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Four short links: 27 August 2014

Aug 27, 2014 11:34 AM
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Discourse turns 1.0 — community/forum software that doesn’t suck. Programmable Matter (IEEE Spectrum) — recap of where research is going in this area. Liquibase — source control for your database. Apache 2.0 licensed. A Few Useful Things to Know About … (translate)

Four short links: 26 August 2014

Aug 26, 2014 11:34 AM
Rating: (Total Clicks 13)

The Poisoned NUL Byte, 2014 Edition (Project Zero) — from Google’s public security efforts, this detailed public description of how an exploit was constructed from a found vulnerability. They’re helping. Kudos! Myths About the Coming Robot Economy (Eric Sofge) — … (translate)

Four short links: 25 August 2014

Aug 25, 2014 11:35 AM
Rating: (Total Clicks 5)

Greenscreen — Chromecast-based open source software for digital signs. Reverse Engineering Censorship in Chinese Cyberspace (PDF) — researchers create accounts and probe to see which things are blocked. Empirical transparency. USB Condom — A protective barrier between your device and … (translate)

How Flash changes the design of database storage engines

Aug 22, 2014 3:34 PM
Rating: (Total Clicks 15)

Over the past decade, SSD drives (popularly known as Flash) have radically changed computing at both the consumer level — where USB sticks have effectively replaced CDs for transporting files — and the server level, where it offers a price/performance … (translate)

Four short links: 22 August 2014

Aug 22, 2014 11:34 AM
Rating: (Total Clicks 8)

Blame the Crowd, Not the Camera (Nina Simon) — Cameras weaponize an already unwieldy mob of people. The Botlr — the Cupertino Starwood hotel has a robot butler (botlr) doing room service. tcpcrypt — opportunistic encryption of all network traffic. … (translate)

Postmortems, sans finger-pointing: The O’Reilly Radar Podcast

Aug 21, 2014 5:33 PM
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Editor’s note: you can subscribe to the O’Reilly Radar Podcast through iTunes, SoundCloud, or directly through our podcast’s RSS feed. You can download this individual episode via this link. When you’re dealing with complex systems, failure is going to happen; … (translate)

Building pipelines to facilitate data analysis

Aug 21, 2014 3:34 PM
Rating: (Total Clicks 10)

In every data analysis, you have to string together many tools. You need tools for data wrangling, visualisation, and modelling to understand what’s going on in your data. To use these tools effectively, you need to be able to easily … (translate)

Four short links: 21 August 2014

Aug 21, 2014 11:34 AM
Rating: (Total Clicks 6)

Dat — an open source project that provides a streaming interface between every file format and data storage backend. See the Wired piece on it. Smithsonian Crowdsourcing Transcription (Smithsonian) — 49 volunteers transcribed 200 pages of correspondence between the Monuments … (translate)

Not just the government’s playbook

Aug 20, 2014 11:35 AM
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Whenever I hear someone say that “government should be run like a business,” my first reaction is “do you know how badly most businesses are run?” Seriously. I do not want my government to run like a business — whether … (translate)

Four short links: 20 August 2014

Aug 20, 2014 11:35 AM
Rating: (Total Clicks 10)

Machine Learning for Plant Properties — startup building database of plant genomics, properties, research, etc. for mining. The more familiar you are with your data and its meaning, the better your machine learning will be at suggesting fruitful lines of … (translate)

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