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2011-06-05 07:24:51     Mashape, the Marketplace for APIs, Moves to Beta

http://www.readwriteweb.com/...pe-the-marketplace-for-ap.php

API providers can list their JSON APIs, which using Mash... in turn auto-generate five client libraries - PHP, Ruby,... Objective-C, and Java. The new billing tool lets develop... monthly price, API call limits, and the price per additi...
Consumers c

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2011-06-03 16:50:37     PHP Microdata Parser - Library to parse microdata from HTML

http://soyrex.com/php-microdata/

Microdata is a proposed feature of HTML 5 that allows se... information to be embedded within the markup of a web pa...
Why PHP Microdata?
One of the most interesting features of the Microdata sp ...
The library allows one to parse out the structured Mi

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2011-06-03 07:45:37     Of Data Scientists, Big Data, the City and Dancers « Rev Dan Catt's Blog

http://revdancatt.com/...ists-big-data-the-city-and-dancers/

So all those companies advertising for a Data Scientist,... this to say…
You want a Dancer not a Scientist.

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2011-06-03 07:43:06     BBC News - A wild ride to the Faroe Islands

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_ou.../9498953.stm

On display, I spotted a book written by one of the Briti...
It was entitled Kansha - The Land of Maybe - which it se ...
Back at the airport I told Magni Arge, the chief executi ...
"Kansha means more than maybe," he explained.
... and respecting their a

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2011-06-03 07:38:42     BBC News - Creating Cumbria's musical hill

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13602686

Five hundred musical instruments, powered only by the wi...
The sound made by the instruments, some conventional and ...
French composer Pierre Sauvageot, along with French grou ...
He explains how it works and how his team went about ins ...
"Harmonic F

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2011-06-02 17:03:45     Mpemba’s baffling discovery: can hot water freeze before cold? (1969) | Skulls in the Stars

http://skullsinthestars.com/...ater-freeze-before-cold-1969/

“My name is Erasto B Mpemba, and I am going to tel... discovery, which was due to misusing a refrigerator.”
With those words, Tanzanian student Erasto Mpemba entere ...

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2011-06-01 08:23:20     peterorntoft.com

http://www.peterorntoft.com/HTML%20filer/infocontext1.html

The project deals with data from a list of the social re... the Danish people. The list is the result of an opinion ... consultancy company in Denmark. I have used the context ... opinion polls within each interest to shape and design d... so the rece

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2011-06-01 08:22:10     This Guy Has My MacBook

http://thisguyhasmymacbook.tumblr.com/

On March 21, 2011, my MacBook was stolen from my apartme... I reported the crime to the police and even told them wh... they couldn't help me due to lack of resources. Meanwhil...
Update: (May 31, 8:37 PM PST) ARRESTED! An Oakland polic ...
Update: (Ma

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2011-06-01 08:21:12     Hidden - The most advanced theft tracking software for your Mac.

http://hiddenapp.com/

When you activate tracking, Hidden will locate your stol... anywhere on the planet, collect photos of the thief and ... the computer in use. (We also collect lots of nerdy netw... but we won’t bore you with the details!)

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2011-05-31 20:08:03     Open Linking in the Scholarly Information Environment Using the OpenURL Framework

http://www.dlib.org/dlib/march01/vande.../03vandesompel.html

This paper provides insights into the concepts underlyin... framework for open reference linking in the web-based sc... information environment. The discussion starts by briefl... problems with reference linking that were initially desc... addressed a

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2011-05-30 15:48:38     Hidden device distorts news on wireless networks, brews beer, is time machine - Hack a Day

http://hackaday.com/...-networks-brews-beer-is-time-machine/

We covered the Newstweek, a wall-wart sized box that inj... stories over public WiFi connections last February, but ... great walk through and it seems our doubts about this pr...
The Newstweek uses ARP spoofing to change the text displ ...
Aside from

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2011-05-30 07:12:57     Stream(SQL) Event Processing with Esper - igvita.com

http://www.igvita.com/...eamsql-event-processing-with-esper/

The growth of both the types and the amount of data gene... users, and applications have resulted in a number of rec... innovations: NoSQL, rise of popularity of Hadoop, and do... higher-level map-reduce frameworks. However, the batch-p...
What if we

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2011-05-30 06:33:46     Bolinfest Changeblog: GData: I can't take it anymore

http://blog.bolinfest.com/...ata-i-cant-take-it-anymore.html

I have been playing with GData since I was on the Google... in 2005/2006. My experiences with GData can be summarize... graph:

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2011-05-26 16:28:28     McKinsey & Company - Report - Internet matters: The net’s sweeping impact on growth, jobs, and prosperity - May 2011

http://www.mckinsey.com/mgi/publications/intern.../index.asp

The Internet's impact on global growth is rising rapidly... accounted for 21 percent of GDP growth over the last fiv... developed countries MGI studied, a sharp acceleration fr... contribution over 15 years. Most of the economic value c... Internet fa

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2011-05-25 17:56:34     Full text of Obama's speech to UK parliament - CNN.com

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLI.../obama.europe.speech/?...

In other words, we live in a global economy that is larg... making. And today, the competition for the best jobs and... countries that are free-thinking and forward-looking; co... most creative, innovative, entrepreneurial citizens.
That gives nations

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2011-05-25 14:50:42     SEMIC.EU - The Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe

http://www.semic.eu/semic/view/snav/About_SEMIC.xhtml

SEMIC.EU is a participatory platform and a service by th... Commission that supports the sharing of assets of intero... used in public administration and eGovernment

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2011-05-25 13:58:30     The smallest 3D printer in the world « 3d printing event

http://3dprintingevent.com/...llest-3d-printer-in-the-world/

A research project at the Vienna University of Technolog... turn futuristic 3D-printers into affordable everyday items.
Printers which can produce three-dimensional objects hav ...
Several scientific fields have to come together, to desi ...

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2011-05-24 14:58:05     3D LED Cube,LED Cube,3D LED Display,Light Cube | Seekway Technology Ltd.

http://seekway.com.cn/e/ledsys10.htm

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2011-05-24 14:56:22     YouTube - 3D LED Cube(32*32*32=32768 pixels)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1YNyQqbiF0&feature=related

3D LED Cube(32*32*32=32768 pixels)

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2011-05-24 13:17:58     Zend Framework: Documentation: Introduction - Zend Framework Manual

http://framework.zend.com/m.../zend.openid.introduction.html

Zend_OpenId is a Zend Framework component that provides ...
What is OpenID?
OpenID is a set of protocols for user-centric digital id ...
For more information about OpenID visit the » OpenID of ...
... ing an additional direct request to the OpenID provi

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2011-05-23 18:50:07     3D Systems | Personal 3D Printers - RapMan Kits, BFB3000 and V-Flash

http://www.3dsystems.com/content/personal%2D3dprinters/

3D Systems has long been committed to providing great te... to the growing 3D Printing segment. In 2009 we launched ... 3D printer and began to better understand the barriers t... utilization. We are now working on a multi-front strateg... access and

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2011-05-23 18:49:20     TechShop is the SF Bay Area's Only Open-Access Public Workshop -- What Do You Want To Make at TechShop?

http://www.techshop.ws/

You can think of TechShop like a fitness club, but with ...
TechShop is designed for everyone, regardless of their s ...
TechShop is perfect for inventors, makers, hackers, tink ...
TechShop provides you with access to a wide variety of m ...
TechShop is

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2011-05-23 18:47:54     Ponoko media center - About Us - Ponoko

http://www.ponoko.com/about/the-big-idea

Ponoko is an online marketplace for everyone to click to...
It’s where creators, digital fabricators, materials su ...
We kicked off at TechCrunch40 at the end of 2007 with a ...
The core of this vision is the trade in product designs ...
... nstead

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2011-05-21 21:30:59     BBC News - Hard to explain how bad economic crisis is, says Cable

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-13480971

Business Secretary Vince Cable says it has been a challe... government to explain to the public how bad a state the ...
He told the Guardian the country was poorer because of t ...
Britain is no longer one of the "price-setters" in world ...
"We have ha

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2011-05-21 10:00:40     LANGUAGE AND COGNITION

http://www.languageandcognition.net/Language_a.../About.html

Language and Cognition is the journal of the UK Cognitiv... Association. It is a venue for the publication of high q... peer-reviewed research of a theoretical and/or empirical... nature, focusing on the interface between language and c... open to res

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2011-05-21 09:33:21     NHS IT project 'has cost billions without delivering ANY benefits' | Mail Online

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...s-delivering-ANY-benefits.html

The NHS’ controversial project to computerise all pati... cost billions of pounds without delivering any benefits,... damning report.
It warns the project is running years behind schedule an ...

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2011-05-21 09:13:49     The Right to Read - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/right-to-read.html

The right to read is a battle being fought today. Althou... years for our present way of life to fade into obscurity... specific laws and practices described above have already... many have been enacted into law in the US and elsewhere.... 1998 Digita

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2011-05-21 09:02:19     BBC News - Amondawa tribe lacks abstract idea of time, study says

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13452711

An Amazonian tribe has no abstract concept of time, say ...
The Amondawa lacks the linguistic structures that relate ...
The study, in Language and Cognition, shows that while t ...
The idea is a controversial one, and further study will ...

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2011-05-19 12:04:33     Tim Harford's Adapt: How to fund research so that it generates insanely great ideas, not pretty good ones. - By Tim Harford - Slate Magazine

http://www.slate.com/id/2293699/pagenum/all/#p2

Whichever way they sliced the data, Azoulay, Manzo and Z... that the more open-ended, risky HHMI grants were funding... important, unusual, and influential research. HHMI resea... no better qualified than their NIH-funded peers, were fa...
The HHMI re

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2011-05-17 12:34:31     About | DataSift: Realtime Social Data Mining Platform

http://datasift.net/a/about/

DataSift is the real time social media filtering engine ... which builds upon the success of TweetMeme, the consumer... MediaSift Ltd.
DataSift provides very granular and modular ‘sifting†...
The world is moving to streams, and consumers will consu

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