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2013-03-03 08:58:46     Dictionary + algorithm + PoD t-shirt printer + lucrative meme = rape t-shirts on Amazon | I Am Pete Ashton

http://iam.peteashton.com/keep-calm-rape-tshirt-amazon/

The world around us is increasingly governed by these al... annoyingly dumb and some freakishly intelligent. Because... generally mimic decisions that used to be made directly ... tendency to humanise the results and can easily be horri...
Douglass Ru

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2013-02-24 09:21:43     National Public Toilet Map - About

http://www.toiletmap.gov.au/staticpage.aspx?page=about

The National Public Toilet Map (the Toilet Map) shows th... than 16,000 public and private public toilet facilities ... Details of toilet facilities can also be found along maj... and for shorter journeys as well. Useful information is ... toilet, suc

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2013-02-22 08:32:33     Out Of Eden Walk - Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek

http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/

Map of Salopek's route
About 60,000 years ago, our ancestors took the first ste ...

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2013-02-20 07:41:07     the many problems facing our fragile, remote community .. | Land Matters

http://www.andywightman.com/?p=2191

I am delighted to host a guest blog by Julia Campbell fr... works for the Coigach Community Development Company but ... expresses here are her personal views. They were submitt... the Land Reform Review Group.

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2013-02-20 07:40:57     Ancient rights thrown out of the window | CampaignerKate

http://campaignerkate.wordpress.com/...wn-out-of-the-window/

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2013-02-19 07:46:54     Designer turns negative client comments into funny posters : theCHIVE

http://thechive.com/...omments-into-funny-posters-41-photos/

Mark Shanley, an Irish graphic designer, turned his favo... feedback comments” into hilarious posters. Now that’... criticism.

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2013-02-19 07:45:23     Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed | ThinkProgress

http://thinkprogress.org/...ea-ice-volume-has-collapsed/?...

The sharp drop in Arctic sea ice area has been matched b... but equally sharp, drop in sea ice thickness. The combin... a collapse in total sea ice volume — to one fifth of i...
Arctic sea ice volume in 1000s of cubic kilometers (via ...

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2013-02-14 12:33:33     I'd like to use the web my way, thank you very much Quora. - Scott Hanselman

http://www.hanselman.com/...bMyWayThankYouVeryMuchQuora.aspx

The introduction of iOS 6 also introduced "smart app ban... let users know that your site has an associated app. The... adds a META tag and mobile safari handles the rest.
<meta name="apple-itunes-app" content="app-id=999">

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2013-02-14 07:28:58     Who controls the world? More resources for understanding

http://blog.ted.com/...-visualization-of-the-global-economy/

Occupy Wall Street’s slogan “We are the 99%” had b... the United States and the world for just over a month wh... Glattfelder and his co-authors released the study “The... Corporate Control” in October 2011. The study was a sc... our global

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2013-02-13 23:44:03     BBC News - Black Hornet spycam is a 'lifesaver' for British troops.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21450456

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2013-02-12 16:57:05     About The times dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1903-1914 - Chronicling America (The Library of Congress)

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038615/

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2013-02-12 11:10:27     BBC News - 'Every new car' connected to web by 2014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21411335

What this means is app-culture infiltrating the dashboar... space finder to a way to get coupons for local restauran... that can pop up on the windscreen.
It all relies on the car being connected to the internet ...
The connected car is already the thir

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2013-02-12 08:47:55     Don't scare students off philosophy | Education | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...t-scare-students-off-philosophy

Welcome to the real legacy of the coalition's fee rises:... mere consumers of an educational product, paying to rece... in a subject that the government is gambling on to provi... our job market will demand in years to come. Meanwhile u... into soulle

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2013-02-11 23:38:59     Amazon unpacked - FT.com

http://www.ft.com/...5c-70bd-11e2-85d0-00144feab49a.html#...

he online giant is creating thousands of UK jobs, so why... less than happy?

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2013-02-11 20:41:11     BBC News - Less is more: Simple living in small spaces

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16348594

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2013-02-10 15:06:24     Museums Galleries Scotland

http://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/t.../recognition/

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2013-02-10 14:39:17     Ramesh Patel: Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...terity_b_2007552.html?...

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David C... claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk ... via the blame game, confidence will not be given an oppo... For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: w...
Below are t

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2013-02-10 06:39:40     The Project | Flowing City

http://flowingcity.com/the-project/

The Flowing city is a collection of projects that I foun... for information visualization projects about cities and ... of my thesis which you can download here.
Some of these projects visualize community generated dat ...
Other projects visualize Real

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2013-02-10 06:37:43     'Academia is a very well kept secret' | Higher Education Network | Guardian Professional

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...career-researchers-phd-academia

Very early in my doctoral journey, I was fortunate to ex... moment when you know the decision you have made was the ... with the realisation that I was being paid, not very muc... nonetheless funded, to sit down every day, to read, thin...
My future c

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2013-02-09 14:02:46     An academic press sues a librarian, raising issues of academic freedom | Inside Higher Ed

http://www.insidehighered.com/...issues-academic-freedom#...

Librarian questions quality of a publishing house. Libra... criticizes said press on his personal blog. Two years la... current employer get sued for libel and damages in exces...

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2013-02-09 13:58:56     Welfare fraud is a drop in the ocean compared to tax avoidance | James Ball | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/com.../welfare-fraud-tax-avoidance

The British public believe benefit fraud is a big proble...
The reality is very different. Last year, 0.7% of total ...
Indeed, welfare fraud is smaller than accidental overpay ...
In other words, if we wiped out benefit fraud tomorrow ⠮..
... people

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2013-02-09 13:56:57     Making the wearable tech revolution a reality - Fortune Tech

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/...earable-technology-a-reality/

FORTUNE -- The key tech battle of the current decade wil... we wear. Technology is crawling out of our bags and pock... bodies in the form of wearables. An increasing number of... finding their homes on our wrists, necks, ears and eyes.... and the sma

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2013-02-09 13:56:19     The Decision to Leave Academia: A Dialogue with Chris Humphrey of Jobs on Toast | The Professor Is In

http://theprofessorisin.com/...s-humphreys-of-jobs-on-toast/

A few weeks ago I discontinued (temporarily, I hope) my ... consultations, particularly those related to the fraught... whether or not to leave academia. I discontinued these ... dealing with a health issue that, while thankfully not s...
In any case

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2013-02-09 13:53:44     MPs call for Government to consider ending use of Cloud amid concerns that US authorities can access information - News - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ess-information-8473693.html

The Government should consider stopping sharing intellig... the US and end the use of Cloud computing due to concern... personal information about British citizens can be spied...
The warning comes during a Whitehall drive for governmen ...
US law allo

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2013-02-09 09:27:30     About | Dark Patterns - User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

http://darkpatterns.org/vision/

DarkPatterns.org was set up by Harry Brignull. Dark Patt... interfaces that are intended to trick people. The purpos... to spread awareness, and to name and shame sites that us...

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2013-02-09 09:24:23     Linked Data Publication & Consumption Tool Library

http://wifo5-03.informatik.uni-mannheim.de/latc/toollibrary/

In order to support data set owners to publish their dat... Data on the Web, as well as to support data consumers to... integrate Linked Data from the Web, the LATC project has... of open source toolkits that cover all stages of the Lin... publication

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2013-02-09 09:23:16     Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund

http://www.bekkelund.net/2012/10/22/outlawed-by-amazon-drm/

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail,... frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her... notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say ha ...

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2013-02-09 09:22:28     Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales | Books | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...forces-publishers-pay-vat-ebook

Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost o... on ebook sales – even though the true VAT cost to the ... only a fraction of that amount under its generous Luxemb... regime.
The firm is able to wield such power over publishers bec ...

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2013-02-08 13:19:32     Low Commerce And Web Usage On Android - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...b-usage-on-android-2012-11

For the last couple of years, sales of Android-based sma...
Android phones now account for nearly 75% of the global ...
In the U.S., Android is clubbing iPhone 53% to 34%.
Given such a disparity in phone sales and usage, you wou ...
... Android devices,

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2013-02-08 13:07:14     UK most unequal country in the West - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...try-in-the-west-1329614.html

Britain is now the most unequal country in the Western w... authoritative new United Nations report reveals. The gap... poor is as great as in Nigeria.
Detailed statistics in the Human Development Report publ ...

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