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Geeks in Vegas? Woot!
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Last week, Facebook sponsored the TopCoder world finals in Las Vegas. I was lucky enough to go and hang out for a few days with some of the world’s best coders, and it was a fantastic experience. Sadly, I didn’t bring a camera, so I’m linking to these pics from the Flickr photostream. TopCoder is the world’s premier
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Macbook Wheel isn’t all that far-fetched for some
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Apple just released the Macbook Wheel, a computer with only a single input device. Well, it actually has multiple inputs - an entire scroll wheel, plus a button in the middle. But it’s not that ridiculous of an idea. In Beautiful Code, there’s a chapter about how some researchers needed to design software for parapalegics (like Stephen
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Data driven decision making: Netflix or Blockbuster?
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My wife and I have been Netflix subscribers for years, during which we have rented hundreds of movies. We are considering a switch to Blockbuster, but one of the holdups has been that Blockbuster supposedly only has best sellers, while Netflix has lots of niche and foreign movies that make it more attractive. Then I
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Ignite!
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Five minutes each. That’s all they got. Yet these presenters were able to fill my head with swirling images of two-man pogo sticks and robots taking…

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Out of con-Tolls
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We live in a world where information is disseminating incredibly quickly. You can search locally based on your zip code. You can upload photos with geographic…

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Bombs over Tehran
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Ah, if only more people had an appreciation of the 5,000 Years of Middle East History (in only 90 seconds!). Meanwhile, notwithstanding any appreciation for Middle…

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