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2011-04-23 08:41:45     XL: The 1900 Date System vs. the 1904 Date System

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180162

Microsoft Excel supports two different date systems: the... and the 1904 date system. This article describes the two... the problems that you may encounter when you use workboo... different date systems.

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2011-04-23 08:40:31     Magic number (programming) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_number_(programming)

Magic debug values
Magic debug values are specific values written to memory ...
Since it is very unlikely, although possible, that a 32- ...
Famous and common examples include:
... in a live environment to reduce errors[citation needed].

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2011-04-05 08:16:47     IBM Research | | arun_kumar | WWTW - The World Wide Telecom Web (a.k.a. The Spoken Web)

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/.../arun_kumar.wwtw.html

WWTW - The World Wide Telecom Web (a.k.a. The Spoken Web)
The World Wide Telecom Web (also referred to as The Spok ...
The World Wide Telecom Web
Past and Present Collaborators:
... Related Publications are available here

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2011-04-04 08:22:41     Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into reality using Kinect (video) -- Engadget

http://www.engadget.com/...evitably-turned-into-reality-usi/

Gmail Motion April Fools' gag inevitably turned into rea... (video)
By Vlad Savov posted Apr 2nd 2011 1:24PM
It had to happen. When Google showed off a new and revol ...

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2011-04-01 09:05:43     Gmail Motion BETA

http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

The mouse and keyboard were invented before the Internet... Since then, countless technological advancements have al... more efficient human computer interaction. Why then do w... outdated technology? Introducing Gmail Motion -- now you... with your b

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2011-03-25 10:16:58     Fisher Space Pen

http://history.nasa.gov/spacepen.html

During the first NASA missions the astronauts used penci...
During this time period, Paul C. Fisher of the Fisher Pe ...
Fisher developed his space pen with no NASA funding. The ...
Fisher offered the pens to NASA in 1965, but, because of ...
... rt into

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2011-03-17 06:13:46     BBC News - Can libraries survive in a digital world?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_o.../9421996.stm

"Communities need libraries more than they ever have don... are in a superb position to help [during difficult econo...
"People who say 'we don't need libraries because it's al ...

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2011-03-13 15:08:30     REAL Software: Real Studio, Best Development Tool for Mac, Windows and Linux

http://www.realsoftware.com/realstudio/

Real Studio is a full-featured, cross-platform software ... suited to creating a wide range of applications, from ut... enterprise-class applications. Real Studio is the only o... cross-platform software development tool that enables us... to create p

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2011-03-13 14:40:26     The Problem With Code-Point Open From Ordnance Survey – Jamie Thompson

http://jamiethompson.co.uk/...int-open-from-ordnance-survey/

The Code-Point Open dataset is advertised with the bold ... “Code-Point Open locates every postcode unit in the UK... precision”. Unfortunately this is simply untrue, and a... me to point this out, they’ve fallen at the first hurd... Northern Ir

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2011-03-13 14:38:17     UK Postcode -> geocode (latitude,longitude) - Flat, Baroque & Berserk

http://baroque.posterous.com/uk-postcode-latitudelongitude

Want to find the latitude/longitude of any UK postcode? ... Wales, and Northern Ireland? Read these first:
The problem with code point open from ordnance survey
Code point open northern ireland addendum
Then follow these instructions:

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2011-03-13 14:35:31     Refractions Research : PostGIS

http://www.refractions.net/products/postgis/

PostGIS is a spatial database extension for the popular ... object-relational database. PostGIS “spatially enables... server, allowing it to be used as a back-end spatial dat... geographic information systems (GIS) and web-mapping app... same manner

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2011-03-12 19:15:47     LiSC « Lincoln Social Computing Research Centre

http://lisc.lincoln.ac.uk/

The most important issue that came to light was that dat... readily available in on-line API formats and are current... masses of spreadsheets that need to be downloaded and ho... worked into a usable and highly available format. If thi... process is

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2011-03-10 21:19:19     Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, Akerman, Karrow, McCarter

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/bo.../bo5486535.html

Maps are universal forms of communication, easily unders... appreciated regardless of culture or language. This trul... introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever cons... volume: maps from different time periods and a variety o... made for di

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2011-03-10 08:25:43     Precisely Defining the World's Emoticons - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/.../72258

The Unicode Consortium controls the standards that gover... displayed on the world's computers, which means, of cour... define the world's emoticons. Last month, they released ... of the standard, 6.0. It features this lovely and defini...
unicode.jpg

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2011-03-08 18:05:51     About - Statistical Analysis - Stack Exchange

http://stats.stackexchange.com/about

This is a free, community driven Q&A for statisticians, ... miners and data visualization experts.

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2011-03-08 11:52:04     BBC GEL Social Media Icons – the set | nicepaul.com

http://nicepaul.com/2010/07/19/icons/

BBC GEL Social Media Icons v1.0
Back in April, before I left Clearleft, I started creati ...
The BBC’s icons were lovely, single-colour icons, and ...
When BBC News (my news source of choice) launched a beau ...
... d I claim no ownership of the logos

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2011-03-04 12:54:46     Feuz

http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.p.../2766

[ From frame: http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.p.../2766 ]

Web search engines have become indispensable tools for f... online effectively. As the range of information, context... Internet searches has grown, the relationship between th... search interest and user has become more tenuous. Not al... seeking the

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2011-03-02 16:12:33     Docvert - Microsoft Word to Open Standards [current 4.0]

http://holloway.co.nz/docvert/index.html

Docvert takes word processor files (typically .doc) and ...
Web Service receives .doc file and converts it to a Open ...
The resulting OpenDocument is then optionally converted ...
The result is returned in a .zip file.
Docvert has a user-friendly inter

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2011-03-02 16:02:37     zeroclipboard - Project Hosting on Google Code

http://code.google.com/p/zeroclipboard/

The Zero Clipboard library provides an easy way to copy ... clipboard using an invisible Adobe Flash movie, and a Ja... interface. The "Zero" signifies that the library is invi... interface is left entirely up to you.
This library is fully compatible w

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2011-03-02 13:36:57     Tagged datasets for named entity recognition tasks

http://www.cs.technion.ac.il/~gabr/resou.../ne_datasets.html

Tagged datasets for named entity recognition tasks

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2011-03-02 13:36:45     Automatic Content Extraction (ACE) Evaluation

http://www.itl.nist.gov/iad/894.01/tests/ace/

The objective of the ACE program is to develop automatic... technology to support automatic processing of human lang... from a variety of sources (such as newswire, broadcast c... weblogs). ACE technology R&D is aimed at supporting various classificati

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2011-03-02 13:30:49     The Stanford NLP (Natural Language Processing) Group

http://nlp.stanford.edu/software/CRF-NER.shtml

CRFClassifier is a Java implementation of a Named Entity... Entity Recognition (NER) labels sequences of words in a ... names of things, such as person and company names, or ge... names. The software provides a general (arbitrary order)... linear chai

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2011-03-02 11:34:03     Acromine

http://www.chokkan.org/research/acromine/

Acronyms result from a highly productive type of term va... substitutes fully expanded terms (e.g., retinoic acid re... shortened term-forms (e.g., RARA). Even though no generi... patterns have been established for dealing with acronym ...
Acromine is

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2011-03-02 09:14:52     BBC News - Graduates - the new measure of power

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12597811

At the beginning of the last century, the power of natio... measured in battleships and coal.
In this century it's as likely to be graduates.
There has been an unprecedented global surge in the numb ...
Among the developed OECD countries, graduation rate

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2011-03-02 08:56:10     BBC News - Harvard researcher rejects Google's 'personal attack'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12241395

Harvard researcher rejects Google's 'personal attack'
Google logo Google is under investigation by the Europea ...
Continue reading the main story
Related stories
... onal attacks" to distract people from its own behaviour.

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2011-03-02 08:47:18     Measuring Bias in "Organic" Web Search

http://www.benedelman.org/searchbias/

By comparing results between leading search engines, we ... in their algorithmic search listings. We find that each ... favors its own services in that each search engine links... services more often than other search engines do so. But... engines pro

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2011-03-01 12:35:40     d3.js

http://mbostock.github.com/d3/

D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Objec... then apply data-driven transformations to the document. ... example, you can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table f... numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive ...
D3 is not a

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2011-02-24 13:51:38     Measuring your Hand for Gloves

http://www.glove.org/glovemeasure.php

Your Glove Size
picture of hand To find out your glove size, measure (i ...
Glove Size Equivalents
Some manufacturers indicate glove sizes by number and ot ...
... (example: A 7" measurement equals a size 7 glove)

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2011-02-24 13:51:12     Glove Size Chart

http://www.walkabout.com/shop/size_glove.asp

To ensure a proper fit: Measure your hand with a tape me...
* Measure your hand with a tape measure around the k ...
* Measure your dominant hand - the right if you are ...
Note: some manufacturers indicate glove sizes by inches ...
... xx-larg

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2011-02-24 13:50:35     Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Best of the rest… January 2011

http://www.visualisingdata.com/...-of-the-rest-january-2011/

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of... the most relevant, interesting and useful articles I’v... during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter y... of these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s ... collection

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