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Finally found an open source tiling window manager for OSX! I'm already running on a fork.
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Meet Billy. Billy uses tmux.
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I use tmux all the time, especially to keep sessions alive on remote servers, like ec2! Yet I don't use my saved time to party like billy... :-(
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Awesome flight search site shows you what flights have plugs!
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Just drove over this twice without dying!
 
Freeway bridge collapses in Washington river

A major freeway bridge in Skagit County, Washington, collapsed Thursday night, dumping people and cars into water. 

The portion four-lane Interstate-5 bridge that passes over Skagit River fell about 40 feet into the water at around 7 p.m. local time. The Skagit Valley Sheriff Department initially reported three people were rescued from water. 

The bridge is a steel-truss bridge with a sufficiency rating of 57.4 out of 100, according to federal records.

Read more from +The Associated Press: http://bit.ly/12RmkNi

Photo: North end of the I-5 bridge over Skagit River collapsed Thursday night. (Gina Cole / Skagit Valley Herald)
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Yeah. Drove over that like 4 times last month. Reddit's /r/Seattle has impressively coherent coverage
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Bitcoin compared to other large sudden price increases.
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Let's do it again!
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Exciting to see this!
 
Over the last year I've worked with some awesome folks (+Kester Tong  +Mark Sandler, +Corinna Cortes , +Matthew Turk,  +Gideon Mann  +Arnaud Sahuguet, +Adam Berenzweig) to understand how people collaborate on data analysis and to build better tools to support them. Yesterday, with the help of +Fernando Perez and +Wes McKinney we revealed this work at PyCon APAC.

We've created an interactive, collaborative analytics tool by integrating Google Docs, Chrome, and IPython. You can open a notebook from Drive. You can share notebooks like you would share a Google Doc. You can comment and edit collaboratively, in realtime. There is zero setup, because all the computation happens in Chrome. You can even quickly and easily package your analytics pipeline into a GUI for folks that don't want to program. In effect, you can go from zero to analytics with little impedance.  

What's even better is that you can build on our work. It will all be open source on top of public Google APIs. We'll have a larger Google Research blog post about this work when we release the code and the Chrome application.
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Now that I pretty much only listen to music by streaming this is really helpful!
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This is legitimately pretty awesome! One messager to rule them all.
 
Hangouts, phone calls and Google Voice

Thanks for all of your feedback on last week's Hangouts launch. I wanted to quickly talk about 1) making/receiving phone calls in Gmail, and 2) Google Voice support more generally.

1) Today's version of Hangouts doesn't yet support outbound calls on the web and in the Chrome extension, but we do support inbound calls to your Google Voice number. We're working hard on supporting both, and outbound/inbound calls will soon be available. In the meantime, you can continue using Google Talk in Gmail.

2) Hangouts is designed to be the future of Google Voice, and making/receiving phone calls is just the beginning. Future versions of Hangouts will integrate Google Voice more seamlessly.
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Interesting I had no idea that was an issue.
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Started a google group for PsiTurk, feel free to sign up if you're an interested party!
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Create your own hyperlapse!
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Nice looking interactive R visualizer
 
clickme is an R package that renders JavaScript visualizations using R objects as input. Its goal is to make interactive visualizations as easy to use as the base `plot` function.

The idea behind clickme is to make a few variables in the JS code (the input data, and other parameters like height, width, colors, etc.) accessible from R. That way, you can render the visualization with different data sets or parameters:

```
clickme(data_set_1, "force_directed") # generates a force-directed graph with data set 1
clickme(data_set_2, "force_directed", params = list(width = 1200)) # same with data set 2, and also make the width 1200px
```

Play with the examples in the README to get an idea of how it works. If you have a visualization that you would like to make accessible in R, you can follow this How to Create a Ractive guide in the wiki. 

I built this package because I wanted to use interactive JS plots during my R workflow without manually changing the path to the input file, so I would love to see more people build ractives for their visualizations. Please, get back to me if you have any questions.
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