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Larry press
Works at CSUDH Internet applications, implications & technology, digital literacy, teaching, Internet in developing nations, IT history, old athletes, fitness nut.
Attended University of California, Los Angeles
Lived in Lund, Sweden
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Chatbot dialog -- Eliza v2

Researchers (with too much free time) demonstrated the dialog between avatars of two chatbots.

To see how they did it, go to: http://creativemachines.cornell.edu/AI-vs-AI. The chatbot is reminiscent of Eliza, a program written by Joseph Weizenbaum many years ago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA).

Chatbots sound like nonsense, but years ago, I installed terminals in a library and schools in poor neighborhoods and observed young people carry on long, involved conversations with Eliza.
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:-) -- you cracked me up.
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Verizon floods NJ state Board of Public Utilities with fake email

Verizon has failed to deliver on $300 billion in commitments according to Bruce Kushnick.

#verizon   #astroturfing   #internetcompanies  
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Early prototypes
British Pathe newsreel coverage of the Wright Brothers first flight. It's a good example of an early prototype that was subsequently refined to produce a product. (I use similar computer and networking examples in my class).

This is one of thousands of old newsreels at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/britishpathe
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Isbel Diaz Torres reports that, in spite of Microsoft stopping support last week, Windows XP "refuses to go" in Cuba. Linux and later versions of Windows have not been widely adopted.

#cuba   #windowsxp  
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+Daniel Bull On the other hand, Cubans have so little connectivity that any one ls less likely to be infected than a machine here. Regardless, don't click on things you are unsure of.
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Update  to post comparing a laptop, Chromebook and tablet
(See the section "Summing it up" section near the end of the post).

I've added my 11-year old grandson's assessment of the Chromebook. He surprised me by preferring it to his iPad.

#chromebookedu   #chromebook   #tablet   #ipad  
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Update to post on Turkish censorship of the Net
http://bit.ly/1dDKWg0

It's been reported that Turkey is now blurring (pixelating) offensive tweets (http://bit.ly/1iumV0m). Is that for real? Do they automate the process? Is Twitter cooperating? Is April Fools Day on the 17th in Turkey? 

#turkey   #internetfreedom   #censorshipoftheinternet  
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Purin says "no mass surveillance" in Russia -- its illegal

This was a made for TV broadcast with two-way translation so you might not take what Putin says at face value.
#snowden   #nsa   #nsasurveillance   #russia   
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+Vlad Markov Really!  The telecast was so staged as to be funny. Snowden should not have appeared.
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Google's new modular phone may be the last you'll need to buy: http://wrd.cm/1p9OjG1
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Update to post on the human side of the Higgs Boson search
(Scroll to the end of the post).

Last month researchers announced that a 10-meter telescope at the South Pole had detected gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background -- a "smoking gun" in support of the Big Bang. While I can't follow their reasoning, I do appreciate the human side and magnitude of the quest. For that, check out this video of professor Andrei Linde -- one of the theoreticians behind it -- being informed of the result early in the morning at his home.
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Update to post on low cost, fast Internet connectivity in Korea

I added links to a paper on Korea's multifaceted Internet policy and a couple of other success stories. 

#korea   #broadbandinternet   #internetpolicy  
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Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has worked in both industry and academia. He has been on the faculties of the University of Lund, Sweden and the University of Southern California, and worked for IBM and the System Development Corporation. 

He has consulted to over 40 industrial, government and non-governmental organizations including IBM, Apple, Philips, Sony, Hyundai, RAND, the World Bank, ITU, UNDP, USAID and UNCTAD.

He has worked on data processing, multi-processor operating systems, simulation, decision table translation, simulation of concept acquisition, multivariate data analysis, pattern recognition (discriminant analysis), study of problem solving behavior in executives, computer and network applications in education, computer art, teleconferencing, the history of computing and networking, local area networks, expert systems, software import/export, the study of the global diffusion of the Internet, enterprise networking strategy and applications, wireless networking, municipal networking, telecommunication policy, and IT literacy. He is currently creating a modular electronic text and just finished a study of the Internet in Cuba.

Dr. Press has been studying the global diffusion of the Internet, with an emphasis on policy and technology in developing nations, for over twenty years. He and his colleagues developed a framework to characterize the state of the Internet in a nation, and they, and others, have used this framework in many national case studies and surveys.

He has done studies of the Internet in Russia, Cuba, Chile, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently working on a project in support of Cuban NGOs. This work has been supported by Rand, The International Telecommunication Union, SAIC, UNDP, UNCTAD, and the US State Department as well as governments in studied nations. Dr. Press was also an organizer and instructor in the World Bank/Internet Society workshops, which trained over 2,500 networking leaders from nearly every developing nation.

Dr. Press has been active in ACM and the Internet Society, published over 240 articles and reports (54 in ACM publications), written two books, edited two book series, and been an editor or contributing editor for several magazines, trade publications and academic journals. He is an active electronic publisher with several blogs, a Twitter stream and a Web site with over 45,000 files. 

He has received the CSUDH Outstanding Professor, Distinguished Teacher and Hyundai Outstanding Professor awards, his MBA and PhD in information processing are from UCLA, and he is a fitness nut who does an occasional triathlon and is a better free throw shooter than Shaquille O'neal.
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Maybe the only person who was *really good* at wiring unit record machine boards and has an AWS server account.
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  • University of California, Los Angeles
    BS, 1957 - 1960
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    MBA, 1963 - 1964
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    PhD, 1964 - 1966
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