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2011-02-08 10:37:42     ongoing by Tim Bray · Slow REST

http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2009/07/02/Slow-REST

To summarize: For any and all PUT/POST/DELETE operations... In progress” and a new “Status” resource, which co... progress indicator, a target_uri for whatever’s being ... to identify the operation, and, when progress reaches 10...
We also tho

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2011-02-08 10:06:55     Gist - GitHub

https://gist.github.com/

Gist is a simple way to share snippets and pastes with o... are git repositories, so they are automatically versione... usable as a git repository.

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2011-01-31 10:38:51     Freeing Knowledge | Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2011/01/26/freeing-knowledge/

The intellectual inquiry occurring each day at Stanford ... question of how research can best be accessed and put to...
Enter the Public Knowledge Project.
The project works on how to make precious new informatio ...
It revolves around free, downloadabl

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2011-01-31 10:38:23     SIMILE Widgets

http://simile-widgets.org/

SIMILE Widgets
Free, Open-Source Data Visualization Web Widgets, and More
This is an open-source “spin-off” from the Simile pr ...

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2011-01-27 08:25:50     Why You Hate Comic Sans

http://www.kadavy.net/blog/posts/why-you-hate-comic-sans/

Everyone loves to hate Comic Sans. The child-like handwr... infamous, there is a movement to try to ban it. Mention ... common layman (aside from a preschool teacher), and you ... chuckle, mention it to a trained designer, and you’ll ... disgust. Bu

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2011-01-27 08:24:56     The Associated Press: Young inventors prompt colleges to revamp rules

http://www.google.com/...qM5ilfjD3zn6ImYtcZIVjuam7MztG8A?...

Young inventors prompt colleges to revamp rules
(AP) – 2 days ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Tony Brown didn't set out to over ...
The University of Missouri student came up with an idea ...
But the invention also raised a perplexing question when ...

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2011-01-25 20:57:43     ifttt: The startup with the crazy name aims to automate the Internet

http://thenextweb.com/...-aims-to-automate-the-internet/?...

ifttt: The startup with the crazy name aims to automate ...
Have you ever wished that you could call in status updat ...

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2011-01-20 18:29:04     BBC News - Rural UK could get cheaper broadband under Ofcom plans

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12238569

Rural UK could get cheaper broadband under Ofcom plans
Fibre-optic cable, Eyewire The proposals could benefit a ...
Continue reading the main story
Related stories
... and under plans set out by the communications regulator.

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2011-01-17 18:57:15     PraxisUnico - Commercialising research - Sky News: Jeff Randall interview with Dr Martin Knight, Imperial Innovations

http://www.praxisunico.org.uk/news/sector-detail.asp?...

Jeff Randall: Here in Britain we’re very good at comin... but not very good at turning them into money-making busi... that?
Martin Knight: I think it’s because we underfund early ...

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2011-01-14 11:35:11     Papers : mekentosj.com : Software for Research

http://mekentosj.com/papers/

Papers · your personal library of research
Repository of knowledge
Search article repositories and download articles withou ...
All your papers at a glance
... Full screen reading, article notes

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2011-01-06 20:44:20     BBC News - Furore over 'censored' edition of Huckleberry Finn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12126700

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2011-01-06 20:44:08     BBC News - Is working with your hands better than just with your head?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12108000

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2011-01-06 15:32:37     BBC News - Can you count the packets of crisps?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12127631

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2011-01-06 15:26:26     BBC - BBC Four Programmes - The Joy of Stats

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l

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2011-01-06 15:25:16     Extreme Sheep LED Art - StumbleUpon

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1gCSoy/www.youtub.../watch?...

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2011-01-06 13:12:33     The Grim Threat to British Universities by Simon Head | The New York Review of Books

http://www.nybooks.com/.../grim-threat-british-universities/

The British universities, Oxford and Cambridge included,... from a system of state control that is undermining the o... which their worldwide reputation depends: the caliber of... scholarship.

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2010-12-27 10:36:09     Blackawton bees — Biology Letters

http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/...sbl.2010.1056.full

Background Real science has the potential to not only am... transform the way one thinks of the world and oneself. T... process of science is little different from the deeply r... processes of play. Play enables humans (and other mammal...
Principal f

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2010-12-27 10:35:24     Stephen Gill - Americans Are Horribly Misinformed About Who Has Money - Random things that I found interesting

http://sgill.me/americans-are-horribly-misinformed-about-who

Americans have a really distorted view of how wealth is ...
This chart is from a paper called "Building a Better Ame ...
The top row shows the actual distribution of wealth in A ...
Below that, the "Estimated" rows show how different grou ...
... g of ho

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2010-12-11 00:41:27     Videonet - News and Analysis - Linear advertising will continue to dominate

http://www.v-net.tv/newsdisplay.aspx?...

Between 75% and 80% of television viewing will remain in... television viewing environment for the next 10 years in ... the US, and the 30 second spot will continue to dominate... advertising. That is the view of Simon Thomas, Strategic...
However, wh

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2010-12-11 00:41:06     A simple change in the law could open up online access to the BBC's archives | Law | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...c-archive-online-access-law?...

In the melee of the last days of the Labour government, ...
Think of George Orwell and W H Auden, of Laurence Olivie ...
But the BBC can't make them available to us, as it would ...
All this was set out in the Digital Britain reports that ...
... ive cos

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2010-12-11 00:39:49     Open source teaching materials -time for a mandate « Thoughts on software and systems engineering

http://se9book.wordpress.com/...aterials-time-for-a-mandate/

It has become increasingly common for sponsors of resear... in the UK) to mandate that the publications from that re... access’ that is, available freely to anyone who wants ... – public money has funded this work and it was ridicul...
Yet public

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2010-12-11 00:38:15    

http://psychsciencenotes.blogspot.com/...d-precognition.html

In case you missed it, the Journal of Personality and So... flagship APA journal, published a study by Daryl Bem con... for psi (precognition). I didn't really want to post in ... about this study (which has been doing the rounds online... I'm not that interested in being a science journalist. B...

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2010-12-11 00:35:24     As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-As-Textbo.../125363/

As students cut costs by buying books from cheaper onlin... downloading e-textbooks, campus bookstores sell fewer an... That's triggering an identity crisis for one of the olde... campus and leading some college officials to ask: If tex... does the ca

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2010-12-04 08:51:16     Video - Artist has camera implanted on head - The Sydney Morning Herald

http://media.smh.com.au/...ra-implanted-on-head-2079367.html

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2010-11-27 14:55:13     Microsoft develops shape-shifting touchscreen - tech - 26 November 2010 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...hapeshifting-touchscreen.html

Microsoft this week filed a patent application covering ... construct a "tactile" touchscreen – a display that use... to convince users they are actually touching the ridges,... of a displayed image.
Whereas previous screens produced only an illusion

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2010-11-27 14:50:07     Nokia's New "Situations" App Makes Phones Self-Aware

http://www.readwriteweb.com/...p_makes_phones_self-aware.php

Handset maker Nokia today announced the creation of an e... called "Nokia Situations" that can automatically adjust ... behavior for various situations and contexts. For exampl... shut off the ringer whenever you go into a meeting, with...
According t

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2010-11-27 14:49:52     Smartphone app monitors your every move - tech - 26 November 2010 - New Scientist

http://www.newscientist.com/...monitors-your-every-move.html

Jigsaw figures out what you are doing by monitoring your... microphone, GPS and accelerometer for patterns character... activities - and it could be set to send the results to ... sites.
More importantly, Jigsaw can log how active you are each ...

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2010-11-22 18:09:41     Google Docs Now Syncs With Microsoft Office

http://mashable.com/2010/11/22/google-cloud-connect/

Launching in beta today, Google Cloud Connect is an add-... syncs documents, spreadsheets and presentations from Off... 2010 with the “Google cloud.” In other words, it tak... desktop and makes a backup copy in Google Docs, gives it... constantly

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2010-11-21 20:24:45     Internet Eyes, CCTV Monitoring

http://interneteyes.co.uk/

Shoplifting is at its highest recorded levels, £4.88 bi... according to the Centre for Retail Research. Internet Ey... designed to combat this rise by detecting these crimes a...
Internet Eyes is an online instant event notification sy ...

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2010-11-19 14:59:49     Met Office and Ordnance Survey to be part of 'public data corporation' | Technology | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...ent-public-data-corporation?...

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