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2008-11-17 10:57:48     BBC NEWS | Technology | Tower of power lights up London

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7730330.stm

Artists are lighting up London's South Bank with 1200 wi... as part of a digital arts festival.

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2013-02-10 14:39:17     Ramesh Patel: Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...terity_b_2007552.html?...

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David C... claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk ... via the blame game, confidence will not be given an oppo... For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: w...
Below are t

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2013-12-23 23:54:43     Ramesh Patel: Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...-austerity_b_2007552.html

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David C... claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk ... via the blame game, confidence will not be given an oppo... For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: w...
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2014-04-14 09:03:21     Ramesh Patel: Finally! Exposed! The Deficit Myth! So, David Cameron When Are You Going to Apologise?

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/...-austerity_b_2007552.html

As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David C... claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk ... via the blame game, confidence will not be given an oppo... For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: w...
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2015-04-02 13:22:29     Scientists should stop writing in the passive voice

http://www.slate.com/...riting_in_the_passive_voice.html?...

As a group, scientists are not widely admired for their ... small extent, this derives from their insistence on the ... boogeyman of basic composition classes. Nevertheless, th... defenders: Two experts in scientific style recently took... debate the

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2012-07-25 10:15:41     On Leaving Academia « Ars Experientia

http://cs.unm.edu/~terran/academic_blog/?...

As almost everybody knows at this point, I have resigned... University of New Mexico. Effective this July, I am wor... their Cambridge (MA) offices.
Countless people, from my friends to my (former) dean ha ...
Honestly, the reasons are myriad and compl

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2009-04-10 08:11:38     [httpRange-14] Resolved from Roy T. Fielding on 2005-06-19 (www-tag@w3.org from June 2005)

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/200.../0039.html

As everyone here knows, the TAG has spent a great deal o... the httpRange-14 issue, as described at http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/issues.html#httpRange-14 I am... that we came up with a reasonable compromise solution at... f2f meeting at MIT. <TAG type="R

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2011-05-13 15:33:13     Lost Garden: Visualizing the Creative Process

http://www.lostgarden.com/...sualizing-creative-process.html

As I coach new developers, I've taken to scribbling out ... diagram for visualizing the creative process again and a... coffee-ringed napkins. In order to limit my future abus...
The conversation usually starts with the following state ...
And when co

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2008-06-18 08:55:11     Improving Java Application Performance and Scalability by Reducing Garbage Collection Times and Sizing Memory

http://developers.sun.com/mobility/midp/articles/garbage/

As Java technology becomes more and more pervasive in the telecommunications (telco) industry, understanding the b... garbage collector becomes more important. Typically, tel... are near-real-time applications. Delays measured in mill...
Critics usuall

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2007-04-05 14:30:45     Pragmatism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pragmatism

As John Dewey put it, there is no question of theory ver... rather of intelligent practice versus uninformed, stupid...

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2014-01-04 18:06:46     Lyndsey Scott, A Model And Coder - Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/...ott-model-and-coder-2014-1

As much as we try to fight it, most people have a very s... come to mind when they think of coders and software entr... unshaven, twenty-something males.
Lyndsey Scott is none of those things. Though passionate ...
Despite her success on the runway, Lyn

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2011-04-29 07:45:42     Create Facebook Fanpages easily with Free Wordpress Templates!

http://www.wp4fb.com/?...

As of March 11th Facebook removed it’s Static FBML app... Facebook Fan Pages. Instead, they’re forcing everyone ... iFrame applications, making it a lot harder to create an... pages…
We figured there should be an easy way to create and mai ...

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2014-04-12 07:35:28     MIT Unveils The Shapeshifting Furniture Of The Future | Co.Design | business + design

http://www.fastcodesign.com/...ing-furniture-of-the-future#3

As part of the Lexus Design Amazing exhibition in Milan,... table made up of more than 1,000 squares arranged in a t... attached to a motor beneath the surface. The Transform c... depending upon how users interact with it and can also m... itself to i

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2008-06-18 09:48:09     cannot print, asks for Print Center in microsoft.public.mac.office.powerpoint

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/new.../default.aspx?...

As Phillip indicated Print Center is an out of date util...
give absolutely do specs it's impossible to give you spe ...
Make sure your version of OS X is up-to-date
Make sure your version of Office is up-to-date
... > Help

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2012-04-13 23:41:59     Netflix Never Used its $1m Algorithm. Here's Why.

http://thenextweb.com/...it-didnt-use-the-winning-entry/?...

As pointed out by TechDirt’s Mike Masnick, last week N... two-part blog post on its recommendations system, one of...
Whilst they acknowledge that the work that went into the ...
“This is a truly impressive compilation and culminatio ...
Basically,

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2016-04-18 12:44:36     The Scarlett Johansson Bot Is the Robotic Future of Objectifying Women | WIRED

http://www.wired.com/...s-some-icky-things-about-our-future/

AS ROBOTICS AND 3-D printing technologies become more ac... tinkerers, men are (of course) building robots of beauti... who’s turned on a TV in the past decade shouldn’t be... that one of the first—and creepiest—examples of this...
News broke

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2010-12-11 00:35:24     As Textbooks Go Digital, Campus Bookstores May Go Bookless - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/article/College-20-As-Textbo.../125363/

As students cut costs by buying books from cheaper onlin... downloading e-textbooks, campus bookstores sell fewer an... That's triggering an identity crisis for one of the olde... campus and leading some college officials to ask: If tex... does the ca

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2013-10-16 16:51:48     Asda supermarket launches 3D printing service

http://www.dezeen.com/...arket-launches-3d-printing-service/

Asda supermarket launches 3D printing service
News: Asda is to become the first UK supermarket to offe ...

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2005-10-28 23:46:19     Base64 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64

ase64
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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2012-06-05 19:53:05     Researcher reveals how “Computer Geeks” replaced “Computer Girls” | The Clayman Institute for Gender Research

http://gender.stanford.edu/...E2%80%9Ccomputergirls%E2%80%9D

Asked to picture a computer programmer, most of us descr... computer geek, a brilliant but socially-awkward male. We... largely noctural creature, passing sleepless nights writ... According to workplace researchers, this stereotype of t...
It may be s

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2011-10-24 11:29:19     the pad – DIY-AT paper to appear at ASSETS 2011!

http://www.the-pad.com/...at-paper-to-appear-at-assets-2011/

Assistive Technologies empower individuals to accomplish... not be able to do otherwise. Unfortunately, a large perc... Technology devices that are purchased (35% or more) end ... abandoned [7,10], leaving many people with Assistive Tec... inappropria

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2014-04-15 10:27:28     Flashback Friday: Probably the most horrifying scientific lecture ever. - Seriously, Science? | DiscoverMagazine.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/...tific-lecture-ever/#...

At a urology conference in Las Vegas in 1983, Dr. Giles ... very memorable lecture.

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2009-12-04 13:10:15     Petabytes on a budget: How to build cheap cloud storage | Backblaze Blog

http://blog.backblaze.com/...w-to-build-cheap-cloud-storage/

At Backblaze, we provide unlimited storage to our custom... month, so we had to figure out how to store hundreds of ... customer data in a reliable, scalable way—and keep our... looking at several overpriced commercial solutions, we d... our own cus

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2015-08-11 19:35:55     Investigation: Police shootings - Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/.../police-shootings/

At least 86 people have been shot and killed by police a... States within the past 30 days, according to Washington ... database is based on news reports, public records, Inter... original reporting.

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2012-08-16 07:15:29     Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology | Video on TED.com

http://www.ted.com/...otential_of_sixthsense_technology.html

At TEDIndia, Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help... interact with the world of data -- including a deep look... device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper "laptop." In a... Mistry says he'll open-source the software behind SixthS... possibiliti

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2011-03-02 09:14:52     BBC News - Graduates - the new measure of power

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12597811

At the beginning of the last century, the power of natio... measured in battleships and coal.
In this century it's as likely to be graduates.
There has been an unprecedented global surge in the numb ...
Among the developed OECD countries, graduation rate

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2014-02-15 09:28:23     What's that sucking sound? It's all the public money and private wealth being swallowed up by London | Aditya Chakrabortty | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/...te-wealth-london-north-v-south

At the end of 2011, the IPPR North thinktank totted up a... spending on transport projects up till 2015. Londoners e... investment of £2,731 per head, far outstripping any oth... north-east received a measly £5 per head.

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2011-02-24 13:50:35     Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Best of the rest… January 2011

http://www.visualisingdata.com/...-of-the-rest-january-2011/

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of... the most relevant, interesting and useful articles I’v... during the previous month. If you follow me on Twitter y... of these items tweeted as soon as I find them. Here’s ... collection

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2013-12-12 16:53:54     Art Maps and the museum as platform | Tate

http://www.tate.org.uk/conte.../art-maps-and-museum-platform

At the heart of the Art Maps project is an exploration o... the future museum. Throughout the project we have been c... kinds of ideas and meanings – both personal and art hi... audiences might generate around artworks and geographica... Furthermore

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2015-07-27 21:58:01     To us, it's an obscure shift of tax law. To the City, it's the heist of the century | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/comm.../tax-city-heist-of-century

At the moment tax law ensures that companies based here,... other countries, don't get taxed twice on the same money... only the difference between our rate and that of the oth... example, Dirty Oil plc pays 10% corporation tax on its p...
Foreign mea

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