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Oliver Kreylos' Research and Development Homepage - Augmented Reality Sandbox
UC Davis' W.M. Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (KeckCAVES), together with the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Lawrence Hall of Science, and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, is involved in an NSF-funded project on informal science education for freshwater lake and watershed science. As part of this project, we are primarily developing 3D visualization applications to teach earth science concepts, but we also built a hands-on exhibit combining a real sandbox, and virtual topography and water created using a closed loop of a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, powerful simulation and visualization software, and a data projector. The resulting augmented reality (AR) sandbox allows users to create topography models by shaping real sand, which is then augmented in real time by an elevation color map, topographic contour lines, and simulated water. The system teaches geographic, geologic, and hydrologic concepts such as how to read a topography map, the meaning of contour lines, watersheds, catchment areas, levees, etc.
AugmentedReality  research  visualization  geography 
november 2016
Copyright Office Fucks Over Thousands Of Sites With Plans To Remove Their DMCA Safe Harbors | Techdirt
.@techdirt is pretty upset (!!) about the © Office's recent decision to require regular re-registration of © agents
copyright  USA  DMCA 
november 2016
MichaelCrichton.com | Why Speculate?
@timoreilly Some publications (e.g. the Economist) are shining counter-examples of that principle.
media  literacy  journalism 
november 2016
The Murray Gell-Mann Amnesia effect | SeekerBlog
@timoreilly I'd never heard of MGM Amesia. Interesting point.
media  literacy  journalism  ***** 
november 2016
Twitter
Proofreader’s Marks Every Writer Should Know
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october 2016
Twitter’s New @Replies re-design isn’t just stupid; it’s really stupid. – Medium
Tressie McMillan CottomSociology professor. Faculty associate at Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
twitter  harassment  usability  design 
october 2016
Twitter
"You know how it was great when a bunch of people replied-all to a 10k person list? Let's make that an invisible fe…
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october 2016
Twitter
And therein lies the problem.
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october 2016
Twitter
I think Twitter may have hired the Senior Vice President for Bad Decisions away from Yahoo:
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october 2016
Twitter
Reposting the dedication from Gloria Steinem's last book:
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october 2016
UTF-8 Everywhere
Our goal is to promote usage and support of the UTF-8 encoding and to convince that it should be the default choice of encoding for storing text strings in memory or on disk, for communication and all other uses. We believe that our approach improves performance, reduces complexity of software and helps prevent many Unicode-related bugs. We suggest that other encodings of Unicode (or text, in general) belong to rare edge-cases of optimization and should be avoided by mainstream users.
unicode  programming  advocacy  text  encoding 
october 2016
Twitter’s New @Replies re-design isn’t just stupid; it’s really stupid. – Medium
I just published “Twitter’s New re-design isn’t just stupid; it’s really stupid.”
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october 2016
The Price Of GPL | Bitsplitting.org
People persistently fail to appreciate that GPL code is not as free as they imagine it is. "The Price Of GPL":
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october 2016
Twitter
It's very elaborate. And this is just the favorite.
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october 2016
Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy – Medium
Trebor Scholz
New School professor, NYC. Digital labor, learning, and global media activism.
Dec 5, 2014

Let’s do justice to what we know. Platform cooperativism equals a more humane workplace equals real benefits for workers. They say that big money talks, but I say that platform cooperativism can invigorate genuine sharing, and that it does not have to reject the market. Platform cooperativism can serve as a remedy for the corrosive effects of capitalism; it can be a reminder that work can be dignified rather than diminishing for the human experience. Cooperatives are not a panacea for all the wrongs of platform capitalism but they could help to weave some ethical threads into the fabric of 21st century work.
economics  business  entrepreneurs  labor 
october 2016
Twitter
This is... yes this is perfect
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october 2016
Twitter
As it happens, I've made the exact same number of visits to Trump HQ. However, Trump emails weren't published by Wi…
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october 2016
Twitter
Textbook prices have increased 207% in the last 20 years--even though production, printing, binding, and shipping h…
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october 2016
Twitter
Probably still pisses off Carlos Bocanegra, too!
(That goal, as much as anything, signaled the end of Boca's
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october 2016
Twitter
Comey’s priorities are, uh, interesting.
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october 2016
Twitter
Dutch football deserves a 3-4-3. I hope & approve.
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october 2016
Twitter
18 years of the Religious Right summed up in one graphic
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october 2016
Twitter
On immigration by (with a very generous shout out to me!)
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october 2016
Twitter
Shame on us for not tagging & in our praise of these sexy new hardcovers. We won't forge…
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october 2016
Bonnie Raitt "I Can't Make You Love Me" Oral History - Stereogum
Wonderful, sweet history of Bonnie Raitt's timeless "I Can't Make You Love Me".
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october 2016
A Conversation With Trebor Scholz on the Rise of Platform Cooperativism | Civic Hall
One of the reasons I stay optimistic is 's work on "platform cooperativism" -- worker/user owned platforms

By: Micah L. Sifry Oct 25, 2016

Next month, on November 13th, Civic Hall will be hosting an unconference on platform cooperativism in tandem with a working conference at the New School on the same topic organized by Trebor Scholz. In preparation for both events, we sat down with Trebor to look back at what led him to launch this burgeoning movement and look ahead to its future.
labor  business  policy  economics  from twitter_favs
october 2016
Twitter
What North Dakota authoritarians -- sorry, authorities -- are doing to these protestors is beyond the pale. Where…
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october 2016
Twitter
The treatment of Native American protesters is being contrasted with that of Ammon Bundy and his followers.…
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october 2016
Twitter
Words from a prominent former Republican operative...
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october 2016
Code Style for Contributors | Android Open Source Project
The code styles below are strict rules, not guidelines or recommendations. Contributions to Android that do not adhere to these rules are generally not accepted. We recognize that not all existing code follows these rules, but we expect all new code to be compliant.
Android  Java  programming  guide  style 
october 2016
Open source licensing - User Documentation
GitHub provides an option to include a software license in your project when you create a new repository.

Public repositories on GitHub are often used to share open source software. Open source software is software that is licensed so that others are free to use, change, and distribute the software.
github  license  opensource  copyright 
october 2016
Postimage.org — free image hosting / image upload — Postimage.org
Postimage discovers that you can’t serve 1.8 PETABYTES of data/month on a $200 “unlimited” plan. People get grumpy.
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october 2016
James Comey, Hillary Clinton, and the Email Investigation: A Guide for the Perplexed - Lawfare
We surmise that Comey did not say more because he did not want to prejudge what he might find in the emails. As McLaughlin correctly noted, "email-based investigations are notoriously difficult and unpredictable ... because of the way email travels and bounces among recipients, with relevant messages often buried in correspondence between or among people not directly involved but possibly cc’d for some unrelated reason. Unlike written correspondence, email chains often form a labyrinth that is difficult to map. It’s hard to get to the bottom."

Still, we believe that Comey could have predicted the dramatic reaction to his letter and taken better steps to preempt that reaction. It is very hard to say precisely what Comey should have said because we do not know what he knows about the extent to which the new information affects Clinton. It is possible, based on his knowledge, that he could not have said much more without being misleading. But it is also possible that he could have written a better letter—more like the internal letter, which predictably leaked out—in order to have a less dramatic impact on the election.

But while we are in this sense critical of Comey’s letter, two points warrant emphasis: The Weiner emails would necessarily impact the election, either before or after November 8; and there is zero reason to think that Comey did this in order to injure Clinton’s electoral chances or to advantage Trump in his candidacy against her. It is plausible, even likely, that had Comey not made some kind of statement, the information would have leaked in a manner far more harmful to Clinton.
legal  politics  USA 
october 2016
Untitled (http://c2.com/wiki/closed.html)
Have you read this - Why go from "server-side perl to client-side javascript"?
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october 2016
Android Programming | Big Nerd Ranch
BILL PHILLIPS, CHRIS STEWART, BRIAN HARDY AND KRISTIN MARSICANO

These are the droids you're looking for. With our Android programming guide, based on our Android Fundamentals development bootcamp, you can hit the ground running on Android app development. This guide leads you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps, combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs.

You will need Java expertise before you begin reading. Don't have any? Get started with these suggestions.
About the Book

Our top-notch Android instructors have put together a guide that focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) through Android 5.1 (Lollipop) and beyond, including coverage of material design.
Android  programming  book  ebooks 
october 2016
Twitter
I just got catcalled on the most appropriately named street
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october 2016
Untitled (http://jalopnik.com/the-feds-were-right-to-question-the-safety-of-the-999-1788330916)
omg this is great

NHTSA: can you show us your self driving kit works? we have some questions
dude: MY FREEDOMS
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october 2016
Untitled (http://wiki.c2.com/?ReallyValuablePages)
This C2 wiki redesign is like the Mona Lisa of breaking the web. Did this really require 1 MB pages and javascript?
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october 2016
Clojure
Clojure is a dynamic, general-purpose programming language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language, yet remains completely dynamic – every feature supported by Clojure is supported at runtime. Clojure provides easy access to the Java frameworks, with optional type hints and type inference, to ensure that calls to Java can avoid reflection.

Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system. Clojure is predominantly a functional programming language, and features a rich set of immutable, persistent data structures. When mutable state is needed, Clojure offers a software transactional memory system and reactive Agent system that ensure clean, correct, multithreaded designs.
programming  language  lisp  JVM 
october 2016
Untitled (https://plus.google.com/115212051037621986145/posts/R8jEVrobbRj)
♻ Hi Guido, I came across your resume in a Google web search. You seem to have an awesome expertise on Python.
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october 2016
'I was left speechless': Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize | Music | The Guardian
Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize Congratulations! Helps USA think better of itself at this time..
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october 2016
Trump lawyers given court date over lawsuit alleging rape of 13-year-old | US news | The Guardian
The Guardian, here, probably gets to why relatively little has been made of Trump’s “underage rape” lawsuit
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october 2016
Twitter
“It just works.” - Apple

Source: Imgur.
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october 2016
The Bizarre Role Reversal of Apple and Microsoft
Steven Levy
I find this conclusion too facile. I do think it’s fair to say that the behavior of both companies is now determined by a different kind of role reversal: whereas Microsoft was once the operating system market leader, now Apple is. Apple, after all, has the most profitable and beloved OS in the arena that matters most, by an interstellar margin: mobile phones. And after repeated bungling, Microsoft doesn’t even have a viable mobile phone OS anymore.
Apple  Microsoft  hardware  pc  laptop  essays 
october 2016
Twitter
An 8 month old in a stroller on the sidewalk was killed by a van driver today. Let's see what is up to.
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october 2016
Twitter
I'm accepting apologies from the Art Briles supporters who bullied and threatened me over my comment that he should…
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october 2016
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