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Stephan
How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity http://www.pcworld.com/article...
How three small credit card transactions could reveal your identity http://www.pcworld.com/article/2878112/how-three-small-credit-card-transactions-could-reveal-your-identity.html
“The fundamental scientific question is one of our human behavior,” de Montjoye said. “It’s really how our behavior compares with that of others and eventually makes us unique and identifiable.” - Stephan from iPhone
WarLord
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Angela Merkel's government wants to bring 1 million battery-powered vehicles onto the roads of Germany by the end of the decade, expands the network of charging stations. - http://www.worldbulletin.net/science...
Angela Merkel's government wants to bring 1 million battery-powered vehicles onto the roads of Germany by the end of the decade, expands the network of charging stations.
Todd Hoff
25,000 Transcribed Texts From 1473-1700 Published Online | MetaFilter - http://www.metafilter.com/146529...
"The University of Michigan Library, the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries and ProQuest have made public more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473-1700 — the first 200 years of the printed book. Full text access. Multiple format downloads, including ePUB. Or just download the entire corpus. The texts represent a significant portion of the estimated total output of English-language work published during the first two centuries of printing in England. The release via Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication marks the completion of the first phase in the Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). An anticipated 40,000 additional texts are planned for release into the public domain by the end of the decade." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
News: New search engine lets users look for relevant results faster - Aalto University - http://www.aalto.fi/en...
News: New search engine lets users look for relevant results faster - Aalto University
"Researchers at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones, and helps people to do searches more efficiently. The SciNet search engine is different because it changes internet searches into recognition tasks, by showing keywords related to the user’s search in topic radar. People using SciNet can get relevant and diverse search results faster, especially when they do not know exactly what they are looking for or how to formulate a query to find it. Once initially queried, SciNet displays a range of keywords and topics in a topic radar. With the help of the directions on the radar, the engine displays how these topics are related to each other. The relevance of each keyword is displayed as its distance from the centre point of the radar – those more closely related are nearer to the centre, and those less relevant are farther away. The search engine also offers alternatives that are connected with the topic,... more... - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
I'll keep an open mind, but the picture's not encouraging--I've seen loads of information-visualization systems like this in the past (some as library catalog user interfaces), and found them pretty consistently confusing for most tasks. I guess it depends on your favored mental models and the nature of the data. - Walt Crawford
<threadjack>Whatever happened to the revolutionary result visualization systems front-ending library catalogs? I've forgotten the names, but there were a couple that were highly touted.</threadjack> - Walt Crawford
Edwin Khodabakchian
Introducing Power Search: It is Google for Stories. - http://blog.feedly.com/2015...
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What the Web Said Yesterday, or Can the Internet be archived? - http://www.newyorker.com/magazin...
What the Web Said Yesterday, or  Can the Internet be archived?
Зверёк: Это довольно витиевато написанная статья про "память интернета", со всякими интересными данным из истории интернета и сегодняшней деятельности ВебАрхива (мне лично не хватило кусочка про будущее). Но в принципе должно быть интересно тем, что носится со "связанностью сети", to connect is to affirm, вот это всё. - ⓒⓔⓐ from Bookmarklet
Отдельно не может не изумлять, что вбрасывается тема на примере сохранившегося благодаря этому архиву заявления в сети Стрелкова, о том, как они сбили малазийский самолёт! - ⓒⓔⓐ
могу рассказать что-нибудь про идеи Херберта относительно будущего. мы знакомы, он меня в постдоки звал. рассказать, разумеется, при встрече ,-) - marat
Ага, интересно! - ⓒⓔⓐ
Todd Hoff
Wow - Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World | For Economic Justice - http://www.foreconomicjustice.org/13754...
Wow - Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World | For Economic Justice
"Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam. The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
It wouldn't surprise me that this is an invariant in a connected human graph. Kings would have all the resources in ages past, today all that's missing are the crowns. - Todd Hoff
Why do human societies tend to organize in these structures? (There have to be reasons.) - Sean McBride
The driving force for why so few control so much is a want for MORE that organizes structure through access to opportunity. Like how raindrops at the top of a mountain organize into rivers as they flow down to the sea. The sea are the people who attract resources because they occupy the sink position in a kind of resource/energy/opportunity/gravity gradient. Rain is all the little... more... - Todd Hoff
^ where did that come from, Todd? - Greg GuitarBuster
It's mine. I'd use quotes otherwise. - Todd Hoff
How many animal species organize themselves into hierarchical social structures? And is there a genetic basis for this behavior? - Sean McBride
Quite a few species organize as groups from herds of sheep and goats to prides of lions. - Greg GuitarBuster
Todd Hoff
Meet the Super-Efficient Norwegian House Which Powers Itself And Your Electric Car Too - Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter - https://transportevolved.com/2015...
Meet the Super-Efficient Norwegian House Which Powers Itself And Your Electric Car Too - Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter
Meet the Super-Efficient Norwegian House Which Powers Itself And Your Electric Car Too - Transport Evolved: Cleaner, Greener, Safer and Smarter
"But what if you could have a home that was so energy efficient that it generated enough energy every day to not only power your home and keep it warm, but allow you own and operate an electric car without ever paying for electricity ever again? It sounds too good to be true, but one recently-erected house in Norway can do just that. No energy bills. Ever." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Preferable IMHO to centralized energy systems. A good addition would be water collection. - Todd Hoff
Yes please :D - Chris Topher
I wish it weren't so ugly. :-/ - Jenny H. from Android
It grew on me. I find function becomes more beautiful over time. - Todd Hoff
I hear you. I guess I have a thing for Earthships and this is so clearly nothing like that. I don't think Earthships would work in Norway because the southern sun is super weak in the winter (not to mention the regions that have months of polar darkness). Still, I have to believe there is something between Earthships and this that could work! We're definitely looking to end up in a sustainable house on some land, so I try to keep an open mind. - Jenny H.
I like the idea of earthships but they almost always look, well, they aren't as nice as I would like :-) - Todd Hoff
SNOB. :P - Jenny H.
A little bit :-) - Todd Hoff
I've been following 'green building' for a long time. I'd love to build as sustainably as possible, but I just don't know if it will happen. I can't stand compressed tire earthships. I follow several sustainable building groups on FB and you also run across a lot of crazy people there too. - Greg GuitarBuster
Shevonne
The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels http://www.bbc.com/culture...
The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150119-the-21st-centurys-12-best-novels
I've read exactly none of them. Wait, I read Wolf Hall. Though I don't recall much of anything about it. - Todd Hoff
To my surprise, I have read one of them (would have predicted zero). It was pretty good. "Greatest" of anything? Meh. - Walt Crawford
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
In Iraq and Syria the US sanctions its allies while its friends back its enemies (got that?) - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
The war in Syria and Iraq has so many sides it’s hard to keep track of the teams. In Syria, we’re fighting the Assad government, but we’re also fighting the rebels who are fighting the Assad government, putting us on both sides of that civil war. But when you throw in the other countries that are taking sides, the program becomes even harder to follow. Recently, it seems that allies are on our enemy’s side while our enemies are on our side. To be on our side, it seems, you first have to let us sanction you.
Amit Patel
Last week's trip down the Big Sur coast, Pfeiffer Beach, San Simeon
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Todd Hoff
The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
The oceans are warming so fast, they keep breaking scientists' charts | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian
Todd Hoff
The Man in the High Castle 1 Season 2015 - http://www.amazon.com/gp...
powerful stuff - Todd Hoff
"Based on Philip K. Dick's award-winning novel, and executive produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner), The Man in the High Castle explores what it would be like if the Allied Powers had lost WWII, and Japan and Germany ruled the United States. Starring Rufus Sewell (John Adams), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars) and Alexa Davalos (Mob City). - Todd Hoff
I need to watch this. - Stephen Mack
I watched the pilot and quite liked it. I'd not heard of the novel until I saw something about this, and now I want to read it. - ellbeecee
I watched the pilot and liked it... and then had horrendous nightmares. - maʀtha
We'll definitely watch it; we both loved the book. - Jenny H. from Android
I watched it a few nights ago. I'm eagerly awaiting the next episode. - Anne Bouey
When do we get more? - Eivind
You need to vote on Amazon to convince them to choose this show. What we saw was the pilot for a proposed series. - Anne Bouey
I took the survey, I hope they choose this one! - Jenny H.
I took it, too. I even indicated I might be willing to join Prime if they make this happen :) - Eivind
ADDED. really liked the book (sometime in the late 80s?) and am curious how Scott translates it to the screen. - Big Joe Silence
You know, I haven't read the book. I'll have to correct that. - Todd Hoff
Get on it, Todd! - Jenny H. from Android
First, I need chili! - Todd Hoff
You can have a bowl or three of ours if you can make it in the next couple of days. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
I'll rev up the sled dogs. - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
"Nietzsche, nearly a century ago, already named our period the Age of Comparisons.
"Nietzsche, nearly a century ago, already named our period the Age of Comparisons. There were formerly horizons within which people lived and thought and mythologized. There are now no more horizons. And with the dissolution of horizons we have experienced and are experiencing collisions, terrific collisions, not only of peoples but also of their mythologies. - Todd Hoff
Shevonne
Heartwarming Photos Of Pets Taken Before-And-After Adoption http://www.designtaxi.com/news...
Heartwarming Photos Of Pets Taken Before-And-After Adoption http://www.designtaxi.com/news/371847/Heartwarming-Photos-Of-Pets-Taken-Before-And-After-Adoption/
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
Netanyahu and Europe’s far right find common ground after the Paris attacks (Jonathan Cook) - http://mondoweiss.net/2015...
In calling for Jews to flee after the Paris attacks, Netanyahu is bolstering the dangerous arguments of Europe’s far-right. One Israeli commentator noted pointedly that Israeli politicians like Netanyahu were helping to “finish the job started by the Nazis and their Vichy collaborators: making France Judenrein.”
Clearly an alliance of Jewish nationalists (Zionists), Christian Zionists, European nationalists and white nationalists is gathering steam in the West. - Sean McBride
In this scheme of things, Jewish nationalists believe they are manipulating and exploiting white nationalists and white nationalists believe they are manipulating and exploiting Jewish nationalists -- and they are both right. But what's the endgame? - Sean McBride
Israel's game plan: "It was widely reported in Israel that the French president, Francois Hollande, had appealed to Netanyahu not to participate in the solidarity rally in Paris a week ago, fearful that he would use the occasion to exacerbate tensions in France. Netanyahu ignored the request. He had good reason to want to be there, not least to grandstand with world leaders during... more... - Sean McBride
"But it would be wrong to view Netanyahu’s argument as solely opportunistic. It is underpinned by an authentic worldview, even if one with very ugly and paradoxical antecedents. His approach is embodied in recent efforts – delayed because of the election – to pass a basic law defining Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. That would crown Netanyahu leader of Jews worldwide rather than of Israeli citizens, a fifth of whom are Palestinian." - Sean McBride
"Such a conception of citzenship and nationhood is based on ethnicity, not territory. It opposes multi-culturalism, believing instead that loyalty to the state derives from a tribal attachment rather than a civic one. It stands in stark opposition to most European countries’ notions of citizenship." - Sean McBride
Among other things, Zionism is preparing the ground for a rebirth of Nazism in Germany. - Sean McBride
"But the logical corollary is that Jews too cannot be loyal to the other states they live in, such as France. In Netanyahu’s conception, a Jew’s primary bond should be to their “true home”: the Jewish state of Israel. Paradoxically, that view is shared by Europe’s far-right, including groups like France’s Front National, whose popularity has been growing on the back of attacks like the one in Paris. They argue that minorities are inherently suspect and that Europe is better off without them." - Sean McBride
Ergo: if you are a militant antisemite and militant white nationalist, supporting militant Zionism (Jewish nationalism) is your obvious best move on the board. - Sean McBride
"In this regard, Netanyahu and the far-right share much common ground. He wants a Europe free of Jews – as well as Muslims who undermine Europe’s support for Israel – because he thinks that is in Jewish interests. The far-right wants the same because it believes it will be in the interests of a supposed “native” white majority. One Israeli commentator noted pointedly that Israeli... more... - Sean McBride
The implicit chain of logic here: liberal Zionists are supporters of Nazism. Such a crazy world we live in. - Sean McBride
Another implicit assumption here: the Holocaust may be forgiven if the West commits an even greater act of genocide against Muslims on behalf of Israel -- it's obvious where this line of thinking is heading. - Sean McBride
Shevonne
"Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75." - Benjamin Franklin (via desaparecidos) http://tmblr.co/ZzxiMy1b68uuo
Bluesun 2600
Drones are improving at a ridiculously fast pace — CES 2015 - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Drones are improving at a ridiculously fast pace — CES 2015
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61 Years Ago, a Massive Computer Learned the Art of Translation - http://www.theparisreview.org/blog...
61 Years Ago, a Massive Computer Learned the Art of Translation
61 Years Ago, a Massive Computer Learned the Art of Translation
Sixty-one years ago, on January 7, 1954, a massive, terrifying, IBM artificial intelligence—referred to in the press as a “giant brain,” a “robot brain,” and a “polyglot brainchild,” among other wide-eyed terms—translated more than sixty sentences from Russian into English. It was the first public demonstration of machine translation. And yeah, the people were pleased. - ⓒⓔⓐ from Bookmarklet
Todd Hoff
2014 Was Officially the Hottest Year on Record | TIME2014 was officially the hottest year on record. All 10 of the hottest years have come after 1998. - http://time.com/3656646...
2014 Was Officially the Hottest Year on Record | TIME2014 was officially the hottest year on record.  
All 10 of the hottest years have come after 1998.
:( - Amit Patel
It was certainly much warmer in Norway than I anticipated. Folks here say there is definitely a warming trend. - Jenny H.
Amir
Fwd: RT @sathnam: Love how Zuckerberg talks about books as if they are funky new app he has discovered. From @thetimes http://t.co/rum1YGcSt8 (via http://friendfeed.com/melliss...)
Fwd: RT @sathnam: Love how Zuckerberg talks about books as if they are funky new app he has discovered. From @thetimes http://t.co/rum1YGcSt8 (via http://ff.im/1kOYJ2)
Maitani
3quarksdaily: Typical Dreams: A Comparison of Dreams Across Cultures - http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarks...
3quarksdaily: Typical Dreams: A Comparison of Dreams Across Cultures
"Have you ever wondered how the content of your dreams differs from that of your friends? How about the dreams of people raised in different countries and cultures? It is not always easy to compare dreams of distinct individuals because the content of dreams depends on our personal experiences. This is why dream researchers have developed standardized dream questionnaires in which common thematic elements are grouped together. These questionnaires can be translated into various languages and used to survey and scientifically analyze the content of dreams. Open-ended questions about dreams might elicit free-form, subjective answers which are difficult to categorize and analyze. Therefore, standardized dream questionnaires ask study subjects "Have you ever dreamed of . . ." and provide research subjects with a list of defined dream themes such as being chased, flying or falling." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
I have the strangest dreams every night. I don't understand why, but my brain loves to play while I sleep. I wish I could turn it off every once in awhile. - Jenny H. from Android
Stephan
New questions raised about U.S.-Saudi relationship http://ow.ly/i/8aGAR http://www.cbc.ca/m...
New questions raised about U.S.-Saudi relationship http://ow.ly/i/8aGAR http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/world/new-questions-raised-about-u-s-saudi-relationship-1.2890528
"The 28 pages. U.S. legislators pushing to know more about alleged Saudi role in 9/11" - Stephan from iPhone
Maitani
Babel's Dawn: Signaling the Intent to Signal - http://www.babelsdawn.com/babels_...
Babel's Dawn: Signaling the Intent to Signal
"Before I get distracted by too much nit-picking, let me get to the summary paragraph: Thomas Scott-Phillips' book, Speaking Our Minds, contributes seriously to the study of language origins. First and foremost, it demands that pragmatics—the study of language in its social context—be included in the effort to understand language origins. What's more, it makes good on its case. Pragmatics has been underplayed and anybody who thinks about language origins should read and study the book. If the book were not so danged expensive, I would even urge you to buy a copy. (By the way, I've mentioned Scott-Phillips before—see Reality Blogging—and I remember him as a promising fellow at the Barcelona Evolang conference of 2008.)" - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"The case for pragmatics rests on its special view of language as an ostensive-inferential communications system. Sorry, I'd like to use some other term, but that is the one used by the author and others, so we might as well hold our noses and roll with the bandwagon. You can understand it by imagining the archetypal scene in which Homo erectus A points toward a charging sabertooth... more... - Maitani
Bluesun 2600
Gary Cooper and his wife Rocky in Southampton, 1934. http://t.co/65lPzqjGx5
Gary Cooper and his wife Rocky in Southampton, 1934. http://t.co/65lPzqjGx5
Todd Hoff
Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees | Bored Panda - http://www.boredpanda.com/ancient...
Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees | Bored Panda
Ancient Trees: Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing World’s Oldest Trees | Bored Panda
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"Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, has been searching for the world’s oldest trees for the past 14 years. She has traveled all around the globe to capture the most magnificent trees that grow in remote locations and look as old as the world itself." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Stunning! - Todd Hoff
Todd Hoff
Best graph of 2014: The rise and rise of top 0.1% - http://www.slate.com/blogs...
Best graph of 2014: The rise and rise of top 0.1%
Best graph of 2014: The rise and rise of top 0.1%
"No other image, in my opinion, so succinctly captures the skyrocketing fortunes of America's super-rich than the chart below, included in an October working paper by economists Emmanuel Saez, of the University of California Berkeley, and Gabriel Zucman, of the London School of Economics and Political Science (who you may know as some of Thomas Piketty's favorite academic bandmates). In 2012, the top 0.1 percent of households lay claim to 22 percent of U.S. wealth, up from about 7 percent in 1979. Or, as I put it when I wrote about a rough draft of their findings in April, one-thousandth of the country now owns more than one-fifth of its wealth." - Todd Hoff from Bookmarklet
Mondoweiss on Friendfeed
North Korea/Sony Story Shows How Eagerly U.S. Media Still Regurgitate Government Claims - https://firstlook.org/theinte...
The overwhelming narrative disseminated by the U.S. media was clear: North Korea was responsible for the hack, because the government said it was. The post North Korea/Sony Story Shows How Eagerly U.S. Media Still Regurgitate Government Claims appeared first on The Intercept.
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