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Semantic UI is officially 1.0! It was almost perfect before with the beautiful syntax, but it just went above and beyond. The themes alone double the value, but the access to all the variables is just as cool. It's like http://cascade.io/ but not crufty old Bootstrap! Any UI people out there, do yourself a favour and check it out.
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James Altucher is a uniquely fascinating individual. From making millions to going broke and back again, to baring his soul on a blog for no particular reason, to a podcast with billionaire entrepreneurs, authors and 70's rappers. He is brilliant almost in spite of himself.

This link is here partly because I want 29 fantastic books, but you know what, he's right. Maybe you would like them too. If nothing else, this giveaway is a great list of books that today's great people should be reading. It's not just business, is about brilliance, and he other to know. 
"Why are you even doing this podcast?" Dave asked me. "Because I love my guests. I get to pick up the phone and call them and ask them anything I want." From Peter Thiel to Mark Cuban to Coolio to Marni Kirnys, I simply love them. And maybe Coolio would never talk to me unless I had something ...
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I've heard only great things about traction (listed on Amazon alongside Peter Thiel's Zero to One). I have no trouble recommending it on that basis, but if it's free, hey.
Read the review and then win the book… Most startups end in failure.  Almost every failed startup has a product. What failed startups don’t have is traction — real customer growth. This book introduces startup founders and employees to the ”Bullseye Framework,” a five-step process successful companies use to get traction. This framework helps founders find the marketing channel that will be key to unlocking the next stage of growth. Traction is a...
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Wind power has the potential to power the world 100 times over, yet only 5% of the world’s power comes from wind. Makani hopes to accelerate the shift to clean, renewable energy by developing energy kites, a new type of wind turbine. By building just the tip of a wind turbine blade (which makes most of the energy), we think it’s possible for Makani’s energy kite to generate 50% more energy while eliminating 90% of the materials used. And this could happen at half the cost of conventional wind turbines. Replacing tons of steel and concrete with smart software and advanced materials could dramatically change the calculus of wind power.

We’ve made a lot of progress since joining Google[x] last year—improving how we launch and land, how to fly in variable wind conditions, how to generate power more efficiently, and many other aspects of the system. Our new energy kite will reach higher, fly longer and generate 20 times more energy than earlier versions. We're moving from our proof of concept phase to a stage where we want to test ourselves against the "real world" challenges we'll face if we want to bring electricity to people.

So we’re hoping to start a pilot project next year on the island of Hawaii to test long-duration flights of our new energy kite for the first time, and to learn as much as much as possible—e.g. how much power we generate at different wind speeds and how to maintain the kite over long periods of time. 

Makani has a long history with Hawaii—our name is inspired by Hawaiian winds and we tested an early prototype of our kite there in 2008—and we’ve found a great site there with ideal wind conditions. We’re still in the early stages, but we hope that if the pilot project is successful, we’ll be a step closer to making clean energy more accessible.
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The Oatmeal puts me in a difficult position. I'm an optimist, and I believe that one day I might be rich and successful and as awesome as even Elon Musk. But if he reads through this 2-part comic and follows through, NO ONE will ever be as awesome ever again. I don't know how to feel...
I wrote a comic about my Tesla Model S. Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech. The Name The Acceleration The Touchscreen A Smartphone Safety The Fires The Sun Tesla Motors. Take me to a random comic · Popular comics · All comics. Tweet ...
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Oh, and also Happy Birthday +Mahdi Milani Fard for the one I missed! How's life in summer?
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Exciting application of the Oculus Rift that I hadn't considered.

Somehow I feel more interested in documentaries than gaming? Maybe I'm just getting old.
David Attenborough's next production, Conquest of the Skies, is set to come not only to Sky 3D TV sets, but to virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift
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Welcome to a comet! Rosetta’s lander Philae is safely on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as these first two CIVA images confirm. One of the lander’s three feet can be seen in the foreground. The full panoramic from CIVA will be delivered in this afternoon’s press briefing at 13:00 GMT/14:00 CET.

http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/11/Welcome_to_a_comet

#cometlanding #Rosetta #Philae #67P  
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I rather like the notion of a "Distributed Denial of Stupidity attack", for a good cause - #StopDataRetention
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Alternative news day: the Liberal Party is fighting against overreaching metadata collection and retention instead of forcing it down our throats. (This was just two years ago.)
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Hi everyone! Our team is building a new platform, codenamed Creative Campus, to provide first-class support to university students creating or running sustainability-oriented projects on campus. We've made a short survey (5 minutes), and would love it if you could help us help you.

This is mainly targeted at university students, but is really open to anyone who can imagine themselves as a university student, past or future. Thanks very much in advance!
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Creative Campus Survey - Melbourne UniversityHi there! We are building a brand new organisation to support student-led projects on campus that improve sustainability. We would love your input to help us help you as effectively as possible. This survey should take no more than five minutes, and we really appreciate your support.
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For those Java fans out there: today I learned that not only is java.util.Random not particularly random, it's also bloody slow. Changing from Math.random() to some magic bitshifts (link) cut my primitive cellular automata's simulation time by about 25%. Interesting stuff.
How to use the XORShift method to generate random numbers in Java.
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+Mahdi Milani Fard Thanks, and since then I got the same batch recommendation again, but I'm happy to leave that project behind :). Just having an instance over a static method really made the difference.
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  • University of Melbourne
    Research Developer, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineering Intern, 2013 - 2013
  • University of Melbourne
    Tutor, 2012 - 2012
  • IBM
    IT Assistant, 2010 - 2011
  • Woolworths
    Service Cashier, 2006 - 2010
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Masters of Software Engineering student at the University of Melbourne, following a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics, Finance). It was a slight but valuable detour, and now all is well.

I'm an avid programmer, and try to keep myself up to date with what I'm doing at http://piemaster.net/.
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    Masters of Software Engineering, 2012 - present
  • University of Melbourne
    Economics and Finance, 2008 - 2011
  • University of Melbourne
    Informatics and Software Engineering, 2008 - 2011
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Very casual and family-friendly pizzeria of excellent quality. The pizzas are delicious of course, and notably not very oily at all. The menu selection is great, and a large pizza can comfortably feed two average people for about $10 each.
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Despite the somewhat worrying reviews, I've been here a handful of times and always had the kind of service I'd expect from a nice restaurant. The pastas are varied and delicious (especially the Telefono, if you're into cheese), and the free bread is always great.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Excellent Mahi Mahi Salad!
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The best chicken and avocado focaccia I've ever had. We go for lunch every other weekend, and the food is consistently great quality and well proportioned for the reasonable price. Service is very occasionally slow or forgetful, but has always been friendly. Great place for a casual, satisfying lunch.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
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Consistently fantastic food. We are regular takeaway customers, the preparation time is always around 15 minutes, and the food is always ready when I go to pick it up. I've only eaten in once, but it was very comfortable and I keep meaning to go back.
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Deceptively large, delicious curries for extremely reasonable prices. Very authentic as Indian restaurants go in the US, and just a very comfortable and satisfying restaurant to be in.
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