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The Programming Journal
The Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming journal is a fully refereed, open access, free, electronic journal. It welcomes papers on the art of programming, broadly construed.
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38 minutes ago by rnyrnyrny
Dr Leigh Shaw-Taylor — Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
My primary  research interests are in (i) long-run economic developments in England from the late medieval period down to the late nineteenth centuries with a particular focus on occupational structure; (ii) comparative work in the same field (iii) tthe development of agrarian capitalism and (iv) the contribution of transport improvements to the Industrial Revolution.
University_of_Cambridge  data  train  map  research 
3 hours ago by stacker
Long Trail - Google Map
Interactive Map of long distance hiking trails
backpacking  research  hiking 
6 hours ago by jpriddle
Say goodbye to the information age: it's all about reputation now | Aeon Ideas
[...] The paradigm shift from the age of information to the age of reputation must be taken into account when we try to defend ourselves from 'fake news' and other misinformation and disinformation techniques that are proliferating through contemporary societies. What a mature citizen of the digital age should be competent at is not spotting and confirming the veracity of the news. Rather, she should be competent at reconstructing the reputational path of the piece of information in question, evaluating the intentions of those who circulated it, and figuring out the agendas of those authorities that leant it credibility.
information  data  research  algorithm  propoganda  deception  media 
10 hours ago by basemaly
Does fake news spread faster on Twitter?
Overall the results of this paper remind me of another problem/data issue. At least in the old days, children’s movies used to earn more than films for adults, as stressed by Michael Medved. That doesn’t mean you have a quick money-making formula by simply making more movies for kids. It could be a few major kid’s movies, driven perhaps by peer effects, suck up most of the oxygen in the room and dominate the market. And then, within the universe of cascade-driven movies, kid’s movies will look really strong and indeed be really strong. That also doesn’t have to mean the kid’s movies have more cultural influence overall, even if they look dominant in the cascade-driven category. In this analogy, the kid’s movies are like the fake news.
culture  information  research 
15 hours ago by elrob
Is There Really A Difference Between Expensive Vodka And Cheap Vodka?
Lol: "Let's start with Title 27, Section 5.22 of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Code.

PASHMAN: I got it right here. It says that vodka must be distilled or treated until it is, quote, "without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color." Of course it tastes like vodka, but it wouldn't be vodka if it had distinctive character. Still, a lot of vodka makers insist their flavor's superior. Grey Goose calls itself the world's best-tasting vodka. It's a big claim, which is no surprise if you know anything about the guy who invented it.

tldr: really no difference
alcohol  culture  research 
15 hours ago by teffalump
For Vampire Bats to Live on Blood, It Takes Guts
great title; basically need superperforming bacteria: "ampire bats had the same general groups of bacteria in their guts as other bats. But when the researchers looked at what the microbes were making and doing, they found big differences. In vampire bats, the microbes looked to be focusing on metabolic tasks like breaking down proteins and producing vitamins that the bats might otherwise lack. That suggests that only by looking at the microbiome and the genome together is it possible to understand how animals with odd diets have made it work."
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15 hours ago by teffalump

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