Articles by yodaiken

A basic design error in software

December 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Suppose we didn’t know too much about bridge design, but were convinced that (a) the current design methods were too slow and unmodular to be useful, and (b) not [...]

What are patents for

January 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mr. R.J. Hall designed a new product known as a “Towel Tote” that is basically an absorbent scarf with pockets on the ends.  [See one here]. After filing his [...]

Obama’s big data team

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Those applications used a huge chunk of Amazon’s Eastern data center. “We had thousands of nodes,” said VanDenPlas. “We pushed 180TB of traffic with billions and [...]

Big Data and politics

November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the general public, there was no way to know that the idea for the Parker contest had come from a data-mining discovery about some supporters: affection for contests, [...]

Free Software Patents: Alan Cox

August 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

1. A method, comprising: storing, by one or more processors, confidential data in a confidential section of virtual memory, wherein storing the confidential data in the [...]

Free software and newspapers

May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Folks who decry the idea of subscriber fees argue that paywalls won’t work, and that those who advocate for them, don’t understand the Internet. The opposite is true. [...]

Timestamp based reconciliation

April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Timestamp based reconciliation: This case differs from the previous one only in the reconciliation mechanism. In case of divergent versions, Dynamo  performs simple [...]

Murdoch strikes against copyrights

March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The witnesses allege a software company NDS, owned by News Corp, cracked the smart card codes of rival company ONdigital. ONdigital, owned by the ITV companies Granada and [...]
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