Archive for August, 2010

Sensei, Mercenaries and Padawan?

An argument against the ninja and rockstar job titles from Chris Heilmann.

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Posted: August 13th, 2010
at 3:42pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: "ninja",development

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Tourism Forecasting Competition

Tourism is one of the most rapidly growing global industries and tourism forecasting is becoming an increasingly important activity in planning and managing the industry. The time series in this competition have already been studied in detail in a paper by Athanasopoulos, Hyndman, Song and Wu (2010) (to be published in the International Journal of Forecasting). For part one of this contest, entrants must submit forecasts of the next four yearly observations. Forecasts will be tested against the actual future observations for each series.

The overall winner will collect $AUD500 and will be invited to contribute a discussion paper to the International Journal of Forecasting describing their methodology.

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 11:03pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: competitions,travel,internets,education

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Between The Folds Documentary

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 10:35pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,documentary

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Quality Overtakes Cost in Open Source

NEW YORK; Aug. 5, 2010 - The open source software market has reached a turning point, with organizations in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland now committing to clear strategies and policies for open source software development. According to the findings of a survey released today by Accenture (NYSE:ACN), more than two-thirds of organizations (69 percent) anticipate increased investment in 2010, with more than a third (38 percent) expecting to migrate mission-critical software to open source in the next twelve months.

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 10:24pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: business,development,open source

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WIE Prize for Female Entrepreneurs

It’s something of a truism that there are too few females in the web startup space, and indeed, in early-stage ventures in general. But if this is commonly accepted as fact, it’s only recently that there has been a big push to go out and recruit great women to the field. Today, new San Francisco-based startup incubator i/o venturesAannounced the first ever WIE Prize for female entrepreneurs.

The prize isAoffered in partnership with the WIE Network and will be awarded at the WIE Symposium in September. Basically, it will be be investment based on theAi/o model: 8% of the company for $25,000, a 4-month incubation period and access to world class mentors and supporters who can help with product, model, and later-stage investment, not to mention a stint at the i/o ventures space in the best neighborhood in San Francisco, theAMission.

.:socialentrepreneurship.change.org->

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 10:19pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: competitions,entrepreneurship

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Hyperakt : World Cup Radial Bracket

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 10:09pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,games,design

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Patents Hinder Innovation?

In a recent study of the human genome, it shows how the parts protected by intellectual property resulted in a significant decrease in both scientific research and product development. What do you think?

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Posted: August 12th, 2010
at 9:18am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: science,trademark & copyright

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The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants

The following is a selection of the papers published by Dr. P. Prusinkiewicz and his students and colleagues about Algorithmic Botany.

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Posted: August 11th, 2010
at 7:15pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,science,education

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Sony Ericsson’s PSP Go-like Smartphone

There’s no question that gaming on theAAndroid platform has heretofore been relatively underwhelming, but that looks like it’s all about to change. It seems that Sony Ericsson — a company that has yet to even introduce an Android 2.0 device — is at work on a project to redefine gaming on Google’s mobile platform. We now know (via a trusted source) that the company is actively and heavily developing a brand new gaming platform, ecosystem, and device (possibly alongside Google) which are already in the late stages of planning. And we’ve got the goods on it.

.:engadget.com->

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Posted: August 11th, 2010
at 7:10pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: cell phones,games

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