Month: November 2009

  • links for 2009-11-21

    Official Google Blog: Automatic captions in YouTube "To help address this challenge, we've combined Google's automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with the YouTube caption system to offer automatic captions, or auto-caps for short. Auto-caps use the same voice recognition algorithms in Google Voice to automatically generate captions for video. The captions will not always be […]

  • links for 2009-11-20

    ★ The OS Opportunity "That’s not the way things are today. Sure, there are massive business markets where Windows remains essential. But the Web is a bigger platform than Windows. The Web is universal. Every computer is on the Web. The Web provides us with a core set of software and APIs that work everywhere. […]

  • links for 2009-11-19

    Choosing the Small Screen of a Smartphone for E-Reading – "Many people who want to read electronic books are discovering that they can do so on the smartphones that are already in their pockets — bringing a whole new meaning to “phone book.” And they like that they can save the $250 to $350 […]

  • links for 2009-11-18

    Coding Horror: Parsing Html The Cthulhu Way "So, yes, generally speaking, it is a bad idea to use regular expressions when parsing HTML. We should be teaching neophyte developers that, absolutely. Even though it's an apparently neverending job. But we should also be teaching them the very real difference between parsing HTML and the simple […]

  • links for 2009-11-17

    WTF Code "Highlighting exemplary examples of code written by fine programmers." (tags: humor programming webdevelopment development geek computer quotes) Non Sequitur — UCLICK Twitter is being led by the "biggest social retards in the world". (tags: humor comic nonsequitur) Sarah Palin: If you fact-check my book, then the terrorists have already won | Media […]

  • links for 2009-11-16

    The law loves American Christianity : Pharyngula "We're getting more of the same from Congress, too. Religion is being given permission to intrude on science once again, with the sanctimonious Orrin Hatch (abetted by a pair of Democrats, Kerry and Kennedy) sponsoring a provision in the mangled health care football to allow prayer to count […]

  • links for 2009-11-15

    Beware 'frighteningly bad' Flash flaw, say researchers | Security Central – InfoWorld "The problem lies in the Flash ActionScript same-origin policy, which is designed to limit a Flash object's access to other content only from the domain it originated from, added Mike Bailey, a senior security researcher at Foreground. Unfortunately, said Bailey, if an attacker […]

  • links for 2009-11-14

    Seth's Blog: Can't top this "The chances that you can top a trusted provider on the very thing the provider is trusted for are slim indeed. Instead, you gain converts by winning at something the existing provider didn't think was so important." (tags: business marketing) A moral conundrum, resolved with scripture : Pharyngula "As a […]

  • links for 2009-11-13

    The agony of Fox Business – Paul Krugman Blog – "Tax-hiking Democrats are supposed to be terrible for business; I mean, Norman Podhoretz whines that Jews should be conservatives because Republican policies are better for the economy. But the data just refuse to say that — and that’s even if we restrict ourselves to […]

  • links for 2009-11-12

    Japan eyes solar station in space as new energy source "It may sound like a sci-fi vision, but Japan's space agency is dead serious: by 2030 it wants to collect solar power in space and zap it down to Earth, using laser beams or microwaves." (tags: japan solar energy technology) Facebook iPhone Dev Quits Project […]