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The Sweet Vengeance of Street Names
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare famously asked. “Revenge,” answers Staten Island Borough President James Oddo.
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Comparing Languages to Find Underlying Meaning
To quantify the problem, the researchers chose a few basic concepts that we see in nature (sun, moon, mountain, fire, and so on). Each concept was translated from English into 81 diverse languages, then back into English. Based on these translations, a weighted network was created. The structure of the network was used to compare languages’ ways of partitioning concepts.
The team found that the translated concepts consistently formed three theme clusters in a network, densely connected within themselves and weakly to one another: water, solid natural materials, and earth and sky.
“For the first time, we now have a method to quantify how universal these relations are,” says Bhattacharya. “What is universal – and what is not – about how we group clusters of meanings teaches us a lot about psycholinguistics, the conceptual structures that underlie language use.”
By measuring how closely words’ meanings are related within and between languages, a research team has revealed that for many ...
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How to Embed Mapillary’s Street Level Imagery Into Any Mapping Platform
MapillaryJS is a platform-agnostic WebGL JavaScript library for displaying street level photos which allows for integration with a variety of mapping applications.
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The World's Most Boring Roads

I have a new theory. The world's most interesting roads are in mountainous areas and the most boring roads are in areas which are very flat. My theory is based on two interactive maps which show where the world's straightest and bendiest roads are. 
I have a new theory. The world's most interesting roads are in mountainous areas and the most boring roads are in areas which are very flat. My theory is based on two interactive maps which show where the world's straightest and bendiest roads are. How Straight or Bendy are the Roads and ...
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I think curviness has little to do with it.  It's all about the view.
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Some of you might benefit from this.
Find Somewhere to Live with Google Maps

How to find the perfect neighborhood to live based on walkabilty, safety, charm and commuting times. 
When you're looking for somewhere new to live you don't just want the perfect property you also want it in the perfect area. What makes a perfect neighborhood will be different for different people. In deciding the perfect neighborhood, however, you might consider a number of criteria, ...
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Via +Pierre Markuse​ who also sent the reddit link: The artist's website is at
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Looks like a record for Oklahoma.
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Discworld Monthly Issue 226 was sent out last night with details about how to apply for tickets to the Terry Pratchett memorial on 14/4/2016.
This extra issue includes information about Terry's Memorial and our competition reminder.
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Video Wonder: Synchronized Swim Skating
Looks like synchronized figure skaters have a good sense of humor in addition to their grace and athleticism. This men’s team, suited up in speedos and swim...
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It's looking good so far. 
Street View, Material Design and more come to the custom map app.
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If I ever get a colouring book, this will be it.
You've all been waiting for one.. so we are proud to inform you all about the upcoming release of the :


Due for release on the 17th May 2016, it will have 96 pages of glorious Paul Kidby illustrations for you to colour in and enjoy.

Product details :
Publisher : Gollancz ( some sources say Orion Hardbacks)
ISBN-10: 1473217474
ISBN-13: 978-1473217478
Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 21 cm
96 page paperback
RRP £9.99

No book cover or any other information available at the moment but we will update you when we know more.

Not available to Pre-order just yet, but it is listed on Amazon through our Discworld Monthly Link
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California's Solar Dominance, In One Graph
New government data show how the Golden State compares to the rest of the country—and it’s not even close.
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Thermal solar - a great way to incinerate birds.
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"I work in IT" - on Windows, Mac OS and Linux. I like reading a lot. My favorite authors are Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams. I love Monty Python.
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Let me tell you a few things about the way I use Google+ and what you can expect from me. Let me also tell you something about my expectations.

  • If you're new to Google+, don't hesitate to ask. Do not expect an answer immediately, please. I have a lot of other things to do.
  • I mostly post public. Whatever I post public you're free to re-share without asking. If ever I post limited then that probably happened for a reason and I'd appreciate if you could ask before re-sharing. I cannot force you to do that, of course.
  • Don't be a #bluehead. If you want me to have a look at your profile, at least have a profile picture of some sort. It need not be an actual photo of you - just something.
  • If you absolutely want to get blocked, tell me. I have no problem blocking people that go on my nerves or post inappropriate stuff. Before you troll me to the point where you get blocked, simply ask for inclusion into my 'blocked' sphere. If you don't do that you will be blocked after I had enough of you.
  • I do not share or plus on command. If I think anything you post is worth plussing or sharing, I will do so. If I decide it's not worth it, I won't. I may also miss a lot of things.
  • Don't notify me too often. I don't mind being notified if it's on an infrequent basis. If you bother me too much with your notifications I'll mute you. Simple as that. After that, don't expect me to see anything you send me via notification.
  • It's me who decides. I'll decide who to follow and I will leave the same freedom to you. If you feel inclined to circling me, you're welcome. If you don't like my posts, feel free to uncircle me. I will not be impressed by threats of being uncircled.
  • Try to be nice. If you comment on my posts or in some other way communicate with me, try to be nice. I also do. I can be sarcastic and cynical at times, but I'm mostly a friendly person.
  • If you feel like being ignored, maybe you are. Rather than getting into lengthy discussions about differing points of view I might just leave the subject. If you don't get an answer to any of your comments, you are either being ignored on purpose or I simply forgot about the thread. Feel free to +mention me to get me in again. If that doesn't lead to a reaction, live with it.
Occasionally I share or re-share circles. That is a good way to find new people to follow. I'm not forcing you to add all those people. Add as many or few as you like. I will not notify anybody of this kind of posts; I generally do not send notifications. Exceptions might apply.

If you absolutely cannot stand seeing shared circles, do not follow me. In that case, your best bet would be to stay clear of Google+ anyway.

One last word: -I am not on Facebook.- -It's not necessary to invite me. I will not come.- As of now, I *am* actually on Facebook, but I don't like it. I have to be because I am maintaining a page there.

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