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2011-09-12 17:41:33     jStorage - simple JavaScript plugin to store data locally


jStorage is a simple wrapper plugin for Prototype, MooTo... cache data (string, numbers, objects, even XML nodes) on...

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2011-09-12 12:34:54     About Full Fact | Full Fact


Full Fact is an independent fact-checking organisation. ... to see the facts and context behind the claims made by t... British political debate and press those who make mislea...
We have already successfully pressed for inaccurate clai ...
Since its c

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2011-09-12 11:26:44     Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years | Environment | The Guardian


This year, both the North-west and North-east passages w...
Last month, the 74,000-tonne STI Heritage tanker passed ...
The north-east sea route, which links the Atlantic to th ...
Further evidence of dramatic change in the Arctic came l ...
... ear (20

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2011-09-12 11:21:55     Copenhagen's novel problem: too many cyclists | Amelia Hill | Environment | guardian.co.uk


Local cycling federation and tourist organisation warn t... in the Danish capital can make riding intimidating

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2011-09-12 09:11:10     Concerns that proposed 4G broadband network might disable GPS


Broadband communications and Global Positioning Systems ... technologies happily used by many walkers as navigation ... the still essential map and compass.
And - as many smartphone users will testify - these two ...
But this could change if a new 4G m

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2011-09-10 13:19:27     How to embed the JavaScript engine - MDN


Hello World sample embedding application
The following code is a very simple application that sho ...

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2011-09-09 18:22:41     A Plausible Thought About the Future: Safeguarding Privacy With Deception - Conor Friedersdorf - Technology - The Atlantic


In the future, I wonder if it'll be common for people in... that to stop trying to scrub information from the Web, p... strategically add more content to the cloud as an elabor...

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2011-09-07 19:14:45     Developer Painkiller: Interactive API Docs


Redesigning Docs for RESTful Web APIs
In the past year, a new trend has emerged for web API do ...
Companies such as Posterous, Wordnik and Google have led ...
At Mashery, we were inspired by these new designs to bui ...
... already deployed I/O Docs for

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2011-09-07 13:47:30     BBC News - Vibrating suit to teach posture


A vibrating suit has been designed at Birmingham City Un... teach nursing staff the correct technique when lifting a... patients.
The suit vibrates until the correct posture has been ado ...

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2011-09-06 13:56:50     Equal Height Columns with jQuery


Creating equal-height columns with CSS is sometimes a be... the hassle of faux columns, “clear” divs and the res... of jQuery, you can easily equalize the heights of any gr...

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2011-09-06 13:56:07     Cross-Browser Support for HTML5 Placeholder Text in Forms


HTML5 offers a lot of exciting new features in the realm... my favorite new additions to forms in HTML5 is the place... Placeholder text is the “hint” or “example” text...
<input type="text" placeholder="Start typing to begin s ...
The only ne

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2011-09-05 18:39:37     BPS Research Digest: At what age do girls prefer pink?


In Western cultures, girls consistently prefer pink, boy... Which academic camp lays claim to this difference? Past ... a case, in terms of the evolutionary advantage of findin... females might be biologically predisposed to prefer pink... colours. Bu

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2011-09-05 14:52:06     The Paradox of Openness: Attribution (network ‘whispers’) | Heloukee: EdTech and Digital Culture


I’m now going to briefly explore ‘network whispers‮.. content are shared easily through open platforms, and ye... be masked in the flow of dissemination: does credit alwa... due?

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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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