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2012-02-03 18:16:01     Let's be honest, Facebook is a badly overpriced photo-sharing and gaming site | TechRepublic

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/lets-be-.../10156?...

10 reasons Facebook’s future is uncertain
Its own users have very little trust in the company
The site’s ease-of-use is among the worst on the web
The user experience doesn’t translate well to smar ...
... atural cycle of social networks

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2012-01-31 13:54:07     Bookshelf Porn, About

http://bookshelfporn.com/about

Bookshelf Porn is a photoblog showcasing only the best p... bookshelves.

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2012-01-31 13:32:38     Canvas Visualizations of Sorting Algorithms - Nihilogic

http://blog.nihilogic.dk/...s-visualizations-of-sorting.html

Canvas Visualizations of Sorting Algorithms canvas, java... Willison, I was made aware of an old but interesting pos... visualizing of sorting algorithms. Aldo Cortesi explains...
He decided to make something better and ended up with so ...
Anyway, I t

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2012-01-29 19:05:31     SelfControl | Steve Lambert

http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/

Is email a distraction? SelfControl is an OS X applicati... access to incoming and/or outgoing mail servers and webs... predetermined period of time. For example, you could blo... email, facebook, and twitter for 90 minutes, but still h... rest of the

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2012-01-27 09:18:28     Toronto News: Toronto teens send Lego man on an a balloon odyssey 24 kilometres high - thestar.com

http://www.thestar.com/...balloon-odyssey-24-kilometres-high

Toronto teens send Lego man on an a balloon odyssey 24 k...
Published On Wed Jan 25 2012
Email
Print
... the typical cruising altitude of a commercial aircraft.

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2012-01-27 09:17:52     One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

http://james-iry.blogspot.com/...plete-and-mostly-wrong.html

A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Program...
1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruc ...
1842 - Ada Lovelace writes the first program. She is ham ...
1936 - Alan Turing invents every programming language th ...
1936 - Alon

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2012-01-20 13:47:26     Gallery of Data Visualization - Timelines

http://www.datavis.ca/gallery/timelines.php

This page is an annotated visual gallery of some timeline designs from their origin to today.

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2012-01-19 13:56:58     The world's browsing prehistory: The first home page Amazon's 1994 home page, TheFacebook and Google! show how much things have changed | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...ook-Google-things-changed.html

Most of us don't even realise it, but the home pages for... heavyweights such as Amazon, Facebook and YouTube have c... recognition since they launched.
Likewise, most of us don't remember that Google once had ...
With their plain colour schemes and emp

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2012-01-18 23:11:10     A Low Impact Woodland Home

http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our f... was built by myself and my father in law with help from ... visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved ... estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this p...
The house w

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2012-01-18 09:09:29    

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raw-Spirit-Search-Perf.../0099460270

Tommy Dewar projected film (advert!) onto NY skyscraper ... Iain Banks, Raw Spirit, p.318)

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2012-01-16 17:51:41     The network takeover : Nature Physics : Nature Publishing Group

http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v8.../nphys2188.html#...

The network takeover
Albert-László Barabási
Nature Physics
8,
... pidly developing into a new discipline: network science.

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2012-01-14 15:31:07     Embedly | Creating a Facebook-like URL submission tool with Embedly

http://embed.ly/docs/tutorials/ext

One of our clients is currently using Ext and Embedly to... Facebook-like link submission tool. While writing up som... overboard and ended up coding the whole thing. It’s wo... the community as a whole, because we have seen this ques... before. Thi

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2012-01-13 13:15:17     zeroclipboard - Provides "Copy to Clipboard" functionality for your web site using JavaScript and Flash - Google Project Hosting

http://code.google.com/p/zeroclipboard/

zeroclipboard
Provides "Copy to Clipboard" functionality for your web ...

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2012-01-12 14:16:02     Computing at School :: About Us

http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/index.php?id=about-us

The Computing at School Working Group (CAS) aims to prom... Computing at school. CAS was born out of our excitement ... discipline, combined with a serious concern that many st... “turned off” computing by a combination of factors t... to make the

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2012-01-12 13:55:40     Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Specify your canonical

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/...canonical.html

Now, you can simply add this <link> tag to specify your ...
<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/produ ...
inside the <head> section of the duplicate content URLs:
http://www.example.com/product.php?item=swedish-fish&cat ...
... e PageRank

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2012-01-12 11:40:07     Some Datasets Available on the Web » Data Wrangling Blog

http://www.datawrangling.com/...atasets-available-on-the-web

Over the past year, I've been tagging interesting data I... del.icio.us. I wrote a quick python script to pull the r... my del.icio.us export and list them at the bottom of thi... these datasets are related to machine learning, but ther...
This list i

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2012-01-12 10:35:08     Mike Bloomberg Is A Smart Businessman, That's Why He's Learning To Code | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

http://www.fastcoexist.com/...thats-why-hes-learning-to-code

Programming isn’t only for programmers. But as we move... where technology controls more and more of our lives, it... that’s virtually guaranteed to help you get a job. A g... Forbes a few weeks ago referred to the new world of Deve... world in wh

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2012-01-12 08:58:04     The future of prediction - Ideas - The Boston Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2012/01/0.../story.html?...

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2012-01-11 16:49:55     Raspberry Pi device will 'reboot computing in schools' | Education | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...revolutionise-computing-schools

Raspberry Pi device will 'reboot computing in schools'
A tiny computer called Raspberry Pi and costing £20 is ...

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2012-01-11 16:49:09     Britain's computer science courses failing to give workers digital skills | Education | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...-science-courses-digital-skills

Leading companies interviewed for a new Guardian series ... staff at a senior level to be computer literate, combini... with the ability to lead a team. But they face delays in... staff, or have to give new employees extensive training ...
Ian Wright,

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2012-01-11 10:47:18     Mercedes-Benz Brings Facebook, Google to the Dashboard | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398685,00.asp

LAS VEGAS—Mercedes-Benz on Tuesday expanded its in-veh... offerings by incoporating services like Facebook, Yelp, ... dashboard via a service dubbed mbrace2.
"It works seamlessly, automatically, and 24-7. I admit t ...
Powered by Hughes Telematics, mb

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2012-01-11 10:46:35     Report: Foxconn Employees Forced to Sign 'No Suicide' Pledge | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2384763,00.asp

Foxconn, a Chinese company that assembles Apple products... employees to sign a pledge promising that they won't com... according to the Daily Mail.

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2012-01-10 21:12:00     Backbone.js

http://documentcloud.github.com/backbone/#Introduction

When working on a web application that involves a lot of... the first things you learn is to stop tying your data to... too easy to create JavaScript applications that end up a... jQuery selectors and callbacks, all trying frantically t...
With Backbo

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/Channels/techie/JavaScript
/Channels/techie/web development

2012-01-09 18:30:30     In the Land of Invented Languages by Arika Okrent

http://inthelandofinventedlanguages.com/

Just about everyone has heard of Esperanto, which was no... man’s attempt to bring about world peace by means of l... solidarity. And every Star Trek fan knows about Klingon,...
In In The Land of Invented Languages, author Arika Okren ...
A truly ori

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2012-01-09 16:06:10     Watson’s Next Challenge: Beating Cancer - semanticweb.com

http://semanticweb.com/...xt-challenge-beating-cancer_b25805

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/Channels/techie/semantic web

2012-01-07 10:20:05     BBC News - HTML 5 new target for cybercriminals

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16005053

Some of the threats for the coming year are lower-tech -... stickers placed over the QR codes used by firms to allow...
QR codes typically appear on posters. Once scanned with ...
Train stations, for example, use QR codes to allow passe ...
But cybercr

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/Channels/physicality

2012-01-04 18:09:07     How Do You Make A Robot That People Will Talk To? Make It As Cute As Wall-E | Co.Design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...-to-make-it-as-cute-as-wall-e

Boxie, a robot created at MIT Media Lab, relies on adora... artificial intelligence to meet its goals.
Cuteness is one of the most powerful forces on earth. It ...

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/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces

2012-01-04 17:12:20     Handy Elephant - Instant Productivity for Relationship Management | About us

http://handyelephant.com/about/

Why did we build Handy Elephant?
Individuals and businesses devote increasing amounts of ...
Yet, plenty of time is wasted, as they do not know which ...

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2012-01-04 13:38:06     Digital Desk by Pierre Wellner

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5772530828816089246

0:10
0:50
1:10
1:50
... .w.m.rauterberg//presentations/Build-It_Story/sld002.htm

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2012-01-04 12:17:14     Trade between belligerents — Marginal Revolution

http://marginalrevolution.com/...tween-belligerents.html?...

I have been enjoying Adam Hochschild’s To End All Wars... Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918, which covers the Briti... War I. My favorite section details how the British resp... turned out they had a drastic shortage of binoculars, wh...
The Germans

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/Channels/cognition and art/political
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