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Distributed Productino (Gutenberg project)

Distributed Productino (Gutenberg project)
Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) The Trustees of Distributed Proofreaders Foundation are concerned about a new international agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP will result in significant copyright term extensions in signatory countries, which will have the immediate impact of slowing or halting growth of the public domain in many parts of the world. The agreement was drafted in secret. Public scrutiny and consideration are now needed for copyright term extension, and many other aspects of the agreement. The Trustees of Distributed Proofreaders are against further copyright term extensions in any country, and encourage all people who benefit from public domain materials to make their opinions known to their lawmakers. Follow the Distributed Proofreaders Blog on Twitter: Site Concept Distributed Proofreaders provides a web-based method to ease the conversion of Public Domain books into e-books. How You Can Help Volunteering at Distributed Proofreaders Current Progress

Wired 14.06: The Rise of Crowdsourcing Remember outsourcing? Sending jobs to India and China is so 2003. The new pool of cheap labor: everyday people using their spare cycles to create content, solve problems, even do corporate R & D. By Jeff HowePage 1 of 4 next » 40 websites that will make you cleverer right now The indexed web contains an incredible 14 billion pages. But only a tiny fraction help you improve your brain power. Here are 40 of the best. – Learn about our awe inspiring past all in one wonderful place. – Watch thousands of micro-lectures on topics ranging from history and medicine to chemistry and computer science. – Help end world hunger by correctly answering multiple-choice quizzes on a wide variety of subjects.

DHLAB Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary domain applying computational methods to conduct research in the humanities. The Digital Humanities Laboratory (DHLAB), founded in 2012 by professor Frédéric Kaplan develops new computational approaches for rediscovering the past and anticipating the future. Projects conducted at the lab range from building "Google maps of ancient places" to studying how algorithms transforms the way we write The DHLAB ambitions to form a new generation of young researchers - "digital humanists". It develops innovative educational programs and didactic technologies to progress towards this goal. Events organized by the Digital Humanities Laboratory

47 Mind-Blowing Psychological Facts You Should Know About Yourself I’ve decided to start a series called 100 Things You Should Know about People. As in: 100 things you should know if you are going to design an effective and persuasive website, web application or software application. Or maybe just 100 things that everyone should know about humans! What is it? We think simple tools can help us all improve the quality of information on the Internet and in the greater world around us. will be an open platform for the collaborative evaluation of knowledge. It will combine sentence-level critique with community peer-review to provide commentary, references, and insight on top of news, blogs, scientific articles, books, terms of service, ballot initiatives, legislation and regulations, software code and more. We are a non-profit organization, funded through the generosity of the Knight, Mellon, Shuttleworth and Sloan Foundations– and through the support of hundreds of individuals like yourself that want to see this idea come to fruition. Our efforts are based on the Annotator project and annotation standards for digital documents being developed by the Open Annotation Collaboration for the Web community.

Tell Coke to Kiss Monsanto Goodbye! What do Monsanto and Coke have in common? They’ve both spent millions of dollars to keep you in the dark about the foods you buy. In the past 2 years, executives at Coca-Cola have stood with Monsanto against the American public by donating more than $3.2 million to defeat GMO labeling ballot initiatives Prop 37 in California and I-522 in Washington State. Last year alone, Coke secretly funneled more than $1.5 million dollars through the a secret slush fund in order to kill the I-522 initiative in Washington that would have required GMO labeling. Welcome to TRAUMA.ORG's trauma moulage scenarios. A moulage is a practice scenario, where you have a patient to assess and manage appropriately. These moulages were the first on the internet and more are planned for the future. wtf Ello was originally built by a group of seven wel... Ello was originally built by a group of seven well-known artists and programmers as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to use Ello that our servers were overwhelmed. Apple and ebooks: iBookstore DRM and how to remove it Last updated on 22nd March, 2013 Requiem — Stripping DRM from Apple’s iBookstore Ebooks Ebooks from Apple’s iBookstore are usually encrypted with Apple’s own Fairplay DRM scheme. The only tool that removes Apple’s DRM is Requiem by Brahms. Requiem is not included in the main tools archive, and is separately maintained by its author, Brahms.

Mighty Mommy : 5 Ways to Change Bratty Behavior You’re in the checkout lane at your local grocery store after a long day at work and your 3-year-old decides to swat you with a handful of magazines that are on display because you’ve told him he cannot get a king-sized candy bar. Yesterday, he flushed a large puzzle piece down the toilet, causing it to overflow. The list goes on and on, and you’re wondering how on earth your sweet baby boy turned into such a pill!