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2012-08-16 07:06:06     Wired Aperture for 20 July: Incredible raindrops on spiders - Stunning photography from Wired.co.uk (Wired UK)


In focus: Incredible raindrops on spiders
By Nate Lanxon
20 July 12
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/Channels/just lovely

2016-10-18 17:19:35     A Walking Tour of New York’s Massive Surveillance Network


In her book, Burrington, a writer and artist, has sketch... the internet that are visible on and above the streets o... explained the business interests and politicking behind ... Her book is designed to make the internet tangible, and ... Burrington

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2011-08-15 17:15:51     Times Higher Education - Leader: Hours and hours of reckoning


In higher education, it's not how much time you spend wi... what you do with it that should count
What is a contact hour? How does a lecture with 70 other ...

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2012-04-03 11:42:08     LukeW | An Event Apart: Content First


In his opening keynote at An Event Apart in Seattle, WA ... Zeldman talked about the need to keep content front and ... and the Web design process. Here's my notes from his tal...
Content is really a design problem. Yet the sites we ...

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2012-07-25 10:18:58     No such thing as a free MOOC : JISC


In his recent JISC blog, David Kernohan asks: ‘Why bot... fees to attend university? …What if you could get it a... online?’ Of course, it is tongue in cheek, because as ... suggests, you don’t get something for nothing.
And that brings me to o

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/Channels/education/open learning

2010-08-26 12:17:49     Flood Lite - Apple’s Attention to Detail


In July 2002, Appled filed a patent for a “Breathing S...
The average respiratory rate for adults is 12-20 breathe ...
The other day, I noticed that my friend’s Dell laptop ...
It’s interesting how a lot of companies try to copy Ap ...
Now if you

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2009-07-13 11:31:44     MakeItLink – Detecting URLs In Text And Making Them Links || Joseph Scott


In late October Jeff Atwood wrote about The Problems Wit...
My website is at http://josephscott.org/
Would be changed into:
My website is at <a href=’http://josephscott.org/⠮..
... 01.

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2010-05-14 11:38:50     BBC News - Internet approaches addressing limit


In less than 18 months there will be no more big blocks ... give out, estimates suggest.
Predictions name 9 September 2011 as the date on which t ...

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2006-05-02 20:59:48     Sapir–Whorf hypothesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


In linguistics, the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis (SWH) state... systematic relationship between the grammatical categori... a person speaks and how that person both understands the... in it. Although it has come to be known as the Sapir–W... it rather w

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2017-06-15 21:29:15     Counting Research ⇒ Directing Research: The Hazard of Using Simple Metrics to Evaluate Scientific Contributions (An EU Experience)


In many EU countries there is a requirement to count res... measure and prove its value. These numbers, often produc... based on the impact of journals, are used to rank univer... determine fund distribution, to evaluate research propos... determine t

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2010-04-27 08:25:13     BBC News - Adobe abandons iPhone code tools


In mid-April, Adobe released software called Creative Su... contained translation tools that automatically turn Flas... programs that run on the iPhone.
Shortly before the release, Apple updated the terms and ...
The revised terms placed strict restric

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2008-03-09 10:52:47     TEI: TEI '08, Integration of virtual and ...


In most work environments people archive both the real a... of their documents. But unlike the digital world, in the... locating a document can become a very time consuming tas... this is the lack of a direct connection between the phys...
The Smart F

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2011-11-30 23:10:38     The importance of a preservation strategy for your digital memories


In October 2006, I was away on a business trip when a fr... event destroyed the contents of my family’s rural home... oncoming five-foot wall of water, my wife had little tim... possessions. For all the things we lost that day, I stil...
I’ve hear

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2005-01-04 22:22:20     Integration of Content Sources


in order to integrate a new ontology a great deal of man... by the personnel profoundly familiar with the GRACE form... to operate the specific editing tool is necessary. Based... experience, it is estimated that integration of a small ... containing

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2013-02-09 09:24:23     Linked Data Publication & Consumption Tool Library


In order to support data set owners to publish their dat... Data on the Web, as well as to support data consumers to... integrate Linked Data from the Web, the LATC project has... of open source toolkits that cover all stages of the Lin... publication

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


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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2014-01-09 07:05:04     Benefits Street: a toxic caricature of Britain’s poor | new economics foundation


In our currently unstable economy, many are finding that... – people are increasingly moving in and out of work, a... support between these brief spells of employment. Even t... are finding it hard to meet the cost of living – a clo... UK’s bene

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2011-12-22 22:34:29     BBC News - In pictures: Rare lenticular clouds over West Yorkshire


In pictures: Rare lenticular clouds over West Yorkshire
Cloud over Leeds
Cloud over Denholme
More properly known as Altocumulus Lenticularis, the clo ...
... Image 2 of 7

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2006-02-13 06:50:41     Usability News - Feature: Eight Guidelines for Usability Testing


In professional web design circles, the usability testin... become an essential component of any major project. Simi... groups in brand development and product launches, usabil... a rare opportunity to receive feedback from the very peo...
But how can

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2011-08-15 15:12:39     Police kill mobile phone service to squelch protest • The Register


In response to a threatened protest in its subway system... authorities temporarily shut down mobile phone service i... stations of the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, known l...

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2008-12-11 20:45:03     GHSOM - The Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Map - Homepage


In spite of the stability and popularity of the Self-Org... at least two limitations have to be noted, which are rel... hand, to the static architecture of this model, as well ... hand, to the limited capabilities for the representation...
With our no

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2015-05-10 12:21:05     The First Woman to Earn a PhD in Computer Science Was a Nun | Mental Floss UK


In the 1960s, Sister Keller studied at the University of... also studied at Purdue, the University of Michigan, and ... Dartmouth relaxed the rule barring women from its comput... allowed Keller to help develop the computer language BAS...

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2015-03-10 11:29:40     3D knitting: after 8,000 years a new dimension in weaving and spinning | Technology | The Guardian


In the 20th century mass production revolutionised how w... fabric. Now new technology is taking textiles into new f... architecture and sport

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2008-02-05 15:26:39     Interactive Activation & Competition (Built with Processing)


In the demo above and in the original article, the model... someone might know about characters inspired from the 19... Side Story", in which two gangs (the "Jets" and the "Sha... territory and overall dominance. Units, the activation l... represents

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2015-03-10 11:29:10     Fridge caught sending spam emails in botnet attack - CNET


In the first documented attack of its kind, the Internet... used as part of an attack that sent out over 750,000 spa...

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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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2014-07-15 21:13:07     Crypto weakness in smart LED lightbulbs exposes Wi-Fi passwords | Ars Technica


In the latest cautionary tale involving the so-called In... white-hat hackers have devised an attack against network... lightbulbs that exposes Wi-Fi passwords to anyone in pro... the LED devices.
The attack works against LIFX smart lightbulbs, which c

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2010-12-11 00:41:06     A simple change in the law could open up online access to the BBC's archives | Law | guardian.co.uk


In the melee of the last days of the Labour government, ...
Think of George Orwell and W H Auden, of Laurence Olivie ...
But the BBC can't make them available to us, as it would ...
All this was set out in the Digital Britain reports that ...
... ive cos

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2010-05-17 21:55:21     A List Apart: Articles: Better JavaScript Minification


In the past few years, performance research has become m... thanks to research by the Yahoo! Exceptional Performance... Google’s Steve Souders. Most of that research studies ... HTML page, but the resources the page requires to displa...
Although bo

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2012-07-25 09:51:51     I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why. - Kyle Wiens - Harvard Business Review


In the same vein, programmers who pay attention to how t... written language also tend to pay a lot more attention t... You see, at its core, code is prose. Great programmers a... code monkeys; according to Stanford programming legend D...
And just li

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