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I've been reading "The Hard Thing About Hard Things". It's actually a little uninspiring but an interesting insight into the last tech boom and bust.
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Have a great idea for a mobile application, but not sure where to start? 

Team up with other students with a range of skills to bring your ideas to life at our Android development workshop. 

Learn to monetise your app with Google AdMob. 
Date: Friday 21st of March, 2014 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
Location: University of Queensland Hawken Building, ELC-X 50-C207 
Register: http://goo.gl/Jd3StX

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The AdMob Student App Challenge is a mobile app contest open exclusively to students. The goal is to build a great app, and learn to make money from it with AdMob, while competing with other students globally.

AdMob is a platform for app developers to help them make money from apps and advertise them too, and it’s owned by Google.

There's also some awesome Google-sized prizes for this competition, such as a week-long trip to San Francisco including a visit to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, the opportunity to get your app featured on the Google Play Store and other cool things.
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Victorian police intercepted a drone allegedly trying to deliver a stash of drugs across a prison wall.  

The attempt is believed to be one of the first instances of the flying machine being used for criminal activity in Australia.

ABC News | http://ab.co/1i6cZJK
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The price of a story. The comments are worth reading.
 
Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto 'Found' in California http://coinde.sk/1ccxbtg
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Innovative way to speed read. I struggled with 400WPM and above. 
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Really like this. Think I spotted a typo at about 300wpm where they have misspelt integrated..
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Fascinating realtime visualisation of cyber attacks.
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Nanoscribe Is taking Commercial 3D Printing into the Nano Dimension

Nanofabrication is what Nanoscribe, a spinoff of the Karlsrhue Insitute of Technology (KIT), does: it applies stereolithography to the nanoscopic word. Just to give you an idea of what that means, when we talk about FFF we have resolutions of as low as about 100 micron. Here 100 micron is the size of the objects. And to make that even clearer, when we talk about highly accurate SLA and DLP machines, we get into the picometer range resolution. With Nanoscribe’s Photonic Professional GT machine, the resolution for objects as tall as one centimeter is 1/1000th of that.

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2014/03/13/nanoscribe-taking-commercial-3d-printing-nano-dimension/

http://www.nanoscribe.de/

#3dprinting   #3dprinter   #nanoscale  
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Which do you think will win? And how badly do you want to see this #Subaru WRX STI vs. Stick Bomb as full-sized rather than to scale?
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Yes arscoins limited to 42 million.

I make the above comment because Ars specifically state that the coins aren't worth anything except to purchase avatars for their comments section. However, if in 6 months time it requires 6 months of computing power to purchase an avatar then it will be worth more than nothing! (well the computing power will be, not sure about the avatar :)
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Fun post by Peter Norvig nicely showing how to approach algorithmic optimization problems, definitely worth a read:

"To improve the program, I'll take the following steps:
Profiling: Figure out where the program spends its time.
Speedup: Make the program faster.
Benchmarking: Run the program over pairs of arbitrary lists to see how fast it is and how short the solutions are.
Studying: Learn something by looking at the benchmark results.
Searching: Introduce a better search algorithm.
Eliminating Components: Get rid of components that can't possibly be part of an optimal solution.
Adding Components: Add new types of components to allow new, shorter solutions.
Randomizing Search: Randomness allows us to explore different parts of the search space.
Speculating: Think about what we could do next."
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