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So are there or are there not jobs in CS and IT
From Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information From Alfred Thompson

So are there or are there not jobs in CS and IT

The other day in my interesting links post I included links to several articles/blog posts. One article was titled - IT hiring increases last month despite broader...

German TV on the Failure of Full-Body Scanners
From Schneier on Security

German TV on the Failure of Full-Body Scanners

The video is worth watching, even if you don't speak German. The scanner caught a subject's cell phone and Swiss Army knife -- and the microphone he was wearing...

Web Security
From Schneier on Security

Web Security

Nice article.

USACM Supports Bill to Expand FCC Technical Capacity
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

USACM Supports Bill to Expand FCC Technical Capacity

USACM has sent Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) a letter of support for her bill to expand the technical advising capacity of the Federal Communications Commission...

Earthquake Data Visualized
From The Eponymous Pickle

Earthquake Data Visualized

Using Tableau dashboards: 'The Pan American Health Organization published an interactive dashboard showing the location of last week

Printing Food
From The Eponymous Pickle

Printing Food

In-store food manufacture has been mentioned here a number of times. Here is another related research example, the MIT Cornucopia Food Printer Project, recently...

Front book vs back book pricing: a service design challenge
From Putting People First

Front book vs back book pricing: a service design challenge

Nick Marsh of EMC Conchango reflects on the conundrum of ‘front book’ vs ‘back book’ pricing, and the implications for service design. “This is a great example...

Upcoming service design conference in Sweden
From Putting People First

Upcoming service design conference in Sweden

One of the projects funded by the Danish programme for user-driven innovation (English summary) is DESINOVA (see also this earlier post). DESINOVA

RIP
From Wild WebMink

RIP

The news is in that the EU has finally approved Oracle's purchase of Sun, and while there are some more hurdles to cross I think James' response is very fitting...

From Computational Complexity

Job Postings

Two sites to look for jobs at: Lance Fortnow set up this blog that collects theory annoucments including jobs: here Boaz Barak Obama, in an effort to create...

Making a Heatmap
From The Eponymous Pickle

Making a Heatmap

A good piece on constructing your own Heatmap in Flowingdata. Heatmaps are a way to visualize and quickly scan the values and fixed time relationships of many variables...

ATM Skimmer
From Schneier on Security

ATM Skimmer

Neat pictures. I would never have noticed it, which is precisely the point.

Urban sensing via mobile phones, an ARUP project
From Putting People First

Urban sensing via mobile phones, an ARUP project

Arup Australasia has published a three-part technical overview on its research blog of its ‘urban sensing via mobile phones’ project. The research project, in collaboration...

FT on cultural differences in Chinese internet use
From Putting People First

FT on cultural differences in Chinese internet use

Western companies are struggling to bridge the growing gap created by the evolution of a cyberspace with Chinese characteristics. Kathrin Hille explains some of...

Report: Booting up mobile health
From Putting People First

Report: Booting up mobile health

Mobile health is emerging at the intersection of dynamic changes in mobility patterns, health care delivery, and new mobile technologies and networks. New technologies...

Articles on Danish design research
From Putting People First

Articles on Danish design research

The Danish Centre for Design Research (DCDR) is an umbrella organisation under the Danish Ministry of Culture for the design research that takes place at the Aarhus...

John Nash Documentary
From The Eponymous Pickle

John Nash Documentary

Always interesting Mind Hacks points to a recording of the PBS documentary on game theorist John Nash. Much more informative than the Hollywoodized Beautiful...

Pepsico Optimizes Trade Promotions
From The Eponymous Pickle

Pepsico Optimizes Trade Promotions

In Consumer Goods Technology: Integrated with the back office, CAS 8 is expected to provide a comprehensive view of account and channel performance...

Wrasse Punish Cheaters
From Schneier on Security

Wrasse Punish Cheaters

Interesting: The bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) operates an underwater health spa for larger fish. It advertises its services with bright colours...

Lessons from a Happiness Machine
From The Eponymous Pickle

Lessons from a Happiness Machine

An article about Coke's new Happiness Machine viral video made me think further about the dynamics of engaging shoppers in the store. Its the vending machine whimsically...
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