Archive for January, 2012

Science & Tech

Similarity Computing: The New Frontier

With most queries turning up millions of results, how does a site like Google deliver the most relevant and accurate data as top results? Most people do not give much thought to the intricate workings of the search engine that they use daily. Computer science professor Tao Yang, a former […]

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Weekend Wrap-Up

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to an indecent exposure, reckless driver and several alcohol-related crimes this weekend. Deputies responded to a report on Friday near the Wells Fargo Bank on Pardall Road. According to IVFP Sgt. Mike McCoy, officers advised a male subject to cover his body to avoid […]

Survey Shows Decline in State University Funding
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Survey Shows Decline in State University Funding

The latest Grapevine survey — an annual evaluation of the extent of each state’s tax support for higher education — revealed that California’s fiscal backing of its universities shrank 13.5 percent over the past year. This rate represents a $1.5 billion decrease, pushing the state far above the national average […]

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Police Confront Budget Constraints

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol station at 6504 Trigo Rd. has closed its doors temporarily and is seeking volunteers to work as desk clerks while the office’s usual attendant is unavailable. While IVFP deputies are still patrolling the streets of Isla Vista, Santa Barbara County Sherriff’s Department Public Information Officer […]

Congress Delays PIPA, SOPA Bills After Public Outcry
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Congress Delays PIPA, SOPA Bills After Public Outcry

Congress announced earlier this month it would indefinitely postpone voting on two anti-piracy bills in response to the recent upsurge of public protest against the legislations. The Protect Intellectual Property Act, introduced in the Senate last May by Senator Patrick Leahy, aims primarily to protect against foreign websites posing “online […]