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Artist and urban planner Neil Freeman of Fake is the New Real has been updating his geographically accurate maps of city subway systems, all drawn to the same scale. We’ve used a selection of his maps below: can you identify the cities?
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Jupyter + Apache Zeppelin have done an amazing job inviting people into "online notebooks." Such a beautiful twist from the conventional developer paradigmed Integrated Development Environment (IDE)- a warm welcoming "just run me" / hack me approachability and with such amazing online accessibility. It's such a directly constructivist approach to compute- devel and run and debug all in one, for novices.

And now these notebooks are coming for your serverless, & software defined infrastructure! It's this space: Cattle vs. Pets analogy now officially updated to add hives of bees for things like AWS Lambd., And to that I say, #OmgBees! Now the notebook/rest services need to meet with the configurable front-end http gateways that facade the inner network services (vulcand, vamp-router, &c &c).
http://blog.ibmjstart.net/2016/01/28/jupyter-notebooks-as-restful-microservices/
https://twitter.com/adrianco/status/695319150865051648

Less technically minded but way more focus on the civil service these new approachable compute systems are offering- +Paco Nathan gave an overwhelmingly awesome review of the open source O'Reilly Learning efforts, Jupyter for Education: Beyond Gutenberg and Erasmus, talking about learning architectures, creating reference architectures that other organizations can also deploy- featured is a git backed content-platform Atlas and a toolset Thebes for integrating and productionizing notebooks for consumption. Beautiful work in progress that is absolutely at the crux of learning architectures of the future. I salute you O'Reilly Learning! #CodeIsMedia, and you are changing the game such that people can imminently grasp that, just as you are helping them grasp code!
http://www.slideshare.net/pacoid/jupyter-for-education-beyond-gutenberg-and-erasmus
Share: “Data science enables the creation of data products.” – Mike Loukides in What is data science? Data products take on many forms. Web articles, dashboard applications, and cloud services are all common vehicles for delivering value from data. Tools that help produce artifacts such as these are a necessary part of any data mining methodology. In the Project Jupyter ecosystem, …
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Really looking forward to the Swift v2 online course with +Paris Buttfield-Addison and Jon Manning on Nov 20

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You might think that all eye colors are made in the same way – that people with brown, blue, or green eyes have brown, blue, or green pigments somewhere in their irises. But that isn't how it works at all. 

Eye color comes primarily from a layer of the iris called the stroma. It sits in front of the epithelium, a brown layer which reflects and scatters light back through the stroma a second time. In brown-eyed people, the stroma contains melanin and so colors the light brown as it passes through. In blue-eyed people, the stroma is completely transparent – but light gets scattered by tiny particles floating within the stroma, and it acquires a blue color via the Tyndall effect. (Hazel and green eyes sit between these extremes, combining the two colors)

The Tyndall effect is similar to the Rayleigh effect which makes the sky blue. Essentially, when light gets scattered off things, blue light is bent more sharply than red light. When sunlight is bounced off the atmosphere, only the light which was bent the most sharply reaches our eyes (except when you're staring almost directly at the Sun); that means that what we see in the sky is blue light, even though the sky itself is transparent. The Tyndall effect is the same sort of property, when instead of bouncing off the sky, you're bouncing off fine particles suspended in a liquid; it's what makes glass look blue from the side, or flour suspended in water seem blue. 

One interesting side effect of this: unlike the melanin which creates brown colors, the Tyndall effect is based on scattering the light which hits the eye, and so the color it produces depends a lot on the color of surrounding light. This is why lighter-colored eyes, in particular, tend to have hues which vary a lot from day to day, while brown colors remain more fixed.

Grey eyes come from a third phenomenon: some people have excess collagen in their stromata, which prevent the small particles needed to create the Tyndall Effect from floating around freely. Instead, all colors of light get scattered equally, and the resulting light is grey.

So to sum up, there are three mechanisms and two knobs which create eye color: the Tyndall effect makes your eyes blue (unless you have collagen, which replaces blue with grey), and melanin in your stroma adds a brown color on top of that.

h/t +Robby Flannery for the find.

If you want to see more about the Tyndall effect, start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_effect
Blue eyes don’t contain blue pigments
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Remarkable and highly recommended talk from +Kathy Sierra. Run, do not walk, to view this!
 
Kathy Sierra discusses cognitive resources -- hands down, the best talk at Fluent 2015. Even if you're not a developer, you'll enjoy this talk if you work in a field where you must practice to perfect your skills. (Perhaps this is the reason there are so many awesome musicians in the web and software development world?)
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Introducing Oriole Online Tutorials, a new medium that lets you see, hear, and experiment at the same time and in the same place.
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The #ASAPcultures , those based on group chat and marginalized attention, represent stupidity: they surface ignorance.

https://m.signalvnoise.com/is-group-chat-making-you-sweat-744659addf7d#.bmy5u9bea
Group chat is like being in an all-day meeting with random participants and no agenda.
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Similar comments can be made about Agile development methods. Interesting to resolve well defined short term problems, or to get a small well defined feature out in a hurry. Not so good (in my experience) for long term large scale development.
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‪#‎OSCON‬ will be hosting our third annual Kids Day in Austin. Want to chip in? CFP is open now:
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Today, it's the rare developer or organization that doesn't use open source software. The business case for open source is well established, the tools are both abundant and reliable, and the collective intelligence of the open source community ensures that the code is top quality and up to date. And the most compelling reason of all: with open source, you know what's in your code.

Join us at OSCON 2016 as we roll up our sleeves and dig deep into the business of open source. At OSCON, you'll encounter the open source ecosystem in its entirety—the full open source stack—exactly as you approach it in your work. You'll learn about the latest developments, add to your skills, and discover how other people are solving the same problems you're working on.
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Millions of people around the world — from aspiring software engineers to data scientists — now want to learn programming. One of the best ways to learn is by...
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What did you think about remote instruction w/ Codechella? pythontutor was pretty cool.  https://github.com/pgbovine/OnlinePythonTutor/
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Statistical [R]ecipes: Creating A New Ground for 'Data Science' outside ...
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Mesosphere Launches Elastic Mesos, Makes Setting Up A Mesos Cluster A 3-...
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Early UAV: The Lawrence Captive Airship Over San Francisco
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Expanding Mind – Magic and the Corporation – 07/05/12
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