"...But the thing that is wrong is the patent system, not the companies who are forced to play by its obsolete and irrational rules."
An example of a stupid patent: the data structure list which is very fundamental to programming
Puzzle: What is the difference between the British Isles and the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and Isle of Man?
Since nobody has tried it yet, I'll give away the answer now. I like this chart, taken from Wikipedia:
For years I found the definitions of all these concepts very confusing, and that's not even counting 'Britain' - or the 'Commonwealth', which now even includes Rwanda:
Do all empires develop complicated Venn diagrams like this showing degrees of partial membership, or is it an especially British thing?
- RocketFuel Inc.Rocket Scientist, 2012 - present
- Chinese University of Hong KongResearch Staff, 2011 - 2011
- New Bulgarian UniversitySummer Intern, 2010 - 2010
- Yahoo! IndiaIntern, 2012 - 2012
- Indian Institute of Technology BombayComputer Science and Engineering, 2008 - 2012
- Don Bosco LiluahJunior High School, 2002 - 2006
- SPSSHigh School, 2006 - 2008
The Great Perils of Social Interaction | Wait But WhyWait But Why
No matter how diligently you try to follow the Social Rulebook, you're gonna get into some of these massively awkward situations.
Seth's Blog: Entropy, bureaucracy and the fight for great
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Microsoft has a new virtual assistant, and it's a hybrid of Siri and Google Now, with some artificial affect thrown in for good measure. The
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson, August 17, 1995 Via @GoComics
One of the many great comics you can read for free at GoComics.com! Follow us for giveaways & giggles.
Facebook’s $19 Billion WhatsApp Acquisition, Contextualized | TechCrunch
Facebook just announced its buying WhatsApp, a global messaging platform with 450 million MAUs, for approximately $19 billion. It's one of t
Facebook Buying WhatsApp For $16B In Cash And Stock Plus $3B In RSUs | T...
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The Coolest Of All - Dashboard in Toggl! - Toggl Blog
As some of you have already noticed, we have finally released a feature that´s called Dashboard. It´s available in New Toggl and this post w
Amazon Wants to Ship Your Package Before You Buy It - Digits - WSJ
Amazon was granted a patent for what it calls “anticipatory shipping,” a method to start delivering packages even before customers have clic
Ex-Ideo Designers Rethink The Calendar For Mobile Devices
With a minimal interface and gestural interactions Peek is meant to be just enough of a calendar for casual use.
How many Rahul Gandhis does it take to change a light bulb?
The correct answer: 10
On human intelligence… a perspective from computer science
Whenever I read social scientists, there is often, implicit in the background, the concept of “intelligence” as a well defined quantity. I h
Google Spanks Microsoft’s Recent Scroogled Antics | TechCrunch
Google today released a formal response to the most recent chapter of Microsoft's 'Scroogled' campaign: "Microsoft's latest venture comes as
In Dumbest Possible Launch, Instagram’s Windows Phone App Leaves Out The...
Okay Windows Phone and Instagram, what the hell? How is it possible that you've *finally* launched an official Instagram client for Windows