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2012-03-01 08:46:06     Learn more about the Public Suffix List


The Public Suffix List is a cross-vendor initiative to p...
The usefulness of this can be seen if we take the exampl ...
Since there was and remains no algorithmic method of fin ...
Software using the Public Suffix List will be able to de ...
As well as

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2008-10-15 21:48:41     About the Social Graph - Social Graph API - Google Code


The public web is made up of linked pages that represent... people. Google Search helps make this information more a... useful. If you take away the documents, you're left with... between people. Information about the public connections... really usef

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2007-12-15 10:34:17     VLDB: VLDB '05, Approximate joins: concepts and ...


The quality of the data residing in information reposito... gets degraded due to a multitude of reasons. Such reason... mistakes during insertion (e.g., character transposition... standards for recording database fields (e.g., addresses... errors intr

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


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...

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2016-09-16 20:26:59     We learn more about our language by listening to the wolves | Aeon Essays


The question of when and how language first emerged is t... tremendous controversy – it has even been called ‘th... in science’. My work is on what information can be ext... vocalisations. It is a first step in understanding where... dictates th

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2016-12-03 12:13:33     Incredible discovery of 40,000-year-old tools for art and engineering | Ars Technica UK


The question that has long raged among archaeologists is... first began using ochre as a tool for engineering or as ... making art. In other words, does symbolism start with sc... aesthetics? By examining 23 ochre-processing tools from ... researchers

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2009-11-25 18:28:09     Seamless Display - Radius320


The Radius 320™ takes widescreen computing to a new le ...
Advances in display technology have allowed 20-inch, 24- ...

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2013-01-29 07:49:58     Public Transportation ... for Your Car? - Commute - The Atlantic Cities


The Rapid Commute system, as he calls it, would enable l... commuters to hop aboard a train instead – while still ... personal vehicles with them. Drivers already similarly u... waterways. So why not deploy the same concept, Farooq fi...
A diagram o

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2009-05-20 11:13:08     Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0


The recommendations in this document are intended to imp... of the Web on mobile devices. While the recommendations ...
As discussed in the Scope document [Scope], One Web mean ...
Some services have a primarily mobile appeal (location b ...
It is likel

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2017-04-20 08:02:39     The effects of taxes and benefits on household income - Office for National Statistics


The redistribution effects on households of direct and i... and benefits received in cash or kind analysed by househ... changing levels of income inequality over time.

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2009-04-10 08:12:05     Cool URIs for the Semantic Web


The Resource Description Framework RDF allows users to d... documents and concepts from the real world—people, org... topics, things—in a computer-processable way. Publishi... descriptions on the Web creates the Semantic Web. URIs (... Identifiers

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2014-03-11 20:49:14     About « The Restart Project


The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise ... empowers people to use their electronics longer, by lear... repair and maintenance skills.
Through community and workplace events we create engagin ...
Electronic waste is one of the fastest gr

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2011-05-21 09:13:49     The Right to Read - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)


The right to read is a battle being fought today. Althou... years for our present way of life to fade into obscurity... specific laws and practices described above have already... many have been enacted into law in the US and elsewhere.... 1998 Digita

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2011-07-25 11:24:17     Anders Behring Breivik: Tunnel vision in an online world | Thomas Hylland Eriksen | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk


The role of the internet in fragmenting the public spher... subject of some scholarly and journalistic interest, mos... Pariser's excellent The Filter Bubble, which shows how G... and other major actors filter our web searches, updates ... our user pr

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2006-04-14 19:46:37     Using Ruby on Rails for Web Development on Mac OS X


The Ruby on Rails web application framework has built up... of steam over the last year. Fueled by some significant ... impressive portfolio of real-world applications already ...
It should come as no surprise that Mac OS X is a favored ...
This articl

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2009-12-28 08:14:16    


The Scientific Method
Reading Assignment:
1. Bernard, Chapters 1 & 2.
2. Kuznar, Chapters 1-3.
... --Lawrence Kuznar, Reclaiming a Scientific Anthropology

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2015-04-08 07:22:37     About the SSNS


The Scottish Society for Northern Studies explores the i... between the Scandinavian, Celtic and Scottish cultures t... historical media and scholarly research.
The Society was founded in 1968 and has since provided b ...

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2015-12-19 12:54:15     Humans Are Slamming Into Driverless Cars and Exposing a Key Flaw - Bloomberg Business


The self-driving car, that cutting-edge creation that’... to a world without accidents, is achieving the exact opp... The vehicles have racked up a crash rate double that of ...
The glitch?
They obey the law all the time, as in, without exception ...

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2008-02-24 20:02:44     The Semantic Web: Scientific American


The Semantic Web
A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computer ...
By Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler and Ora Lassila

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2006-05-13 15:23:40     BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | New feel and sound of computers


The sensitive PC is a research project intended to impro... between man and machine, and to see if computers can be ...
Dr Jörg Voskamp, from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute, w ...
"We thought that it might be a good idea to bring the co ...
The system

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2009-01-19 09:08:04     SitePoint » Stream Your Life Completely with thisMoment


The service is focused on the idea of “You over Time,⮮.
Imagine Twitter, FriendFeed, Flickr, Delicious, Facebook ...
Read on: the first 20 SitePoint readers to follow the li ...
My Life, The Digital Version
... nts of your own, family members, friend

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/Channels/techie/social networking

2013-02-19 07:45:23     Arctic Death Spiral Bombshell: CryoSat-2 Confirms Sea Ice Volume Has Collapsed | ThinkProgress


The sharp drop in Arctic sea ice area has been matched b... but equally sharp, drop in sea ice thickness. The combin... a collapse in total sea ice volume — to one fifth of i...
Arctic sea ice volume in 1000s of cubic kilometers (via ...

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2015-04-07 14:39:48     Facebook use linked to depressive symptoms -- ScienceDaily


The social media site, Facebook, can be an effective too...
Related Articles
Infectious mononucleosis
Double blind
... lished in the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

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2013-09-15 21:52:49     A 1,476-foot tower equipped with its very own cloaking device


The South Korean government has granted approval to begi... what will be the world's first "invisible" tower. Called... Tower, it will be equipped with an LED facade system and... give it a reflective skin — and a striking translucent...

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2010-01-06 12:48:41     New Statesman - Will Self on Charles Maclean's St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World


The St Kilda that Maclean describes is a tiny world, whi... much above 200 inhabitants. They spoke their own dialect... littered with Norse archaisms. They lived off the fruits... most notably the teeming seabirds - puffins, fulmars and...
With its ow

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2010-01-06 11:45:41     The Dark Ages -Times Online


The St Kildans climbed barefoot up the sheer cliffs, kil... gathering their eggs to survive. Over hundreds of years,... the job. There is a species of St Kilda wren, a St Kilda... is, it’s said, a St Kilda toe, an elongated big toe th... cling more

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2014-04-12 07:39:18     A World Of Open Source Sex Toys, Built By Three Georgia Tech Students ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community


The Stitchfest hackathon at UPenn didn’t know what was... Quitmeyer and Firaz Peer built an Arduino-powered genita... DIY hacking contest. This was no stunt: Quitmeyer intend... toy to be one of an open source suite when he opens Comi... August--wha

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2013-10-04 06:23:14     The strange world of urban exploration | Books | The Guardian


The strange world of urban exploration
Urban explorers scale skyscrapers, jump fences, lift man ...

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2008-03-08 12:14:24     Visual Business Intelligence - Don’t Let Your Brain Get in the Way


The subtitle to Kida’s book is “The 6 Basic Mistakes...
A skeptic is just a person who wants to see and evaluate ...
In this book, he winnows the common problems that get in ...
* We prefer stories to statistics.
... * We have faulty memories

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2010-01-05 07:41:58     Building an industry-wide mobile data synchronization protocol


The success of mobile computing demands data synchroniza... handle many diverse data types and communication protoco... describes the requirements for an industry-wide data syn... protocol, and introduces the SyncML initiative to create...

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