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Archive for April, 2009

Windows 7 Release Candidate Leaked Online

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

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A Vision For a World Free of CAPTCHAs

Saturday, April 25th, 2009
An anonymous reader writes “Slate argues that we’re going about verifying humans on the Web all wrong: ‘As Alan Turing laid out in the 1950 paper that postulated his test, the goal is to determine whether a computer can behave like a human, not perform tasks that a human can. The reason CAPTCHAs have a term limit is that they measure ability, not behavior. … the random, circuitous way that people interact with Web pages — the scrolling and highlighting and typing and retyping — would be very difficult for a bot to mimic. A system that could capture the way humans interact with forms algorithmically could eventually relieve humans of the need to prove anything altogether.’ Seems smart, if an algorithm could actually do that.”

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Obama issues call for ‘wild rumpus’ (while reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’)

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Inadvertently adding another trailer to the promotional campaign for the upcoming movie, President Obama, below, reads “Where the Wild Things Are” at the White House Easter Egg Roll, April 13. Seattle Book Examiner, where I found this clip, likes his reading, crediting him with offering “a wonderful example of how to read to children.”

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iPTIB has a new Facebook fan page

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

With all of the changes over at Facebook — groups now becoming pages, etc. — I thought it was time to create a new place on Facebook for iPTIB readers.

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