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2012-01-27 09:17:52     One Div Zero: A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages


A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Program...
1801 - Joseph Marie Jacquard uses punch cards to instruc ...
1842 - Ada Lovelace writes the first program. She is ham ...
1936 - Alan Turing invents every programming language th ...
1936 - Alon

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2012-04-23 06:48:59     The Flight From Conversation - NYTimes.com


A businessman laments that he no longer has colleagues a... doesn’t stop by to talk; he doesn’t call. He says th... want to interrupt them. He says they’re “too busy on... But then he pauses and corrects himself. “I’m not te...
A 16-year-o

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2009-11-14 17:12:10     Carbon Footprint - What Is A Carbon Footprint?


A carbon footprint is a measure of the impact our activi...
The carbon footprint is a measurement of all greenhouse ...
Breakdown of a typical person's carbon footprint
The pie chart above shows the main elements which
... we buy the more emissions wil

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2011-05-04 11:33:27     Lawnchair


a client side JSON document store. Perfect for webkit mo...
Fork me on GitHub
micro tiny storage without the nasty SQL: pure and d ...
... se syntax for searching and therefore finding of objects

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2012-08-06 11:59:52     Com-Me – Community Media Toolkit


A collection of hardware and software components providi...
The components of the toolkit include:
Com-Phone a multimedia narrative application for a m ...
Com-Tablet a tablet-based media repository and Com-C ...
... loads where applicable, are a

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2011-09-19 15:53:28     README.markdown at master from theshadowhost/Cite-the-PC - GitHub


A command line and web app to find the papers you need t... paper published. Ever tried to get a paper published onl... reference papers you know were written by the programme ... suck up to get a paper accepted in your field?
Now with Cite The PC, it'

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2014-10-07 09:47:09     Exclusive: Hundreds Of Devices Hidden Inside New York City Phone Booths


A company that controls thousands of New York City’s p... advertising displays has planted tiny radio transmitters... “beacons” — devices that can be used to track peop... — in hundreds of pay phone booths in Manhattan, BuzzFe...
And it’s

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2007-01-02 14:15:22     Proportions: Golden Section or Golden Mean, Modulor, Square Root of Two, Theorie and Construction


A comparison of some of the most common proportions show... differ. Of the proportions that are shown here, the lett... widest, and the golden section is the longest. 3 x 4 is ... of the common TV, 5 x 7 is a popular photo print format,... format (24

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2011-10-22 16:08:31     List of Algorithms


A complete list of all major algorithms (300), in any do... to provide a ready to run program for each one, or a des... algorithm. Programming languages include Java, JavaScrip... either in direct form or generated from a Scriptol source.

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2006-03-23 14:27:35     Designing Universal User Interfaces — The Application of Universal Design Rules to Eliminate Information Barriers for the Visually Impaired and the Elderly - For Design Professionals - Technology - VisionConnection


A conservative estimate by the World Blind Union indicat... million people world-wide are blind or severely visually...

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2013-01-28 10:15:08     BBC News - 'Quantum smell' idea gains ground


A controversial theory that the way we smell involves a ... effect has received a boost, following experiments with ...
It challenges the notion that our sense of smell depends ...
Instead, it suggests that the molecules' vibrations are ...

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2011-05-11 13:04:28     In a World Without Tracking & Cookies, Can Online Commerce Succeed?


A core tenet of Buyosphere is a C2B (that’s consumer-t... communication flow. In other words, rather than business... gathering data on your behavior and pushing advertising ...
“At Buyosphere, you gather what you buy and own, a ...
As the Do N

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2013-02-09 09:23:16     Outlawed by Amazon DRM « Martin Bekkelund


A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail,... frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her... notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.
Linn travels a lot and therefore has, or should I say ha ...

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2013-12-03 08:12:13     End of Moore's Law: It's not just about physics | Business Tech - CNET News


A DARPA director argues that the end of the Moore's Law ... essentially why you now have a tablet in your hand -- co... because of insurmountable economic challenges.

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2010-04-27 08:29:04     AppleInsider | App Store submission offers wireless iTunes sync for iPhone


A developer has created an application that allows the i... touch to sync wirelessly with iTunes over Wi-Fi, and pla... software to the App Store later this week.

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2008-10-15 18:29:32     Live Clipboard Example


A few things to try:
* Right-click -> copy on the orange icon next to one ...
* Single left-click one of the orange icons so that ...
* Load the page in IE and Firefox side-by-side. Copy ...
If you are interested in how this works or if you w

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2014-03-16 18:27:34     Amazon’s $23,698,655.93 book about flies


A few weeks ago a postdoc in my lab logged on to Amazon ... extra copy of Peter Lawrence’s The Making of a Fly –... developmental biology that we – and most other Drosoph... biologists – consult regularly. The book, published in... print. But

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2013-02-09 13:56:19     The Decision to Leave Academia: A Dialogue with Chris Humphrey of Jobs on Toast | The Professor Is In


A few weeks ago I discontinued (temporarily, I hope) my ... consultations, particularly those related to the fraught... whether or not to leave academia. I discontinued these ... dealing with a health issue that, while thankfully not s...
In any case

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2014-02-22 07:53:00     How much is time wrong around the world? | The poor man's math blog


A few years ago I went to Spain for the first time, and ... surprised by how late is dinner. The first night I dined...
Solar time vs. standard time
Solar time vs. standard time
At the time I’m writing, near the winter solstice, Mad ...

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2009-07-13 11:17:22     jQuery Edit In Place (JEIP) || Joseph Scott


A few years back I wrote a Javascript library for editin...
Fast forward a few years and the momentum in the Javascr ...
Current Version: 0.1.2 (Change Log)
... t is used to replace the contents of the edited element.

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2011-10-30 08:31:06     BBC News - The only living master of a dying martial art


A former factory worker from the British Midlands may be... master of the centuries-old Sikh battlefield art of shas... father of four is now engaged in a full-time search for ...

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2011-08-23 11:00:36     Tweet-a-Prisoner: Social Media and Prisoners « Clare Hooper's Blog


A friend of mine called Mark Alexander is in prison, wro...
He’s been in prison for quite some months (good lord, ...
(Andy and I have been discussing related issues of laten ...
Email A Prisoner is a nice service, and has been complem ...
So I was ab

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2012-04-13 23:45:04     In the Future, We'll All Program Our Own Robots | Innovationnewsdaily.com


A future filled with smarter devices and robots means a ... programming. As people's devices get more complex, they'... things that are now mostly the domain of professional co... They might need to program in behaviors for personal rob...
Now, severa

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2007-05-13 19:56:44     Twitter: What are you doing?


A global community of friends and strangers answering on... What are you doing? Answer on your phone, IM, or right h...

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2015-05-05 12:38:02     New gold standard established for open and reproducible research | University of Cambridge


A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new ... openness and reproducibility in research by sharing the ... data and 20,000 lines of code behind their latest result... unprecedented degree of openness in a peer-reviewed publ... researchers

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2016-03-22 21:55:08     Why One Published Paper Is Causing The Scientific Community To Freak Out | IFLScience


A group of Chinese scientists published their research i... peer-reviewed, open-source journal on January 5. The stu... paper that looked at the biomechanics of the human hand....
One of the sentences read: “Hand coordination should i ...
The word’

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2013-03-13 09:41:13     Can Wind, Water and Sunlight Power New York by 2050? - NYTimes.com


A group of scientists and energy analysts has laid out a... New York State could, in theory, eliminate its use of fo... nuclear power — including for transportation — by 20... charts the contributions played by improved efficiency a... renewable e

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2014-03-27 08:12:37     Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor


A local Conservative councillor has said the fact he str... table in restaurants at the weekends proves there is no ...
Crawley councillor Liam Marshall-Ascough made the commen ...

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2012-03-30 09:12:45     World's First Virtual Store Opens in Korea | Amusing Planet


A major South Korean retailer has opened what it appears...
Seven pillars and six platform screen doors have been pl ...
"You place an order when you go to work in the morning a ...
... Source

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2013-11-27 13:59:02     VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER • The Register


A meta-study carried out by the American Psychological A... claimed that playing computer games has many positive ef... and, in some cases, the more violent the game the more b... effect.
The research, published in the latest issue of American ...

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