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Solution for search engine ‘blind spot’.
While Google is good for searching out cat videos or other information which can be cataloged and stored online, some information still eludes it, such as where parking spaces are currently available in a given area.
A new paper seeks to find a solution for this, detailing a way for web searchers to be connected to someone else at a certain physical location to answer their question. That would require smartphone users to install an app which monitored and constantly updated an index of their location so any questions can be routed to them when appropriate.
What the paper doesn’t go into is how a user could be convinced to make themselves available to answer questions and have their location monitored - after all, what’s in it for them? 

Interesting

8bitfuture:

Solution for search engine ‘blind spot’.

While Google is good for searching out cat videos or other information which can be cataloged and stored online, some information still eludes it, such as where parking spaces are currently available in a given area.

A new paper seeks to find a solution for this, detailing a way for web searchers to be connected to someone else at a certain physical location to answer their question. That would require smartphone users to install an app which monitored and constantly updated an index of their location so any questions can be routed to them when appropriate.

What the paper doesn’t go into is how a user could be convinced to make themselves available to answer questions and have their location monitored - after all, what’s in it for them? 

Interesting

A cigarette a day keeps the doctor away

Jul 3
8bitfuture:

NeverWet finally goes on sale.
Finally a product that allows me to spill chocolate syrup on my white shoes!
Two years after I first posted about it, the superhydrophobic spray seems to have finally gone on sale in the US, where you can get it for $19.97 at Home Depot.
If you haven’t seen the YouTube video already, check it out here (2.4 million views can’t be wrong). The chocolate syrup shoes are on there, along with a NeverWet coated iPhone being soaked in a tub of water.

8bitfuture:

NeverWet finally goes on sale.

Finally a product that allows me to spill chocolate syrup on my white shoes!

Two years after I first posted about it, the superhydrophobic spray seems to have finally gone on sale in the US, where you can get it for $19.97 at Home Depot.

If you haven’t seen the YouTube video already, check it out here (2.4 million views can’t be wrong). The chocolate syrup shoes are on there, along with a NeverWet coated iPhone being soaked in a tub of water.

Jun 9
FUCK YOU, TOY.

FUCK YOU, TOY.

Jun 1

Initial git training

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by Ksionc

Jun 1

Trying to fix someone else’s CSS

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by Maciej

too true

Man that was a fun weekend.
And now for a fun week of work yay

Much of this data is invisible to people and seems impersonal. But it’s not. What modern data science is finding is that nearly any type of data can be used, much like a fingerprint, to identify the person who created it: your choice of movies on Netflix, the location signals emitted by your cell phone, even your pattern of walking as recorded by a surveillance camera. In effect, the more data there is, the less any of it can be said to be private, since the richness of that data makes pinpointing people “algorithmically possible,” says Princeton University computer scientist Arvind Narayanan.

- What is Personal Data and How Much Personal Data Exists? | MIT Technology Review (via wildcat2030)

wildcat2030:

Google might be one of the first players to have thrown their chip into the pot, but the Mountain View giant isn’t the only company betting on wearable computing. One of the other players is Recon, who took the opportunity yesterday to unveil their new HUD sunglasses, the Recon Jet. (via Recon Jet goes up against Google Glass, aimed at outdoorsy crowd)

wildcat2030:

Google might be one of the first players to have thrown their chip into the pot, but the Mountain View giant isn’t the only company betting on wearable computing. One of the other players is Recon, who took the opportunity yesterday to unveil their new HUD sunglasses, the Recon Jet. (via Recon Jet goes up against Google Glass, aimed at outdoorsy crowd)