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Colgate's Mini Disposable Toothbrush
From The Eponymous Pickle

Colgate's Mini Disposable Toothbrush

Colgate continues to do very well. " ... Colgate thinks it could score with the Wisp, set to debut on Apr. 6. Several years in development, it's a disposable mini...

Work with NCSA in the Google Summer of
From insideHPC

Work with NCSA in the Google Summer of

The optics on this are great: marry an HPTC research organization with the cool hip chic-ness of Google. From the release NCSA has been selected as a mentor organization...

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 30
From U.S. Public Policy Committee of the ACM

Hill Tech Happenings, Week of March 30

March 31 Markup: The Research and Science Education Subcommittee of the House Science and Technology Committee will markup pending legislation, including the STEM...

Google on Emotion and Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Google on Emotion and Computing

All intelligence has an emotional component. Thus it is not unexpected that artificial intelligence has an emotional element. We all experience it. The frustration...

Manchester, Olso, San Francisco - Upcoming Gigs
From Wild WebMink

Manchester, Olso, San Francisco - Upcoming Gigs

I've got some speaking engagements coming up, two of them free of charge. This Wednesday I'll be at Manchester United FC delivering the opening keynote at the Local...

Macedonia
From insideHPC

Macedonia

There was sketchy news on the computerwebs on Friday that Macedonia has just installed its very first supercomputer (no, I didn’t where Macedonia was either: it’s...

Intel Details Future Graphics
From insideHPC

Intel Details Future Graphics

On Friday of last week, Intel decided to unveil more details on its upcoming graphics chip, Larrabee.

Cray option buy back
From insideHPC

Cray option buy back

Remember back at the end of February when insideHPC broke the news that Cray was offering to buy back drowning options from employees as a gesture of goodwill?...

Today
From insideHPC

Today

I wrote a feature last week for HPCwire on solid state drives. I had two goals: first, to provide a little background for those wondering exactly what an SSD is...

The week in
From insideHPC

The week in

My regular weekly feature at HPCwire was up late last week; from that article’s introduction Sun sells supers down under for weather prediction; new Rackable solution...

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline
From insideHPC

Oxford installs supercomputer from Streamline

In mid-March I had an email show up in the insideHPC news hopper with a pointer to news that the University of Oxford had just installed a new cluster from Streamline...

Academic HPC
From insideHPC

Academic HPC

A couple weeks ago I invited vendors with academic discounts to send me info and I’d do a round up here in response to what looked like a growing trend. I only...

Fun not Fear
From The Eponymous Pickle

Fun not Fear

Barb Didrichsen points me to a new site by Phil Terry: Fun not Fear. " ... The science and math behind 'bad news' With the "fun not fear" Facebook campaign, we...

More on
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

More on

Susan Graham provided a great overview in a post a few days ago of the Computing Community Consortium’s March 25th day-long Library of Congress symposium, “Computing...

Sunday Link Selection on March 29
From Wild WebMink

Sunday Link Selection on March 29

I've finally reached home again after two weeks of travel in the US and Europe; here are a few links to celebrate.Waiting for the Barbarians by C. P. Cavafy "Now...

Cyber security challenges and windmills
From CERIAS Blog

Cyber security challenges and windmills

[Note: the following is primarily about U.S. Government policies, but I believe several points can be generalized to other countries.] I was editing a section of...

BusinessWeek  on Business Intelligence
From The Eponymous Pickle

BusinessWeek on Business Intelligence

Fairly good piece on Business Intelligence, saying its time is now because it will be the method to get the kind of efficiency that will be required to survive...

Twilight Zone Over
From Wild WebMink

Twilight Zone Over

That's it - Europe is now messing with the clock too, so the usual northern hemisphere time-zone spacings are back in place and the Twilight Zone is ended. Now...

A taxonomy of Computer Science researchers
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

A taxonomy of Computer Science researchers

As a kid, you are told that scientists follow the scientific method. They come up with a hypothesis, and they try to falsify it. You also learn about engineers...

Improving your Linkedin Profile
From The Eponymous Pickle

Improving your Linkedin Profile

Short CIO article on improving your Linkedin profile. Largely obvious, but a useful checklist, especially to those new to Linkedin.
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