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Online Censorship Day and Other Links
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Online Censorship Day and Other Links

1)  Sharon Goldberg and Nick Feamster asked me to announce the following:In the tradition of CAEC, NYCE, and etc, we are holding a "Day" on online censorship at...

Daily Show
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Daily Show

Anyone else watching Jon Stewart making fun of Harvard w/regard to the "cheating scandal".[I need the exact wording for the punch line -- "Open Internet?  Is this...

Zachary Quinto and Cherry Jones are in Town...
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Zachary Quinto and Cherry Jones are in Town...

Harvard had a special faculty meet-the-director-deal thing for a preview of The Glass Menagerie, playing the next few weeks at the American Repertory Theater, that...

Ad Board Update
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Ad Board Update

We've finally got an update on the Government 1310 situation.  As reported by the Crimson, FAS Dean Mike Smith sent out an email Friday, where he wrote that“somewhat...

Friday Ruminations
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Friday Ruminations

It's felt like a bad few weeks at Harvard.Not that anything actually BAD has happened, like an inexplicable paper rejection or some interdepartmental fight or anything...

On My Drive in This Morning...
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On My Drive in This Morning...

It would, of course, be completely inappropriate for me to write that if you're interested in illegal prescription drugs, you should go talk to Stefan Savage of...

Auernheimer Speaks
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Auernheimer Speaks

Auernheimer -- who as I've discussed on this blog was convicted of a felony by accessing AT&T servers -- put out a statement yesterday. 

Here Comes Another One
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Here Comes Another One

And yet another security story -- this one titled find a bug, get expelled or something close to that in various places. I'm going to have to find out where I send...

Aaron Swartz : Links
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Aaron Swartz : Links

If you haven't done so already, today is a good day to reflect upon the life of Aaron Swartz. If you haven't heard of him or need background, you can always start...

Government 1310 -- What's New?
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Government 1310 -- What's New?

So, as many of you may remember, Harvard had a rather embarrassing cheating scandal flare up at the start of the academic year, involving over 100 students.  To...

Any Good Voronoi Code Out There?
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Any Good Voronoi Code Out There?

Help! I've got a wacky idea I'd like to explore (pseudo-preliminary-pre-research stage) which will require some code, namely for Voronoi diagrams.  What I'd like...

Security, Disclosure, Legality
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Security, Disclosure, Legality

I guess I'm late to this news, but I stumbled across the case of Andrew Auernheimer, who was convicted of one count of identity fraud and one count of conspiracy...

No Stress
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No Stress

Greg Morrisett points me to this bit of silliness to start my morning: University professors have a lot less stress than most of us. Unless they teach summer school...

Answers for Assignments?
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Answers for Assignments?

One of the smarter students I've known at Harvard, who has been a Teaching Assistant for me the last two years (and who I'm hoping will be back again this year)...

Put This On My List...
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Put This On My List...

Put this on my list of papers I wish I had written: Manipulating Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics: simple, easy and tempting. I think the title...

STOC Goings-On
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STOC Goings-On

Joan has permitted/encouraged me to post on the STOC PC process this year.  So far, all seems to be running smoothly. Despite pre-conference suggestions by some...

Assessing Computer Scientists
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Assessing Computer Scientists

My colleague and frequent co-author John Byers knows that I can spend up to several hours a day actively worrying about my ranking as a computer scientist.  While...

Posts from FOCS (part 5)
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Posts from FOCS (part 5)

[Again, edited by Justin Thaler, who organized all this.  The following was written by Michael Forbes of MIT.]Title: Higher Cell Probe Lower Bounds for Evaluating...

Computer Science Rhodes Scholar
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Computer Science Rhodes Scholar

A question we tend to get at Harvard is why students should come here to study computer science.  There are lots of reasons, of course, but one thing we like to...

Harvard Financials
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Harvard Financials

Harry Lewis has had several interesting posts this month over at his blog.  In particular, he discusses Harvard Magazine's recent analysis of Harvard's Annual Financial...
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