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2012-02-12 14:41:13     Confessions of a Publisher: “We’re in Amazon’s Sights and They’re Going to Kill Us” | PandoDaily

http://pandodaily.com/...sights-and-theyre-going-to-kill-us/

We can’t pay $1 million for books anymore. Amazon coul... to lose $20 million/year in their publishing arm just to... publishers out of business. I think that’s what they‮.. do–throw money around in an industry that doesn’t ha... Amazon beco

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2012-02-08 17:25:02     New W3C Validation Service with RDFa 1.1 and microdata | Semantic Web Activity News

http://www.w3.org/...on-service-with-rdfa-1-1-and-microdata/

W3C has launched a new HTML validation site, the Nu Mark... Service. From a Semantic Web point of view it is importa... default setting of the validator validates HTML5 with RD... with microdata, the two simpler syntaxes to add structur... Furthermore

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2012-02-08 10:53:53     Docracy - Learn More

http://www.docracy.com/application/learnmore

Docracy is a social repository of legal documents. Our m... useful legal documents freely available to the public. W... them easier to find, customize and sign. No more crappy ... paywall that you download hoping everything will be alright.
Instead: re

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2012-02-08 09:34:52     An unexpected skeumorphic vestige - Adam Lindsay

http://misc.atl.me/an-unexpected-skeumorphic-vestige

I finally picked up a protective cover for my Kindle Tou... airport. Doing so revealed a hidden habit I was only fai... compulsively use boarding passes as bookmarks. What happ... to mark my place goes away?

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2012-02-08 09:32:23     Microsoft's App Was Made For Walking — But Is It Racist? : NPR

http://www.npr.org/...-made-for-walking-but-is-it-racist?...

Microsoft is under fire this week over a patent it was g... dubbed the "avoid ghetto" feature for GPS devices. The n... to help pedestrians avoid unsafe neighborhoods, bad weat... terrain by taking information from maps, weather reports...
The word "g

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2012-02-08 09:31:33     The Pirate Bay torrents printable 3D objects • The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/...pirate_bay_3d_printer_files/

Tremble, thing-makers, because The Pirate Bay has starte... source files for physical objects.
The controversial file-sharing site, known for aiding th ...
Only those with 3D printers will be able to make use of ...
Pirate Bay has started a new category

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2012-02-07 17:32:19     Out of the box on Vimeo

http://vimeo.com/26489936

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2012-02-07 14:27:51     Euphemisms: Making murder respectable | The Economist

http://www.economist.com/node/21541767

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2012-02-04 10:23:46     PLoS Medicine: Participatory Epidemiology: Use of Mobile Phones for Community-Based Health Reporting

http://www.plosmedicine.org/...0.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000376

Traditional health systems serve a key role in protectin...
Novel Internet-based collaborative systems can have an i ...
Mobile Internet usage is growing rapidly worldwide, maki ...
We present a brief summary of some promising mobile appl ...
These early

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/Channels/techie/open data

2012-02-03 18:16:59     One Simple Rule: Why Teens Are Fleeing Facebook - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/...ule-why-teens-are-fleeing-facebook/

Facebook is losing users in the U.S., Britain and Canada... investors, advertisers and media companies all scratchin...
A closer look at Facebook’s global usage shows that it ...
In Pictures: Keeping Kids Safe On Facebook
That said, there is one simpl

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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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