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2007-10-16 14:54:54     Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs)


Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) are a new ... complement to URIs [RFC2396]. An IRI is a sequence of ch... Universal Character Set (Unicode/ISO10646). There is a m... to URIs, which means that IRIs can be used instead of UR... appropriate

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


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

2009-04-22 07:19:14     RFC 2234 - Augmented BNF for Syntax Specifications: ABNF


Internet technical specifications often need to define a... are free to employ whatever notation their authors deem ... years, a modified version of Backus-Naur Form (BNF), cal... (ABNF), has been popular among many Internet specificati... compactness

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2013-12-17 15:16:17     The Mission to De-Centralize the Internet : The New Yorker


In the nineteen-seventies, the Internet was a small, dec ...
This is not the Internet we know today. Nearly two decad ...

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/Channels/digital economy

2009-01-08 10:52:18     JennyLC:: Intimate Controllers


Intimate Controllers
A platform where video games are played by couples touch ...
Project by JennyLC Chowdhury
With flash development by Sinan Ascioglu
... traditional notions and orientation of video game play.

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/Channels/HCI stuff/emotion and fun

2005-11-13 17:33:42     Extending Explorer with Band Objects using .NET and Windows Forms - The Code Project - C# Programming


A lot has been already said about extending Windows and ...

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2007-05-19 17:33:34     Open Archives Data Service Prototype and Automated Subject Indexing Using D-Lib(R) Archive Content As a Testbed


The Indiana University School of Library and Information ...
D-Lib Magazine Archive Structure
... is also probably not that useful [Salton, McGill: 1983].

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2013-10-22 15:22:46     The Nobel Prize in Economics 2013: of the madness and the wisdom of crowds | OECD Insights Blog


Investors’ behaviour on stock markets has been likened... irrationality described in Charles Mackay’s 1841 class... Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. But there i... positive view of what crowds can achieve. In his 2005 bo...
Fama’s wo

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/Channels/economy and politics

2009-02-04 10:33:15     iPhorest - Plant your tree.


iPhactory is pleased to launch the iPhorest, the app tha... plant trees from their phone. By downloading the app, th... seedling both virtually and physically. As the seedling ... grows, users can also send seeds to other phones, starti...
For each vi

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2007-12-08 15:26:51     BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Iraqi bloggers at home and abroad


Iraqi bloggers at home and abroad
Not many of the people who were blogging in English from ...

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2013-04-10 08:26:39     RTÉ to employ semantic web and big data to preserve Ireland’s memories - Ireland's cloud news service - Siliconrepublic.com


Ireland’s State broadcaster RTÉ, as part of its strat... memories of a nation in digital form, is to collaborate ... recently announced mega CSET the Insight Centre to emplo... semantic web to make hundreds of thousands of hours of a... content ava

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/Channels/digial media
/Channels/techie/open data

2007-11-25 12:38:18     iRobot Corporation: About ConnectR


iRobot® ConnectR™ Virtual Visiting Robot
Stay close to those you love – no matter where you are!
Don’t miss out on special moments at home even when yo ...
* Participate in family moments even though you're w ...
... ted to your family and frie

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/Channels/HCI stuff

2006-12-22 09:18:59     The iRows Blog


iRows Founders Join Google
As the title says, we have decided to join Google.
We are really excited about this transition. When we sta ...
We launched iRows in January, and will shut it down on 3 ...
Being at Google will allow us to continue doing what we

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2012-01-29 19:05:31     SelfControl | Steve Lambert


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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/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time

2016-12-09 18:00:51     The Challenge of Consciousness | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books


Is it possible to put some order into our thoughts about... memory, perception, and the like? Hardly a day goes by w... in-depth article wondering whether computers can be cons... universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a u... human being

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/Channels/cognition and art/consciousness

2012-05-03 16:38:04     Is Too Much Tech Bad for the Modern Teenager? [INFOGRAPHIC]


Is tech saturation good or bad for the modern teenager?
Arguments can be made either way, but there’s no debat ...
People aged 18-34 have an average of 319 online connecti ...
Pew also recently reported that 63% of teenagers text me ...
... to help or

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/Channels/digital economy

2005-12-18 13:54:06     Free Statistical Tools on the WEB


ISI - International Statistical Institute
Free Statistical Tools on
the WEB

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2009-04-09 07:13:29     Build Your Own Multitouch Surface Computer | Maximum PC


It all started while we were researching an article on f... interfaces. Touch interfaces are hardly futuristic at th... multi-touch hardware like the Microsoft Surface or the i...
There is, it turns out, a whole community of very smart ...
And so we d

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/Channels/HCI stuff

2010-12-11 00:39:49     Open source teaching materials -time for a mandate « Thoughts on software and systems engineering


It has become increasingly common for sponsors of resear... in the UK) to mandate that the publications from that re... access’ that is, available freely to anyone who wants ... – public money has funded this work and it was ridicul...
Yet public

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/Channels/digital economy

2012-03-13 19:50:57     OCaml for the Masses - ACM Queue


It is tempting to conclude from this record that functio... have what it takes. They may make sense for certain limi... and contain useful concepts to be imported into other la... imperative and object-oriented languages are simply bett...
Tempting as

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2016-12-06 14:28:55     Impact of Social Sciences – Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations.


It is widely accepted that academic papers are rarely ci... But what kind of data lies behind these assertions? Dahl... look at the academic research on citation practices and ... it is clear citation rates are low, much confusion remai... figures and

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/Channels/research methods/metrics and altmetrics

2012-07-22 21:27:23     Interactive Multimedia Technology: Musings about NUI, Perceptive Pixel and Microsoft, Rapid Creative Prototyping (Lots of video and links) Revised


It just might be the right time for everyone to brush up... tech skills. iPads and touch-phones are ubiquitous. Touc... interactive whiteboards and displays are in schools and ... Microsoft's Windows 8 and the news that the company rece... Han's compa

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/Channels/HCI stuff

2014-07-12 07:04:12     A 3D Printed Cast That Can Heal Your Bones 40-80% Faster | TechCrunch


It looks like something from the Borg (read, cool), but ...
The Osteoid, created by Turkish student Deniz Karasahin, ...
The idea of ultrasonic healing vibrations to heal bones ...
Take a look at the pic below and you’ll see the Osteoi ...
... won’

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/Channels/DIY technology

2014-05-18 08:27:50     Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy | Co.Exist | ideas + impact


It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a... world where opting out of online culture is hardly an op... far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give ...

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2012-04-28 15:40:58     iPavement embeds WiFi hotspots in the street


It seems that a lot of people have been talking about pu...
Each stone measures 40 x 40 x 7 centimeters (15.75 x 15. ...
iPavement being installed in Spain
Along with providing internet usage to passers-by, howev ...
The apps are available in a number of

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/Channels/cognition and art/space and place

2016-04-18 07:58:36     Here's Richard Feynman's simple technique for sorting science from pseudoscience - ScienceAlert


It turns out, all you need to do when you read or hear s... that sounds smart, is try to translate it back into ord... better yet, have the person explain it for you - without... scientific jargon or terms, and see if it still makes sense.

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/Channels/research methods

2012-11-18 07:52:08     They Cracked This 250 Year-Old Code, And Found a Secret Society Inside | Danger Room | Wired.com


It was the fall of 1998, and Schaefer was about to leave... job in the linguistics department at Uppsala University,... Stockholm. Hock announced that he had a going-away prese...
She was a little surprised—a parting gift seemed an od ...
Schaefer op

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/Channels/just fun

2014-01-10 16:43:54     The ocean is broken | Newcastle Herald


IT was the silence that made this voyage different from ...
See your ad here
Not the absence of sound, exactly.
The wind still whipped the sails and whistled in the rig ...
... The birds were missing because the fish were missing.

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2011-10-17 12:05:25     BPS Research Digest: Are we really blind to Internet banners?


It's a line of research that Google doesn't want you to ...
Now Guillaume Hervet and his team have attempted to addr ...
The results may be of some consolation to Google and the ...
Another aspect to the results is how the participants' b ...
... ritten

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/Channels/techie/web development

2009-07-01 11:39:57     Architectonic: The Semantic Web or The Generic at War with the Specific


It's easy to imagine an application that takes advantage... extracting just what it needs and dumping it into a loca... database. But that's clearly cheating. It's equally easy... completely generic low-level Linked Data browser, but th... less than c

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

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