URLs

http://www.itworld.com/internet/76659/experimenting-mechanical-turk-5-how-tos

Interesting article on Amazon Mechanical Turk

Matrix Reloaded in 5 sec

Two other summaries

http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/crime-alert-a-missing-former-faculty-111857.aspx

Phil Agre is missing

http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6706383.html

Netflix for Libraries?

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/Rankings2009-Top200.html

New university rankings

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1121855.html

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/921525.html

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/922550.html

Israel mulls perks for professors to stymie brain drain

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/may09/8788

“The Million Dollar Programming Prize”. IEEE Spectrum

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17581-infectious-people-spread-memes-across-the-web.html

‘Infectious’ people spread memes across the web

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Stossel-t.html

You and Your Friends Friends Friends

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/magazine/13contagion-t.html

Are Your Friends Making You Fat?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/12/technology/12data.html?_r=1&ref=global

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2009/9/38904-the-status-of-the-p-versus-np-problem/abstract

The status of the P vs. NP problem

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/08/social.networks.connected/index.html

Obesity, politics, STDs flow in social networks

http://www.meta-synthesis.com/webbook/35_pt/pt_database.php?PT_id=167

Database of periodical tables

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/10/06/mf.nobel.odd.facts/index.html?iref=newssearch

Odd facts about the Nobel Prize

http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/10/07/language.facebook.google/index.html

Machine translation successes

http://infoproc.blogspot.com/2009/10/more-brainpower-and-globalization.html

More brainpower and globalization

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091006/full/news.2009.977.html?s=news_rss

Half of EU research budget should be spent on frontier science, say
science advisers.

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090930/full/461590a.html?s=news_rss

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090930/full/461586a.html?s=news_rss

Science in Eastern Europe

http://www.nature.com/news/specials/datasharing/index.html

Data Sharing

‘What Is That’ By Constantin Pilavios

Embarrassing mistakes in ads

1. Ad for Vitamin Water on the side of a truck (seen today).

Paraphrasing the ad:

… soccer (“futbol” for those of you in Mexico, Spain, and Italy)

2. Ad for Iona College on NPR (head about 10 days ago).

Paraphrasing the ad:

… we are proud of our “low faculty to student” ratio