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2010-11-04 08:29:37     The Bionic Eye That Helps The Blind See Again | Gadgets And Gizmos


A bionic eye implant has been shown to give blind men an...
The technology is quite incredible. A three millimetre s ...
However, as impressive as the technology is, the impact ...
The results have been tagged as astonishing by eye surge ...
... suffere

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2006-11-20 21:19:51     The Bootstrap, Jackknife, Randomization, and other non-


If we define
to be a new estimator of , then the bias of is
which is less than the bias of since it eliminates the ...
where i = 1, ... n. This is the first order jackknife e ...

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2014-10-21 16:15:00     The Brand


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2016-08-04 16:36:27     The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix | Open Culture


the British Library came out with its own announcement o...
We have released over a million images onto Flickr Commo ...

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2016-12-09 18:00:51     The Challenge of Consciousness | by Riccardo Manzotti | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books


Is it possible to put some order into our thoughts about... memory, perception, and the like? Hardly a day goes by w... in-depth article wondering whether computers can be cons... universe is some kind of simulation, whether mind is a u... human being

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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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2009-01-17 20:45:56     The Code4Lib Journal - OpenBook WordPress Plugin: Open Source Access to Bibliographic Data


OpenBook is a WordPress PHP plugin that implements the O... insert book covers, titles, authors and publishers into ... motive behind the development was to provide an easy alt... common practice of linking to Amazon. Open Library was s... source beca

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2014-01-10 16:50:04     The Coming ‘Instant Planetary Emergency’ | The Nation


William Greider: Will It Matter That Janet Yelle...
Dave Zirin: Chris Kluwe, Aaron Rodgers and LGBT ...
John Nichols: Five Reforms to Make Democratic Po ...
A Look Back at the Year in Crazy, Part Two
... entists predict i

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2014-06-10 11:45:34     The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph


Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the s... threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, e... governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future w... power of any kind will dissolve?

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2009-07-06 11:11:50     The Complex Mind: Ideas on Emergent Consciousness | Total Eclipse


This is a paper I wrote for my course in Order, Chaos an...
Consciousness is notoriously difficult to define, though ...
The fields of Chaos and Complexity theories have opened ...
I will attempt in this essay to present how certain appr ..

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2013-11-27 23:03:14     The contenteditable attribute | HTML5 Doctor


For some time now, we’ve been using various technologi... store text within a web browser. Now with the contentedi... things have got a whole lot easier. In this article, I‮.. this attribute is for, how it works, and how we can take...

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2006-01-15 12:32:03     The Coral Content Distribution Network


One of Coral's key goals is to avoid ever creating hot s... infrastructure. It achieves this through a novel indexin... introduce called a distributed sloppy hash table (DSHT),... self-organizing clusters of nodes that fetch information... to avoid co

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2012-05-02 06:52:46     The Crisis of Money and Its Metamorphosis | X.commerce


The past several years have not been kind to the world's... working poor. The foundations on which we have built the... commerce—the markets, the banks, and government—have...
Nevertheless, there is one institution that has continue ...
This is the

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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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2009-12-27 09:54:00     The Decade of the Mind


On May 21st and 22nd 2007, the Krasnow Institute for Adv... George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, hosted a Symposi...
Ten eminent neuroscientists signed the letter in Science ...
The "Decade of the Brain" [2], has quite naturally led t ...
The "Decade

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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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2008-06-05 15:20:28     The Deep End: Thunderbird Extensions: How to Get the Body of A Message


Thunderbird Extensions: How to Get the Body of A Message
The XPCOM component nsIMsgHdr is, as you would expect, t ...

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2007-11-21 09:31:55     The Deep End: Xul: Creating toolbar buttons


Xul: Creating toolbar buttons
Mozillazine has a great article on creating toolbar butt ...
MailToolbarPalette: the toolbar in Thunderbird's main window
MsgComposeToolbarPalette: the toolbar for a Thunderbird ...
AddressBookToolbarPalette: the toolbar for

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2010-06-18 09:30:28     The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com


June 11, 2010, 1:24 pm
The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains
brain scan while on the computerCharles Baldwin for The ...
... and conversation, is the quintessential place to learn.

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2006-06-01 08:43:39     The Digital Object Identifier System


The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a system for iden... objects in the digital environment. DOIs are names assig... for use on digital networks. They are used to provide cu... including where they (or information about them) can be ... Internet. I

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2009-04-20 12:40:58     The Dojo Offline Toolkit | The Dojo Toolkit


Dojo Offline is an open-source toolkit that makes it eas...
* An offline widget that you can easily embed in you ...
* A sync framework to help you store actions done wh ...
* Automatic network and application-availability det ...
... ion wit

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2009-07-07 15:47:49     The Economist: Thinking Space


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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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2010-01-21 09:33:10     The Emotional Wardrobe


The Emotional Wardrobe builds on the characteristics of ... clothing, and imagines a world where fashion converges w... Emotional Wardrobe is about a new genre of clothing, who... benefits are intangible and difficult to quantify .. but... emotive cha

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2013-01-05 16:42:50     The Empire Lobbies Back: How Big Cable Killed Competition in North Carolina | Institute for Local Self-Reliance


After a city in North Carolina built a Fiber-to-the-Home... with Time Warner Cable, the cable giant successfully lob... decision away from other cities.
The city of Wilson’s decision and resulting network wa ...

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2016-06-12 19:49:06     The End of Reflection - The New York Times


If the data is any indication, most of us use our phones... think: Participants estimated an average of 37 uses thro... (anything that turns on the screen, from hitting snooze ...
Continue reading the main story
If you are awake for 16 hours, turning o

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2012-12-17 17:50:37     THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Here's A Computer Screen On A Contact Lens - Business Insider


Over in Belgium, scientists have finally taken a crucial... building screens into contact lenses.
Jelle De Smet and a team of researchers at Ghent Univers ...
To do it, they had to come up with new kinds of "conduct ...

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2016-10-15 14:39:31     The End of the Second Act of Civic Tech – Medium


The world of civic tech has changed radically in the las... of the old bastions of transparency and civic innovation... crumble, shrinking dramatically in both size and scope. ... the future of civic tech will appear radically different... from under

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2015-02-28 08:30:01     The ethical blindness of algorithms - Quartz


Can an algorithm be racist? It’s a question that shoul... all data-driven organizations.

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2010-10-28 11:22:02     The Evolution of Privacy on Facebook


Facebook hasn't always managed its users' data well. In ... restricted the visibility of a user's personal informati... friends and their "network" (college or school). Over th...
This blog post by Kurt Opsahl at the the EFF gives a bri ...
Let me be c

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