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2014-01-13 18:31:06     Here be 3D printed dragons | News @ CSIRO

http://csironewsblog.com/2014.../here-be-3d-printed-dragons/

Earlier this week we posted about a letter we received f...
letter
Sophie’s very polite letter.
“Our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythi ...
... erospace parts. So they thought a dragon was achievable.

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/Channels/DIY technology
/Channels/just lovely

2012-12-03 08:15:05     Here comes the first real alternative to iPhone and Android - Quartz

http://qz.com/...rst-real-alternative-to-iphone-and-android/

If you talk to enough people at the Finnish mobile start... point it occurs to you that the company it most resemble...
Sailfish, Jolla insists, will become a legitimate altern ...
“China… is the most dynamic smartphone market—it†...
Jolla canno

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/Channels/HCI stuff/mobiles

2012-12-19 18:50:30     Hexaflexagon poem: "No one names a black cat ginger" | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/natematias/8287421473/


photo
Hexaflexagon poem: "No one names a black cat ginger"
David Varela has taken on a 100 hour writing challenge t ...
... ously wrote me a Hexaflexagon poem about Ginger the cat!

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/Channels/just fun

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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/Channels/HCI stuff/internet of things

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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/Channels/digital economy

2005-01-11 11:01:00     High Energy Magic Ltd.

http://www.highenergymagic.com/spotcode/

These applications are not science fiction. The High Ene... Platform makes this kind of interaction possible today u... popular camera phones.
Intel Research and the University of Cambridge Computer ...

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/Channels/HCI stuff

2010-02-03 22:42:28     High speed internet in the pipeline for rural villages » The Journal

http://www.journal-online.co.uk/...peline-for-rural-villages

Scotland's most remote communities could soon gain acces... broadband, according to researchers working on an intern... program.
The Tegola Project, run jointly by the University of Edi ...
Professor Peter Buneman of the School of Informatics at ...

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/Channels/digital economy

2012-07-17 17:54:14     Higher Education's Monopoly on Credibility Is Ending | Business | TIME.com

http://business.time.com/...cations-monopoly-on-credibility/

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/Channels/education/open learning

2009-12-28 08:13:43     Hills Criteria of Causation

http://www.drabruzzi.com/hills_criteria_of_causation.htm

Hills Criteria of Causation outlines the minimal conditi... establish a causal relationship between two items. Thes... originally presented by Austin Bradford Hill (1897-1991)... medical statistician as a way of determining the causal ... specific fa

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/Channels/research methods

2014-06-12 12:34:11     Hip Gadgets For The Developing World Won't Solve Global Poverty: Stop Making Them | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

http://www.fastcoexist.com/...lobal-poverty-stop-making-them

Many entrepreneurs (incorrectly) think the biggest chall... making the product. They are so pleased they have invent... more efficient or lower cost or fancier than the other w... market. Since there are 1 bazillion people whose life wo...
Wrong! Actu

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/Channels/sustainability

2006-04-14 19:46:04     Hivelogic: Articles: Building Ruby, Rails, LightTPD, and MySQL on Tiger

http://hivelogic.com/arti.../ruby_rails_lighttpd_mysql_tiger

What follows are instructions for manually building and ...
* Ruby on Rails 1.1
* Ruby 1.8.4
* LightTPD 1.4.11
... * FastCGI and MySQL bindings

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/Channels/techie/Web2.0

2013-10-28 08:56:34     Holiday at Dolbelydr, Trefnant, Denbighshire

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search.../dolbelydr-6288#...

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/Channels/Welsh

2011-05-04 17:46:15     Home - GitHub

https://github.com/tinkerpop/blueprints/wiki/

Blueprints is a collection of interfaces, implementation... and test suites for the property graph data model. Bluep... to the JDBC, but for graph databases. As such, it provid... interfaces to allow developers to plug-and-play their gr... backend. Mo

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/Channels/techie/database
/Channels/techie/semantic web

2010-03-09 12:36:03     Home - MongoDB - 10gen Confluence

http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/Home

MongoDB (from "humongous") is a scalable, high-performan...
* Document-oriented storage (the simplicity and powe ...
* Dynamic queries
* Full index support, extending to inner-objects and ...
... (which provide structured schemas and powerful

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2014-07-17 11:22:02     Home - TimeMapper - Make Timelines and TimeMaps fast! - from the Open Knowledge Foundation Labs

http://timemapper.okfnlabs.org/

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/Channels/visualisation

2010-04-27 20:10:53     Home | EventSource | Ericsson Labs

https://labs.ericsson.com/apis/eventsource/

The EventSource enabler allows you to use the upcoming E...
The Event Source API allows you to generate JavaScript e ...
To use the EventSource enabler, simply include the enabl ...
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://eventsource.l ...
You're read

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/Channels/techie/JavaScript
/Channels/techie/web development

2007-05-26 10:32:58     Home | OpenNet Initiative

http://opennet.net/

Internet censorship and surveillance are growing global
phenomena. ONI’s mission is to identify and document
Internet filtering and surveillance, and to promote and
inform wider public dialogue about such practices.

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/Channels/cognition and art/political

2010-07-02 17:20:10     How Best Buy is Using The Semantic Web

http://www.readwriteweb.com/...is_using_the_semantic_web.php

The process of adding RDFa to Best Buy's webpages began ... the company began to look for ways to get more visibilit...
To solve this dilemma, Best Buy gave each store its own ...
Best Buy employees entered information into the blogs ev ...
Best Buy is

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/Channels/digital economy
/Channels/techie/RDF

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

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

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/Channels/techie/openid
/Channels/techie/web development

2011-12-02 10:40:52     How content delivery networks (CDNs) work | NCZOnline

http://www.nczonline.net/...ent-delivery-networks-cdns-work/

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are an important part o... infrastructure that are frequently used without a full u... what’s happening behind the scenes. You’ll hear peop... we put that on the CDN” or “make sure static assets ... when they h

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2012-03-27 08:40:11     How cutting edge geolocation can change everything | Geek Gestalt - CNET News

http://news.cnet.com/...e-geolocation-can-change-everything/

Start off by explaining Geoloqi?
Amber Case: Geoloqi is a location based platform. We hav ...
We offer storage of raw location data, that allows it to ...
Explain what geofencing is?
Case: Say you have a house and you draw a virtual geofen ...

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/Channels/physicality

2011-04-29 07:44:45     How Dmoz.org can help your Google Ranking | Beatrice Whelan Website Developer Extraordinaire Blog

http://www.beatricewhelan.ie/web.../dmoz-org-google-ranking/

DMOZ.org, also known as The Open Directory Project is ‮..
Don’t be put off by the archaic style of DMOZ.org, it ...
Google Snippets
Snippets are the two lines of text that appear below you ...
... ich your website is classified and then submit your

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/Channels/search

2012-01-04 18:09:07     How Do You Make A Robot That People Will Talk To? Make It As Cute As Wall-E | Co.Design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...-to-make-it-as-cute-as-wall-e

Boxie, a robot created at MIT Media Lab, relies on adora... artificial intelligence to meet its goals.
Cuteness is one of the most powerful forces on earth. It ...

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/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun
/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces

2011-10-18 17:03:56     How Google's Self-Driving Car Works - IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/...ow-google-self-driving-car-works

google self-driving robotic car
Once a secret project, Google's autonomous vehicles are ...
Google's fleet of robotic Toyota Priuses has now logged ...

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/Channels/AI
/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces

2014-04-22 07:47:22     How Humans Evolved to Cope with City Crowds

http://io9.com/...evolve-to-cope-with-city-crowds-1564865294

For over a hundred thousand years, humans evolved in sma... a few dozen people. But then, about ten thousand years a... living in cities that were far bigger than any tribe or ... to change to cope with the population overload.

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/Channels/locality

2014-07-02 16:05:20     How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet | Open Culture

http://www.openculture.com/...-a-hand-drawn-spreadsheet.html

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn ...
in Books, Writing | July 1st, 2014 Leave a Comment
JK-Rowlings-Phoenix-Plot-Outline
At the height of the Harry Potter novels’ popularity, ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/creativity
/Channels/visualisation
/Channels/writing

2013-03-24 14:03:40     How Kickstarter will kill Open Source | London Python developer/AWS devop engineer

https://10kblogger.wordpress.com/...r-will-kill-open-source/

The question of what happens to the surplus is really ir... is one specific project. The idea is interesting. If thi... different software projects, I think we might find more ... the part of developers to implement certain large pieces...
Alternative

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/Channels/digital economy
/Channels/techie/open source

2014-02-22 07:53:00     How much is time wrong around the world? | The poor man's math blog

http://poisson.phc.unipi.it/~maggiolo.../comment-page-1/#...

A few years ago I went to Spain for the first time, and ... surprised by how late is dinner. The first night I dined...
Solar time vs. standard time
Solar time vs. standard time
At the time I’m writing, near the winter solstice, Mad ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2009-07-01 11:42:53     How not to use Twitter: HabitatUK as a case study

http://www.socialmediatoday.com/SMC/103334

Habitat is a trendy furniture store, set up by Terence C... for those who’ve never been to the UK its like a sligh... version of Ikea. @HabitatUK turned up on Twitter a coupl... decided to use trending topic #hashtags at the start of ... noticed. Th

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2012-04-04 21:52:30     How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK activities | Technology | The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/...lfilment-less-tax-uk-activities

How one word change lets Amazon pays less tax on its UK ...
The word 'fulfilment' introduced in 2006 marked new role ...

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/Channels/digital economy

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