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2011-11-22 13:05:28     Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey relationship

http://arstechnica.com/...show-predatorprey-relationship.ars

Over time, Linux package dependencies show predator/prey...
By John Timmer | Published about 17 hours ago
You'll frequently hear references to a "software ecosyst ...
The team went back to 1993 and compiled statistics on ev ...
... PNAS, 2011. DOI: 10.10

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2011-11-22 08:51:29     Facebook Is Badware (and Why Google Should Warn Its Users)

http://lifehacker.com/...nd-why-google-should-warn-its-users

Facebook has moved from merely being a walled garden int... its users' ability and willingness to navigate the rest ... evidence that this is true even for sites which embrace ... technologies is overwhelming, and the net result is that...
In this pos

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2011-11-22 06:54:22     The power of the written word | Ruth Stalker-Firth

http://www.ruthstalkerfirth.com/...power-of-the-written-word

Charlie Brown Wah Wah Wah
I used to read a woman’s blog, everyday. It was amazin ...
I can only guess that the last entry, before the blog go ...

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2011-11-16 19:14:14     Scans reveal how the brain's GPS helps us navigate from A to B | Science | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...scans-reveal-brain-gps-navigate

People walking on Old Compton Street in Soho, London
One part of the brain keeps track of the straight line d ...
Brain scans have revealed the workings of the brain's GP ...
Two areas of the brain appear to take turns as our inter ...
... identify how th

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2011-11-16 12:49:33     Slide to Unlock: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere – get addicted to ... DAILY MIX OF CREATIVE CULTURE

http://www.getaddictedto.com/...ouch-interaction-everywhere/

Slide to Unlock: Wearable Multitouch Interaction Everywhere
Slide to Unlock.
Chris Harrison completed this mesemerizing work while he ...

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2011-11-16 11:31:08     A List Apart: Articles: Dark Patterns: Deception vs. Honesty in UI Design

http://www.alistapart.com/...ption-vs.-honesty-in-ui-design/

We might not like to admit it but deception is deeply en...
To fill the gap, darkpatterns.org was created in August ...
If we put aside our moral quibbles let’s put ourselves ...
Let’s continue a while as evil web designers: perhaps ...
... ominent

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2011-11-16 08:51:16     Microsoft’s Code Space project combines Kinect, touchscreens for awesome meetings | VentureBeat

http://venturebeat.com/2011/.../microsoft-code-space-kinect/

Microsoft Research is at it again: The wily folks who cr...
Dubbed Code Space, the project allows groups to collabor ...
While still a very early concept, Code Space shows the p ...
Why the need for so many input devices, when a simple wh ...
The project

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2011-11-12 16:27:49     BBC News - US dismantles 'massive' cyber crime syndicate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15668377

Cyber criminals who are alleged to have made $14m (£9m)... fraud have been arrested in Estonia.
The FBI alleged that the gang infected more then four mi ...

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2011-11-12 13:26:05    

http://alumni.media.mit.edu/...arlo-rota-10-lessons.html#...

I have been collecting some random bits of advice that I...
Lecturing
Blackboard Technique
Publish the same results several times.
... Be prepared for old age.

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2011-11-11 19:38:29     US court verdict 'huge blow' to privacy, says former WikiLeaks aide | World news | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...rdict-privacy-wikileaks-twitter

The Twitter users "voluntarily" turned over the internet... when they signed up for an account and relinquished an e...
"Petitioners knew or should have known that their IP inf ...
The fight comes amid widening concerns about online priv ...
"I want eve

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2011-11-09 16:09:00     A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

http://worrydream.com/...RantOnTheFutureOfInteractionDesign/

So, here's a Vision Of The Future that's popular right now.
It's a lot of this sort of thing.
As it happens, designing Future Interfaces For The Futur ...
My problem is the opposite, really — this vision, from ...
... or anything. I just hope to suggest

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2011-11-09 16:04:06     The Social Graph is Neither (Pinboard Blog)

http://blog.pinboard.in/2011/11/the_social_graph_is_neither/

I first came across the phrase social graph in 2007, in ...
The idea of representing relationships between people as ...
At the time he wrote, Fitzpatrick had two points to make ...
Fitzpatrick subsequently went to work for Google, and hi ...
... ith the

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2011-11-08 16:27:46     DSPL: Dataset Publishing Language - Google Code

http://code.google.com/apis/publicdata/

DSPL is the Dataset Publishing Language, a representatio...
Features
Use existing data: Just add an XML metadata file to ...
Powerful visualizations: Unleash the full capabiliti ...
... pen: Freely use the DSPL format in your own applications

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2011-11-08 15:25:42     Olly: A device that lets you smell the Internet - The Next Web

http://thenextweb.com/...e-that-lets-you-smell-the-internet/

While we’re used to seeing and hearing content on the ... it has never really had much of a look in. That changes ... a cool new product from London’s Mint Digital Foundry.
Olly is a USB-powered device which takes events on the I ...

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2011-11-06 09:00:57     86th Birthday Rage [very long] [first post] [hello!] - Imgur

http://imgur.com/Cpdaq

86th Birthday Rage

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2011-11-05 09:28:32     BBC - Archive - HG Wells on the Future - HG Wells | Science and the Citizen

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/hg_wells/12409.shtml

HG Wells addresses the British Association Conference on... 'Science and the Citizen'. In typical provocative style,... medium of the newspaper as dead and the art of journalis... He claims that reports in newspapers are unreliable and ... people migh

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2011-11-04 08:59:43     Yahoo Gives the iPad the Power to Understand TV - Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/39047/

A new iPad app from Yahoo can recognize any TV show by l... audio, and automatically serve up related Web content, s... related to a news broadcast or play-by-play stats for a ...

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2011-11-02 11:54:29     Anonymous Cancels Operation Cartel as Los Zetas Track Hacktivists | TPM Idea Lab

http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/...operation-cartel.php

Anonymous Cancels Operation Cartel as Los Zetas Track Ha...
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Carl Franzen November 1, 2011, 6:00 PM 24755 95
Members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous who threa ...
... ves would almost certainly be targeted by rival cartels.

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2011-11-02 09:57:46     Pachube :: blog: Bringing down the barriers: Pachube service goes free!

http://blog.pachube.com/...barriers-pachube-service.html?...

So, why go free? No, we haven’t decided to become a no... we’re not just super-nice. What we are is ambitious. A... with and talked with many people in the Pachube communit... they’re ambitious too.
The “Internet of Things” is a big idea (tho

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2011-11-02 08:44:00     Microsoft Pri0 | Getting ever closer to the Matrix: Augmented Projectors (video) | Seattle Times Newspaper

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/...ix_augmented_projec.html

Getting ever closer to the Matrix: Augmented Projectors ...
Posted by Janet I. Tu
On Monday, we wrote about what Microsoft is dubbing the ...
Today, Steve Clayton, who highlights interesting company ...
In the video above, Clayton highlights a project b

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2011-11-02 08:31:24     Unthinkable Consulting - Unthinkable Blog - Green shoots of linked (open) data around news

http://www.unthinkableconsulting.com/...ata-around-news.html

Green shoots of linked (open) data around news
Friday, October 28, 2011 at 5:31PM
Based on Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyg ...
A couple of weeks ago Justin and I attended an event hos ...
... Matthew Shorter

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2011-10-31 15:07:33     Project outline

http://www.haptimap.org/home/about-haptimap.html

HaptiMap, Haptic, Audio and Visual Interfaces for Maps a... Services, is a project which receives financial support ... Commission in the Seventh Framework Programme, under the...
If you are walking or cycling, and don’t want to (or a ...
The HaptiMa

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2011-10-31 14:05:33     Digital Death Day

http://digitaldeathday.com/

DEATH IS A PART OF LIFE AND LIFE HAS (TO AN EXTENT) BECO...
Our increasing digitality means that we will increasingl ...
Held in the inspiring setting of the Tropenmuseum’s ex ...
Thus stimulating a reconsideration of how death, mournin ...

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2011-10-30 19:09:40     Sorry, Dropbox, I still don't trust you | ZDNet

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/sorry-dropbox-i-s.../4173?...

Last summer, I deleted my Dropbox account after the comp... horrifying security breach. This week, I reluctantly ope... account. Within minutes, I received a message from Dropb... their back-end processes are still problematic. Here’s... concerned.

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2011-10-30 19:06:04     Nokia's new interface is seriously twisted - Mobile Phones

http://www.cnet.com.au/...eriously-twisted-339325050.htm?...

Multi-touch revolutionised user interfaces, and, if Noki... their way, a mobile device that's sensitive to how it's ... be the next revolution.
At the Nokia World show, the Finnish mobile phone maker ...
While it was a real computing device with a real

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2011-10-30 08:31:06     BBC News - The only living master of a dying martial art

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15480741

A former factory worker from the British Midlands may be... master of the centuries-old Sikh battlefield art of shas... father of four is now engaged in a full-time search for ...

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2011-10-30 08:30:52     BBC News - The Halloween myth of the War of the Worlds panic

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15470903

Mass panic and hysteria swept the United States on the e... 1938, when an all-too-realistic radio dramatisation of T... Worlds sent untold thousands of people into the streets ...
The radio show was so terrifying in its accounts of inva ...
Or, more ac

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2011-10-30 08:30:15     BBC News - About Time: The science of telling the time

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12787502

Time zones sometimes seem positively eccentric, affected... political, geographical and social changes in the real w...
But as irregular as they are, if you want to divide the ...
Our science reporter Rebecca Morelle has been finding ou ...

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2011-10-24 13:33:02     The 147 Companies That Control Everything - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/...-companies-that-control-everything/

Visualizing the "super entity." Courtesy: New Scientist
Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute o ...
They discovered that global corporate control has a dist ...

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2011-10-24 13:30:09     New Malware Brings Cyberwar One Step Closer - Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?...

A newly discovered piece of malicious code dubbed Duqu i... to the notorious Stuxnet worm that damaged Iran's nuclea... centrifuges last year. Although it has no known target o... the stage for more industrial and cyberwar attacks, expe...

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