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Paul Ramsey: Open source is not free (as in beer) ... Paul Ramsey: Open source is not free (as in beer) ... Last week, I took the time to ridicule a post at the PBBI blog on open source, which really boiled down to a critique of the very flimsy open source argument "open source is free (as in beer) so it's a budget panacea!

Paul Ramsey: Open source is not free (as in beer) ...

". I hope not many open source advocates are retailing that one, but I'm sure one or two of us still are. In my idealistic younger days I read a lot of Chomsky, and one of the general principles I took away from him is the idea that as citizens we have a duty to critique and criticize our own governments first and foremost.

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#itec #security #privacy #transparency || 02myItecManual02. #itec || #law #loi #Recht || 02myItecManual06_03. Heello Echoes Twitter, But Adds Group Messaging - Jo Soup. Heello ("HE-low"), a dead ringer for Twitter created by TwitPic founder Noah Everett, just opened to the public.

Heello Echoes Twitter, But Adds Group Messaging - Jo Soup

The project was announced a year ago, but it has been silent for most of that time. The original blog post announcing it has been removed (dead link). In fact, the blog link just takes you back to the homepage. Cloud Computing News - StorageRoom Wants to Be Your Cloud-based Mobile Content Management System - Sigalon's Scoop.it Soup. On Bitly Buying Twitterfeed - Jo Soup. Twitterfeed, the popular tool for publishing links automatically to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, has been acquired by URL shortener Bitly.

On Bitly Buying Twitterfeed - Jo Soup

Both are loosely associated projects of seed investor and web tech incubator Betaworks, part of what Betaworks CEO John Borthwick calls a "glorious connected ecosystem of things we have going on here. " For Twitterfeed to move in-house with the analytics provider that is the basis of so much of its value makes sense. Si - Visualising Sorting Algorithms. Update See sortvis.org for many more visualisations!

si - Visualising Sorting Algorithms

I dislike animatedsorting algorithm visualisations - there's too much of an air of hocus-pocus about them. Something impressive and complicated happens on screen, but more often than not the audience is left mystified. I think their creators must also know that they have precious little explanatory value, because the better ones are sexed up with play-by-play doodles, added, one feels, as an apologetic afterthought by some particularly dorky sportscaster.

#Media & digital #History & #Utopia - 02myCondHum_201108-no05. #manual soz #Bewegungen & soc #Media - 02mySocMed_201109_no02. IBM Research's synaptic modelled chips. brain on a chip, sts. IN EN: IBM on dier Hardware for a Cognitive Computer. Two Key Advances Bring Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Than Ever. Researchers on two continents are reporting two big breakthroughs in quantum computing today — a quantum system built on the familiar von Neumann processor-memory architecture, and a working digital quantum simulator built on a quantum-computer platform.

Two Key Advances Bring Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Than Ever

Although these developments are still constrained to the lab, they’re yet another sign that a quantum leap in computing may be just around the corner. In the first study, researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara say they’ve built the first working quantum computer chip based on the von Neumann system. Named for the engineer who designed the concept, the von Neumann architecture combines processors and memory, and it’s the basis for every computer out there.

(With one notable recent exception.) This quantum CPU (quCPU?) Two Key Advances Bring Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Than Ever. Researchers on two continents are reporting two big breakthroughs in quantum computing today — a quantum system built on the familiar von Neumann processor-memory architecture, and a working digital quantum simulator built on a quantum-computer platform.

Two Key Advances Bring Quantum Computers Closer to Reality Than Ever

Although these developments are still constrained to the lab, they're yet another sign that a quantum leap in computing may be just around the corner. In the first study, researchers at the University of California-Santa Barbara say they've built the first working quantum computer chip based on the von Neumann system. Named for the engineer who designed the concept, the von Neumann architecture combines processors and memory, and it's the basis for every computer out there. Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots. Here are a few of the data stories that caught my attention this week: Twitter's coming Storm In a blog post late last week, Twitter announced that it plans to open source Storm, its Hadoop-like data processing tool.

Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots

Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots. Here are a few of the data stories that caught my attention this week: Twitter’s coming Storm In a blog post late last week, Twitter announced that it plans to open source Storm, its Hadoop-like data processing tool.

Strata Week: Twitter's coming Storm, data and maps from the London riots

Storm was developed by BackType, the social media analytics company that Twitter acquired last month. Several of BackType’s other technologies, including ElephantDB, have already been open sourced, and Storm will join them this fall, according to Nathan Marz, formerly of BackType now of Twitter. Transliteracy - information literacy and transliteracy… how do they relate? » virtually a librarian. About recent web developments and its challanges - 4 articles on cloud computing, balkanization and federation - radar.oreilly.com - mondaynote.com - newscientist.com. I/O 2010. Google+ is the social backbone. The launch of Google+ is the beginning of a fundamental change on the web.

Google+ is the social backbone

A change that will tear down silos, empower users and create opportunities to take software and collaboration to new levels. Social features will become pervasive, and fundamental to our interaction with networked services. Catching the Cloud. When it comes to contracting for a computer service, there is little choice but hoping for the best.

Catching the Cloud

Small or mid-size companies, especially those located outside the United States, are betting they’ll never have to go to court – usually one located 11,000km and thousands of dollars in legal fees away. Let’s face it: contracting with a large American company is a jump into the unknown. Agreements are written in an obscure form of English, often presented in PDF format, transparently implying modifications are out of question. Should you consider litigating, be prepared to make your case before a judge located on the West Coast of the United States. Balkanizing the Web. Creeping Balkanization is the internet’s worst enemy. As worldwide literacy grows exponentially, for the web, such expansion results in increasing pressure from corporate interests and regulatory nationalisms. Rising from its arcane beginnings as a DARPA research project, the net has become a symbol of borderless communication between individuals and of unlimited access to knowledge.

Unfortunately, the net is about to become a heavily controlled environment, serving two classes of citizens: a dominant class that sets the rules (technological, legal and commercial) and the underclass of citizens and consumers. Consider these two macro trends: The first one stems from the world’s linguistic evolution. Welcome to the age of the splinternet - tech - 20 July 2011. Read full article Continue reading page |1|2|3 Editorial: "The rise of the splinternet" Openness is the internet's great strength – and weakness. With powerful forces carving it up, is its golden age coming to an end? Social network analysis isn't just for social networks. Social networking has become a pervasive part of our everyday online experience, and by extension, that means the analysis and application of social data is an essential component of business.

In the following interview, "Social Network Analysis for Startups" co-author Maksim Tsvetovat (@maksim2042) offers a primer on social network analysis (SNA) and how it has relevance beyond social-networking services. What is social network analysis (SNA)? Social network analysis isn't just for social networks. Social networking has become a pervasive part of our everyday online experience, and by extension, that means the analysis and application of social data is an essential component of business. In the following interview, “Social Network Analysis for Startups” co-author Maksim Tsvetovat (@maksim2042) offers a primer on social network analysis (SNA) and how it has relevance beyond social-networking services.

What is social network analysis (SNA)? Maksim Tsvetovat: Social network analysis is an offshoot of the social sciences — sociology, political science, psychology, anthropology and others — that studies human interactions by using graph-theoretic approaches rather then traditional statistics. QRiousCODE - Art Comes Alive with Microsoft Tags - Sigalon's Scoop.it Soup. QR code generator. Create your QR codes for free on uQR.me.