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2011-09-26 07:44:11     Keep Calm, But Cease and Dissist | MetaFilter


On the 25th March 2011, Mark Coop of 'Keep Calm and Carr... registered a trademark of the words Keep Calm and Carry ... to take control of the very British and now very famous,... invoking, wartime poster. The trademark has angered Bart... discovered

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2011-09-24 17:54:17     Hackers liberate intelligent Christmas lights – and we have a string to give away - PowerSource | Blog on EDN


Last year GE introduced the “Color Effects” G-35 str... Christmas lights, each individually adjustable as to col... Each light has a microprocessor and a serial communicati... string of lights, with a pre-set lighting options, sells...
Last Novemb

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/Channels/cognition and art/digital light

2011-09-22 12:52:10     A Brief History of the Emoticon


Did you know the emoticon is almost 30 years old? Twenty...
Fast-forward and the simple smiley has evolved — some ...
To mark this anniversary, we’ve taken an abridged look ...
1. The Olden Days
... Thumbnail image courtesy of Laihiuyeung Ryanne

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2011-09-20 13:35:29     Microsoft details new Windows 8 file copy and move UI [video] | WinRumors


Copy, moving, renaming and deleting make up around 50% o... usage according to Microsoft’s Windows 7 telemetry dat... 8, we want to make sure that using these core file manag... which we collectively refer to as “copy jobs,” is a ... experience,

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2011-09-20 08:31:58    


This tutorial gives a broad view of modern approaches fo... machine learning and data mining methods on parallel/dis... platforms. Demand for scaling up machine learning is tas... some tasks it is driven by the enormous dataset sizes, f...
The tutoria

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/Channels/techie/collective intelligence

2011-09-19 15:53:28     README.markdown at master from theshadowhost/Cite-the-PC - GitHub


A command line and web app to find the papers you need t... paper published. Ever tried to get a paper published onl... reference papers you know were written by the programme ... suck up to get a paper accepted in your field?
Now with Cite The PC, it'

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2011-09-19 15:45:23     Million Song Dataset | scaling MIR research


The Million Song Dataset is a freely-available collectio...
Its purposes are:
To encourage research on algorithms that scale to co ...
To provide a reference dataset for evaluating research
... To help new researchers get started in the MIR f

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2011-09-19 15:23:54     Science Exchange // The Online Marketplace For Outsourcing Science Experiments


Science Exchange is an online marketplace for science ex... is to make it easier for researchers to access core reso... institutions. Our first product, ScienceExchange.com bri... research scientists looking to outsource experiments wit... at core fac

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2011-09-17 19:27:02     Sending children through the post


Child by mail
This city letter carrier posed for a humorous photog ...
By Jason Kottke

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2011-09-14 09:29:21     Like To Hit Snooze? This App Will Make You Think Twice - AllTwitter


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2011-09-14 09:08:41     Mysterious paper sculptures - Central Station Blog post


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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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/Channels/digital economy
/Channels/economy and politics
/Channels/techie/open data

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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/Channels/HCI stuff/mobiles

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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/Channels/digital economy

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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