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

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/...-prefer-pink.html

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

http://heloukee.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/attribution/

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

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/...should-know-about-time/

“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

http://fqxi.org/home

EXPLORING THE FOUNDATIONS AND BOUNDARIES OF PHYSICS AND ...
FQXi catalyzes, supports, and disseminates research on q ...

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2011-09-01 14:30:43     “Respect Explorer’s Heritage” | TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/...we-need-an-invert-selection-button/

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

http://royal.pingdom.com/...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

http://www.npr.org/...steve-jobs-and-attention-to-detail?...

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

http://www.ijpsy.com/volumen10/num3/268.html

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

http://www.visualdataweb.org/index.php

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYIPKLxoTcQ

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... ced the HCI Community. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 7 - 12.

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2011-08-28 20:56:31     Sketchpad - YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wj8diYpgY&feature=related

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... 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

http://www.alistapart.com/...erception-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

http://www.itworld.com/...act-oracles-defense-api-copyrights

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2011-08-23 18:38:16     BBC News - When algorithms control the world

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14306146

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

http://www.scrapingweb.com/

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

http://uberblic.com/2011/08/one-api-to-link-them-all/

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 ...
Uberblic’

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2011-08-23 11:03:49     Writing the Dissertation: One Reason Why it is Difficult « Beki's Blog

http://beki70.wordpress.com/...e-reason-why-it-is-difficult/

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

http://clarehooper.wordpress.com/...ial-media-and-prisoners/

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

http://www.computerworlduk.com/...coders-have-forgotten/?...

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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2011-08-18 18:12:48     Ben’s Blog - Inside Time Newspaper

http://www.insidetime.org/articleview.asp?a=737&c=bens_blog

Lifer Ben Gunn’s Prison Blog … the only blog by a se... prisoner which ‘looks stupidity and ignorance in the e... attempting to inject some neurons into the criminologica...

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2011-08-18 11:17:18     Online TV Database - An open directory of television shows for HTPC software

http://thetvdb.com/

Welcome to TheTVDB.com. This site is an open database th... by anybody. Please click on login in the navigation to g... content and images on the site have been contributed by ... database schema and website are open source under the GP...
This site a

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2011-08-18 10:51:49     Valuing patents: Doing the maths | The Economist

https://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2.../valuing-patents

GOOGLE'S $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility ...
How might Google, a company famously fond of numbers and ...
"Motorola has a portfolio of 24,500 patents and pate ...
Using one of the industries recent patent auctions a ...
... lio and

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2011-08-18 10:50:27     Scotland Yard considered shutting down Twitter - Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...red-shutting-down-Twitter.html

Tim Godwin, the Scotland Yard acting commissioner, said ... management team at Scotland Yard discussed shutting down... networking site "a few times" as rumours about further r...

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2011-08-16 18:14:47     WhoTweetedMe.com

http://whotweetedme.com/

WhoTweetedMe.com will analyze a URL and show you its mos... retweeters, potential reach and timeline. Due to Twitter... It works best on blog post URLs that are between 1 day a...

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2011-08-15 17:15:51     Times Higher Education - Leader: Hours and hours of reckoning

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?...#.Tkks...

In higher education, it's not how much time you spend wi... what you do with it that should count
What is a contact hour? How does a lecture with 70 other ...

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2011-08-15 17:13:57     India unveils prototype of $35 computer -  Tech & Gadget - MSN CA

http://tech.ca.msn.com/canadianpress-article.aspx?...

MUMBAI, India - It looks like an iPad, only it's 1/14th ... unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet... which it hopes to bring into production by 2011.
If the government can find a manufacturer, the Linux ope ...

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2011-08-15 15:12:39     Police kill mobile phone service to squelch protest • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...ce_cut_mobile_phone_service/

In response to a threatened protest in its subway system... authorities temporarily shut down mobile phone service i... stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, known l...

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2011-08-15 14:28:17     Documentation | uberblic

http://uberblic.com/documentation/

The Doppelganger service translates between IDs of entit... APIs. When you query Doppelganger with an entity ID, you... of that same entity in other APIs. In addition, a persis... serves as an anchor for your application that you can us... queries.

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2011-07-26 14:39:12     Skinput: Appropriating the Skin as an Interactive Canvas | August 2011 | Communications of the ACM

http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2011/8/114948-skinput/abstract

Skinput is a technology that appropriates the skin as an... analyzing mechanical vibrations that propagate through t... Specifically, we resolve the location of finger taps on ... using a novel sensor array worn as an armband.

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2011-07-26 13:57:17     How BrowserID Works

http://lloyd.io/how-browserid-works

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/Channels/techie/openid
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