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2011-05-09 13:43:06     What is NaPTAN?


National Public Transport Access Nodes (NaPTAN)
Local authorities are using NaPTAN to code information f ...

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2011-05-09 08:24:42     jQuery plugin: Tablesorter 2.0


tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HT...
Multi-column sorting
Parsers for sorting text, URIs, integers, currency, ...
Support secondary "hidden" sorting (e.g., maintain a ...
... Small code size

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2011-05-08 17:01:22     Dalek 6388 - A History of the Dalek Props from 1963 to 1988 - Doctor Who and The Daleks


"An exhaustive - if bonkers - work of genius!" Mike Tucker
In the spring of 2002, before most of the world had hear ...

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2011-05-08 09:29:37     The Battle of Tiree Sheaves « Struthan Cottages – Tiree Accommodation


This ancient Tiree battle is believed to have been fough...
Vikings try to take Tiree
Vikings try to take Tiree
Fionn (meaning “Fair”) was the son of an irish mothe ...
The story continues with the Norsemen landing and the ba ...

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2011-05-07 20:15:22     Sorting algorithms as dances


You may well have seen many simulations of sorting algor... show in novel ways how the algorithm works or perhaps do... as well as it should. However I guarantee that you have ...
Take one Central European folk dancing team, a small fol ...

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2011-05-07 12:07:44     Pachube - data infrastructure for the Internet of Things


Store, share & discover realtime sensor, energy and envi... objects, devices & buildings around the world.
Pachube is a convenient, secure & scalable platform that ...

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2011-05-07 12:04:48     Arnetminer Introduction


Arnetminer (arnetminer.org) aims to provide comprehensiv... services for researcher social networks. In this system,... creating a semantic-based profile for each researcher by... information from the distributed Web; (2) integrating ac... the bibliog

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2011-05-05 15:28:59     sabredav - SabreDAV is a WebDAV framework for PHP - Google Project Hosting


SabreDAV allows you to easily add WebDAV support to a PH...
Feature list:
Fully WebDAV compliant
Supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS/X, DavFSv ...
... CalDAV ctag, CalDAV-proxy.

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2011-05-05 15:24:32     Flattr - Social micropayments


Flattr was founded to help people share money, not just ... Flattr, the only reasonable way to donate has been to us...
The team that makes it happen »
donations if it wasn't for a really important cause. Sen ...
Flattr solves this issue. When you're r

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2011-05-05 11:14:20     news - Is 23,148,855,308,184,500 a magic number, or sheer chance? - Stack Overflow


394 down vote favorite
News reports such as this one indicate that the above nu ...
A man in the United States popped out to his local p ...
... hts about what programming error would have caused this?

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2011-05-05 09:42:43     Charlie Brooker | Google Instant is trying to kill me | Comment is free | The Guardian


My attention span was never great, but modern technology... halved it again, and again and again, down to an atomic ... there's nothing discernible left. Back in that room, bom... and emails, repeatedly tapping search terms into Google ... good reason

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2011-05-05 09:41:31     Email: How do you manage it? « Beki's Blog


I was just recently asked how I dealt with my email. Tha...
* I take reassurance knowing that others clearly can’t ...
* When I think its going to distract me, I quit my mail ...
* When reading email I try to decide whether a task can ...
... What do

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2011-05-04 17:47:15     neo4j open source nosql graph database »


Neo4j is a high-performance graph engine with all the fe... and robust database. The programmer works with an object... flexible network structure rather than with strict and s... yet enjoys all the benefits of a fully transactional, en... database. F

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2011-05-04 17:46:15     Home - GitHub


Blueprints is a collection of interfaces, implementation... and test suites for the property graph data model. Bluep... to the JDBC, but for graph databases. As such, it provid... interfaces to allow developers to plug-and-play their gr... backend. Mo

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2011-05-04 12:10:51     Adrian Short » Blog Archive » Boris says bye-bye to indie Boris Bikes developers


Courted, used and discarded in less than a year. That’... Transport for London’s attitude towards independent ap... the Barclays Cycle Hire scheme.

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2011-05-04 12:10:23     Twitter angers third-party developers with 'no more timelines' urging | Technology | guardian.co.uk


Twitter tells software developers not to try to mimic fu... 'timeline' apps - but missteps by official apps suggest ... alternatives still needed

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2011-05-04 11:33:27     Lawnchair


a client side JSON document store. Perfect for webkit mo...
Fork me on GitHub
micro tiny storage without the nasty SQL: pure and d ...
... se syntax for searching and therefore finding of objects

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2011-05-04 11:30:08     Microjs: Fantastic Micro-Frameworks and Micro-Libraries for Fun and Profit!


Fantastic Micro-Frameworks and
Micro-Libraries for Fun and Profit!
How much library code do you really need — 50K? 100K? ...
Sure, we all love our favorite monolithic frameworks, an ...
... akes it easy for you to pick one that’ll work for you.

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2011-05-04 11:29:40     Underscore.js


Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that... the functional programming support that you would expect... (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in Jav... It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux.
Underscore provides 60-odd f

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2011-05-02 11:16:32     Tweet Library - damon / osamaraidlivetweets


Osama Raid Live Tweets
Published by Damon Clinkscales (@damon) — RSS Feed | Embed
Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare e ...
... May 02, 2011, 4:42 AM

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2011-05-01 20:27:56     Self-Powering, Wireless Energy Sensors Join the Internet | Gadget Lab | Wired.com


EnOcean's self-powering sensors -- found inside these sw...
Humans are inherently inefficient creatures. We leave li ...
And despite the advances in computing power over the pas ...
“Most buildings today are dumb,” says EnOcean Chairm ...
... through

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2011-04-29 07:45:42     Create Facebook Fanpages easily with Free Wordpress Templates!


As of March 11th Facebook removed it’s Static FBML app... Facebook Fan Pages. Instead, they’re forcing everyone ... iFrame applications, making it a lot harder to create an... pages…
We figured there should be an easy way to create and mai ...

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2011-04-29 07:44:45     How Dmoz.org can help your Google Ranking | Beatrice Whelan Website Developer Extraordinaire Blog


DMOZ.org, also known as The Open Directory Project is ‮..
Don’t be put off by the archaic style of DMOZ.org, it ...
Google Snippets
Snippets are the two lines of text that appear below you ...
... ich your website is classified and then submit your

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2011-04-23 08:41:45     XL: The 1900 Date System vs. the 1904 Date System


Microsoft Excel supports two different date systems: the... and the 1904 date system. This article describes the two... the problems that you may encounter when you use workboo... different date systems.

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2011-04-23 08:40:31     Magic number (programming) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Magic debug values
Magic debug values are specific values written to memory ...
Since it is very unlikely, although possible, that a 32- ...
Famous and common examples include:
... in a live environment to reduce errors[citation needed].

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2011-04-05 08:16:47     IBM Research | | arun_kumar | WWTW - The World Wide Telecom Web (a.k.a. The Spoken Web)


WWTW - The World Wide Telecom Web (a.k.a. The Spoken Web)
The World Wide Telecom Web (also referred to as The Spok ...
The World Wide Telecom Web
Past and Present Collaborators:
... Related Publications are available here

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2011-04-04 08:22:41     Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into reality using Kinect (video) -- Engadget


Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into rea... (video)
By Vlad Savov posted Apr 2nd 2011 1:24PM
It had to happen. When Google showed off a new and revol ...

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2011-04-01 09:05:43     Gmail Motion BETA


The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet... Since then, countless technological advancements have al... more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do w... outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you... with your b

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2011-03-25 10:16:58     Fisher Space Pen


During the first NASA missions the astronauts used penci...
During this time period, Paul C. Fisher of the Fisher Pe ...
Fisher developed his space pen with no NASA funding. The ...
Fisher offered the pens to NASA in 1965, but, because of ...
... rt into

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2011-03-17 06:13:46     BBC News - Can libraries survive in a digital world?


"Communities need libraries more than they ever have don... are in a superb position to help [during difficult econo...
"People who say 'we don't need libraries because it's al ...

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