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2012-08-23 11:43:10     Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders — Tech News and Analysis


After a report last week about plagiarism incidences on ... offers free online courses, the startup has added honor ... help keep students honest.

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/Channels/education/open learning

2016-12-09 17:34:47     The #Election2016 Micro-Propaganda Machine – Medium


After finding evidence that much of the “fake” and h... traffic during 🇺🇸#Election2016 was arriving throug... hyperlinks, search engines, and “old school” sharing... email newsletters, RSS, and instant messaging, I thought... “big data

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/Channels/cognition and art/political
/Channels/digial media

2007-12-17 09:19:52     Main Page - Ajax Patterns


AjaxPatterns.org began as a collection of design pattern... basis of the book, Ajax Design Patterns, and grew into a... wiki on anything and everything Ajax.

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2008-06-11 08:45:11     Supercomputer breaks speed record | Technology | The Guardian


Alan Dix, professor of computing at Lancaster University... rough calculations, Roadrunner was possibly only five to... powerful than the human brain. "Wait another three to fi... will be there," he said

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2006-06-03 16:09:16     Currency Symbols - Test for Unicode support in Web browsers


Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources
Test for Unicode support in Web browsers
Currency Symbols
U+20A0 – U+20CF (8352–8399)

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2010-06-29 18:34:20     API Bundles | Open API Service


Alcatel-Lucent has flipped the traditional API revenue m...
By creating a commercially packaged bundle of APIs, deve ...
Don't max out your credit cards with API calls. Instead, ...

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/Channels/digital economy

2006-01-08 18:07:31     Alexa Web Information Service


Alexa Web Information Service
Alexa's vast database of information about the Web is av ...
The Alexa Web Information Service offers a platform for ...

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2006-01-08 18:07:53     Alexa Web Search Platform


Alexa Web Search Platform - Beta
NEWS: Released December 13, 2005 - The Alexa Web Search ...
The Alexa Web Search Platform provides public access to ...

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2017-04-10 08:01:48     Why algorithms aren't working for women


Algorithms are everywhere. They’re the unnoticed mecha... determine everything from the temperature in your office... your Facebook feed, to the information Google shows you ... But there’s one big problem: these algorithms are not ... value-neutr

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/Channels/HCI stuff/intelligent interfaces
/Channels/HCI stuff/privacy and data control

2009-02-17 11:43:24     Alicebot


ALICE A.I. Foundation news items, announcements, press r... opinions. Anything related to Artificial Intelligence Ma... (AIML), the Turing Test, the Loebner Prize, bot hosting ... proprietary chat bot software.

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2014-06-23 13:16:02     Welcome - Makers Now


All Makers Now? is a two-day conference exploring craft ... century production at Falmouth University’s Penryn Cam... 10-11th July 2014.
The digital crafters in the Autonomatic Research Group a ...

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/Channels/DIY technology

2007-11-10 14:23:31     grandfathers great war - Excerpts


All the time the Boche dropped shells promiscuously abou... had a corpse to stand or sit on was lucky."

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/Channels/random links

2008-07-18 07:07:07     Why general practitioners use computers and hospital doctors do not---Part 1: incentives -- Benson 325 (7372): 1086 -- BMJ


Almost all British general practitioners use compute... consulting rooms, but most hospital doctors do not
Over 30 years, leaders of the general practitioner p ...
In hospitals computing was treated as a management o ...
The success of th

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/Channels/HCI stuff/eHealth

2005-09-01 12:37:17     Gordon Bell


also Goo...

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2015-08-17 07:08:16     The Truth Wears Off - The New Yorker


Although many scientific ideas generate conflicting resu... falling effect sizes, they continue to get cited in the ... standard medical practice. Why? Because these ideas seem... make sense. Because we can’t bear to let them go. And ... decline eff

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2013-02-09 09:22:28     Amazon makes UK publishers pay 20% VAT on ebook sales | Books | The Guardian


Amazon is forcing British publishers to cover the cost o... on ebook sales – even though the true VAT cost to the ... only a fraction of that amount under its generous Luxemb... regime.
The firm is able to wield such power over publishers bec ...

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/Channels/digital economy

2015-04-06 11:54:42     The Horror of Amazon’s New Dash Button - The New Yorker


Amazon’s new Dash Button, which will allow shoppers to... used domestic products like laundry detergent or paper t... click of a real-life button, is not a joke. Many people ... mostly because the announcement came the day before Apri... also becaus

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/Channels/digital economy

2006-01-22 18:29:44     Web Search for a Planet


Amenable to extensive parallelization, Google's web sear... different queries run on different processors and,by par... overall index, also lets a single query usemultiple proc... this workload, Google's architecture features clusters o... commodity-c

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2014-10-20 10:01:31     Why Experts Reject Creativity - The Atlantic


American culture worships creativity, but mostly in the ... people really don't like new ideas that sound entirely n... the experts that often have to approve them. The trick i... new ideas as old ideas—to make your creativity seem, w... creative.

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/Channels/cognition and art/creativity
/Channels/research methods

2006-02-13 06:49:48     Usability News - Gender Differences in US Internet Take-Up are diminishing


American women are catching men up in most measures of o... while men like the internet for the experiences it offer... for the human connections it promotes.
A wide-ranging look at the way American women and men us ...

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2010-12-27 10:35:24     Stephen Gill - Americans Are Horribly Misinformed About Who Has Money - Random things that I found interesting


Americans have a really distorted view of how wealth is ...
This chart is from a paper called "Building a Better Ame ...
The top row shows the actual distribution of wealth in A ...
Below that, the "Estimated" rows show how different grou ...
... g of ho

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2012-09-25 08:10:48     BBC News - Chinese families' worldly goods in Huang Qingjun's pictures


Amid China's tumultuous dash to become rich, one man's p...
Huang Qingjun has spent nearly a decade travelling to re ...
The results offer glimpses of the utilitarian lives of m ...
But seen more closely, they also show the enormous socia ...
Elderly Chi

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/Channels/cognition and art/social and cultural
/Channels/cognition and art/space and place

2007-08-30 08:22:04     Paolo Valdemarin Weblog


Among the little features I like there's the tag cloud w... tags metadata (each time two tags appear in the same pos... relationship stronger) to highlight other tags while you...

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2014-02-18 16:47:22     Scientific Utopia


An academic scientist’s professional success depends o... Publishing norms emphasize novel, positive results. As s... incentives encourage design, analysis, and reporting dec... positive results and ignore negative results. Prior repo... these incen

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2011-05-21 09:02:19     BBC News - Amondawa tribe lacks abstract idea of time, study says


An Amazonian tribe has no abstract concept of time, say ...
The Amondawa lacks the linguistic structures that relate ...
The study, in Language and Cognition, shows that while t ...
The idea is a controversial one, and further study will ...

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/Channels/cognition and art/language
/Channels/cognition and art/slow and time
/Channels/HCI stuff/time

2010-05-18 12:10:42     What is an UUID / GUID


An answer to "What is an UUID?" would be "A GUID" this a... most of us any further though.
UUID stands for Universally Unique IDentifier, GUID for ...

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2007-05-13 19:51:59     The Chronicle: Wired Campus Blog: An Anthropologist Explores Video Blogging


An Anthropologist Explores Video Blogging
Michael L. Wesch, an assistant professor of cultural ant ...
Within just a few weeks, the video had been viewed more ...
This semester Mr. Wesch is leading a class of nine under ...

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2017-04-15 07:24:44     AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals | Technology | The Guardian


An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised ... computers to interpret everyday language has been shown ... gender and racial biases.
The findings raise the spectre of existing social inequa ...

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2008-01-13 15:41:12     Church–Turing thesis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


An attempt to understand the notion better led Robin Gan... student and friend) in 1980 to analyze machine computati... human-computation acted out by a Turing machine). Gandy'... and analysis of, "cellular automata", "Conway's game of ... "parallelis

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2013-12-23 10:41:37     Real World Examples of Quadratic Equations


An example of a Quadratic Equation:
Quadratic Equation
Quadratic equations pop up in many real world situations!

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/Channels/education/maths education

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