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SxSW day 2

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Started off the day with a talk about body computing from Leslie Saxon of USC Body Computing, very light on information but interesting.

Jonah Beger, author of “Contagious, Why Things Catch On” Excellent talk, looks like he has studies on his website and the book is very good.

I was going to see this, but there was a line, so I visited the maker area instead
Matt Danna of Fullscreen. ( talk slides )

Instead I saw Myriam Joire, talk about wearables and context, biggest take away is not a new one – many sensors are greater than the sum of their parts.

Excellent, DARPA is so very cool
Daniel Kaufman of DARPA. interview with NYT

There were tables of children building drones, hah, let the govt try to regulate drones when every school child can build one. Robots were plentiful, as were large 3d printers.
3D Robotics
Gigabot, very large 3D printers 24″^3
TI is making lots of cool sensors
TI LaunchPad, robot building kits

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Misc
Benford’s Law
3M touch films
3m double sided VHB RP tape
memex

Written by Linda MacPhee-Cobb

March 8th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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SxSW day 1

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(about a quarter of the infused vodkas at the Russian restaurant)

I heard Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen (video) talk about their book “The New Digital Age”

And Ann Cuddy on how your body language shapes your mind (video)

Austin Kleon (blog) spoke on his book and had some cute tips on people to avoid. (“Steal like an Artist”, “Show Your Work”)

Written by Linda MacPhee-Cobb

March 7th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

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The compiler is getting snarky again ;)

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Xcode is getting snarky

Xcode is getting snarky

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September 16th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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10k average winning pace by age and sex

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It was really really difficult to find this data so I rolled my own.
– Compiled averages from 100s of races by age/sex
– Took 5 year (2+/- rolling average)
– Smoothed out bumps
It should be good enough to give you an idea of where you are but I wouldn’t publish any papers with this data.

Age Male Female
20 8:05 9:34
21 8:10 9:37
22 8:15 9:39
23 8:20 9:41
24 8:25 9:45
25 8:30 9:51
26 8:34 9:55
27 8:35 10:02
28 8:41 10:02
29 8:45 10:03
30 8:45 10:03
31 8:46 10:04
32 8:46 10:04
33 8:47 10:05
34 8:47 10:05
35 8:47 10:06
36 8:47 10:06
37 8:47 10:07
38 8:48 10:07
39 8:48 10:08
40 8:48 10:08
41 8:48 10:09
42 8:48 10:10
43 8:48 10:12
44 8:48 10:17
45 8:48 10:17
46 8:52 10:17
47 8:58 10:21
48 8:58 10:21
49 8:58 10:22
50 8:59 10:22
51 8:59 10:23
52 9:04 10:24
53 9:07 10:27
54 9:09 10:29
55 9:17 10:42
56 9:24 10:48
57 9:24 10:59
58 9:25 11:02
59 9:26 11:06
60 9:27 11:08
61 9:28 11:21
62 9:30 11:22
63 9:33 11:24
64 9:37 11:32
65 9:47 11:38
66 9:50 11:40
67 9:55 11:45
68 10:09 11:50
69 10:19 11:50
70 10:22 11:55

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Written by Linda MacPhee-Cobb

September 4th, 2013 at 10:50 am

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DefCon notes: Using sensors for data collection

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This was my favorite talk. It’s especially timely for me as I’m just digging into phone sensors, data collection and digital signal processing.

CreepyDOL (paper)
CreepyDOL (slides from BlackHat)
Stalking a city for fun and frivolity (slides)

F-Bomb (Ballistically launched object that makes backdoors )
FireSheep

Notes:
Everything leaks data
Privacy is as important as security
It is no longer possible to blend with the crowd
Sunlight is the best disinfectant

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

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Defcon notes: Software

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August 6th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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