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Wowza... 
We've found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.
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Seems relevant considering the room I'm sitting in right now.
 
Some patterns for fast Python. Know any others?

- Avoid overengineering datastructures. Tuples are better than objects (try namedtuple too though). Prefer simple fields over getter/setter functions.

- Built-in datatypes are your friends. Use more numbers, strings, tuples, lists, sets, dicts. Also check out the collections library, esp. deque.

- Be suspicious of function/method calls; creating a stack frame is expensive.

- Don't write Java (or C++, or Javascript, ...) in Python.

- Are you sure it's too slow? Profile before optimizing!

- The universal speed-up is rewriting small bits of code in C. Do this only when all else fails.
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Sage advice for any language really...
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Building had smoke showing from windows on all floors on the D side which is in the alley (out of view)
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To all my mobile developer friends... this could be worth your time
 
I'll be there... ;)
#html5 #mobileweb
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Pretty cool visualization of wind
The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital ...
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Saw that. Would be neat to try the same thing.
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Added photos to Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!.
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Re-branding already...
 
Google Earth Builder is now Google Maps Engine. And they've announced a free grants program for non-profits. Check out the post for more information.
Posted by Dylan Lorimer, Google Maps Engine Product Manager In September 2011 we launched Google Earth Builder, a product that allows customers to use Google's cloud computing infrastructure to st...
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Sounds like Box might have some competition from Google soon...
The long-awaited, much-rumored Google Drive—these days assumed to be something Dropbox-like but from the big G—is likely going to be launched the first week of April, according to GigaOm's Om Malik.
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Talked to some of the Box developers at PyCon. Apparently all the backend code for it is written in Python.
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