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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'? Hard to believe it's coming to this. Weren't all seeds once "open source"?

Hacker News Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7603355

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/04/17/303772556/plant-breeders-release-first-open-source-seeds
Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
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It's amazing what we spend money on. A really interesting blog about all sorts of (surprising) things that cost more than space exploration...
 
Each post on this tumblr describes something that costs more than a space exploration mission.  For example, development of the Gilette Fusion safety razor ($750 million).  Or the cost of manufacturing pennies for a given year ($118 million: they cost more to make than they're worth).  Or tanks that the military didn't want, but Congress bought them anyway ($321 million). Or...  
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Since the release of Mining the Social Web, 2E in late October of last year, I have mostly focused on creating supplemental content that focused on Twitter data. This seemed like a natural starting point given that the first chapter of the book is a…
Since the release of Mining the Social Web, 2E in late October of last year, I have mostly focused on creating supplemental content that focused on Twitter data. This seemed like a natural starting...
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An amazing video about the typical person in this world of 7.2 billion people that we live in. Chances are good that if you are reading this, you're not typical. 7 Billion: Are You Typical? -- National Geographic Magazine
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For most of 2013, most of my nights and weekends have been consumed with a writing (and selling) a book entitled Mining the Social Web (2nd Edition). This makes the fifth tech book that I’ve written in approximately five years, and one thing I’ve come to…
For most of 2013, most of my nights and weekends have been consumed with a writing (and selling) a book entitled Mining the Social Web (2nd Edition). This makes the fifth tech book that I've writte...
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Great questions, you've got me thinking :)
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On Cyber Monday eve, Jeff Bezos appeared in a 60 Minutes segment and revealed to the world that he’s been working on an experimental effort called Amazon Prime Air. The general idea behind Amazon Prime Air is that Amazon may one day deliver relatively…
On Cyber Monday eve, Jeff Bezos appeared in a 60 Minutes segment and revealed to the world that he's been working on an experimental effort called Amazon Prime Air. The general idea behind Amazon P...
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Slides from my talk at The Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt University) on Privacy, Ethics, and Futures Uses of the Social Web - bit.ly/owen-social-web
A presentation to the Owen Graduate School of Management (Vanderbilt University) about social media and some of the technology behind the future uses of soci...
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Google has really been on the up-and-up lately with a service called Google Takeout that allows you to export your data from its cloud. For the thoughtful cloud user who is becoming increasingly concerned about privacy, accidental data loss, or data…
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Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook [Data Day Texas Workshop Slides] - - PS: The data really is bigger in TX

Thanks to everyone who attended the Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook workshop at Data Day Texas. I’m really glad that I made the trip down to Austin and could share some of my work with you. The data truly is bigger in Texas, Austin was a…
Thanks to everyone who attended the Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook workshop at Data Day Texas. I'm really glad that I made the trip down to Austin and could share some of my work with...
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You don't find a better deal than $8.49 on Mining the Social Web 2E. Not sure how long this promotion will last, but I'd recommend grabbing it if you're interested in learning to apply data mining techniques with Python to social media.
 
Mining the Social Web, 2nd Edition is currently priced at only $8.49 on Kindle for a limited time. That's 81% off, and I'm not sure that you'll ever see it priced this inexpensively ever again. 

If you prefer collecting/reading books on the Kindle (or know someone who does), this is a great opportunity to pick up a copy.


See here for more details: http://amzn.to/1evWfrp
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Recommendations on the best functional programming language(s) for general purpose (non-domain-specific) data science? Currently considering the math and machine learning support offered by Clojure, OCaml, and Haskell...
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The video archive just became available for my mini-workshop last week on "Data Science Experiments with Twitter and IPython Notebook"[1]. This video could potentially be useful for anyone who may be considering my (broader) PyCon 2014 tutorial on "Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook"[2].

PS - As luck would have it, Mining the Social Web 2E is O'Reilly Media's Deal of the Day for today only and is 50% off until midnight PST[3]. (Use code DEAL at checkout.)

PPS Guido likes it[4], and if it's good enough for Guido...well... :)

Happy Holidays to everyone!

[1] http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2984

[2] https://us.pycon.org/2014/schedule/presentation/134/

[3] http://bit.ly/135dHfs

[4] https://twitter.com/gvanrossum/status/404746061865967616
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+Matthew Russell as soon as these last days at work, before holidays, are over I'll take a look. The subject of the book is very interesting and also one of my fav. After years dedicated to webengineering and network engineering I am focusing on Python as swissknife for scraping data from the web :D it's amazing how easily one can download entire websites with few lines of codes; I made some scripts about taking protected stuff from  flickr for a couple of lectures on fake "web-security".
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Twitter’s Most Fundamental Value - Programming - O'Reilly Media
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Mining the social web, again - O'Reilly Radar
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When we first published Mining the Social Web, I thought it was one of the most important books I worked on that year. Now that we're publis