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Not many cities would put this on a monument. Points for Edinburgh.
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Another article on Canada's weak technology sector: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/does-canada-even-need-a-technology-sector-2012-07-21

Many of these are cropping up now to discuss the fate of RIM, of course, but it is more interesting to look at the broader picture.

Looking for work I can't help but contrast how the sector feels here in Toronto compared with the Bay area, for example. Maybe I haven't been here long enough,but thought there are a few stand outs it seems pretty anemic for the size of the city.
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So, which way do eat corn (algebraically or analytically) ?

http://bentilly.blogspot.ca/2010/08/analysis-vs-algebra-predicts-eating.html
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Interesting experiment on fonts and perception, in the NYT: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/hear-all-ye-people-hearken-o-earth/
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I hadn't remembered Project Euler for a while, but the last couple of weeks I've been doing a problem or two most days with my morning coffee.

They are fun little problems, and designed to be solved computationally in reasonable (i.e. < 1 min computation time) if your approaches aren't naive.

Some are trivial, some take a bit of thinking, and many can be solved on paper quite reasonably if you'd rather attack them that way, although it is geared towards computational approaches.
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