Tag: research

Ars Technica – Google drops the axe on its internal renewable energy work

Ars answers my earlier question.

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Vivek Haldar – Size is the best predictor of code quality

Essentially length of code tied with code metrics becomes a reasonable predictor of bugs.

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NYTimes.com – Its Gene Patents Upheld, Myriad Genetics Moves to Protect Its Secrets

Regardless of whether or not you agree with the idea of patents on genes, the fact that these patents are forcing patients to undergo a more expensive and less effective procedure should give anyone concern.

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The Atlantic – Crazy: 90 Percent of People Don’t Know How to Use CTRL+F

It always astonishes how many people who use the computer every day for a large part of their daily lives know almost zero shortcuts.

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Messy Matters – This Post Won’t Go Viral

Perhaps the more interesting aspect is that most adoptions occur without a peer-to-peer influence or within one step of the original peer.

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Freedom to Tinker – New Research Result: Bubble Forms Not So Anonymous

Even something as simple and low tech as bubble forms can’t be totally anonymous.

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NYTimes.com – Next-Generation Scientists

Impressive work.

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Bad Astronomy – Has life been found in a meteorite?

So has it, maybe, but it seems like the answer is leaning more towards no, as opposed to the yeses being heard in the media.

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Cosmic Variance – Scientists Aren’t Always Complete Idiots

Something that I notice that non-scientists seem to make as an assumption about scientists is that it’s this static idea, ideas are rarely challenged and the big shots are always right and never assumed to be wrong.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation – Sony v. Hotz: Sony Sends A Dangerous Message to Researchers — and Its Customers

Oh silly companies, let’s attack security researchers for finding exploitable holes in our software/hardware.

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