Saturday, 25 October 2014

Investigating the science in Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

Even the most well respected filmmakers have been known to bend the truth a bit when it comes to depicting science on the silver screen, throwing accuracy to the wind in favor of trivialities like "plot" and "drama." We kid, of course. But how does...



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Google Offers 750 Free Design Icons

Open sourcing of 750 glyphs in Material Design system icons pack



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Friday, 24 October 2014

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PaGMO — Parallel Global Multiobjective Optimizer [...] a generalization of the island model paradigm working for global and local optimization algorithms. Its main parallelization approach makes use of multiple threads, but MPI is also implemented and can be mixed in …



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eBay joins open-source community with ultra-fast OLAP engine for Hadoop


Like arch-rival Amazon.com, the soon-to-split eBay Inc. is something of an oddity in that it hasn’t historically been a big contributor to the open-source community. But the e-commerce pioneer hopes to change that with the release of the source-code for a homegrown online analytics processing (OLAP) engine that promises to speed up Hadoop while also making it more accessible to everyday enterprise users.


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Thursday, 23 October 2014

Understanding how decisions affect the enterprise

In large companies it can be difficult for decision makers to see the full impact their choices have. A new product from decision support specialists Mu Sigma aims to provide a holistic picture of how things are connected. The product, called muUniverse, is designed to give decision makers at Fortune 500 companies a complete view of their business decisions, allowing them to navigate an increasingly complex set of interconnected problems they face in areas such as sales, marketing, finance, supply chain, risk, and others. It's based on the patterns found in nature where problems occur in clusters rather than isolation… [Continue Reading]



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Four short links: 23 October 2014

You Don’t Know JS — a series of [CC-licensed] books [to be published by O'Reilly] diving deep into the core mechanisms of the JavaScript language. progressbar.js — responsive progress bar. Microsoft Garage — Microsoft software experiments, in public. This is …



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Dropcap.js Makes Beautiful Drop Caps Easy for the Web

Decorative initials, also known as drop capitals or “drop caps”, should be positioned on a baseline of the adjoining text; they should also be tall enough to reach the cap height of the first line of text. Though drop caps are very common in magazines and books, they remain rare on the web. We believe [...]


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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Former EA CEO John Riccitiello is now head of Unity

Four short links: 22 October 2014

Eight Docker Development Patterns (Vidar Hokstad) — patterns for creating repeatable builds that results in as-static-as-possible server environments. How to Make More Published Research True (PLOSmedicine) — overview of efforts, and research on those efforts, to raise the proportion of …



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Higgs Boson

Four short links: 21 October 2014

The Delusions of Big Data (IEEE) — When you have large amounts of data, your appetite for hypotheses tends to get even larger. And if it’s growing faster than the statistical strength of the data, then many of your inferences …



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Hybrid Mobile Apps: Providing A Native Experience With Web Technologies

Log into Gmail with a USB drive -- Google adds support for Security Key

Two factor authentication (or two step verification, if you prefer) is very a la mode at the moment. Actually, it has been pushed by companies for some time, but a number of high profile security problems recently has brought it back to public attention again. Enabling the security feature usually means entering a password as normal, in addition to a passcode sent to a mobile device. Today, Google makes things a little easier for, in its own words, "particularly security-sensitive individuals" by introducing support for Security Key. Rather than relying on a mobile phone or tablet, Security Key reduces two… [Continue Reading]



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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation

The film is set in San Fransokyo, a mashup of a Japanese megacity and an exaggerated-scale San Francisco. T: Sean Freeman John Lasseter is tearing up. His eyes are shining and his lashes are moist. He reaches out a warm hand to cover mine and looks deep into my eyes as he talks. He's feeling […]


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Google now lets you prove your identity with a USB security key

It shouldn't surprise you that Google's a big proponent of online security, and that's why it's rolling out support for a new way to prove you are you who are: a USB Security Key. Google's normal approach to two-step authorization involves getting a...



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Programming by Voice: Staying Productive without Harming Yourself

I have had intermittent trouble with this in the past, but limiting my computer usage at home in the evenings had always been enough to previously solve it. This time, however, was different.






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L20n – Localization Framework Developed by Mozilla

L20n is a localization framework developed by Mozilla for the Web. It allows localizers to put small bits of logic into localization resources to codify the grammar of the language. L20n’s framework removes the need for developers to thoroughly understand the specifics of a natural language and provides an opportunity for localizers to create better [...]


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