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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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2014-06-23 13:16:51     BBC News - Mairi Hedderwick: I am Katie Morag

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26483303

Mairi Hedderwick andCherry Campbell Mairi Hedderwick say... in her books is based on her childhood dreams of island life
Mairi Hedderwick did not grow up on a Scottish island, s ...

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2007-01-04 23:40:14     Consumating: A New Way To Find People Who Don't Suck

http://www.consumating.com/profiles/makelikepaper/topics?...

makelikepaper said, (14 days ago) reply
i don't photolurk often, but man i'm always insanely cur ...
makelikepaper said, (14 days ago) reply
if you post photos on your flickr here, i'll probably go ...

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2009-07-08 12:03:45     Making browsers faster: Resource Packages · Alexander Limi

http://limi.net/articles/resource-packages

Making browsers faster: Resource Packages
A proposal to make downloading web page resources faster ...

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2014-11-05 11:53:10     Automatic Statistician

http://www.automaticstatistician.com/about.html

Making sense of data is one of the great challenges of t... we live in. While it is becoming easier to collect and s... data, from personal medical data, to scientific data, to... commercial data, there are relatively few people trained... and machine

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2007-10-08 10:57:50     ECS EPrints Service - Management of Personal Information Scraps

http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/13319/

Management of Personal Information Scraps
Bernstein, M., Van Kleek, M., schraefel, m. c. and Karge ...

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2012-12-18 10:25:52     BBC News - Twitter could be used to take 999-style emergencies, fire brigade says

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20754978

Many emergency services around the country are making us...
One particular incident, a large blaze in west London in ...
Due to the police helicopter not being available, the LF ...
Information was relayed back to experts at headquarters ...
... FB said

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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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2016-03-01 13:37:33     BBC iWonder - Why can't I concentrate?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zshv9qt

Many experts believe our brains aren't prepared for the ... bundle of digital distractions that we are bombarded wit... feeling sluggish and ultimately less productive. What we... very 21st Century problem.

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2010-05-03 13:00:27     Many Eyes: About

http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/page/About.html

Many Eyes is a bet on the power of human visual intellig... patterns. Our goal is to "democratize" visualization and... social kind of data analysis.

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2010-05-29 16:11:17     Languages for extensible virtual machines - simondobson.org

http://www.simondobson.org/2010/05/languages-extensible-vms/

Many lan­guages have an under­ly­ing vir­tual machin... more port­able and con­veni­ent sub­strate for com­... inter­pret­a­tion. For lan­guage research it’s use... to gen­er­ate cus­tom VMs and other lan­guage tools ...
What I have

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2009-08-11 12:28:06     PHP and Excel

http://www.webdevelopmentstuff.com/87/php-and-excel.html

Many of my customers hold data in Excel files. Then, whe...
Since the PHP allows you to create an OLE compatible COM ...
Before we start, let’s introduce input parameters of t ...
* $file – (string) absolute path to the Excel data ...
... 36.}

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2009-01-05 18:42:47     Gartner : Technology Grand Challenges Of The Next 25 Years « Before I Forget…

http://mmadan.wordpress.com/...ges-of-the-next-25-years/?...

Many of the emerging technologies that will be entering ... are already known in some form in 2008, according to Gar... industry analysts examined seven of these long-term inno... “IT Grand Challenges” — and what IT leaders ought ... them now, d

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2015-08-21 16:33:55     Academic urban legends

http://sss.sagepub.com/content/44/4/638.full

Many of the messages presented in respectable scientific... in fact, based on various forms of rumors. Some of these... frequently, and in such complex, colorful, and entertain... can think of them as academic urban legends. The explana... phenomenon

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2011-10-20 08:07:38     Google Analytics Blog: Introducing Flow Visualization: visualizing visitor flow

http://analytics.blogspot.com/...flow-visualization.html?m=1

Many of you have shared with us difficulties you’ve ex... using traditional path analysis tools. For instance, man... don’t sensibly group related visitor paths and pages, ... analysis can be difficult. You’re looking for better w...
The Google

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2014-05-18 08:25:07     BBC News - UK becoming 'more local and global'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26885743

Many people in the UK feel a growing connection with oth... neighbourhood and the wider world, but shrinking ties wi...
The figures come from a survey for the BBC's Who Do We T ...
Graphic on connectedness
More people said neighbourhood ties and links w

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2006-01-22 18:03:11     QProber: Classifying and Searching "Hidden-Web" Text Databases

http://qprober.cs.columbia.edu/

Many valuable text databases on the web have non-crawlable
contents that are "hidden" behind search interfaces. H ...
engines do not index this valuable information. One wa ...
to "hidden-web" databases is through commercial Yahoo! ...
... Dat

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2011-08-23 11:06:30     Custom Web Scraping Services and Text Web Data Mining Software & Tools - Scraping Web

http://www.scrapingweb.com/

Many web screen scraping tools exist. They are hard to l... fully satisfy your specific requirements and changing de... need custom Web scraping services rather than ready-made... nor any Web scraping software. In a custom scraping proj... you scrape

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2013-02-22 08:32:33     Out Of Eden Walk - Dispatches from the Field from Paul Salopek

http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com/

Map of Salopek's route
About 60,000 years ago, our ancestors took the first ste ...

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2016-06-03 04:21:11    

http://brilliantmaps.com/celtic-languages/

Map showing the Modern Distribution of Celtic Languages ... by reddit user targumures

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2010-08-03 22:56:14     MaPit

http://mapit.mysociety.org/

MaPit is our database and web service that maps postcode... current or past administrative area information and poly... United Kingdom. It has been rewritten from the ground up... PostGIS, providing us with a large array of improvements... a lovely ad

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2015-07-24 09:44:45     ‘Print this Map. Get off the Internet. Take to the Streets': 5 of the Left’s Best Mapping Moments | Novara Wire

http://wire.novaramedia.com/...e-lefts-best-mapping-moments/

Mapping and activism have a long history. In the final d... Commune the military advances of the Versailles army wer... basis as the revolutionaries sought to keep them at bay.... nearly 100 years and the Situationists were once again m... altogether

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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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2012-04-20 11:55:29     A Texas University's Mind-Boggling Database Of Teens' Daily Text Messages, Emails, and IMs Over Four Years - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/...ges-emails-and-ims-over-four-years/

Marion Underwood calls her academic study, “The Blackb... title that would work equally well is “Panopticon, Jr.... four years, the University of Texas-Dallas developmental... professor has essentially wire-tapped 175 Texas teens, ... text messag

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2013-02-19 07:46:54     Designer turns negative client comments into funny posters : theCHIVE

http://thechive.com/...omments-into-funny-posters-41-photos/

Mark Shanley, an Irish graphic designer, turned his favo... feedback comments” into hilarious posters. Now that’... criticism.

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2006-03-05 17:54:37     The Art of Building a Robot to Love - New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/05/weeki.../05robots.html?...

MARVIN THE ROBOT, a supporting player in "The Hitchhiker... Galaxy," speaks in the dull monotone of the chronically ... "Star Wars" films, C-3PO is a bundle of anxiety and neur... "2001: A Space Odyssey," the HAL 9000 is creepily homicidal.

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2011-10-30 08:30:52     BBC News - The Halloween myth of the War of the Worlds panic

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15470903

Mass panic and hysteria swept the United States on the e... 1938, when an all-too-realistic radio dramatisation of T... Worlds sent untold thousands of people into the streets ...
The radio show was so terrifying in its accounts of inva ...
Or, more ac

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2012-07-12 12:49:23     MIT Researchers Produce Micro-Light that Outputs More Energy Than It Takes In - Core77

http://www.core77.com/...e_energy_than_it_takes_in_22644.asp

Materials scientists know that things behave differently...
The MIT team, comprised of Parthiban Santhanam, Dodd Jos ...
How the heck is that possible? The long answer looks lik ...
The researchers chose a light-emitting diode with a ...
The gist of

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2011-10-23 10:06:19    

http://www.mathjax.org/

MathJax is an open source JavaScript display engine for ...
No more setup for readers. No more browser plugins. No m ...
LaTeX:
Jα(x)=∑m=0∞(−1)mm!Γ(m+α+1)(x2)2m+α
... (Math rendered by MathJax)

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2010-07-18 22:43:38     Novelties - Bye-Bye, Batteries - Radio Waves as a Low-Power Source - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/business/18novel.html?...

MATT REYNOLDS, an assistant professor in the electrical ...
Enlarge This Image
Jochen Teizer
Using only radio waves for its electrical power, the Sma ...
... uipment to determine if the hat’s wearer is too close.

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