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What a strange service this has become.
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I can imagine that it would be very different from some time ago. I'm enjoying it more, actually. Had to get used to the columns of posts, though.
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Any one building an "Internet of Things" app plugged in to twitter should ditch  it and move it app.net now that their Messaging API is available:

http://blog.app.net/2012/12/12/daltons-leweb-talk/
Last week, @dalton was in Paris at LeWeb, where he gave a talk about the Internet of Things. He discusses the challenges of finding a useful signal in all the noise, the importance of an unbundled str...
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There is something about seeing historical photos in black and white that skew my perception of what life looked like. I know life was color, but you have to imagine the details.

Seeing this really opened my eyes to what the world looked like 100 years ago. This is a fantastic photo set from pre-Soviet Russia. Read the text on the technique the photographer used, it is basically a precursor to HDR using multiple black and white plates with color filters.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/08/russia_in_color_a_century_ago.html
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Interesting research submission to the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence from Microsoft Research: [PDF]

NarcoTweets: Social Media in Wartime

http://www.aaai.org/ocs/index.php/ICWSM/ICWSM12/paper/viewFile/4710/5046
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I have enjoyed spending time with my young sons more than usual lately. They are at the age where they just want to know all about the world and how it works and why. I've shown them maps, Google ...
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Can anybody recommend a solid hosted email solution? I use Google Apps now, and now that they are pushing everybody to Pro I feel like I should at least shop around (even though I don't mind paying).
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I've looked around couple a months ago and couldn't find good alternative 
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This is powerful stuff!

tl;dr: presenting just correct facts will cause audience to tune out, but presenting misconceptions first and then refuting them with correct principles creates far better learning outcomes.

Khan Academy should hire this guy!
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This reminds me of a learning technique called "expectation failure".  Actually, I think that is exactly what is happening here.  We tend to remember things better if we "think" we know the answer, only to find out we're wrong.  Failure creates a stronger memory.  Some teachers will intentionally mislead their students to a wrong conclusion before revealing the correct answer to make use of this effect.  Interesting stuff. :)

I think there was a good lecture about this on Ted.com, but ironically I can't remember my password to log in and find the video, lol.
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http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2012/06/11/obsession/

"Obsession has come to have a positive connotation. Individuals and companies brag about being obsessed about this or that. But obsession is a psychosis, and the original meaning of the word is still valid."
Obsession with small things is a way to avoid thinking about big things. Maybe our company is sinking like a rock, but our web site is valid XHTML 1.1! Maybe my relationships are falling apart, but I&...
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"The best solution is not to need [venture capital] money."

-Paul Graham, Letter to Y Combinator startups today

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4067297
Paul Graham's Letter to YC Companies. 40 points by emilepetrone 18 minutes ago | 3 comments. Jessica and I had dinner recently with a prominent investor. He seemed sure the bad performance of the ...
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Here is a video of me speaking at Ignite! Boise in April 2012. The title topic is near and dear to my heart, but I discovered that 5 minutes is far to quick to give even a quick introduction about thi...
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