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Flawed but very interesting study to try and detect positive vs. negative sentiment in the plots of novels. Researcher found 6 plot patterns.
Assigning emotional values to words. Last month I wrote about Matthew Jockers’s research on the shapes of stories, which has since met with a welter of reactions within and without academe. His critics ask two questions, essentially: Is it really possible to assign every word a reliable emotion
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Open safety recall alerts for your car. There's an app for that! MyCarfax.com 
In just one hour, the ABC7 I-Team found four vehicle owners driving around with potentially dangerous, unfixed recalls.
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One more ranking factor to take seriously, accuracy of factual information as far as matching what Google considers a "fact" in its Knowledge Vault.
 
A New Google Ranking Algorithm?

According to http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22530102.600-google-wants-to-rank-websites-based-on-facts-not-links.html#.VPLTqMutvqD, it's coming soon:

"Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. "A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy," says the team."

Here's the paper on which the article is based http://arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1

"We call the trustworthiness score we computed Knowledge-Based Trust (KBT). On synthetic data, we show that our method can reliably compute the true trustworthiness levels of the sources. We then apply it to a database of 2.8B facts extracted from the web, and thereby estimate the trustworthiness of 119M webpages. Manual evaluation of a subset of the results confirms the effectiveness of the method."
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Love consuming cards. Tired of downloading apps.
Nearly three hours a day. That’s the average amount of time you and I spent on our phones every day in 2014. Our dependency on mobile devices for..
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Lenovo, a Beijing-based Chinese company, is off my list of considerations for my next laptop. (And I suspect now many others) http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2015/02/lenovo_superfish_scandal_why_it_s_one_of_the_worst_consumer_computing_screw.html
Also in Slate: How to Tell if You Have Superfish, and How to Kill It Techies Are in an Uproar Over Ultra-Sketchy Adware Pre-Installed on Lenovo Laptops When Lenovo preinstalled Superfish adware on its laptops, it betrayed its customers and sold out their security. It did it for no good...
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Mega cool. 
 
View of ISS Crossing the Sun During an Eclipse

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#ISS   #eclipse   #space  
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Brand shakedown scheme: The Controversial .Sucks Domain Is Almost Here" http://marketingland.com/controversial-sucks-domain-almost-here-121505
Early registration begins later this month, but brands that want to register their trademarked names before the general public can will pay a hefty price.
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Wonder if the default search engine for the forthcoming Windows 10 Spartan browser will also be a threat to Google's dominance? 
A new message above Google's search results is the most visible attempt yet at getting Firefox users to switch back to Google.
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When the age of the machines emerges, will they care about humanity, themselves, or Earth? Will they share our values or have their own? Or will the singularity even come to pass?
 
When will superintelligent machines reach a point where they can make machines more intelligent than them? #AI #tech #ethics
When machines, smarter than us, make machines smarter than them, futurists argue, the 'singularity' will have arrived. Commentator Alva Noë, a skeptic, wonders about imparting values — and control.
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Great day for the Intranet.
It's a good day for proponents of an open internet: The Federal Communications Commission just approved its long-awaited network neutrality plan, which r
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In short, appreciate your experiences. The good, the bad, the ugly.
Over the last decade David Carr poured buckets of advice on me. He counseled me through my first and second book. Helped…
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