A study at the University of Central Lancashire found that over-emphasising...– Accuracy vs. Identity - (37signals)
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Dear Dobey, standards are crap. Noone has been able so far to produce a standard document that unambigiously describes something in a way that makes people implement it correctly. Standards are just a non-working version of a program in plain English. And even humans fail as compilers for that language.
Human observation of dark energy may shorten the... →
Internet users will create 161 exabytes of new data this year […] An...– Macworld: News: Study: Internet could run out of capacity in two years
Small vocabularies make complex ideas difficult to convey and the expression of...– Marco.org
The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts) [dive... →
Nice expose of "journalistic" blogs parroting... →
The surprising truth about Rage Boy, America's... →
He doesn’t understand us, and we don’t understand him. Our assumption that any form of unrest or protest by Muslims must be connected to the Al Qaeda cause is plainly wrong.
None. That’s right, none. Your Ubuntu “desktop” is fully capable of installing...– Installing MySQL on Ubuntu (the NSFW way) [dive into mark]
Fedora 8 sees strong adoption in first week →
The latest version of Fedora—codenamed Werewolf—was released last week. According to statistics released this morning by Red Hat, Fedora 8 has been already been installed over 54,000 times in only four days.Only in the FOSS can you say 54,000 installs is “strong adoption”.
The CADT Model →
This is, I think, the most common way for my bug reports to open source software projects to ever become closed. I report bugs; they go unread for a year, sometimes two; and then (surprise!) that module is rewritten from scratch — and the new maintainer can’t be bothered to check whether his new version has actually solved any of the known problems that existed in the previous version....
Luis von Ahn and myself estimated that about 60 million CAPTCHAs are solved...– Exploring: reCAPTCHA: A new way to fight spam
Wherever you go these days, people are not there. Their bodies, perhaps, occupy...– The Bing Blog BlackBerry «
Today's amazing productivity log
* Tried my hand at my first Lasagnette * Made some appointments * Looked up study information I really should get more productive, but the boredom is so widespread that it’s hard to get over.
Ubuntu to get visual refresh with Hardy Heron →
Hardy Heron will be moving away from Ubuntu’s signature brown look in favor of black and orange. Black? By the gods, I hope they put heavy constraints on its use. Black is maybe nice for some shadows, but prominent use on a desktop? Desktops should be light. Ubuntu was fine with brown - it was its use that occassionally made it hideous (such as with the new default wallpaper), not the colour...
Calendar interopability rant pt. II
So I checked my calendar on my mobile phone in more detail. It appears to have synced utterly incorrect, with all timestamps being off. Also, the truncation and the weird ghost events do make a lot of the calendar useless. Not nice to see after all that trouble. The phone also does not appear to support SyncML for outside applications, nor do I seem to be able to find any kind of Google Calendar...
Tumblr 3.0 doesn’t appear to have any new ‘killer’ features like a homebrew comment system, but it seems like a very nice incremental version. The new themes are nice. This was posted using the AIM bot!