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2011-09-05 11:03:38     Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine


“Time” is the most used noun in the English language...
1. Time exists. Might as well get this common question o ...
2. The past and future are equally real. This isn’t co ...
3. Everyone experiences time differently. This is true a ...
... #9 and

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2011-09-05 11:02:47     FQXi - Foundational Questions Institute


FQXi catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on q ...

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2011-09-01 14:30:43     “Respect Explorer’s Heritage” | TechCrunch


And that’s OS X, Apple’s minority operating system n... is no file explorer — let alone one with 19 toolbar bu... Because in Apple’s view, the concept of a “file” i... saving of them and the transferring of them is something... should neve

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2011-08-31 11:11:40     Royal Pingdom: When data center cabling becomes art


We have posted pics of some truly messy data center cabl...
Artful cabling 1
Courtesy of Digital:Slurp.

... re this is practical or not, but it LOOKS impressive…)

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2011-08-31 11:08:53     A Story About Steve Jobs And Attention To Detail : The Two-Way : NPR


The CEO of Apple — the tech visionary who revolutioniz... computers, the way we listen to music and the way we thi... devices — was worried about the yellow in the second "... Needless to say the problem was fixed, and Gundotra says...
"It was a l

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2011-08-30 16:48:48     Theory of Mind in Young People with Down’s Syndrome | IJPSY


The ability to describe, assign and attribute certain me... referred to as Theory of Mind. This topic has been exten... the field of autism, where deficits in social interactio... characterize this disorder are thought to be due to a la... Mind. Howev

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2011-08-29 17:44:36     Visual Data Web - Visually Experiencing the Data Web


This website provides an overview of our attempts to a m... Web.
The term Data Web refers to the evolution of a mainly do ...
The term Visual Data Web reflects our goal of making the ...

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2011-08-28 20:59:05     GENESYS: An Interactive Computer-Mediated Animation System - YouTube


Uploaded by wasbuxton on Aug 22, 2011
... ced the HCI Community. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 7 - 12.

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2011-08-28 20:56:31     Sketchpad - YouTube


Uploaded by wasbuxton on Aug 24, 2011
... http://billbuxton.com/LincolnLab.pdf

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2011-08-24 12:49:56     A List Apart: Articles: Making up Stories: Perception, Language, and the Web


Storytelling is a buzzword with lots of different interp... the internet is killing stories, or it’s the best thin... them since the printing press.

Stories have been around as long as we have, helping us ...

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2011-08-23 18:41:24     The impact of Oracle's defense of API copyrights | ITworld


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2011-08-23 18:38:16     BBC News - When algorithms control the world


If you were expecting some kind warning when computers f... than us, then think again.
There will be no soothing HAL 9000-type voice informing ...
In reality, our electronic overlords are already taking ...
Their weapon of choice - the algorithm.

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2011-08-23 11:06:30     Custom Web Scraping Services and Text Web Data Mining Software & Tools - Scraping Web


Many web screen scraping tools exist. They are hard to l... fully satisfy your specific requirements and changing de... need custom Web scraping services rather than ready-made... nor any Web scraping software. In a custom scraping proj... you scrape

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2011-08-23 11:05:46     One API to Link Them All | uberblic


There is an ever-increasing amount of data available on ... waiting to be integrated by product developers. But actu... more than just one API into a product poses a problem to...
A location based product, for example, would aim to pull ...

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2011-08-23 11:03:49     Writing the Dissertation: One Reason Why it is Difficult « Beki's Blog


I have a theory about why writing the dissertation is su...
The dissertation is a reflective document. It requires i ...
And what self-critical researcher (which of course is wh ...
This is not the writer’s fault. This is the fault of r ...
... I’d l

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2011-08-23 11:00:36     Tweet-a-Prisoner: Social Media and Prisoners « Clare Hooper's Blog


A friend of mine called Mark Alexander is in prison, wro...
He’s been in prison for quite some months (good lord, ...
(Andy and I have been discussing related issues of laten ...
Email A Prisoner is a nice service, and has been complem ...
So I was ab

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2011-08-23 10:58:32     Page 1 The programming secrets today's coders have forgotten - ComputerworldUK.com


Today's coders may know how to whip up a PHP script or a... create a mobile app for both the iPhone and Android, and... car's GPS (which has been done, it turns out). But there... predecessors knew that today's programmers don't.

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2011-08-18 18:12:48     Ben’s Blog - Inside Time Newspaper


Lifer Ben Gunn’s Prison Blog … the only blog by a se... prisoner which ‘looks stupidity and ignorance in the e... attempting to inject some neurons into the criminologica...

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2011-08-18 11:17:18     Online TV Database - An open directory of television shows for HTPC software


Welcome to TheTVDB.com. This site is an open database th... by anybody. Please click on login in the navigation to g... content and images on the site have been contributed by ... database schema and website are open source under the GP...
This site a

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2011-08-18 10:51:49     Valuing patents: Doing the maths | The Economist


GOOGLE'S $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility ...
How might Google, a company famously fond of numbers and ...
"Motorola has a portfolio of 24,500 patents and pate ...
Using one of the industries recent patent auctions a ...
... lio and

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2011-08-18 10:50:27     Scotland Yard considered shutting down Twitter - Telegraph


Tim Godwin, the Scotland Yard acting commissioner, said ... management team at Scotland Yard discussed shutting down... networking site "a few times" as rumours about further r...

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2011-08-16 18:14:47     WhoTweetedMe.com


WhoTweetedMe.com will analyze a URL and show you its mos... retweeters, potential reach and timeline. Due to Twitter... It works best on blog post URLs that are between 1 day a...

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2011-08-15 17:15:51     Times Higher Education - Leader: Hours and hours of reckoning


In higher education, it's not how much time you spend wi... what you do with it that should count
What is a contact hour? How does a lecture with 70 other ...

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2011-08-15 17:13:57     India unveils prototype of $35 computer -  Tech & Gadget - MSN CA


MUMBAI, India - It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th ... unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet... which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.
If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux ope ...

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2011-08-15 15:12:39     Police kill mobile phone service to squelch protest • The Register


In response to a threatened protest in its subway system... authorities temporarily shut down mobile phone service i... stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, known l...

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2011-08-15 14:28:17     Documentation | uberblic


The Doppelganger service translates between IDs of entit... APIs. When you query Doppelganger with an entity ID, you... of that same entity in other APIs. In addition, a persis... serves as an anchor for your application that you can us... queries.

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2011-07-26 14:39:12     Skinput: Appropriating the Skin as an Interactive Canvas | August 2011 | Communications of the ACM


Skinput is a technology that appropriates the skin as an... analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through t... Specifically, we resolve the location of finger taps on ... using a novel sensor array worn as an armband.

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2011-07-26 13:57:17     How BrowserID Works


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2011-07-26 08:57:45     BBC News - Fragmented sleep 'harms memory'


Broken sleep affects the ability to build memories, a st... suggests.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science findi ...
The Stanford University found disrupting sleep made it h ...

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2011-07-25 22:41:56     ‪Pass-Them-Around: Collaborative Use of Mobile Phones for Photo Sharing (CHI 2011)‬‏ - YouTube


Pass-Them-Around is a phone-based application that allow... collocated people to share photos using the metaphor of ... photos around. The prototype encourages people to share ... use them interchangeably while discussing photos face-to... prototype s

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