

Taking Your Network's Temperature
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Taking Your Network's Temperature

A prescription for capturing data to diagnose and debug a networking problem.

Open Access to Scientific Publications
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Open Access to Scientific Publications

In his July 2009 Communications editor's letter "Open, Closed, or Clopen Access?", editor-in-chief Moshe Vardi addressed...

The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda
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The Need For a National Cybersecurity R&D Agenda

Government-funded initiatives, in cooperation with private-sector partners in key technology areas, are fundamental to cybersecurity technical transformation.

Why an Informatics Degree?
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Why an Informatics Degree?

Isn't computer science enough?

The Good, the Bad and the ­gly: Reflections on the Nsf Supercomputer Center Program
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The Good, the Bad and the ­gly: Reflections on the Nsf Supercomputer Center Program

In a position paper for community input at NSF's Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes...

Broken Builds
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Broken Builds

Frequent broken builds could be symptomatic of deeper problems within a development project.

Computing's Paradigm
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Computing's Paradigm

Trying to categorize computing as engineering, science, or math is fruitless; we have our own paradigm.

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Steering Self-Learning Distance Algorithms

The concept of distance expresses the distortion measure between any pair of entities lying in a common space. Distances...

Usable Security: How to Get It
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Usable Security: How to Get It

Why does your computer bother you so much about security, but still isn't secure? It's because users don't have a model for security, or a simple way to keep important...

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The Duct Tape Programmer

Jamie Zawinski is what I would call a duct-tape programmer. I say that with a great deal of respect. He is the kind of programmer who is hard at work building...
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