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Confessions of a Science Librarian

I'm curious about all this and I wonder if any of the computing people out there share Moshe Yardi's ambivalence in Conferences vs. Journals in Computing Research...

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On Vardi's Question on Conferences

As picked up by Lance, Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. While I agree with the view...

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Are Conferences Worth Fixing?

Moshe Vardi uses his Editor's Letter in the May CACM to start up a debate on the future of conferences in CS. He mentions last year's Workshop on Organizing Workshops...

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Computer Engineers Should Not Teach Computer Science

Everything started last year, when a commission created by the Minister of Higher Education in Jordan considered computer engineers unqualified to teach computer...

Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back
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Manufacturing Jobs Are Never Coming Back

Increasingly, machines make things, not people. That's mainly because of technology. When we think of manufacturing jobs, we tend to imagine old-time assembly lines...

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Internet Scientist Says, You Can't Hack Data From Militaries. Then Who Did and How?

An acclaimed Internet scientist in China has said that there is no way hackers could access top-secret data by penetrating the firewalls of military or government...

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Flaws in Web's Much-Touted Wolframalpha

When a free Web service called WolframAlpha launches in the coming days, the public will get to try a "computational knowledge engine" that has had technology insiders...

An Interview with Jon Kleinberg
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An Interview with Jon Kleinberg

Jon Kleinberg tallied a long list of awards and achievements before being named recipient of the 2008 ACM – Infosys Foundation Award in the Computer Sciences at...

Is China's 'secure' Os a Threat to ­.s Offensive Cyber Capabilities?
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Is China's 'secure' Os a Threat to ­.s Offensive Cyber Capabilities?

China's development of the Kylin hardened operating system undermines U.S. offensive cyber warfare capabilities, Kevin G. Coleman of Technolytics Institute told...

25 Major Scientific Achievements of the 1950s: Can We Top Them?
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25 Major Scientific Achievements of the 1950s: Can We Top Them?

The new Science race is on — just like the 1950s — but this time, the prize is not to conquer space, but to conquer pollution, carbon emissions, drought and the...

Deficits Worry Intel Chairman Craig Barrett
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Deficits Worry Intel Chairman Craig Barrett

Craig Barrett joined Intel Corp. as a technology-development manager in 1974, and rose through the ranks to become chief executive officer in 1998. In 2005, he...

The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem
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The Downside of Friends: Facebook's Hacking Problem

Scammers unleashed a new attack on Facebook last week, collecting users' log-in information and passwords and pilfering victims' "friends" lists to target the next...

Film About Kurzweil Gets Two Nano-Enhanced Cyberthumbs ­p
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Film About Kurzweil Gets Two Nano-Enhanced Cyberthumbs ­p

I can't really give an objective review of Barry Ptolemy's new documentary film "Transcendent Man" — a treatment of the life and futurist ideas of Ray Kurzweil...

Re-Envisioning the Computer Science Curriculum
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Re-Envisioning the Computer Science Curriculum

Dan Garcia, a lecturer in the EECS department at UC Berkeley, talks with Intel's Paul Steinberg and Contra Costa College Professor Tom Murphy about parallelism,...

Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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Six Networking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Despite understanding that networking can be a valuable skill for managers and leaders, many mid-career professionals have not fully developed their networking...

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How to Recruit Students For Government Service

According to a project completed by second-year master's students at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, government needs to be doing a better job of recruiting...

Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?
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Humanity Close to Passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test?

Researchers at the University of Paderborn in Germany say they have moved closer to passing the Hofstadter-Turing Test. Posed by Douglas Hofstadter in 1982, the...

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Enterprise Search Needs Better Metadata

Today's workers are used to "Googling" queries and getting results quickly and accurately. However, while searching at work, these same workers often find it difficult...

How Open-Source Software Can Dominate the World
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How Open-Source Software Can Dominate the World

Open-source guru Jon "Maddog" Hall, executive director of Linux International, spoke to an overflow crowd at LinuxFest Northwest in Bellingham, WA, making the case...

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The Indian Exception Proving the Rule

As the dust settles on the Satyam scandal, the forces driving outsourcing are as strong as ever, with benefits for both India and the West. India's National Association...
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