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Featured Blog Posts – December 2012 Archive (8)

America Spends More Money on Slower Internet

This article was in Bloomberg: U.S. Internet Users Pay More for Slower Service.  I've read many pieces like this, but can't help myself.  The problem is familiar.  But each time, I hope to read that a solution is brewing somewhere.  After having lived and traveled in Asia, it was disheartening to see the state of broadband here.  Discovered that my Internet in Hawaii was…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on December 28, 2012 at 9:30am — 13 Comments

Jar of Life

I recently read a lifehacking story circulating around facebook that definitely impacted me more than any tech blog or news article all year. You may have read about it; it’s about a philosophy professor and his lecture on the jar of life. There are many versions of it out there, so here is my mashed up version of it:



Added by Daniel Nishimura on December 27, 2012 at 3:14pm — 1 Comment

Time to Buy Apple?

After my blog a couple of months ago about trading Microsoft, I couldn't help but wonder the same about Apple Inc. Once again, the same disclaimer applies: please do not consider this investment advice, just one commentary that may or may not be useful in your overall decision-making process.…


Added by Joseph Lui on December 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Participate in the Future of Broadband in Hawaii

Looking into the future is a time honored tradition for us all especially at the end of the year. The debate about the future of broadband in Hawaii has been raging for a while and in relation to that we are doing a research project at University of Hawaii that needs your input.

Participate in the Future of Broadband in Hawaii…


Added by Alex on December 26, 2012 at 5:33pm — 1 Comment

Football Stats Analysis with Ruby and R

Due to the Big Data Movement in recent years, lately I’ve been exploring statistical analysis and machine learning through books, online courses and online tutorials.  One book I found intriguing is “Exploring Everyday …


Added by Daniel Nishimura on December 20, 2012 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

High Tech Visas, at last?

Following on from the November election there has been renewed talk about visa reform, and three parts of the discussion are relevant to our tech community here in Hawaii.  Proposed actions include easing visa requirements for international graduates in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields, creating a new “Start-Up Visa” for entrepreneurs, and raising the quota for H-1B…


Added by John Robert Egan on December 13, 2012 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Local Options for International Advanced Networking Event at EWC Jan 13-18

UH Information Technology Services (ITS) is once again hosting the "Techs in Paradise" (TIP) series of technical networking workshops & meetings in January 2013 at the East West Center.  TIP 2013 brings together hundreds of participants from both the Internet2 and Asia Pacific Advanced Networking (APAN) communities, along with ESNet.  This is the only time these groups from East and West meet together; UH hosted previous TIP events in 2001, 2004 & 2008.  …


Added by David Lassner on December 10, 2012 at 11:01am — No Comments

Is Google Stifling Innovation?

Should US and EU regulators step in to curb the search giant's influence? 

In one of the worst editorials on CNN this year Andrew Keen, a man who once compared the social web to a "communist…


Added by Daniel Leuck on December 7, 2012 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

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