Saturday, November 17, 2007 Human-powered Search

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How to Use Dopplr - Mahalo


Against Hillary Clinton Where the facts are - Hillary Clinton News


StupidFilter :: Main

How are you going to manage to recognize stupidity programmatically?
Pretty much the same way you can programmatically recognize spam, we'll look for things that characterize stupidity and assign particular tokens different weights based on how often they occur in hand-picked examples of idiotic comments. For more information, see Naive Bayes Classifiers and CRM114.

When do you expect to have usable code?
We expect to start releasing alpha source code around December, 2007.

Isn't filtering stupidity elitist?
Yes. Yes, it is. That's sort of the whole point.


Technology | Guardian Unlimited


O'Reilly Radar

At O'Reilly, a big part of our business is paying attention to what's new and interesting in the world of technology. We have a pretty good record at having anticipated some of the big technology developments in recent history. For instance, we launched the first commercial Web site, GNN, in 1993; we organized the meeting at which the term "open source" was first adopted; we were early investors in Blogger, which helped launch the blogging revolution; and more recently, our Web 2.0 conference launched a world-wide meme. We call this predictive sense the "O'Reilly Radar." And while we're certainly not always right, we are, at least, good at making interesting guesses.

Our methodology is simple: we draw from the wisdom of the alpha geeks in our midst, paying attention to what's interesting to them, amplifying these weak signals, and seeing where they fit into the innovation ecology. Add to that the original research conducted by our Research team, and you start to get a good picture of what the technology world is thinking about. What books are people just now starting to buy, and which are falling off in interest? Which tech-related Google AdWords are rising or falling in price? What can we learn from predictive markets tracking tech trends? What do help-wanted ads tell us about technology adoption?


The Naked Scientists Online, Science Podcast and Science Radio Show


Wikia - Wikis from Wikia - Join the best wiki communities

Wikia is a community destination supporting the creation and development of wiki communities on any topic people are passionate about. We currently support over 4300 communities in more than 70 languages. Part of the free culture movement, Wikia content is released under a free content license and operates on the Open Source MediaWiki software. Explore our existing communities or start a new one.

Anyone can edit content on Wikia.


Born Rich: Luxury Blog - Your ultimate guide to the most expensive things in the world including gadgets, wheels, wings, estates, apparel.



deadmalls DOT com

Retail historians, Peter Blackbird and Brian Florence decided to take Pete's hobby and make it visible to the Internet.

Fascinated by the ever-changing face of retail, Pete has researched and learned as much as he could about the many facets of the retail industry. Having himself worked for Hills department stores during their transition into Ames, along with Brian who worked at a Caldor, as well as other various retail-oriented contacts, they find themselves captivated by the current trends in the retail industry, and have seen first-hand the demise of many of these great giants of retail.

Thanks to the power of the internet, we have been able to compile information from people all over the web, contributing invaluable information to our cause!

Friday, November 16, 2007


A Wetpaint WIKI: HP SMB Community

Welcome! Wikis are websites that everyone can build together. It's easy!



The Trail -- a Daily Diary of Campaign 2008 - Washington Post


IS THIS HAPPENING?! | Celebrity News & Gossip | 100% Canadian Beef!!!


YouTube - Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama official sites


Meet Barack Obama: A Short Biography

Thursday, November 15, 2007


The 2007 Weblog Awards

Cool Hunter wins BEST CULTURE BLOG

THANK YOU to all who voted for us and made The Cool the Best Culture Blog at the world's largest weblog competition, 2007 Weblog Awards


Pictures, Photos of Lost Cities


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Official Website | Current Events & Pop Culture News, Comedy & Fake News | Comedy Central


The Quirky Japan Homepage

Are you tired of shrines and temples, reconstructed ferro-concrete castles and tea ceremonies?  Do you like to get off the beaten track?  Would you like to meet Japanese people who do not meet the conformist stereotype?  Japan, behind the conservative grey suits and formal bows, is a country quirkier than you can ever imagine. The Quirky Japan Homepage provides information about oddities such as the The Meguro Parasitalogical Museum, the Thousand Person Bathtub, love hotels, temple lodging, and the Yakiimo man (the ice cream man's evil twin).



Strange Things from Japan

This website documents all kinds of weird products, services, or other items from Japan. I adore the Japanese people - But they are very strange in many ways. I would like to see this website understood as a celebration of their strange but enjoyable culture.


Wednesday, November 14, 2007


ARTINFO - The premier site for news about art and culture around the world

Tuesday, November 13, 2007



Natural toys that inspire your child's imagination! A review of developmentally appropriate, ecologically friendly toys for young children and green family news.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Penthouse 27B, Stamford Marque, Sydney, Australia — VizzVox

Striking and sophisticated, this grand city residence spans three elegant levels.

The 365 sqm interior blends seamlessly with outdoor living areas of 176sqm – creating a magnificent 541sqm expanse of absolute luxury.

Architecturally created by Kann Finch Group in collaboration with Burley Katon Halliday, the intelligent design of floor space takes full advantage of the exhilarating views, reaching across Sydney Harbour, the Bridge, over the working harbour and beyond Greater Sydney, to the Blue Mountains.

Opulently furnished, the sumptuous interiors have been created especially by Thomas Hamel – superb formal and informal living areas, four plush bedrooms, all with ensuites, and an expansive home office.

Senses are invigorated on the private rooftop terrace. The heated pool, barbecue and wet bar are surrounded by breathtaking harbour and City vistas. All levels are linked by a wide staircase or exclusive internal lift. Security, concierge and car parking are all included.

AUD 7,100,000 ($6,300,000)


VizzVox - Affordable and rapid video ad creation

IF you're shopping for a new home, it's easy to take a virtual stroll through the ranch house at 640 Hobart Avenue, San Mateo, Calif., asking price $1,049,000. The house has its own Web site, complete with a soundtrack ( Click on it and a real estate agent welcomes you in the voiceover, as crisp digital photographs of the sunny rooms flow past on the screen, with each photo neatly dovetailed to the narration.

The commercial may make you want to move in instantly. But, too bad, that house is sold. Joanne Norris, an agent at Alain Pinel Realtors in Burlingame, Calif., who created and narrated the commercial, found a buyer within a week of advertising it that way. She sold another house, too, within a few days of posting a Web commercial, despite an overall slowdown in the local housing market.

To make the commercials, Mrs. Norris used a new Web-based service, VizzVox ( For $149 a year, VizzVox offers a package that includes domain name registration for the property, hosting of the commercial on the Web site for a year, and the use of the Web-based software that lets real estate agents create the presentation.


Tsukuba's Original English Newsletter | Alien Times, Tsukuba, Ibaraki JAPAN

Alien Times is a monthly English newsletter that has been published in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan since 1987. It has been online at since 2002. All of our writers and staff are volunteers. Our editor, Tim Boyle, has been editing away since the very first issue was published in June 1987. Now that's dedication!

In Japan, all foreign residents have to register at the local city hall and carry an "alien registration card" at all times. We used to be referred to as "aliens" (rather than foreigners) on a regular basis, but thankfully, that has dropped off in recent years.

This newsletter was started before there were many foreign people living in Japan. Tsukuba now has over 7000 foreign residents. (That's a lot for a Japanese city, by the way.) While some people find the name "Alien Times" to be a bit strange, especially now that we are not referred to as aliens very much anymore, we decided to keep the title of the newsletter as it was in 1987 so that we remember how it all started. (Besides, we went out and got the domain and everything!)

Tsukuba is a city of 200,000 people, with access to many kinds of foreign foods and books and a schedule full of international conferences and events -- but it wasn't always that way. The pages of Alien Times serve to remind us of the history of our city: where we have been and where we are headed. We offer a unique -- if not exactly alien -- perspective on what it is like to live in Tsukuba's ever-changing landscape.

Whether you are planning to come to Tsukuba, you already live here, or your sojourn in our fair city has come to an end, you are sure to find some interesting and informative articles in every issue.


Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide - Map your Walks for Fitness. Calorie Counter, Pedometer, Distance, and More.

Mapping and planning your walks is now easy! Draw your walks, calculate mileage, count calories, share with friends, and much more!

Use the form below to find walking routes and trails locally or around the world! Includes elevation data and 3D views.


The Bag Snob: A Selective Editorial on Designer Bags

Sunday, November 11, 2007


iMovie ’08 on G4?

you MAD?

As in angry?  Let me guess...

You watched Fearless Leader's (Steve Jobs', that is) announcements on Tuesday.  As soon as it was over, you hurried on over to Apple's web site to check out the iLife '08 demonstration video.

You had to have it.  So you ran right out and added $80 to your already huge credit card debt in order to keep Apple in business. 

Of course, you didn't even consider looking at the system requirements, now did you?  Well, did you?  

After all, your Mac is only 2 years old, right?  Apple wouldn't (couldn't?) release software that would render your G4 based Powerbook, Mac Mini, or iBook obsolete. 

Or could they?

Well they did.

Boy that sucks.

I know.  From personal experience.

So I did something about it.

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